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Welcome to Your Dayton Metro Library

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.

Happy birthday to Dayton's own Paul Laurence Dunbar. We are very proud to provide our special Paul Laurence Dunbar Collection to the city that produced one of this nation's most treasured poets. Contact our Genealogy Center about exploring the collection, which includes all of his publications (mostly first editions), correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more.

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Events (view all)

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

LEGO Club
Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO? Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO creation e…

Paws To Read
Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association. …

Summer Lunch Program
Today at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…

Grab a Meal
Today at Madden Hills (12:30 PM)
Enjoy a nutritious meal each day at Madden Hills and enjoy a story being read al…

Afternoon Storytime!
Today at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Ages 3 - 6.  Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activi…

Learn, Grow, Explore
Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…

T-Shirt Decorating
Today at East (1:30 PM)
Decorate your own t-shirt for the Summer Challenge. Bring a pre-washed white or …

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Today at Brookville (2:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Dance, Dance, Dance the Day Away with Ms. Beth
Today at Westwood (2:00 PM)
Ms. Beth from the Muse Machine will move you to the music.  Exercise and ha…

Computer Applied
Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
"What every computer user should know". We will explore the anatomy of the compu…

Fun Club!
Today at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Come join your friends for math, exercise, games, Maker Kits, and more.  So…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Have Fun!
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Healthy Heart: Check your heart rate before and after exercise, and learn what k…

Monday Funday: Chalk Drawing Techniques
Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Artist Matthew Burgy will be here to demonstrate different drawing techniques. &…

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

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

Teens Make Stuff + Things: Buttons
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come make buttons! Use a picture you choose, or something you draw, and we will …

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Today at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Visiting Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audien…

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

Dig Deep: Genealogy Research using Government Records
Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Bring your favorite ancestor and we will explore a treasure trove of free online…

R.E.A.D. - Read, Eat, And Discuss Book Club
Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss Mindy McGinnis' "A Madness So Discreet."&…

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

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

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

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

Tadpole Tales
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft. Ages 2-3 with a parent or careg…

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

Toddler Time
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Big fun for little ones! (Ages: 0-3) …

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

I Like to Move It!
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
Join us each week for some outdoor fun - sidewalk chalk, playground games, parac…

           

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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