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Paws to Read
Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Come meet a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal and share your favorite …

LEGO Club
Today at EC Doren (2:00 PM)

New Lebanon Branch Stitchers
Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Work on a project and socialize with other crafters. We welcome all crafters.…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

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

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

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

Make It Yourself Monday
Monday at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
Come to the library for arts, crafts, and maker kit fun!…

Teens Make Stuff + Things: Paint + Draw
Monday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Artists of all levels and abilities wanted. Come draw and/ or paint at the libra…

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

Talk Tables
Monday at Main (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your conversation skills with a friendly face at the Library? T…

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

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…

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

Craft Activism Community Drop-In
Tuesday at Northwest (1:00 PM)
"Sticks and Stones" - Decorate sticks and stones for public art, your garden, or…

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

LEGO Club
Tuesday at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Have fun with our bricks and make some new friends at our monthly club. Ages 5-9…

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

Raspberry Pi Adventures: Magic 8 Ball
Tuesday at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
In this workshop, we will build a Magic 8 Ball using a Raspberry Pi, a Sense HAT…

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

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

Downloadable: All things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library
Tuesday at Main (6:00 PM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…

Facebook Functions + Security
Tuesday at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Learn how to create a Facebook account and learn more about the function and sec…

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

Preschool Storytime
Wednesday at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

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

Craft Activism Community Drop-In
Wednesday at Northwest (10:00 AM)
"Sticks and Stones" - Decorate sticks and stones for public art, your garden, or…

Get Outside Book Club Kick-Off Party!
Wednesday at Vandalia (1:00 PM)
Join Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks for nature stories and outd…

Grants 101
Wednesday at Belmont (2:00 PM)
Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged wit…

           

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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