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Local author and University of Dayton Law Professor Dennis Turner will talk about his new book, What Did You Do in the War, Sister? on Thursday, 5/24, 6pm in the Main Library's Eichelberger Forum. Learn how kids 0-18 can take part in the Summer Challenge this Wednesday at noon during Living Dayton on WDTN.

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Today at Main Library (11:00 AM)
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety …


Today at Vandalia (12:00 PM)
Hang out in our community room for a quiet spot to study for exams alone or with…


Today at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Today at Main Library (2:00 PM)
Internet Searching This program completes the learning track for the Intern…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Brookville (2:45 PM)
Stop by the library every month and participate in a range of crafts and activit…


Today at Northwest (3:30 PM)
Teens - Test out your driving skills on a computerized simulator that let's you …


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us as we play Superfight! Hone your arguing skills to win the day!…


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Calling all Girl Scout Cadettes--Fill the requirements to earn your Comic Artist…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Celebrate "the greatest spectacle in racing," the Indianapolis 500, with a Wii r…


Today at Main Library (4:00 PM)
Reward yourself for working hard at school all year with a board game party.&nbs…


Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Play games, make crafts, explore science activities, or just hang out. Snacks pr…


Today at Main Library (4:00 PM)
This 5-week drawing workshop for adults, also taught by local teaching artist Te…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Email Applied Now that you have an Email account, let's review its commonly…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Do you seek proposal advice· Are you new to writing proposals· Bri…


Today at Main Library (6:00 PM)
Word: Document IntroductionSecond of our three part series, concluding the outli…


Today at Northmont (6:00 PM)
Join us for a fun Camping themed Storytime. We will read books, play games, and …


Today at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Dayton Metro Library is welcoming The Collaboratory, Dayton's civic innovation l…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. (Kids ages 8-12)…


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
The older we get, the more we find ourselves buried in decades worth of papers,…


Today at Main Library (6:30 PM)
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation was established to advance peace thro…


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Huber Heights (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (9:30 AM)
Choose from one of our topics and have your own private class.  These class…


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


Tomorrow at Main Library (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow a child's love of learning. This is an early litera…

           

Code of Conduct

  1. POLICY
    Dayton Metro Library strives to provide a clean, comfortable and safe environment for patrons and staff, and to protect facilities, equipment and materials.  Conduct that violates the safety of others, threatens to damage property, or disturbs the comfortable atmosphere of the facility are prohibited.  Failure to comply with a reasonable request from staff or guards may result in an individual being required to leave Library premises.  Repeated and blatant disregard of the Library’s Rules of Conduct may result in banishment from Library facilities or arrest and prosecution.  
  2. REGULATIONS

    1. If a patron complains about the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of another patron, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.
    1. If a staff member or guard becomes aware that the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of a patron is inappropriate, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.
    1. The following behaviors and actions are examples of conduct not allowed on Library property:

        Conduct which disturbs others or interferes with any person’s comfort or safety

      • Be disruptive, disorderly, use profanity, verbally or physically threaten or harass patrons or staff
      • Use cell phones or play audio equipment in a loud or disturbing manner
      • Run or walk in a manner that disturbs others
      • View sexually explicit images on the Internet or violate the Library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy
      • Sleep
      • Panhandle or solicit for sales or charity
      • Petition or distribute non-Library approved materials
      • Congregate on Library premises in a manner which obstructs access or interferes with use of Library facilities or services or where such activity may result in an unsafe or intimidating environment.

      Conduct towards Library property and facilities

      • Steal, destroy, deface or abuse Library facilities or property
      • Eat or drink in restricted areas
      • Fail to dispose of trash in proper receptacles

      Conduct relating to personal property

      • Leave packages, backpacks, luggage, or any other personal item unattended
      • Enter Library buildings with backpacks or luggage which measure more than 18”W x 18”H x 24”D

      Conduct which violates local, state, and federal statutes

      • Possess anything that is unsafe, including firearms or other weapons
      • Smoke or use tobacco products inside the building, in outdoor Library gardens and reading areas or within twenty five feet of an entrance or operable window.
      • Be under the influence, consume, or possess alcohol or illegal substances
      • Violate any local ordinance or state or federal statute

      Conduct relating to health and hygiene

      • Show signs of offensive hygiene issues, including body odor and infestation
      • E-cigarettes and spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew, and snuff, in any form
      • Bathe or clean personal items
      • Enter Library premises without shirt or shoes
      • Bring into the Library pets or animals other than certified service animals necessary for those with disabilities

      Conduct relating to children

      • Leave children eight years and under unattended
      • Attempt to solicit interaction with any minor by adults
    2. The Library reserves the right to restrict the use of its facilities and premises to persons who do not abide by the Library’s Code of Conduct.  Library personnel or guards may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior.  Library staff or guards may ask adults using spaces intended for youth to vacate as needed.

             

    (PS 310) Last Reviewed/Revised:  10/01/2017

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