Main menu

Catalog Search 

 

Welcome to Your Dayton Metro Library

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.

Adults can get some great stuff during the Summer Challenge, too! https://oh.evanced.info/daytonmetro/…

1 item = magnetic bookmark

15 items = tote bag and drawing for Dayton Dragons tickets

30 items = drawings for Meijer gift card, library umbrella, and Creed DVD

30 items plus 5 programs = drawing for a Kindle Fire https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr…
Experience our Maker Kits firsthand at the Dayton Mini Maker Faire. https://makerfairedayton.com/2016/…

Facebook Logo DaytonMetroLibrary

Virtual Tour of Main
Summer Challenge
Check Out the Arts

itemitemitemitemitemitem

ItemItemItemItemItemItem

ItemItemItemItemItemItem

ItemItemItemItemItemItem

ItemItemItemItemItemItem

ItemItemItemItemItemItem

ItemItemItemItemItemItem

ItemItemItemItemItemItem

ItemItemItemItemItemItem

ItemItemItemItemItemItem

ItemItemItemItemItemItem

Adult

Adult Adult Adult Teen Teen Children

           

Movies + Music (view all)

ItemItemItemItemItemItem

itemitemitemitemitemitem

ItemItemItemItemItemItem

ItemItemItemItemItemItem

Audio

Audio Video Audio Video Audio Video

           

Events (view all)

Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Open Lab
Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Talk Tables
Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Wild Hearts Zoo Animals @ the Library!
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (10:00 AM)
The Wild Hearts Zoo is bringing live animals to the library! Learn all…

PowerPoint Basics
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Learn how to create a PowerPoint slide presentation. Create slides, transitions,…

Reading Buddies
Tomorrow at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

On Your Mark, Get Set, GROW! Garden Club
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
How does your garden grow?  Come to this special summer storytime series to…

The Password
Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Everything can now be done online; from applying for jobs to paying your bills. …

Family Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Family Fun Day @ Wilson Park
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (12:00 PM)
Join us at Wilson Park for a day of fun! There will be food, games, crafts, and …

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at East (1:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

On your mark...Magic!
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (2:00 PM)
Stan the Magic Man will delight us with feats of disbelief. …

Sit, Stay, Come...Basic Dog Training
Tomorrow at Belmont (2:00 PM)
Help your dog become a better pet with basic dog training from professional trai…

New Lebanon Branch Stitchers
Tomorrow at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Work on a project and socialize with other crafters. We welcome all crafters.…

Open Computer Lab
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

Summer Movie Slam
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:30 PM)
Saturdays:  6/25, 7/23.  Enjoy a good movie on special Saturdays at th…

Dayton Christian Poetry Workshop
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:30 PM)
Learn different styles of poetry and the art of the spoken word.…

Coloring + Cookies for Grown-Ups
Tomorrow at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Coloring is a relaxing activity, especially for adults. Come out and treat yours…

Drop-in Sports Lab
Monday at Trotwood (12:00 AM)
Drop in anytime for some self-directed fun with a craft or experiment based on t…

Toddler Time
Monday at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Big fun for little ones! (Ages: 0-3) …

Kids READ
Monday at Belmont (10:00 AM)
First to Third Graders -- book some time with the children's librarian! Stop by …

Adult GED Classes
Monday at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Monday at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

LEGO Club
Monday at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO? Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO creation e…

Paws To Read
Monday at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association. …

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

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

Afternoon Storytime!
Monday at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Ages 3 - 6.  Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activi…

           

Rules of Conduct

Welcome to the Dayton Metro Library.  The library is supported by taxes of the people of Montgomery County who expect our facilities to be clean, comfortable, and safe.  To this end the library has established these Rules of Conduct to protect the rights and safety of library patrons, volunteers, staff, and for preserving and protecting the library’s materials, equipment, facilities, and grounds. The Dayton Metro Library participates in local law enforcement trespass programs.

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
  • Congregating 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, except in approved 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
  • 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
  • Use of areas designated for youth by adults without legitimate need to use resources in those areas
  • Attempt to solicit interaction with any minor by adults

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 may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior.  Failure to comply with a reasonable staff request 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.   

Approved by the Board of Trustees December 19, 2012

© 2014 - 2016 Dayton Metro Library. Site Design by Oxiem. All Rights Reserved - Privacy Policy
(Large DesktopTabletPhone Layout)