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


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


Today at Miami Twp. (2:30 PM)
"Nonprofit Law 101: Foundational Basics" seminar   Legal a…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…


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


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Third class of the Computer series "What every computer user should know". Add t…


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Celebrate your favorite fandoms with other superfans! Whether you like Supernatu…


Today at Miami Twp. (3:30 PM)
A no-talent-required art hour to doodle or craft something different each month …


Today at Westwood (3:45 PM)
Teens join us at the Hoover Street Cafe to sample foods from different eras in t…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Did you know dogs love stories· They do - and they don't mind if you make…


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
This class introduces participants to the basics of Microsoft's presentation pro…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (12:00 AM)
Learn interesting facts and important people in a fun game of Black History gues…


Tomorrow at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (10:00 AM)
Join us for an exciting Hand Puppet Show!…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Tomorrow at Main (3:00 PM)
Everything can now be done online; from applying for jobs to paying your bills. …


Tomorrow at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
We'll be doing a different, FUN science experiment or project each time.  N…


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


Tomorrow at East (3:00 PM)
Come in after school to unwind and make a creative craft. Each time we will make…


Tomorrow at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Yes, it will! Join us as we test different ingredients to see if it will waffle!…


Tomorrow at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Make some flair. Show your fandom pride. Whatever you like, come make a button f…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us for a geeky crafting time!…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends. …

           

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
      •    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

    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.

Approved by the Board of Trustees July 21, 2016

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