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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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Events (view all)

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

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

Toddler Storytime
Today 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
Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

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

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

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

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

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

Grab a Meal
Today 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
Today at Brookville (1:00 PM)
Learn how to tie different types of knots that are great for camping, wrapping…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Computer Applied
Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Now that you understand the difference between hardware and software, continue b…

Internet Basics for Senior Citizens
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Teen Craft
Today at East (3:00 PM)
Come craft with your friends and create a great gift for someone you know.…

Minecraft Lab
Today at Huber Heights (3:00 PM)
Love Minecraft? So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the library! W…

Tabletop Gaming
Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Play games including board games, card games, and other games played on a table …

Train Like an Astronaut
Today at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Join us for this presentation from the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.  It …

Teen Cafe
Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends.…

Teen Gaming
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…

Nerdfighter Nights
Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
A weekly gathering where teens can openly be nerds. A community of such concentr…

Book Meet & Mingle
Today at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
We select a variety of books for you to meet, give you some time to "mingle", an…

The Rise + Fall of George Remus
Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
America's first millionaire bootlegger was George Remus, a Chicago lawyer who ha…

           

2013 Poetry Contest Winners

The Dayton Metro Library took submissions in its annual Poetry Contest and below you can find the winning poems. This is the 16th year for the contest, open to residents of Montgomery and adjoining counties (Greene, Miami, Clark, Darke, Preble, Warren and Butler). There were three age categories: Teen (age 13-18), Adult (age 19-59) and Senior (age 60 and over). Winners are selected in each age category, with first place winning $100, second place $75 and third place $50. Prizes are donated by the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library.

A panel of judges read the entries in October, and a Poetry Party was held on November 10, at which the awards were presented.

Poetry Contest - 2013 Winners - Click here to download and read the winning poems.

Senior Category
First Place, Judy A. Johnson
Second Place, Barbara Astor
Third Place, Jude Whelley
Honorable Mention, Betsy M. Hughes
Honorable Mention, Harry Giambrone
Honorable Mention, Susan Iwinski

Adult Category
First Place, Zach Moore
Second Place, Kasey Frantz
Third Place, Melissie Hutchins
Honorable Mention, Colleen Kochensparger
Honorable Mention, Wendy Dereix
Honorable Mention, Heather Latham Miller

Teen Category
First Place, Miranda Fryman
Second Place, Rachel Rosen
Third Place, Bryana Hernandez
Honorable Mention, Christopher Simmons
Honorable Mention, Julie Pardoe
Honorable Mention, Indigo MonBeck

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