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Live music at Main on Fridays! Next up is The Dianne Coble Ensemble on 11/24. Learn how singing builds literacy skills and setting screen-free time in this issue of Early Childhood Literacy FOCUS.

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Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Yoga for Success is a guided presentation of foundational Isha yoga practices de…


Today at Huber Heights (12:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Today at Burkhardt (1:00 PM)
This program is focused on being a living fossil. We will discuss what it means …


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us for a family-friendly movie with popcorn!…


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Why should kids have all the fun· Bring your friends or make some new one…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Join us for science experiments using dry ice!…


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Play games and enjoy snacks with your loved ones.  …


Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
This program is focused on being a living fossil. We will discuss what it means …


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Come to the library for an afternoon of building with LEGOs and littleBits elect…


Monday at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Monday at Madden Hills (10:00 AM)
This class will cover the fundamentals of the computer and operating system. &nb…


Monday at Main (10:00 AM)
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful d…


Monday at Wilmington (11:30 AM)
Foster an early love of art with storytime at Rosewood Gallery!  A libraria…


Monday at Wilmington (12:00 PM)
This class is designed for homeschooled Teens--age 13-18--who are interested in …


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


Monday at Huber Heights (12:30 PM)
Are you a Mahjong player or interested in learning· Mahjong (pronounced m…


Monday at Main (2:00 PM)
Are you ready to take your computer skills to the next level· Have you ev…


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people with little to no computer experience. Learn the mouse…


Monday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Monday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Monday at Kettering (2:00 PM)
Come join us for a family movie on the big screen. Fresh popcorn and juice will …


Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Monday at Main (3:00 PM)
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. …


Monday at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


Monday at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Learning to code has never been so much fun! All it takes is color to control th…


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


Monday at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Come for some fun as we learn all about these big, spectacular birds:  thei…


Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…

           

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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