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One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Advice for Your Device
Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) and get assistance ins…

Tween Tuesday Hangout
Today at Brookville (2:45 PM)
Join us for a variety of activities each month, including board games, science e…

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

Talk Table
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills? Talk Tables at th…

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

Tremendous Maker Kit Tuesday
Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Come sample one of Dayton Metro Library's Maker Kits.  September: Circuits.…

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at Wilmington (5:30 PM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Internet Basics
Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Game Night!
Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Ages 8-12.…

Movie Madness
Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Come watch a block buster movie for free! Snacks will be provided.…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! T…

How to Lose Weight Effectively
Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Are you moving, but not improving? Are you cheating when you're eating?  Ri…

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

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

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

Family Storytime
Today at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
Quality family time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children t…

OSU Extension Office Food & Nutrition Classes
Today at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
Adults can discover more about healthy eating and put the skills they learn to p…

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Today at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
Bring one of your favorite stuffed animals or action figures to this special Fam…

Family Storytime
Today at Vandalia (7:00 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…

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

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …

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

Toddler Story Time
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

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

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

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

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

           

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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