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Picture Frame Fun
Today at Burkhardt (10:00 AM)
Use our Maker Space Sewing Kit to learn how to make a lovely fabric picture fram…

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

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

On Your Mark, Get Set, GROW! Garden Club
Today at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
How does your garden grow?  Come to this special summer storytime series to…

Maker Kits Drop-In Maker Kit Lab
Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Maker Kit Drop-In Lab is an opportunity for hands-on experience with four differ…

Family Storytime
Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Talk Tables
Today at East (1:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Anna Leibold, "The Time-Out Hero"
Today at Miamisburg (1:00 PM)
Author Bio:  Anna Leibold is a young, up-and-coming author. The Time-Out H…

Yoga for Teens
Today at Trotwood (1:30 PM)
DAY YOGA presents "Get In The Game: "Four Week Yoga Practice" The Teens/Tweens w…

Exercise with Pets
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Learn the basics of clicker training dogs and puppies from SICSA experts, and th…

Open Computer Lab
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

Summer Movie Slam
Today at Madden Hills (2:30 PM)
Saturdays:  6/25, 7/23.  Enjoy a good movie on special Saturdays at th…

Live Music with Deborah & John DeBoer
Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Let the DeBoers entertain you with Native American flute playing and storytellin…

Drop-in Sports Lab
Monday at Trotwood (12:00 AM)
Drop in anytime for some self-directed fun with a craft or experiment based on t…

Toddler Time
Monday at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Big fun for little ones! (Ages: 0-3) …

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

"Brush Before the Brain"
Monday at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
"Brush Before the Brain".  Mike Elsas believe that everyone has an artist h…

Paws To Read
Monday at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association. …

LEGO Club
Monday at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO? Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO creation e…

Summer Lunch Program
Monday at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…

Grab a Meal
Monday at Madden Hills (12:30 PM)
Enjoy a nutritious meal each day at Madden Hills and enjoy a story being read al…

Afternoon Storytime!
Monday at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Ages 3 - 6.  Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activi…

Learn, Grow, Explore
Monday at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…

Lego Party
Monday at East (1:30 PM)
Enjoy a fun afternoon building and creating with Lego. Ages 4-12. …

Computer Basics
Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This hands-on class is for people with little to no computer experience. There w…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Have Fun!
Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Play a life-size board game!  Real people are the game pieces.  Get in…

Monday Funday: Amazing Race
Monday at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Do you have what it takes to win the Amazing Race?  Kids will work in teams…

Lego Block Party
Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic b…

Teens Make Stuff + Things: Paint + Draw
Monday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Artists of all levels and abilities wanted. Come draw and/ or paint at the libra…

           

Unattended and Disruptive Youth

Due to widespread interest and concern over the growing problem of latchkey children in libraries, the Children's Services Department developed the following policies on Unattended Children and Disruptive Youth. The Board of Library Trustees adopted these in September, 1999.

Policy Statement

The staff of the Dayton Metro Library is happy you are visiting with us. We are concerned about the safety of all library users, especially children. We strive to make the library an enjoyable place to visit so that you, your family and friends will want to return many times.

Library staff members cannot, however, supervise children or function as substitute baby sitters. Parents and responsible patrons need to be as careful of their children's safety in the library as they would be in a shopping mall or any other public building. Children can easily wander out the door, into the street or parking lot. They can be injured by swinging doors or by falls from furniture.

The Board of trustees of the Dayton Metro Library has, therefore, established the following policies for all agencies of the library system.

Policy On Unattended Children

Children age 8 and under may not be left unattended in the library. They must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible person (age 15 or older) at all times. Parents and/or responsible patrons are accountable for their children’s behavior and safety while in the library.

Children shall be considered “attended” as long as they are within sight of the parent or other responsible person. An exception would be children attending a story time or other library program without a parent/responsible person in the room. However, the parent/responsible person must remain in the library building and immediately join the child at the end of the program.

Policy On Disruptive Youth

Disruptive youth over the age of eight will be asked to leave after two warnings, with notification of parent and/or local authorities. Disruptive behavior is any behavior on library premises which infringes on the rights of others using and/or working in the library.

Established library procedures will be used to implement these policies.

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