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Events (view all)


Tomorrow at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Tomorrow at Main Library (10:00 AM)
Email BasicsWhether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with fami…


Tomorrow at Main Library (10:00 AM)
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro LibraryBegin your preparation for the H…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO· Join the club! Build a new LEGO creation each week. The libra…


Tomorrow at Northwest (11:30 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (11:30 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (11:30 AM)
Foster an early love of art with storytime at Rosewood Gallery!  A libraria…


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


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Each week we'll have a different way to use our creativity and make something.&n…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Tomorrow at Belmont (2:00 PM)
Learn about sounds on Earth and in space. Explore music with Boomwhackers - diff…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (2:30 PM)
Learn the fundamentals of dance through hip-hop and other various dance styles. …


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:30 PM)
Let your voice be heard! Join your peers in producing an original podcast. Parti…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:30 PM)
Math is fun! Come and experience new and innovate ways to learn about Math and …


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:30 PM)
Math is fun! Come and experience new and innovate ways to learn about Math and …


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:30 PM)


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:30 PM)
Math really can be fun! Experience new and innovate ways to learn about Math and…


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


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Eat popcorn and enjoy this month's movie!…


Tomorrow at Main Library (5:30 PM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…


Tomorrow at Main Library (6:00 PM)
DML Databases: Learning and ExploringGet a quick introduction to six valuable da…


Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Activi…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Watch movies newly released to DVD at the Library!! Bring pillows and/or blanket…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (6:30 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Time is your opportunity to get a…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Think the library is just books· Think again - the library has a wealth o…


Tomorrow at Main Library (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Dads! Bring your daughters, a brush, a comb, and an assortment of hair ties and …


Tomorrow at Trotwood (7:00 PM)
Presenter: Sheena Duncan, Youth Program Coordinator, Montgomery County ADAMHS …

           

Code of Conduct

  1. POLICY
    Dayton Metro Library strives to provide a clean, comfortable and safe environment for patrons and staff, and to protect facilities, equipment and materials.  Conduct that violates the safety of others, threatens to damage property, or disturbs the comfortable atmosphere of the facility are prohibited.  Failure to comply with a reasonable request from staff or guards may result in an individual being required to leave Library premises.  Repeated and blatant disregard of the Library’s Rules of Conduct may result in banishment from Library facilities or arrest and prosecution.  
  2. REGULATIONS

    1. If a patron complains about the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of another patron, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.
    1. If a staff member or guard becomes aware that the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of a patron is inappropriate, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.
    1. The following behaviors and actions are examples of conduct not allowed on Library property:

        Conduct which disturbs others or interferes with any person’s comfort or safety

      • Be disruptive, disorderly, use profanity, verbally or physically threaten or harass patrons or staff
      • Use cell phones or play audio equipment in a loud or disturbing manner
      • Run or walk in a manner that disturbs others
      • View sexually explicit images on the Internet or violate the Library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy
      • Sleep
      • Panhandle or solicit for sales or charity
      • Petition or distribute non-Library approved materials
      • Congregate on Library premises in a manner which obstructs access or interferes with use of Library facilities or services or where such activity may result in an unsafe or intimidating environment.

      Conduct towards Library property and facilities

      • Steal, destroy, deface or abuse Library facilities or property
      • Eat or drink in restricted areas
      • Fail to dispose of trash in proper receptacles

      Conduct relating to personal property

      • Leave packages, backpacks, luggage, or any other personal item unattended
      • Enter Library buildings with backpacks or luggage which measure more than 18”W x 18”H x 24”D

      Conduct which violates local, state, and federal statutes

      • Possess anything that is unsafe, including firearms or other weapons
      • Smoke or use tobacco products inside the building, in outdoor Library gardens and reading areas or within twenty five feet of an entrance or operable window.
      • Be under the influence, consume, or possess alcohol or illegal substances
      • Violate any local ordinance or state or federal statute

      Conduct relating to health and hygiene

      • Show signs of offensive hygiene issues, including body odor and infestation
      • E-cigarettes and spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew, and snuff, in any form
      • Bathe or clean personal items
      • Enter Library premises without shirt or shoes
      • Bring into the Library pets or animals other than certified service animals necessary for those with disabilities

      Conduct relating to children

      • Leave children eight years and under unattended
      • Attempt to solicit interaction with any minor by adults
    2. The Library reserves the right to restrict the use of its facilities and premises to persons who do not abide by the Library’s Code of Conduct.  Library personnel or guards may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior.  Library staff or guards may ask adults using spaces intended for youth to vacate as needed.

             

    (PS 310) Last Reviewed/Revised:  10/01/2017

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