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Discovery Lab Global is taking over the Opportunity Space at the Miami Township branch 8/3-9/6. They will be offering free hands-on programs plus information about internships and opportunities for high school teens and early undergraduate students.

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New fiction, nonfiction, DVDs, large print nonfiction, and ebooks. eBooks are ready for checkout from overdrive.daytonmetrolibrary.org and everything else can be placed on reserve at daytonmetrolibrary.org/collection. https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr…

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Events (view all)

Triple Play Tuesdays
Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Looking for something to do? Come to the library every Tuesday for a fun activit…

Let's Get Up!
Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join us for an action packed time of health and wellness activities for grades K…

Tie Dye Fun
Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Tweens & Teens will use rubber bands to make designs with dye on clean Tee-S…

Tremendous Tuesdays-Puppets + Crafts + Games, Oh My!
Today at Westwood (1:00 PM)
Join us for outdoor games-bowling, corn hole, twister and frisbee, and indoor fu…

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

Preschool STEM Storytime
Today at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Terrific Tuesdays
Today at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Tuesdays:  6/7 -7/26 p.m.  Enjoy fun games, crafts and treats every Tu…

Advice 4UR Device
Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) and get assistance ins…

T.R.A.S.H. Boonshoft
Today at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery - "T.R.A.S.H. [Take Responsible Action at School a…

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

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

Publisher Basics
Today at Miamisburg (3:00 PM)
Join us for our Publisher Basics class. This class will teach you how to put tog…

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

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 5-12…

Microsoft PowerPoint: Presentation Creation
Today at Main (6:00 PM)
Second of our three part series, participants will have the opportunity to apply…

Teen Art Studio
Today at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Drop in and Draw! All materials will be provided. Whether you like to draw comic…

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

Wild Hearts Zoo Animals @ the Library!
Today at East (6:30 PM)
The Wild Hearts Zoo is bringing live animals to the library! Learn all about haw…

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

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

Back-to-School Organization
Today at Trotwood (6:30 PM)
Silver Lining Organizers will show you how to start the school year off right by…

Family Storytime
Today at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
Have quality family time at the library with books, songs and activities for par…

Kids READ
Today at Belmont (7:00 PM)
First to Third Graders -- book some time with the children's librarian! Stop by …

Evening Storytime!
Today at Vandalia (7:00 PM)
Ages 3 - 8. Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities d…

Hear the Music of the Malarkey Band!
Today at W. Carrollton (7:00 PM)
Malarkey is a fun and entertaining performance featuring keyboards, bass, trombo…

Baby + Toddler Playtime
Tomorrow at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Wednesdays, 5/18 - 7/27, 9:35 - 10:00 a.m. Songs, a story and other activities j…

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, and stories, all to encourage e…

Mother Goose Story Time
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)
For children 18 - 35 months old with an adult caregiver.…

           

Records Request, Retention and Disposition Policy

It is the policy of the Dayton Metro Library to adhere to Ohio’s Public Records Act. The Dayton Metro Library will prepare for prompt inspection of its public records in response to requests. Upon request, the Dayton Metro Library will provide copies of public records within a reasonable time period. It is also the policy of the Dayton Metro Library to establish procedures and schedules for the review and disposal of public records.

Regulations

    1. In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 149.351 and applicable judicial decisions, records are defined as any item that (i) contains information stored on a fixed medium (such as paper, electronic–including but not limited to email–and other formats); (ii) is created or received by, or sent under the jurisdiction of a public office and (iii) documents the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations or other activities of the office.
    2. Public records are open to the public unless they are specifically exempt from disclosure under Ohio Revised Code Section 149.432 covering library patron records, under Ohio Revised Code Section 149.433 covering security and infrastructure records, or other records explicitly exempt in Ohio Revised Code Section 149.43.
    3. A records commission will administer proper retention and disposition of public records under provision pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Sections 121.22 and 149.411.

Procedures

Record Requests

    1. An individual making a public record request is under no obligation to put the request in writing and does not have to provide his or her identity or the intended use of the requested public record.
    2. No specific language is required to make a request. However, the requester must identify the records requested with sufficient clarity to allow the Library to identify, retrieve, and review the records.
    3. If it is not clear what records are being sought, the Library may request clarification. Library staff should assist the requester in revising the request by informing the requester of the manner in which the Library keeps its records.

Record Availability

    1. As required by Ohio law public records will be organized and maintained so that they are readily available for inspection and copying.
    2. Public records responsive to a request will be promptly prepared and made available for inspection to any person at reasonable times during regular business hours. Copies of public records will be made available within a reasonable period of time. "Prompt" and "reasonable" take into account the volume of records requested; the proximity of the location where the records are stored; the necessity for any legal review of the records requested and the effort required to redact confidential information.
    3. If a request is deemed significantly beyond "routine," such as seeking a voluminous number of copies, requiring extensive research, or requiring redaction of confidential information, a good faith effort will be made to provide the requester with the following:
      • An estimated number of business days it will take to satisfy the request.
      • An estimated cost if copies are requested.
      • Any items within the request that may be exempt from disclosure.

Denials/Redactions

    1. Any denial of a public record request will include an explanation, including legal authority.
    2. If portions of the requested record are public and portions are exempt, the exempt portions will be redacted and the rest released. When portions of the requested public record are redacted, each redaction will be made plainly visible.

Email

Records in private email accounts used to conduct public business are subject to disclosure and all employees or representatives of the Library are instructed to retain emails that relate to public business.

Costs for Public Records

    1. Copies of requested public records will be made available at cost.
    2. Payment for copied records is due upon delivery.
    3. When public records are mailed, the requester will be charged the actual cost of the postage and mailing supplies. The Library may choose to defer action to prepare copies of documents for record requests if the requester has repeatedly failed to collect copies created as a result of prior public requests or to pay for those requested copies.

Requests for records may be made during regular business hours to:

Dayton Metro Library
Attn: Timothy Kambitsch, Executive Director
215 E. Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

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