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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.

In Downtown Dayton, the eclipse will peak just before 2:30pm. If you don't have safe eclipse glasses, it's not to late to make your own pinhole camera: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/…/pr…/how-to-make-a-pinhole-camera/. Dayton Metro Library locations do not have eclipse glasses to give away. Culturegrams is an online collection of reports about over 200 countries, written for upper-elementary school students and above. It provides statistics and information about each country's history, government, daily life and customs.

Hear national anthems, country name pronunciations, and the sounds of state birds. Includes photos, recipes, and interviews with children and adults from many different countries.

Whether you're a student writing a report or someone just interested in learning more about a particular country, Culturegrams is an excellent resource.

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


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


Today at Northmont (2:00 PM)
Have you ever wondered what all the fuss was about with an iPad·  Th…


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)
Are you a maker·  Do you like to build things·  Do you l…


Today at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Talk about books you choose and enjoy snacks, with a different game, craft, or a…


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


Today at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
Learn how to create a PowerPoint slide presentation. Create slides, transitions,…


Today at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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


Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
And then the rains came...one of the most devastating disasters in America occu…


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Join us for an enjoyable evening of knitting!  All skill levels are welcom…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


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


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


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 New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us as we explore the exciting world of anime!…


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tomorrow at Main (5:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tomorrow at Kettering (6:30 PM)
If you've ever driven through Woodland Cemetery you may have noticed that many o…


Tomorrow at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!…


Wednesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


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


Wednesday at Trotwood (10:00 AM)
Have you ever wondered what all the fuss was about with an iPad·  Th…


Wednesday at Belmont (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

           

Rules of Conduct

  1. POLICY
    Dayton Metro Library strives to provide a clean, comfortable and safe environment for patrons and staff, and to protect facilities, equipment and materials.  Conduct that violates the safety of others, threatens to damage property, or disturbs the comfortable atmosphere of the facility are prohibited.  Failure to comply with a reasonable request from staff or guards may result in an individual being required to leave Library premises.  Repeated and blatant disregard of the Library’s Rules of Conduct may result in banishment from Library facilities or arrest and prosecution.  
  2. PROCEDURES
    1. If a patron complains about the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of another patron, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.

    2. If a staff member or guard becomes aware that the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of a patron is inappropriate, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.

    3. The following behaviors and actions are examples of conduct not allowed on Library property:

      Conduct which disturbs others or interferes with any person’s comfort or safety

      • Be disruptive, disorderly, use profanity, verbally or physically threaten or harass patrons or staff
      • Use cell phones or play audio equipment in a loud or disturbing manner
      • Run or walk in a manner that disturbs others
      • View sexually explicit images on the Internet or violate the Library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy
      • Sleep
      • Panhandle or solicit for sales or charity
      • Petition or distribute non-Library approved materials
      • Congregate on Library premises in a manner which obstructs access or interferes with use of Library facilities or services or where such activity may result in an unsafe or intimidating environment.

      Conduct towards Library property and facilities

      • Steal, destroy, deface or abuse Library facilities or property
      • Eat or drink in restricted areas
      • Fail to dispose of trash in proper receptacles
      • Conduct relating to personal property
      • Leave packages, backpacks, luggage, or any other personal item unattended
      • Enter Library buildings with backpacks or luggage which measure more than 18”W x 18”H x  24”D

      Conduct which violates local, state, and federal statutes

      • Possess anything that is unsafe, including firearms or other weapons
      • Smoke or use tobacco products inside the building, in outdoor Library gardens and reading areas or within twenty five feet of an entrance or operable window.
      • Be under the influence, consume, or possess alcohol or illegal substances
      • Violate any local ordinance or state or federal statute

      Conduct relating to health and hygiene

      • Show signs of offensive hygiene issues, including body odor and infestation
      • E-cigarettes and  spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew, and snuff, in any form
      • Bathe or clean personal items
      • Enter Library premises without shirt or shoes
      • Bring into the Library pets or animals other than certified service animals necessary for those with disabilities

      Conduct relating to children

      • Leave children eight years and under unattended
      • Attempt to solicit interaction with any minor by adults
    4. The Library reserves the right to restrict the use of its facilities and premises to persons who do not abide by the Library’s Rules of Conduct.  Library personnel or guards may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior.  Library staff or guards may ask adults using spaces intended for youth to vacate as needed.

    (Policy PS 310) Last Reviewed/Revised:  7/21/2016

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