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


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


Today at Brookville (2:45 PM)
It's a robot invasion! Take our Sphero 'bots for a spin and teach them tricks. A…


Today at New Lebanon (3:00 PM)
Come hang out with your friends and do the monthly activity. For kids in grades …


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Working on a paper, presentation, or project·  Need assistance resea…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· T…


Today at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Use our LEGOs to build your own creation or work together with your friends. We …


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Come sample one of Dayton Metro Library's Maker Kits.  January: Computer, F…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


Today at Northmont (4:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Northwest (5:00 PM)
Learn how to problem solve instead of punishing your children for not having soc…


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you understand the difference between hardware and software, continue b…


Today at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Life is full of surprises - some better than others.  And in your daily lif…


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


Today at W. Carrollton (6:00 PM)
Back by popular demand!  Mollie Davis will be hosting a series of Maker Pro…


Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Participants increase skills in decision making related to nutrition, stretching…


Today at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Belmont (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Tabl…


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


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
Although coloring has been known to reduce anxiety and create focus, it is also …


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)
Stories, songs, nursery rhymes and finger plays for children 18-35 months with a…


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


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


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …


Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
Drop in with your device or use one of ours to get your computer-related questio…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

           

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
        •  Use tobacco or smoke on Library premises. Smoking within twenty-five (25) feet of any Library building entrance or exit, operable windows and/or air vents.
        •  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

PS 310 Rules of Conduct - Last Reviewed/Revised:  March 24, 2017 - Download a PDF of this Document

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