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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.

The dedication of the William McKinley monument in Cooper Park, September 17, 1910. https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr… Meet Julie Buchanan! Julie is our new Programming Manager, but not new to us… she’s been at DML for over 15 years! As Programming Manager, Julie plans to bring creative, educational, and innovative programs like the Local Author Event to showcase our writing talent, The Big Read for our avid readers, and the Summer Challenge to keep kids reading all summer long! Outside of work, Julie enjoys traveling and knitting. https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr…

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Baby & Toddler Storytime
Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…

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

Toddler Storytime
Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

Toddler Storytime
Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

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

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…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Preschool Storytime
Today at EC Doren (2:00 PM)
Stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develop the langua…

Post-It Note Art Show Reception
Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Check out the tiny artwork and enjoy some light refreshments!…

Tween Gaming Time
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …

Minecraft
Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Join us for an afternoon of Minecraft.  If you have never played before, co…

Throw Back Thursday: Teen Role Playing Games
Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
We are traveling back in time to play our favorite role playing games from the p…

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

Nerdfighter Night
Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will…

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

Games, Glitter, Puzzles & Coloring Fun. Thursdays at Westwood
Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Pick and play your favorite board game, cards or puzzle; make and take a craft; …

Minecraft Lab
Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
Love Minecraft? So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the library! W…

Teen Hangout
Today at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Our meeting room is reserved every Thursday as a place for teens to hangout.Tabl…

Women's Only Self Defense: Worst Case Scenarios
Today at Burkhardt (6:00 PM)
Professional trainers from Tenbears Martial Arts Academy will instruct female pa…

Word Advanced
Today at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
After taking Word Basics, or if you already have a working knowledge of Word Bas…

Dramatic Tables for the Holidays
Today at Northmont (6:00 PM)
Fabulous Dramatic Tables for the HolidaysCreate spectacular center focus for you…

Homework Help
Today at EC Doren (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to stude…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Ukulele Basics
Today at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Learn the basics of playing the uke in this three week series with your ukulele-…

Intro to Skype
Today at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
This class offers an introduction to Skype, a popular application that allows yo…

Czar of Kossuth Colony
Today at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
In 1905 Dayton's largest employer, the Barney & Smith Car Company, turned to…

Toddler Storytime
Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Coloring Fun!
Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Adult GED Classes
Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …

           

Dayton Metro Children's Librarians Select Mock Newbery & Caldecott Winners

Many have seen the gold and silver medals affixed to children’s books but few really know what they mean or who selects which books receive medals. Every year the American Library Association (ALA) awards the prestigious Caldecott and Newbery medals for distinguished illustrations and writing in children's literature.  The Randolph Caldecott Medal, established in 1937, recognizes distinguished illustrations in an American picture book.  The John Newbery Medal, established in 1922, is awarded to an author with the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.  Children, parents, care givers, and teachers can be assured that a Newbery or Caldecott book is top quality.

Prior to the actual awarding of the medals in January, the children’s librarians from all of Dayton Metro Library meet in December to hold their own Mock Newbery/Caldecott discussions and select the most distinguished books for children. This year the children’s librarians selected the following 2013 titles as their choices for this year’s awards.

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Mock Caldecott Award

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Mock Newbery Award

The ALA award ceremony will be held on Monday, January 27th at 8am.  You may watch the ceremony live on the ALA’s webcast of the event.

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