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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.

Virginia Kistler's #ReImaginingWorks sculpture from the Northwest Branch was featured by this month's issue of CODAMagazine: https://flipboard.com/@codaworx/codamagazine%3A-suspended-in-space-iii-esfu1kmhy https://www.codaworx.com/project/xxxx The new Vandalia, New Lebanon, Brookville, and Northwest branch libraries have received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Today at Vandalia (9:30 AM)
Stop in and watch the Quilts of Valor Foundation volunteers create amazing quilt…


Today at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings performed by Public Health Dayt…


Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
With a mix of songs & puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family!…


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


Today at Brookville (12:00 PM)
Bring your lunch and join us for some fun and educational activities. We'll have…


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)
Perler beads are plastic fusible beads. These colorful beads are usually arrange…


Today at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Be sure to bring in a clean, white cotton t-shirt to decorate with pictures of b…


Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Don't know what to do with your old CDs·  Bring them to the Ketterin…


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 Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come play video games and board games. Snacks will be provided. …


Today at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Teens join us at Electra Doren for the Summer Reading Challenge Kick Off party. …


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)
We are all given the same 24 hours each day, yet many of us go to bed each night…


Today at Huber Heights (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…


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Spend time playing and chatting with Ms. Becky in the Story Corner.  We'll …


Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Once a month teens gather for an hour and a half of mayhem and thumb-jockeying, …


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Designed for individuals living with early stage dementia, this program is open …


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


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


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
A YA book club hosted by the West Carrollton library that is open to anyone in g…

           

Rules 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. PROCEDURES
    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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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
        •  Use tobacco or smoke on Library premises. Smoking within twenty-five (25) feet of any Library building entrance or exit, operable windows and/or air vents.
        •  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

    4. The Library reserves the right to restrict the use of its facilities and premises to persons who do not abide by the Library’s Rules 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 Rules of Conduct - Last Reviewed/Revised:  March 24, 2017 - Download a PDF of this Document

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