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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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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Today at East (3:00 AM)
Stop by the Children's Area anytime between 3-5:30 and have fun making a simple …


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


Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Are you looking for a good read·  Learn to use many of the same res…


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


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


Today at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
We will be watching some totally retro cartoons from the 1980's and 1990's and h…


Today at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Enjoy this month's movie in the Burkhardt meeting room! Popcorn provided.…


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


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
There are areas in the Atacama Desert where zero rainfall has been recorded in t…


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn this simple method of color block painting and create a beautiful piece of…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Create a cool button to wear with your favorite photos or decorations. Supplies …


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
The Story of Dayton is defined by its people. Soon after the Treaty of Greenvil…


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


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


Tomorrow at Trotwood (10:30 AM)
A special time just for toddlers to listen to stories and songs, socialize, buil…


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:30 AM)


Tomorrow at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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)
Celebrate the start of the Summer Challenge by building with LEGO! We'll provid…


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


Tomorrow at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your device and get assistance installing the library's apps for e-books,…


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Tomorrow at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Build your vocabulary and literacy skills with a game of Word Bingo! This game u…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…

           

Records Request, Retention and Disposition Policy

It is the policy of the Dayton Metro Library to adhere to Ohio’s Public Records Act. The Dayton Metro Library will prepare for prompt inspection of its public records in response to requests. Upon request, the Dayton Metro Library will provide copies of public records within a reasonable time period. It is also the policy of the Dayton Metro Library to establish procedures and schedules for the review and disposal of public records.

Regulations

    1. In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 149.351 and applicable judicial decisions, records are defined as any item that (i) contains information stored on a fixed medium (such as paper, electronic–including but not limited to email–and other formats); (ii) is created or received by, or sent under the jurisdiction of a public office and (iii) documents the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations or other activities of the office.
    2. Public records are open to the public unless they are specifically exempt from disclosure under Ohio Revised Code Section 149.432 covering library patron records, under Ohio Revised Code Section 149.433 covering security and infrastructure records, or other records explicitly exempt in Ohio Revised Code Section 149.43.
    3. A records commission will administer proper retention and disposition of public records under provision pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Sections 121.22 and 149.411.

Procedures

Record Requests

    1. An individual making a public record request is under no obligation to put the request in writing and does not have to provide his or her identity or the intended use of the requested public record.
    2. No specific language is required to make a request. However, the requester must identify the records requested with sufficient clarity to allow the Library to identify, retrieve, and review the records.
    3. If it is not clear what records are being sought, the Library may request clarification. Library staff should assist the requester in revising the request by informing the requester of the manner in which the Library keeps its records.

Record Availability

    1. As required by Ohio law public records will be organized and maintained so that they are readily available for inspection and copying.
    2. Public records responsive to a request will be promptly prepared and made available for inspection to any person at reasonable times during regular business hours. Copies of public records will be made available within a reasonable period of time. "Prompt" and "reasonable" take into account the volume of records requested; the proximity of the location where the records are stored; the necessity for any legal review of the records requested and the effort required to redact confidential information.
    3. If a request is deemed significantly beyond "routine," such as seeking a voluminous number of copies, requiring extensive research, or requiring redaction of confidential information, a good faith effort will be made to provide the requester with the following:
      • An estimated number of business days it will take to satisfy the request.
      • An estimated cost if copies are requested.
      • Any items within the request that may be exempt from disclosure.

Denials/Redactions

    1. Any denial of a public record request will include an explanation, including legal authority.
    2. If portions of the requested record are public and portions are exempt, the exempt portions will be redacted and the rest released. When portions of the requested public record are redacted, each redaction will be made plainly visible.

Email

Records in private email accounts used to conduct public business are subject to disclosure and all employees or representatives of the Library are instructed to retain emails that relate to public business.

Costs for Public Records

    1. Copies of requested public records will be made available at cost.
    2. Payment for copied records is due upon delivery.
    3. When public records are mailed, the requester will be charged the actual cost of the postage and mailing supplies. The Library may choose to defer action to prepare copies of documents for record requests if the requester has repeatedly failed to collect copies created as a result of prior public requests or to pay for those requested copies.

Requests for records may be made during regular business hours to:

Dayton Metro Library
Attn: Timothy Kambitsch, Executive Director
215 E. Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

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