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Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art and some part making.  …


Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Board games, Legos, puzzles and craft supplies all available for afternoon fun a…


Tomorrow at Main (11:30 AM)
Bring your lunch, a book or a friend and enjoy live musical performances at the …


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


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


Saturday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making  the craft of the week!  All material…


Saturday at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Meditation for Beginners is a guided 12-17 minute meditative practice created by…


Saturday at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each c…


Saturday at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Can't find time to work on your favorite craft project·  Join the Ne…


Saturday at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Coloring is a relaxing activity, especially for adults. Come out and treat yours…


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


Monday at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


Monday at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Mrs. Claus will be here for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities de…


Monday at Huber Heights (12:30 PM)
Are you a Mahjong player or interested in learning· Mahjong (pronounced m…


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization servic…


Monday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Monday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


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


Monday at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


Monday at Main (3:00 PM)
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. …


Monday at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at Miamisburg (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


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


Monday at Huber Heights (5:00 PM)
Every year, participants in National Novel Writing Month attempt to complete a …


Monday at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
Come watch blockbuster movies for free!…


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


Monday at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
After taking Word Basics, or if you already have a working knowledge of Word Bas…

           

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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