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Today at Miamisburg (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Today at Main (11:00 AM)
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety …


Today at Brookville (12:00 PM)
Bring your lunch and join us for some fun and educational activities. We'll have…


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


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


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Word: Just the Basics First, of our revised Microsoft Office Series, this s…


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


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


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 Belmont (3:00 PM)
Explore exciting, hands-on electronics with Snap Circuits. Choose from a variety…


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Explore the world of Anime with those that share your interest!…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Join us for our trendy board games and snacks.  All supplies will be provid…


Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Play games, make crafts, explore science activities, or just hang out. Snacks pr…


Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
Fantasy! Adventure! Basic Math! We will experience all of these things (and more…


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


Today at Main (4:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
The Computer Keyboard Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vit…


Today at Main (6:00 PM)
Interested in learning Green Screen Room basics· This open lab will show …


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Kids ages 8-12.  …


Today at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to…


Today at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Celebrate Penguin Awareness Day with penguin inspired stories, songs, and crafts…


Today at Vandalia (7:00 PM)
                Join us for quality fami…


Tomorrow at Main (9:00 AM)
Knowing as much as possible about the customers and market your business serves …


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)
Nursery rhymes, songs and books! For children ages 18 - 35 months with an adult …


Tomorrow at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at Brookville (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow children's love of learning. This is an early liter…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


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


Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…

           

Code 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. REGULATIONS

    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.
    1. 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.
    1. 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
    2. The Library reserves the right to restrict the use of its facilities and premises to persons who do not abide by the Library’s Code 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.

             

    (PS 310) Last Reviewed/Revised:  10/01/2017

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