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The old Brookville branch is now closed, but the dropbox is available through 8/22.

The new library at 120 Blue Pride Drive (near Brookville High School) will have a sneak preview Monday, 8/22 2-6pm and open regular hours starting Tuesday, 8/23. http://daytonmetrolibrary.org/news/… https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr…
Just-ordered large print fiction and CDs. They are ready to be placed on reserve at daytonmetrolibrary.org/collection. https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr…

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

Computer Basics
Tomorrow 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!
Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Join us for library style Olympics with standing book jump, book bowling, bean b…

Summer Challenge Closing Ceremonies
Tomorrow at East (3:00 PM)
Join us for fun activities and games in the final event of the Summer Challenge.…

Monday Funday: Gaga Ball
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Everyone is going ga-ga over gaga ball.  This fast paced, high energy game …

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

Teens Make Stuff + Things: Knitting, Etc.
Tomorrow at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Teen knitters, crocheters, spinners, and needle workers of all levels invited. C…

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at Main (6:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Book Discussion
Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Come for books, snacks, and conversation.…

Fall in Love with Cuba!
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
All but closed to Americans for a half a century, Cuba is finally ready for trav…

Family Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

New Lebanon Branch Book Club
Tomorrow at New Lebanon (7:00 PM)
Join us for lively discussions on a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles…

Tuesday Morning Storytime
Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Wiggle Worms Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Craft Activism Community Drop-In
Tuesday at Northwest (1:00 PM)
"Flower Power" - Create felt flowers for community installations at the Library.…

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We'll read stor…

Hook, Needle + Stitch
Tuesday at Trotwood (2:00 PM)
If you use a needle to crochet, knit or cross-stitch, we have a group for you! N…

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

Word Basics
Tuesday at Miamisburg (3:00 PM)
Would you like to learn more about how to create documents, cut, copy, paste, an…

Reading Buddies
Tuesday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

One on One Computer Classes
Tuesday at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Talk Tables
Tuesday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Reading Buddies
Tuesday at Northwest (5:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Email Basics
Tuesday at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having a…

Game Night!
Tuesday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats.  Ages 5-12…

Conflict: Putting the Transformative Principles to Work
Tuesday at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Put into practice what you've learned. Role-play conflicts based on workplace or…

Evening Storytime
Tuesday at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Support your child's early literacy development at this interactive family story…

           

Petitioning Inside and Outside the Library

Policy

Circulating petitions for signature outside of the library but on library property, such as the parking lot, is considered free speech and protected by the First Amendment.

Circulating petitions for signature in the library is prohibited. It disturbs the orderly operation of the library and may make some patrons feel harassed.  Also, it may give the appearance that the library is supporting a specific cause or issue.

Regulations

All library facilities, including branches and the main library of the Dayton Metro Library are considered limited public forums and therefore provide access and use of designated library spaces to the general public. However that access and use is limited to library purposes and approved activities.

Library exterior spaces are considered public forums and petitioners are not restricted from seeking signatures within the guidelines established for this policy.

Restrictions and prohibitions to petitioners apply to all paid and volunteer canvassers for candidates, partisan or non-partisan, and petitions to get issues on the ballot or those simply those seeking support for a cause or issue. This policy is content-neutral and applies to all regardless of the candidate, issue or cause.

 

Guidelines

Petitioners may offer literature to individuals; however, petitioners are prohibited from placing leaflets on vehicles in library’s parking lot.

Patron comfort and safety requires petitioners to observe the same 25 ft. limit from doorways as is required of smokers.

Petitioners may not block doorways, prevent patrons from getting in or out of cars, use abusive language or behave in any way which is harassing or intimidating.

Petitioners must stay clear of traffic lanes and vehicular entrances.

Download a PDF of the entire Policy on Petitioning Inside & Outside the Librarypdf-file-48x48

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