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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.

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


Today at East (10:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…


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


Today at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Today at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…


Today at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Main (12:00 PM)
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery …


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


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


Today at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Improve your research skills as we show you the best ways to find and evaluate i…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This class with give you some insight to the millions of google search results…


Today at Trotwood (2:00 PM)
Novice and expert crocheters, knitters and stitchers are welcome to come learn f…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) and get assistance ins…


Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Come join the Teen Library Council (TLC). The Teen Library Council meets to disc…


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Now that you have an Email account, let's review its commonly used features. Thi…


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


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Tabl…


Today at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Learn how to make earrings with beads and wire. This class is suitable for those…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Play a game, make a craft, perform a science experiment, or just hang out! For a…


Today at Northmont (4:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Ages 8-12.…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can …


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
Mrs. Claus will read stories, you can write a letter to Santa and make a craft S…


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


Today at Belmont (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…


Today at Main (7:00 PM)
Pub-Lit is a book club hosted by the Dayton Metro Library at the Brixx Ice Compa…


Today at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
With a mix of holiday songs and puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family. The…


Today at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Build a LEGO robot and tell it what to do! Ages 9-12. Please register in advance…

           

Collection Development Policy

Introduction

"The Dayton Metro Library connects our community to the broadest range of information and thought. We are the marketplace of the mind." (From the Library's Mission Statement, Appendix A)

To meet this service responsibility, the Board establishes a Collection Development Policy. This document defines a policy to guide library staff in the selection of materials. It also serves as a means to inform the public of the philosophy of selection and establishes a framework for continuous collection evaluation and improvement.

In addition to the Main Library, the Dayton Metro Library is served by twenty branch locations as part of an integrated system. The library system is a unified collection with an integrated computer catalog which allows a patron to see what is in the entire collection by checking the PAC (public access catalog) at any library. One library card can be used at all locations to borrow materials. Materials borrowed from one library branch can be returned to another, and library materials from any location may be delivered to another branch that is the most convenient for a patron to use.

The Board of Library Trustees and staff cooperate and communicate with other libraries in the area as well as community agencies, groups, and organizations with purposes and activities related to library objectives.

This document outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Board and staff in making decisions about library collections. It also examines the demographic and cultural context by which materials are added to the collection. The general philosophical basis for selection and support for the protection of intellectual freedom are included with specific guidelines for the purchase of various types of material for a diverse clientele.

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