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


Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…


Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…


Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Sing songs, read stories and enjoy a craft or activity. Geared toward children …


Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…


Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Musica, Dayton's Chamber Choir has been performing a wide variety of music throu…


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
 Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for paren…


Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Come make winter cookies at the library! All supplies will be provided.…


Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Join our Needle & Threads Quilting Group for conversation and show & tel…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity t…


Today at W. Carrollton (2:30 PM)
Come to an afternoon of movie fun, featuring an old holiday cartoon classic! Bef…


Today at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
You've seen them in the sky, or perhaps on a fence post in the country. Now see …


Today at Miamisburg (3:00 PM)
Sweet Reads is a book club for adults hosted by Dayton Metro Library at Bear Cre…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Monday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Monday at Trotwood (12:00 AM)
Bring your Tablets, iPhones or Androids devices in to get help downloading books…


Monday at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…


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


Monday at Kettering (12:00 PM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. To…


Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Monday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Decorate cookies and make a holiday craft. For ages 5-12 …


Monday at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Pick up the book of the month, read it, and come talk about it at the monthly me…


Monday at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Here's a club with exclusive membership for readers in grades 5-8. Have some sn…


Monday at Huber Heights (5:00 PM)
Have you ever read to a dog· Or a cat· Or a... gecko· Kids …


Monday at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Learn about the risk factors of heart disease, those you can change and those yo…


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come use the watercolor bot to draw using a computer. Regular watercolor paint a…


Monday at Main (6:00 PM)
If you own an iPad, iPod or iPhone this class will help you understand Apples cu…


Monday at Westwood (6:00 PM)
Boot Title: The Snow Child, by Eowyn IveyCopies of the book will be available at…

           

Unattended and Disruptive Youth

Due to widespread interest and concern over the growing problem of latchkey children in libraries, the Children's Services Department developed the following policies on Unattended Children and Disruptive Youth. The Board of Library Trustees adopted these in September, 1999.

Policy Statement

The staff of the Dayton Metro Library is happy you are visiting with us. We are concerned about the safety of all library users, especially children. We strive to make the library an enjoyable place to visit so that you, your family and friends will want to return many times.

Library staff members cannot, however, supervise children or function as substitute baby sitters. Parents and responsible patrons need to be as careful of their children's safety in the library as they would be in a shopping mall or any other public building. Children can easily wander out the door, into the street or parking lot. They can be injured by swinging doors or by falls from furniture.

The Board of trustees of the Dayton Metro Library has, therefore, established the following policies for all agencies of the library system.

Policy On Unattended Children

Children age 8 and under may not be left unattended in the library. They must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible person (age 15 or older) at all times. Parents and/or responsible patrons are accountable for their children’s behavior and safety while in the library.

Children shall be considered “attended” as long as they are within sight of the parent or other responsible person. An exception would be children attending a story time or other library program without a parent/responsible person in the room. However, the parent/responsible person must remain in the library building and immediately join the child at the end of the program.

Policy On Disruptive Youth

Disruptive youth over the age of eight will be asked to leave after two warnings, with notification of parent and/or local authorities. Disruptive behavior is any behavior on library premises which infringes on the rights of others using and/or working in the library.

Established library procedures will be used to implement these policies.

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