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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.

What's your favorite eResource from DML? Overdrive ebooks? music and more on Hoopla? Magazines on Zinio? Or maybe there's a database you love. Let us know for a chance to win Your Weekend Read - a preview copy of a recently released book.

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Preschool Storytime
Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

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

Word Basics
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word.  We wil…

GaGa Ball!
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
We have a GaGa Pit! Join us to play GaGa Ball, an easy, fun, fast moving, energe…

Teen Chaos: Armstrong Air + Space Museum
Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
It takes more than a love for space to become an astronaut.  You have to be…

Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Teen Gaming
Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Come to the library for video games on the big screen, snacks, and your favorite…

Little Champs Five Senses Olympics
Today at East (3:30 PM)
There will be five activities (one for each sense) for each child and caregiver …

Video games + Football Ice cream Sandwiches at the Hoover Street Cafe
Today at Westwood (3:45 PM)
Teens its Ice Cream sandwiches and football fun!!! Create football Ice cream san…

T-Shirt Decorating
Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
You provide a pre-washed (no softener) white t-shirt (or pillow case) and we'll …

Teen Book Club
Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
We're reading great stuff - something different every month! Come in a few …

Morning Story Time!
Tomorrow at Vandalia (10:00 AM)
Ages 3 - 8. Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities d…

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

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Kettering (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

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

Babies & Books
Tomorrow at Northmont (11:30 AM)
Parents or caregivers, bring your little ones for stories, songs, nursery rhymes…

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

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

Tied in Knots
Tomorrow at Brookville (1:00 PM)
Learn how to tie different types of knots that are great for camping, wrapping…

Astronaut Training
Tomorrow at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
See if you are fit enough to be an astronaut. Participate in some fun fitness ac…

T-Shirt Decorating
Tomorrow at Northmont (1:00 PM)
Decorate a t-shirt for the Summer Challenge theme "On Your Mark, Get Set!"  …

You Are What You Eat!
Tomorrow at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Have fun with food and stuff: games, crafts, experiments, and more.  Grades…

Leapfrogs Storytime
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Stories, music and more! Groups please register in advance. For children ages 4-…

Turnabout Thursday
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Join Ms. Winnie for a summer time cooling with games and crafts.  …

Thursday Fun
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (2:00 PM)
Get ready for an action-packed Thursday afternoon with games, crafts, and more c…

Challenge Club
Tomorrow at EC Doren (2:00 PM)
Calling all elementary students to join Challenge Club! Sign up for the Summer C…

Craft Cool Down
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (2:00 PM)
Cool down in the Library with crafts from 2-3 pm on Thursdays during the Summer …

           

Welcome to our brand new web site!

Check out our updated look! This new site is designed to work on lots of different devices, from phones to tablets to computers.

Unfortunately, our old website was compromised with malicious code and had to be taken down in late February. Rebuilding the various sections of the old site takes time - some features are easier to bring back than others.

The following features are available to you now:
• Research and Databases (including Dayton Remembers images)
• Catalog and My Account
• Locations and Hours
• About Us - policies and procedures
• Pay Your Fines on the Web
• Downloadable Ebooks and Audio Books
• KnowItNow – online answers from a librarian
• Spotlight on Your Library – schedule of activities for all ages
• Zinio – our brand new service for downloading current magazines

We are working to rebuild our Searchable Events Calendar.

Because of their complexity, some things will take a little longer to bring back. These include the Newly Ordered and Most Requested Books, Movies and Music (one of the more popular sections of our website) the Kids and Teens pages, Dayton Obituaries, and others.

The library's catalog and accounts were not compromised, and your account information remains secure.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to work on our website. We'll eventually have it all back up and running and better than ever!

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