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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making  the craft of the week!  All material…


Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


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


Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…


Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Sing songs, read stories and enjoy a craft or activity. Geared toward children …


Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…


Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Musica, Dayton's Chamber Choir has been performing a wide variety of music throu…


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
 Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for paren…


Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Come make winter cookies at the library! All supplies will be provided.…


Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Join our Needle & Threads Quilting Group for conversation and show & tel…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity t…


Today at W. Carrollton (2:30 PM)
Come to an afternoon of movie fun, featuring an old holiday cartoon classic! Bef…


Today at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
You've seen them in the sky, or perhaps on a fence post in the country. Now see …


Today at Miamisburg (3:00 PM)
Sweet Reads is a book club for adults hosted by Dayton Metro Library at Bear Cre…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Monday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Monday at Trotwood (12:00 AM)
Bring your Tablets, iPhones or Androids devices in to get help downloading books…


Monday at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…


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


Monday at Kettering (12:00 PM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. To…


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


Monday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Decorate cookies and make a holiday craft. For ages 5-12 …


Monday at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Pick up the book of the month, read it, and come talk about it at the monthly me…


Monday at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Here's a club with exclusive membership for readers in grades 5-8. Have some sn…


Monday at Huber Heights (5:00 PM)
Have you ever read to a dog· Or a cat· Or a... gecko· Kids …


Monday at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Learn about the risk factors of heart disease, those you can change and those yo…


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come use the watercolor bot to draw using a computer. Regular watercolor paint a…


Monday at Main (6:00 PM)
If you own an iPad, iPod or iPhone this class will help you understand Apples cu…


Monday at Westwood (6:00 PM)
Boot Title: The Snow Child, by Eowyn IveyCopies of the book will be available at…

           

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.

Approved by the Board of Trustees July 21, 2016

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