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Welcome to Your Dayton Metro Library

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.

Happy birthday to Dayton's own Paul Laurence Dunbar. We are very proud to provide our special Paul Laurence Dunbar Collection to the city that produced one of this nation's most treasured poets. Contact our Genealogy Center about exploring the collection, which includes all of his publications (mostly first editions), correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more.

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Events (view all)

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

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

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

Summer Lunch Program
Today at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…

Grab a Meal
Today at Madden Hills (12:30 PM)
Enjoy a nutritious meal each day at Madden Hills and enjoy a story being read al…

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

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

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

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Today 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
Today at Westwood (2:00 PM)
Ms. Beth from the Muse Machine will move you to the music.  Exercise and ha…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teens Make Stuff + Things: Buttons
Today 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
Today at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Visiting Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audien…

Wild Hearts Zoo Animals @ the Library!
Today 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
Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Bring your favorite ancestor and we will explore a treasure trove of free online…

R.E.A.D. - Read, Eat, And Discuss Book Club
Today 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!
Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
All but closed to Americans for a half a century, Cuba is finally ready for trav…

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

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

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

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

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

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

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

I Like to Move It!
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
Join us each week for some outdoor fun - sidewalk chalk, playground games, parac…

           

Rules of Conduct

Welcome to the Dayton Metro Library.  The library is supported by taxes of the people of Montgomery County who expect our facilities to be clean, comfortable, and safe.  To this end the library has established these Rules of Conduct to protect the rights and safety of library patrons, volunteers, staff, and for preserving and protecting the library’s materials, equipment, facilities, and grounds. The Dayton Metro Library participates in local law enforcement trespass programs.

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
  • Congregating 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, except in approved 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
  • 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
  • Use of areas designated for youth by adults without legitimate need to use resources in those areas
  • Attempt to solicit interaction with any minor by adults

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 may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior.  Failure to comply with a reasonable staff request 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.   

Approved by the Board of Trustees December 19, 2012

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