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Today at New Lebanon (11:00 AM)
Presenter Karen D. Brame, an Adjunct Professor of Education and History, highlig…


Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each c…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)


Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Can't find the time to work on your favorite craft project·  Join th…


Today at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Lego Mindstorms are sophisticated sets of Lego Technic bricks, beams, axles and …


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Come to the library for an afternoon of building with LEGOs and littleBits elect…


Today at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
Bring your creativity to the Library and play with LEGOs! Build with blocks…


Today at Kettering (7:00 PM)
Do you "Geek Out" over a fandom·  So do we!  We're celebrating …


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


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


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 (2:00 PM)
This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word.  W e wi…


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


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


Monday at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
You read it and then we will watch the movie!  This month we will be readin…


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


Monday at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Sharpen your writing skills with a published writer and author of 8 books includ…


Monday at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Are you ready to try backpacking after an inspiring visit to a national park&mi…


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


Monday at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
We'll examine how to budget for retirement expenses and your potential sources o…


Monday at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Join Shannon Raddin from LOGIK studio as she discusses all things bicycling! &nb…


Monday at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss the BIG READ title, Wright Brothers by Da…


Monday at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Wilbur and Orville Wright were sons of Dayton, Ohio-a community of innovation at…


Monday at Trotwood (7:00 PM)
2017 Big Read is Wright Brothers by David McCullough! Come share your thoughts a…


Monday at Brookville (7:00 PM)
We'll use Scratch Jr to learn some basic programming logic. Let's get creative! …


Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


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


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


Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…

           

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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