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Last weekend, teens took over the Kettering Moraine branch after hours in the Fandom Fest Lock-In. https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10154251902336604/?type=3 Don't forget to get your tickets to The Main Event! http://daytonmetrolibrary.org/themainevent

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


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Celebrate your favorite fandoms with other superfans! Whether you like Supernatu…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Need more recess fun in your life· Come play Gaga Ball with us indoors!…


Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
We're reading great stuff - something different every month! Come in a few …


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (10:00 AM)
This 8 week drawing workshop for adults 55+, taught by local teaching artist Ter…


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


Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…


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


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to …


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


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


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go onli…


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


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Time to celebrate a fandom with us! There will be snacks, games, and an interact…


Tomorrow at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Visit Hogwarts for games, crafts and more magical fun!…


Tomorrow at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Fun and edible. Make art using pancake batter. Dream it, create it, and eat it. …


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


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends. …


Tomorrow at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Stop by Thursday afternoons for some relaxing fun.  Play a board game, work…


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


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)


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


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (4:30 PM)
Calling all Tweens! Come hang out at the Library on the First Thursday of each m…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
Movie night at the Library.  Snacks will be provided.  Ages 5-12. …


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


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Learn the basics of playing the uke in this three week series with your ukulele-…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Jennie Dranschak is a local Basket Artisan who has been weaving for over 34 year…

           

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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