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Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

Newly ordered audiobooks, fictions, large print fiction, DVDs, and eBooks. eBooks can now be checked out from overdrive.daytonmetrolibrary.org and everything else can be placed on reserve at daytonmetrolibrary.org/collection. https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr… Practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at various DML locations this summer. http://daytonmetrolibrary.evanced.info/…

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Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Preschool STEM Storytime
Tuesday at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Wiggle Worms Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance…

Toddler Fun
Tuesday at Trotwood (11:00 AM)
Bring your toddler for some fun activities made especially for them! We will hav…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We'll read stor…

Preschool STEM Storytime
Tuesday at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

3D Printing @ Your Library
Tuesday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Watch a 3D printer in action, learn the basics, and learn how to design & pr…

Open Computer Lab
Tuesday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

SICSA: Exercise With Pets!
Tuesday at Burkhardt (3:00 PM)
Learn the basics of clicker training with hands-on learning! Practice fun and po…

Reading Buddies
Tuesday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

One on One Computer Classes
Tuesday at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Learn to Code
Tuesday at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Come learn the basics of coding in a fun way! Registration is required due to li…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tuesday at Wilmington (5:30 PM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Internet Basics
Tuesday at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Game Night!
Tuesday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats.  Ages 5-12…

Teen Art Studio
Tuesday at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Drop in and Draw! All materials will be provided. Whether you like to draw comic…

Talk Tables
Tuesday at Belmont (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Tech Art
Tuesday at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Art + technology = lots of fun. Come check out our new 3Doodlers and watercolor …

Family Storytime
Tuesday at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
Have quality family time at the library with books, songs and activities for par…

Kids READ
Tuesday at Belmont (7:00 PM)
First to Third Graders -- book some time with the children's librarian! Stop by …

Baby + Toddler Playtime
Wednesday at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Wednesdays, 5/18 - 7/27, 9:35 - 10:00 a.m. Songs, a story and other activities j…

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Wednesday at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, and stories, all to encourage e…

Storytime
Wednesday at Northmont (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other learning activities designed to develop the…

Mother Goose on the Loose Bilingual Babytime
Wednesday at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Toddler Tales I
Wednesday at Brookville (10:00 AM)
This early literacy program is geared toward very young children and their paren…

Preschool Storytime
Wednesday at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesday at EC Doren (10:00 AM)
Little Champs and their caregivers are invited to enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerpla…

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Dayton Metro Library Selects Architects

The Dayton Metro Library has selected the Dayton Design Collaborative – a partnership among LWC, Levin Porter, and Ruetschle – to be the Architect of Record for the first segment of its facilities plan. These three local firms will work with Group 4 Architecture, a national firm with extensive library experience, to design five distinct facilities. The first five projects are: renovate and expand the Main Library downtown; build a new neighborhood library in Northwest Dayton that will be the largest branch in the system; renovate and expand the Miami Township branch; renovate the historic E.C. Doren branch; and establish an operations center to reduce costs by moving support functions out of the Main Library.

Four other firms were pre-qualified for consideration for the 13 projects slated for the remaining three segments of the facilities plan:

  • Bostwick Design Partnership with APP Architecture
  • HBM Architects
  • John Poe Architects and Annette Miller Architects
  • Matrix/Moody-Nolan

"When interviewing the finalists we wanted to be certain the firms selected really understood the special mission of a library," said Tim Kambitsch, Dayton Metro Library Executive Director. "These cannot just be attractive buildings. They must also be functional, cost effective, and lasting," he said.

The firms were selected by a committee comprised of members of the Dayton Metro Library Board of Trustees and senior library staff after reviewing proposals received through an open Request for Qualifications process. The RFQ specified a team approach to ensure that the project will be designed by professionals with a strong local presence and proven expertise creating libraries for 21st century needs. The Architect of Record had to be a Montgomery County firm, and proposals were scored on the quality and capacity of the local firm. Other selection criteria included documented experience creating inspiring library designs, quality of supporting consultants, experience with Main libraries, and the ability to design all projects in the initial segment.

"We are excited about the capabilities and vision the selected firms will bring to the process to transform our libraries to meet the current and future needs of our community," said Kambitsch.

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