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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.

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Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Talk Tables
Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

A Date with a Sewing Machine
Tomorrow at Brookville (9:30 AM)
Wish you had a sewing machine for just an hour to do all that mending …

Excel Basics
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…

Sensory Storytime
Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
This storytime is geared toward children ages 3-8 with ASD. We'll sing songs, re…

Reading Buddies
Tomorrow at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

On Your Mark, Get Set, GROW! Garden Club
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
How does your garden grow?  Come to this special summer storytime series to…

Family Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at East (1:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

New Lebanon Branch Stitchers
Tomorrow at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Work on a project and socialize with other crafters. We welcome all crafters.…

Winway Resume Class
Tomorrow at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
A hands-on class for job seekers to create a resume using Winway Resume Deluxe. …

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

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

Preschool STEM Storytime
Tuesday at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Wiggle Worms Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance…

Toddler Fun
Tuesday at Trotwood (11:00 AM)
Bring your toddler for some fun activities made especially for them! We will hav…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We'll read stor…

Preschool STEM Storytime
Tuesday at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

3D Printing @ Your Library
Tuesday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Watch a 3D printer in action, learn the basics, and learn how to design & pr…

Open Computer Lab
Tuesday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

SICSA: Exercise With Pets!
Tuesday at Burkhardt (3:00 PM)
Learn the basics of clicker training with hands-on learning! Practice fun and po…

Reading Buddies
Tuesday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

One on One Computer Classes
Tuesday at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Learn to Code
Tuesday at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Come learn the basics of coding in a fun way! Registration is required due to li…

Internet Basics
Tuesday at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tuesday at Wilmington (5:30 PM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Teen Art Studio
Tuesday at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Drop in and Draw! All materials will be provided. Whether you like to draw comic…

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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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