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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 Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in English that uses rhymes,…

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

Preschool Power!
Today at EC Doren (11:00 AM)
Preschoolers can power up during our Summer Challenge Storytimes! Fun stories, s…

Toddler Tales!
Today at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Ages 18 months-2 years.   It's never too early to grow your child's lo…

Toddler Tales II
Today at Brookville (11:15 AM)
This early literacy program is geared toward very young children and their paren…

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

Perler Bead Fun
Today at New Lebanon (12:30 PM)
Create something amazing and beautiful out of Perler Beads.  We will supply…

Perler Bead Buddies
Today at New Lebanon (12:30 PM)
Come make cool stuff using Perler Beads at the New Lebanon Library. We'll provid…

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…

On Your Mark, Dance!
Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Move to the music of some of today's well-known recording artists and exercise w…

So You Want to be an Astronaut?
Today at Westwood (1:00 PM)
If you would like to know what it takes to become an astronaut come to this spec…

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…

Downloadable: All Things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…

Astronaut Training!
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
It takes more than a love for space to become an astronaut.  You have to be…

Internet Basics
Today at Miamisburg (3:00 PM)
Have you ever gotten lost surfing the World Wide Web? Would you like to learn ho…

Teen Chaos: Surprise Movie Day
Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Beat the heat and join us for a surprise movie presentation and some snacks. &nb…

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

Life-Size Clue: Star Wars Edition
Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
It's a life-sized, Star Wars themed game of Clue where you get to be a char…

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

Lego Party
Today at East (3:30 PM)
Enjoy a fun afternoon building and creating with Lego. Ages 4-12. …

Scavenger Hunt at the Hoover Street Cafe
Today at Westwood (3:45 PM)
Teens collect as many items as possible in the time allowed. You will receive on…

Teen Chess Event
Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
Think you know chess? Well, we've got different versions of the classic game. Tr…

Author Mindy McGinnis Visits!
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Ohio author Mindy McGinnis will be visiting to talk about her work. She has writ…

Ms. Beth presents "On Your Mark, Dance!"
Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Begin with Aerobic warm-ups and stretches.  Fill the space in your body wit…

Pop-up Makerspace
Tomorrow at Belmont (10:00 AM)
Looking for a great family activity? Drop by during selected hours to try the Li…

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…

           

Dayton Metro Library Buys Historic Property for Operations Center

Dayton Metro Library announced today that it intends to purchase three properties to improve library services and keep its pledge that the new Main Library will be an important draw for Dayton's downtown.

This is another step forward in the replacement and renovation of Dayton Metro Library's facilities made possible by the $187 million bond issue voters approved in November 2012.

Dayton Metro Library will renovate the Hauer Music building at 120 S. Patterson Blvd. to serve as its Operations Center, which will house approximately 60 employees who handle behind-the-scenes services such as IT and selecting, acquiring, cataloging and processing new materials. Moving these functions out of the Main Library will save taxpayers money and expand the space available to library patrons. It significantly reduces the cost per square foot for these operations, and that savings will go toward additional improvements at neighborhood libraries.

The purchase also includes a one acre parking lot at the northeast corner of Fourth Street and Patterson Boulevard. Library officials estimate they will save more than $20,000 per year by relocating staff parking from leased space.

"We had been looking for several months for property in downtown that would meet the distinct needs of an operations center when we learned that the Hauer building might be available," said Tim Kambitsch, Dayton Metro Library Executive Director. "We are thrilled to be able to honor its history and maintain a Dayton landmark for decades to come."

"The Main Library is the hub of our network of neighborhood libraries," Kambitsch added. "With these properties, we'll have a cost-effective operations center to support the system's expanded programs and services."

Dayton Metro Library has also reached an agreement to acquire the property at 25 S. Patterson Blvd. that includes the Gentile Produce and Webster Station buildings south of the Main Library. This area will be working space during construction and then create an attractive gateway to the new Main Library.

"We are thrilled that our historic building fits in with the vision of the 21st century library," Jim Hauer said. "Given our over 75 years of service to musical arts, we are glad we can help sustain the library's service to the Arts and Literature community."

Hauer Music will be moving its operation. "We will continue for the next 75 years as the premier music store in the Miami Valley," Hauer said.

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