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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.

It's almost here! Main Library Fun Fact: We have nearly 3 miles of fixed shelving!

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Summer Challenge
Launch - Connecting you to job skills & resources

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Events (view all)


Today at Burkhardt (2:30 PM)
Create a fun, unique craft each month!June: Summer Slippers; kid's craft: Sun Ca…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Learn the different ways animals interact with each other. We'll dissect an owl …


Today at Wilmington (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making the craft of the week!  All materials prov…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (1:00 PM)
Looking to diversify your reading interests· Join our book club! Enjoy a …


Tomorrow at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each c…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (2:00 PM)
Electrify your afternoon by learning about electricity and having fun. Using our…


Tomorrow at Kettering (2:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Can't find the time to work on your favorite craft project·  Join th…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (2:30 PM)
Create a fun, unique craft.  All skill levels welcome!June:  Summer Sl…


Monday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Monday at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


Monday at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will dance …


Monday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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


Monday at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO· Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO cr…


Monday at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


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


Monday at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…


Monday at Westwood (1:15 PM)
A puppet show, story, and snack.  Fun at Westwood.  …


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization servic…


Monday at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Build your own DIY wood craft at the Library! This program is made possible by t…


Monday at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


Monday at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
Test your Minecraft survival skills at the library! Please sign up for only one…


Monday at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Enjoy this month's movie in the Burkhardt meeting room! Popcorn provided.…

           

Board of Trustees

The Dayton Metro Library Board of Trustees holds monthly meetings. These meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Due to reconstruction of the Main Library, Board meeting will be held at alternate locations throughout the system. Locations will be posted on the website and announced at each meeting. Special meetings of the Board may be called and notice of the date, time, location and purpose of any special meetings will be published in the Dayton Daily News and as a part of the Library's web site. Any changes to the date, time and location of a regular meeting will also be on our website.

The general public is welcome to attend all meetings of the Board. Comments by visitors or by the general public are also welcome. If you wish to be added to the agenda, please contact the library at 937.463.2665 at least twenty-four hours in advance.

Meet Our Leadership

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Executive Director
Tim Kambitsch
dan mdFiscal Officer & Finance Office Manager
Dave Hess

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Meet our Board (click the photos for biographies): Jeanne Holihan, Glenn Bower, Arlinda Vaughn, Carl Kennebrew, Barbara Hayde, Marguerite (Margot) LeBreton Merz, Elaine Zimmers Johnson

 

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Board Meeting Minutes and Upcoming Meeting Dates

Board Meetings 2017

  • January 25, 2017
    at New Lebanon
  • February 15, 2017
    at Kettering Moraine
  • March 11, 2017 - Special Meeting
  • March 15, 2017 at Brookville
  • April 19, 2017 at Northwest
  • May 17, 2017 at Vandalia
  • June 21, 2017 at Trotwood
  • July 19, 2017 at Miamisburg
  • August – no regular meeting
  • September 20, 2017 at Main
  • October 18, 2017 at Main
  • November 15, 2017 at Main
  • December 20, 2017 at Main

Board Minutes 2016

Past Minutes by Year

Dayton Metro Library Records Commission Meeting
The Dayton Metro Library Records Commission is required by law to meet annually. The annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at the Trotwood Branch Library, 651 E. Main St, Trotwood, Ohio.
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