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Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Brookville (12:00 PM)
Bring your lunch and join us for some fun and educational activities. We'll have…


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
We'll be doing a different, FUN science experiment or project each time.  N…


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


Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Looking for a summer job·  Let us help you get Ready for Success! &n…


Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Join us as we do a fun quick craft.  All supplies will be provided.…


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us for a geeky crafting time!…


Today at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
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Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…


Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)


Today at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the lib…


Today at Trotwood (5:00 PM)
Join us for an hour of knitting and weaving. All skill levels are welcome to att…


Today at Brookville (5:30 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


Today at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Women face unique financial circumstances.  A strong financial strategy is …


Today at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …


Today at W. Carrollton (6:00 PM)
Back by popular demand!  Mollie Davis will be hosting a series of Maker Pro…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Allen Johnson takes on the tallest mountain in the world -Mt. Everest 29,029 ft.…


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
Self-defense designed specifically for women, and taught by a woman. Learn the f…


Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Spend time playing and chatting with Ms. Becky in the Story Corner.  We'll …


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


Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Give your gaming skills and your thumbs a workout at the library!  Free sna…


Today at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Designed for individuals living with early stage dementia, this program is open …


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


Tomorrow at Kettering (1:00 PM)
Premier Health is offering a FREE three-week program designed to help you quit s…


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


Tomorrow at East (3:30 PM)
Celebrate the end of the week by playing games and making crafts. …

           

Petitioning Inside and Outside the Library


Policy

Circulating petitions for signature outside of the library but on library property, such as the parking lot, is considered free speech and protected by the First Amendment.

Circulating petitions for signature in the library is prohibited. It disturbs the orderly operation of the library and may make some patrons feel harassed.  Also, it may give the appearance that the library is supporting a specific cause or issue.

Regulations

All library facilities, including branches and the main library of the Dayton Metro Library are considered limited public forums and therefore provide access and use of designated library spaces to the general public. However that access and use is limited to library purposes and approved activities.

Library exterior spaces are considered public forums and petitioners are not restricted from seeking signatures within the guidelines established by this policy.

Restrictions and prohibitions to petitioners apply to all paid and volunteer canvassers for candidates, partisan or non-partisan, and petitions to get issues on the ballot or those simply those seeking support for a cause or issue. This policy is content-neutral and applies to all regardless of the candidate, issue or cause.

Guidelines

Petitioners may offer literature to individuals; however, petitioners are prohibited from placing leaflets on vehicles in library parking lots.

Patron comfort and safety requires petitioners to remain at least 25 ft. away from doorways.

Petitioners may not block doorways, prevent patrons from getting in or out of cars, use abusive language or behave in any way which is harassing or intimidating.

Petitioners must stay clear of traffic lanes and vehicular entrances.

 

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