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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.

Cheri Adams, director of astronomy at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, will be sharing pictures of Pluto from the New Horizons probe at the Huber Heights branch on Thursday, 3/2 at 6:00.

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It turns out Goodnight Moon almost starred humans. https://www.buzzfeed.com/norawhelan/childrens-book-facts?utm_term=.yy1KBx5rG2#.qu4Q8gXnVe

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Today at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read s…


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


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


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Join us during Spring Recess to play Minecraft …


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…


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


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


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


Today at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
You read it and then come learn how to be it!  This month we will be readin…


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


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


Today at Main (6:00 PM)
How many pictures do you have on your phone or mobile device· Now what ar…


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


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
A 19th century feminist doctor, educator and itinerant lecturer named Diocletian…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
The red carnation and the cardinal, yes, these are the symbols of Ohio. But how …


Today at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Join us for an evening of creative coloring and listening to relaxing music. We …


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


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


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


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


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


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


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (10:30 AM)
Stories, books, music, and crafts for children ages 2-6 years old. No registrat…


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


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


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


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Join us during Spring Recess to play Minecraft …


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

           

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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