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Main Library Fun Fact: 2210 total pieces of furniture will be moved in, including:

• 1652 Chairs

• 13 Benches

• 64 Couches

• 296 Tables/Desks

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Stop by the Vandalia branch Thursday 8/3, 1:30pm for some lively discussion, snacks, and fun and discuss the engaging book A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery. We will be talking with the author via Skype! New adult members welcome!

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Summer Challenge
Launch - Connecting you to job skills & resources

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Events (view all)


Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Bring the whole family to the library for storytime and a puppet show!…


Today at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Snacks will be served. Ages 3-12. …


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, s…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making the craft of the week!  All materials prov…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Celebrate the end of the Summer Challenge with a carnival! We'll have games, foo…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
Have you ever read a choose your own adventure book·  Come to this p…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Vandalia (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tomorrow at Belmont (10:30 AM)
Celebrate your Summer Challenge success with a few rounds of Word Bingo! This ga…


Tomorrow at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:30 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us for a family-friendly movie with popcorn!…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
More Summer Crafts based on our Summer Reading theme of 'Building a Better World…


Monday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Monday at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will dance …


Monday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Monday at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Monday at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
A special guest from the Gem City Roller Derby will be here to show you the ins …


Monday at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


Monday at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
For kids ages 7-10 Think your kid is hopelessly unorganized· Think ag…


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Monday at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Monday at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Hear about the seven day camel safari Allen Johnson and three of his grandchildr…


Monday at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
During the years leading up to national prohibition Dayton was home to the natio…


Tuesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…

           

Rules 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. PROCEDURES
    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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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
    4. The Library reserves the right to restrict the use of its facilities and premises to persons who do not abide by the Library’s Rules 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.

    (Policy PS 310) Last Reviewed/Revised:  7/21/2016

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