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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.

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Preschool Storytime
Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Word Basics
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word.  We wil…

GaGa Ball!
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
We have a GaGa Pit! Join us to play GaGa Ball, an easy, fun, fast moving, energe…

Teen Chaos: Armstrong Air + Space Museum
Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
It takes more than a love for space to become an astronaut.  You have to be…

Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Teen Gaming
Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Come to the library for video games on the big screen, snacks, and your favorite…

Little Champs Five Senses Olympics
Today at East (3:30 PM)
There will be five activities (one for each sense) for each child and caregiver …

Video games + Football Ice cream Sandwiches at the Hoover Street Cafe
Today at Westwood (3:45 PM)
Teens its Ice Cream sandwiches and football fun!!! Create football Ice cream san…

T-Shirt Decorating
Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
You provide a pre-washed (no softener) white t-shirt (or pillow case) and we'll …

Teen Book Club
Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
We're reading great stuff - something different every month! Come in a few …

Morning Story Time!
Tomorrow at Vandalia (10:00 AM)
Ages 3 - 8. Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities d…

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Kettering (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Babies & Books
Tomorrow at Northmont (11:30 AM)
Parents or caregivers, bring your little ones for stories, songs, nursery rhymes…

Summer Lunch Program
Tomorrow at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…

Grab a Meal
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (12:30 PM)
Enjoy a nutritious meal each day at Madden Hills and enjoy a story being read al…

Tied in Knots
Tomorrow at Brookville (1:00 PM)
Learn how to tie different types of knots that are great for camping, wrapping…

Astronaut Training
Tomorrow at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
See if you are fit enough to be an astronaut. Participate in some fun fitness ac…

T-Shirt Decorating
Tomorrow at Northmont (1:00 PM)
Decorate a t-shirt for the Summer Challenge theme "On Your Mark, Get Set!"  …

You Are What You Eat!
Tomorrow at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Have fun with food and stuff: games, crafts, experiments, and more.  Grades…

Leapfrogs Storytime
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Stories, music and more! Groups please register in advance. For children ages 4-…

Turnabout Thursday
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Join Ms. Winnie for a summer time cooling with games and crafts.  …

Thursday Fun
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (2:00 PM)
Get ready for an action-packed Thursday afternoon with games, crafts, and more c…

Challenge Club
Tomorrow at EC Doren (2:00 PM)
Calling all elementary students to join Challenge Club! Sign up for the Summer C…

Craft Cool Down
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (2:00 PM)
Cool down in the Library with crafts from 2-3 pm on Thursdays during the Summer …

           

The Get Outside Book Club

photo bookclubThe Get Outside Book Club is a Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks program designed for pre-schoolers and their parents. The program takes place September 1 - October 31.

Read about it, talk about it and do it!
Get ready for some nature adventures right in your backyard! This special reading club for preschoolers includes stories that will kick-start imaginations and get you and your little one outside exploring and discovering. Participants can sign up anytime after August 23 and are asked to complete 6 books and 6 activities from the book club list.

Young children are naturally curious about their world. They want to know what things are, how they work, and what they can do with them. The Get Outside Book Club is designed to get you and your preschooler reading great books and then spending time together outside having fun and exploring nature.

Click to view the book club booklist! (PDF)

Programs are weather dependent.  Registration requested; walk-ins welcome. Register online at www.metroparks.org or call (937) 275-7275.

9/13 10:00 am
Salamanders! Salamanders!
Join Miss Jen for a story about a boy who discovers a salamander and learns about their magical connections with the forest.  After reading the story, we’ll join a naturalist and go on our own salamander expedition in search of the red-backed salamander and other creatures of the Paw Paw Forest.  Meet in the Paw Paw Shelter at Hills and Dales MetroPark. (Registration requested)

9/18 10:00 am
Leave it to Beavers!
Is that just a pile of sticks or is it something more? Join us for an adventure as we search with a MetroPark naturalist for signs of beavers. Learn about their exciting water habitat and share some great stories about beavers. Meet at Eastwood MetroPark - use the 1385 Harshman Road entrance and park in the last parking lot. (Registration requested)

 9/27 10:00 am
Tree-ific Tales!
Join Miss Dorri for a fun morning in the garden with some shady characters - trees!  We'll discover stories about trees and how they help us. Enjoy a puppet show and spend some time "meeting" a few trees that live in the shrub garden at the Arboretum with MetroParks volunteers.  Meet in the Edible Landscape Garden pavilion at Cox Arboretum MetroPark. (Registration requested)

10/3 10:30 am
Who lives in the Woods?
Join Miss Helen for some outdoor fun with stories about animals that live in the woods. We will play “I Spy”, make a craft, and search for animals. We’ll meet at Skeeter’s Garden at Wegerzyn MetroPark Children’s Discovery Garden. (Registration requested)

10/7 10:30 am
Friendly Farm Animals
Join Miss Melissa for a farm themed storytime at Possum Creek MetroPark. We will tell stories and sing songs about farm animals and then take a tour of the farm and meet the animals that live in Possum Creek with Miss Connie.  The address for the main entrance of Possum Creek is 4790 Frytown Rd.  Dayton, OH.  Follow the road until you come to a parking lot and look for the shelter to the right of the white restroom building.  You can also follow the signs for the farm. (Registration requested)

10/15 1:30 pm
Happy Harvest Helpers!
Miss Amanda will be visiting Carriage Hill MetroPark for a harvest themed storytime! She'll read some books about things that grow, we'll sing harvest songs, and help the staff at Carriage Hill with some fall chores. Don't miss the husking bee and country dance! Meet at the plaza behind the visitors' center at Carriage Hill MetroPark. (Registration requested)

10/23 10:30 am
Above or Belowground Homes?
Join Miss Sam as we explore animal homes both above and below the surface through stories. Following the stories, we’ll meet a Black Rat Snake and an Eastern Box Turtle and take an optional hike. Meet in the Nature Center at Germantown MetroPark. The Nature Center will open at 10:00 a.m. for self-guided exploration and stories will begin at 10:30 a.m. (Registration requested)

10/31    10:30 am
Wild about Ohio Bugs!
Join Mrs. Stringer for stories about amazing bugs and enjoy making a bug craft. Then go buggy for bugs with a Naturalist and see how many bugs can be found in the gardens and habitats at Wegerzyn MetroPark. Meet in the Children’s Discovery Garden. (Registration requested)

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