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Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…

Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to …

Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

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

Today at Northmont (1:00 PM)
Team up with friends and build a fort. …

Today at Brookville (1:00 PM)
Join us for Gaga Ball, the latest in dodge ball, and other fun games! Ages 6-12.…

Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Come play in the video game tournament! Super Smash Brothers! 2K! and more. Snac…

Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Today at Wilmington (1:30 PM)
Build your own DIY wooden craft at the Library! This program is made possible by…

Today at Northwest (1:30 PM)
Each week we'll have a different way to use our creativity and make something. &…

Today at Trotwood (2:00 PM)
Did you know you can build a dance· You can! Dancer, choreographer and ed…

Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Have fun making delicious, fruity & healthy smoothies.  We provide the …

Today at Miamisburg (2:00 PM)
Build a fun filled Thursday afternoon with games, crafts, and more. Explore a ne…

Today at Miami Twp. (2:00 PM)

Today at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Have you ever heard of the street artists Banksy or Swoon· Did you know w…

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

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 Brookville (3:30 PM)
This Gaga Ball session is for teens only! Experience the newest version of …

Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Do you love the game Pictionary·  We are taking that general concept…

Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us as we let our geek flags fly in crafty ways!…

Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Meet with other creative people at the Creativity Cafe. We will showcase project…

Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
The summer theme  is Build a Better World, so each Thursday this summer, al…

Today at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
For kids in grades K-6 to explore, discover, and learn this summer. Enjoy fun ga…

Today at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
Test your Minecraft survival skills at the library! Please register for only on…

Today at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Put your problem solving skills to the test and break out of the library - can y…

Today at Northmont (6:00 PM)
Join artist Jaime Ferguson for a beginner watercolor class where you will create…

Today at Brookville (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…

Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
In this final installment in the Life's Work series, Dean Waggenspack will discu…

Today at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Seed bombs are a great way to plant colorful wildflowers in places you don't no…

Today at Trotwood (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs, and activities for parents an…


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



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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