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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.

The Main Library at daybreak. Photo taken by Andy Snow on 1/11/17. https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10154057757961604/?type=3 The Dayton VA is partnering with the City of Dayton, Dayton Metro Library (Northwest Branch), DaytonGram, and Dayton.com to host a special exhibit featuring 150 years of the Dayton VA Medical Center. https://www.facebook.com/events/1518593998158237/

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Today at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings performed by Public Health Dayt…


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


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


Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Need more practice after your class or need additional computer help· &nb…


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


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


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


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 Northwest (2:00 PM)
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Stop in after school for some crafting and creating!  We'll be making somet…


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


Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Do you need to escape and just write·  Join us for this FREE program…


Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Do you like watching Dan and Phil· What about DanDTM or Pewdiepie·…


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Play with your friends on the Xbox One! Explore different games each month!…


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


Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will…


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


Today at Main (4:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …


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)
This math challenge glows in the dark! We will use glow sticks to create geometr…


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


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery …


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


Today at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Historian Leslie Arendt explains the forces such as social mores, technology, an…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Charles Nick from The Wright Cup will teach how to make the perfect cup of coffe…


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

           

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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