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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.

Celebrate the day of Edgar Allan Poe's birth by creating your own raven and mini-Poe.

Raven Papercraft http://ravensblight.com/raven.html

Little Papercraft Poe http://www.deviantart.com/art/Edgar-Allan-Poe-603664959 https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/videos/10154063132551604/
Parade for Governor James M. Cox upon winning the governorship for the great state of Ohio in 1912 and taking office in 1913. #tbt https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10154057673991604/?type=3

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


Today at Vandalia (1:00 PM)
Watch artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro prepare glass for creating mosaics an…


Today at Northwest (2:30 PM)
Learn how to keep your heart healthy and your blood pressure within a normal ran…


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse, let's learn the basics of how the computer…


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


Today at East (3:30 PM)
Celebrate the end of the week by playing games and making crafts. …


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


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (9:30 AM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Why is everyone taking about it· What is it· Are you that person t…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:30 AM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …


Tomorrow at Trotwood (11:30 AM)
Read and discuss popular books.  Participants should be in grade 6-12. Memb…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:30 AM)
  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· T…


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


Tomorrow at Vandalia (3:30 PM)
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Qu…


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


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


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


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


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. To…


Monday at W. Carrollton (2:00 PM)
Did you get a new device over the holidays and need help using it to access our …


Monday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word.  W e wi…


Monday at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Qu…


Monday at Main (3:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…


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


Monday at Vandalia (3:30 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


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


Monday at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
Are you a maker·  Do you like to build things·  Do you l…


Monday at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Sharpen your writing skills with a published writer and author of 8 books includ…


Monday at Huber Heights (5:00 PM)
Come get your questions answered in a friendly and welcoming environment!  …

           

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, Carl Kennebrew, Barbara Hayde, Margot Merz and 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 15, 2017 at Brookville
  • April 19, 2017 at Northwest
  • May 17, 2017 at Vandalia
  • June 21, 2017 at Main
  • July 19, 2017 at Main
  • 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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