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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)

Drop-in Sports Lab
Tomorrow at Trotwood (12:00 AM)
Drop in anytime for some self-directed fun with a craft or experiment based on t…

Toddler Time
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Big fun for little ones! (Ages: 0-3) …

Kids READ
Tomorrow at Belmont (10:00 AM)
First to Third Graders -- book some time with the children's librarian! Stop by …

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

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Paws To Read
Tomorrow at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association. …

LEGO Club
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO? Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO creation e…

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…

Afternoon Storytime!
Tomorrow at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Ages 3 - 6.  Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activi…

Learn, Grow, Explore
Tomorrow at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…

T-Shirt Decorating
Tomorrow at East (1:30 PM)
Decorate your own t-shirt for the Summer Challenge. Bring a pre-washed white or …

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Tomorrow at Brookville (2:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Dance, Dance, Dance the Day Away with Ms. Beth
Tomorrow at Westwood (2:00 PM)
Ms. Beth from the Muse Machine will move you to the music.  Exercise and ha…

Fun Club!
Tomorrow at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Come join your friends for math, exercise, games, Maker Kits, and more.  So…

Computer Applied
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
"What every computer user should know". We will explore the anatomy of the compu…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Have Fun!
Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Healthy Heart: Check your heart rate before and after exercise, and learn what k…

Monday Funday: Chalk Drawing Techniques
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Artist Matthew Burgy will be here to demonstrate different drawing techniques. &…

Lego Block Party
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic b…

Teens Make Stuff + Things: Buttons
Tomorrow at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come make buttons! Use a picture you choose, or something you draw, and we will …

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Tomorrow at Northmont (4:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Visiting Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audien…

Family Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Wild Hearts Zoo Animals @ the Library!
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
The Wild Hearts Zoo is bringing live animals to the library! Learn all…

Dig Deep: Genealogy Research using Government Records
Tomorrow at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Bring your favorite ancestor and we will explore a treasure trove of free online…

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

R.E.A.D. - Read, Eat, And Discuss Book Club
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss Mindy McGinnis' "A Madness So Discreet."&…

Fall in Love with Cuba!
Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
All but closed to Americans for a half a century, Cuba is finally ready for trav…

Story Slamm
Tomorrow at Main (7:00 PM)
Come, listen, and participate! 6-8 presenters will each tell a 10 minute story …

Tadpole Tales
Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft. Ages 2-3 with a parent or careg…

           

Board of Trustees

The Dayton Metro Library Board of Trustees holds monthly meetings. These meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Due to reconstruction of the Main Library, Board meeting will be held at alternate locations throughout the system. Locations will be posted on the website and announced at each meeting. Special meetings of the Board may be called and notice of the date, time, location and purpose of any special meetings will be published in the Dayton Daily News and as a part of the Library's web site. Any changes to the date, time and location of a regular meeting will also be on our website.

The general public is welcome to attend all meetings of the Board. Comments by visitors or by the general public are also welcome. If you wish to be added to the agenda, please contact the library at 937.463.2665 at least twenty-four hours in advance.

Meet Our Leadership

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Executive Director
Tim Kambitsch
dan mdFiscal Officer & Finance Office Manager
Daniel Reke

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Meet our Board (click the photos for biographies): Jeanne Holihan, Glenn Bower, Carl Kennebrew, Barbara Hayde, Margot Merz and Elaine Zimmers Johnson

 

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Board Meeting Minutes and Upcoming Meeting Dates

Board Minutes 2016

  • January 27, 2016 at Miami Township
  • February 17, 2016 at East
  • March 16, 2016 at Wil-Stroop
  • April 20, 2016 at Madden Hills
  • May 18, 2016 at East
  • June 15, 2016 at Northwest
  • July 20, 2016 at Miami Township
  • August 17, 2016 – Miami Township
  • September 21, 2016 – Wilmington-Stroop
  • October 19, 2016 – Trotwood
  • November 16, 2016 –East
  • December 21, 2016 – Northwest

Past Minutes by Year

Dayton Metro Library Records Commission Meeting
The Dayton Metro Library Records Commission is required by law to meet annually. The annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the East Branch Library, 2008 Wyoming St. Dayton, Ohio.
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