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

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

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

Homework Club
Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…

Homework Help
Today at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to stude…

Talk Tables
Today at Main (6:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills? Talk Tables at th…

Fundamentals of Acting!
Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Teens will learn the basics of acting including voice, behavior, expressions and…

Monday Movie & Popcorn
Today at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Watch a newly released to DVD box office hit movie and enjoy some freshly popped…

Popcorn & A Movie
Today at EC Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m. Call us for the movie titles, and we'…

R.E.A.D. Book Club
Today at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.T…

Scrapbooking + Craft Organization
Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Are your scrapbooking and craft supplies taking over your life?  Tami from …

Wings of Wonder: Native Butterflies of Ohio
Today at W. Carrollton (7:00 PM)
Ohio State Master Gardener, Alicia Kern, has been raising butterflies from eggs …

Story Slamm
Today at Main (7:00 PM)
Come, listen, and participate! 6-8 presenters will each tell a 10 minute story …

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

Internet Basics
Tomorrow at Main (6:00 AM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

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

SCORE Small Business Counseling for Veterans
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Belmont (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Brookville (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at EC Doren (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

           

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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