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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 north side of Third Street between Ludlow and Wilkinson Streets. The house on the left was the home of Samuel Craighead, a famous attorney. After his death, it was taken over by the Dayton Bicycle Club. The building is still there, located between the YWCA Dayton building and the municipal parking garage. #tbt… Here's some blackout poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. #npm16…

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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…

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

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

Computer & Mouse Basics
Today at Trotwood (1:30 PM)
Learn the fundamentals of the computer and an operating system. The class will c…

The Cloud
Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Why is everyone taking about it? What is it? Are you that person that just looks…

Instant Recess
Today at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Refresh, rejuvenate and just have fun with a 10 minute break to stretch your mus…

Cupcake Decorating Contest
Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Join us as we Cupcake Decorating Contest!  The teens of Kettering will be c…

Flowers + Butterflies For Mother
Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
-          Need a gift for Mother's…

Teen Hangout
Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Whether you need a place to do homework, a space for creative writing or art pro…

Grants 101
Today at EC Doren (4:00 PM)
Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged wit…

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

Games + Glitter, Thursdays at Westwood.
Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Come in out of the cold, munch on some tasty popcorn and get your game on.  …

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

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

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

Short Hops: Dayton's Age of Interurbans
Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
The interurban, also known as the "traction," was an electrically powered tr…

Teen Game & Craft Night
Today at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
Spend time with friends and play chess, checkers, cards or video games. Feeling …

Teen Video Game Night
Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Test your hand-eye coordination against Kettering's best!  Each month stalw…

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

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

Instant Recess
Tomorrow at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Refresh, rejuvenate and just have fun with a 10 minute break to stretch your mus…

Author Meet-n-Greet
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
With book lovers from across the nation coming to experience the Dayton Book Exp…

Rainbow Magic Fairy Party
Saturday at Miamisburg (10:30 AM)
Wear your fairy attire if you wish and join us as we celebrate all things fairy …

Superhero Party
Saturday at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Batman, Superman, the Avengers, celebrate all of your favorite superheroes with …

Local Authors Event & the Dayton Book Expo 2016
Saturday at Main (11:00 AM)
The 4th annual Local Authors Event mixes with the Dayton Book Expo at the Ponitz…

Maker Kit Open House: Lasers
Saturday at Miamisburg (1:30 PM)
Drop in and see our Lasers Maker Kit in action! Laser pointers, a fog machine, b…

Windows 10 Basics
Saturday at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Whether you want a preview of Windows 10 or just want to know how to use it more…

National Poetry Month Poetry Slam
Saturday at Huber Heights (3:00 PM)
Send out this year's National Poetry Month with a Poetry Slam!  We'll turn …

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

Social Media Basics
Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Don't know your Facebook from your Snapchat? Does Twitter have you all-a-flutter…

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Welcome to our brand new web site!

Check out our updated look! This new site is designed to work on lots of different devices, from phones to tablets to computers.

Unfortunately, our old website was compromised with malicious code and had to be taken down in late February. Rebuilding the various sections of the old site takes time - some features are easier to bring back than others.

The following features are available to you now:
• Research and Databases (including Dayton Remembers images)
• Catalog and My Account
• Locations and Hours
• About Us - policies and procedures
• Pay Your Fines on the Web
• Downloadable Ebooks and Audio Books
• KnowItNow – online answers from a librarian
• Spotlight on Your Library – schedule of activities for all ages
• Zinio – our brand new service for downloading current magazines

We are working to rebuild our Searchable Events Calendar.

Because of their complexity, some things will take a little longer to bring back. These include the Newly Ordered and Most Requested Books, Movies and Music (one of the more popular sections of our website) the Kids and Teens pages, Dayton Obituaries, and others.

The library's catalog and accounts were not compromised, and your account information remains secure.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to work on our website. We'll eventually have it all back up and running and better than ever!

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