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

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

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

Homework Club
Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…

Homework Help
Today at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to stude…

Talk Tables
Today at Main (6:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills? Talk Tables at th…

Fundamentals of Acting!
Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Teens will learn the basics of acting including voice, behavior, expressions and…

Monday Movie & Popcorn
Today at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Watch a newly released to DVD box office hit movie and enjoy some freshly popped…

Popcorn & A Movie
Today at EC Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m. Call us for the movie titles, and we'…

R.E.A.D. Book Club
Today at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.T…

Scrapbooking + Craft Organization
Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Are your scrapbooking and craft supplies taking over your life?  Tami from …

Wings of Wonder: Native Butterflies of Ohio
Today at W. Carrollton (7:00 PM)
Ohio State Master Gardener, Alicia Kern, has been raising butterflies from eggs …

Story Slamm
Today at Main (7:00 PM)
Come, listen, and participate! 6-8 presenters will each tell a 10 minute story …

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

Internet Basics
Tomorrow at Main (6:00 AM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

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

SCORE Small Business Counseling for Veterans
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Belmont (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Brookville (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at EC Doren (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (10:00 AM)
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National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

           

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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