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Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

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Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
With a mix of holiday songs and puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family. The…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at New Lebanon (1:00 PM)
If you are 50+, you are welcome to enjoy good conversation and refreshments with…


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Northmont (2:00 PM)
Read a pre-selected book and come and discuss it with the group.  Each book…


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Now that you are familiar with the basics features of your email account, let's …


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


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Face off at a board or card game with your friends. We have a ton to choose from…


Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Giant Word Winder is a 9 foot by 9 foot giant word game played on the floor. &nb…


Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
  Hang out after school. Read, play games, chat, and craft, just come and c…


Today at East (4:00 PM)
Make your very own wallet to stash your cash, they make great gifts, and they fi…


Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Enjoy a delicious teen read and a delicious sweet treat inspired by the story. S…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…


Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Pick and play your favorite board game, cards or puzzle; make and take a craft; …


Today at Brookville (4:00 PM)
  Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Bud…


Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the lib…


Today at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Join us for some cookie decorating! Edible holiday decorations will be provided.…


Today at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Our meeting room is reserved every Thursday as a place for teens to hangout.Tab…


Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery …


Today at New Lebanon (6:30 PM)
Celebrate the season with a special evening family storytime featuring Chris Van…


Today at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Have you always wanted to sign up for a Facebook account but weren't sure what t…


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
"Apps" is the short form name for online/mobile software applications that help …


Today at Trotwood (6:45 PM)
Enjoy a lively conversation on the book read for this month's meeting.  …


Today at Burkhardt (7:00 PM)
David Weickert of Compost Dayton will share the benefits of compost, focusing…


Today at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Read to a furry friend at the library, and while you're waiting for your turn, l…

           

Videos and DVDs - Policy and Circulation Procedure

The Dayton Metro Library acquires both entertainment and informational videos / DVDs to satisfy a variety of viewing interests. Most locations of the Dayton Metro Library have video / DVD collections, however the size and selection at each location will vary and may change from day to day. Patrons may borrow video / DVD materials without special limits or rental fees.

With the exception of high demand titles, most videos / DVDs circulate for 21 days. High demand titles (i.e. entertainment movies less than one year old) are considered "Fast View" and circulate for 7 days. However, all videos / DVDs can be held for same day patron pick-up.

Patrons may use library video / DVD materials AS IS and must assume any damages to the tape / disc while in their possession. The Library accepts NO responsibility or financial liability for possible damage caused to any players (VCR or DVD) using library materials.

Patrons and/or organizations are responsible for returning all borrowed videos / DVDs in good operating condition. In the case of loss, theft, or damage, the patron or the organization is responsible for the full replacement cost.

Videos / DVDs may be returned in the bookdrop of any Dayton Metro, Troy-Miami County Public or Bradford Public systems. Items mistakenly returned incomplete, to other libraries, and/or to commercial rental establishments remain the responsibility of the borrower (including overdue and replacement charges) until such time as they are completely returned to the Library.

Library patrons are responsible for observing all U.S. copyright laws pertaining to proper usage and viewing of library videos / DVDs. Public viewings or performances are not permitted unless otherwise allowed by copyright laws. Teachers are advised to consult the Library's "face to face teaching exemption" checklist before showing videos / DVDs in their classrooms.

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