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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (12:00 AM)
Bring your Tablets, iPhones or Androids devices in to get help downloading books…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read s…


Tomorrow at Kettering (12:00 PM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. To…


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Decorate cookies and make a holiday craft. For ages 5-12 …


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Pick up the book of the month, read it, and come talk about it at the monthly me…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Here's a club with exclusive membership for readers in grades 5-8. Have some sn…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (5:00 PM)
Have you ever read to a dog· Or a cat· Or a... gecko· Kids …


Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Learn about the risk factors of heart disease, those you can change and those yo…


Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come use the watercolor bot to draw using a computer. Regular watercolor paint a…


Tomorrow at Main (6:00 PM)
If you own an iPad, iPod or iPhone this class will help you understand Apples cu…


Tomorrow at Westwood (6:00 PM)
Boot Title: The Snow Child, by Eowyn IveyCopies of the book will be available at…


Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Join us for a fun adult art party featuring an evening of creative coloring and …


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
A book club for kids in 3rd and 4th grades. Join us for book discussion, snacks…


Tomorrow at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Listen to a holiday story and craft a pretty ornament for your tree. Ages 6-12. …


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (7:00 PM)
Come for books, snacks, and fun! Copies of each book will be available in advanc…


Tuesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…


Tuesday at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tuesday at Main (12:00 PM)
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery …


Tuesday at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tuesday at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tuesday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Share ideas with other homeschooling parents, and bring a book to swap! We will …


Tuesday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity t…


Tuesday at Brookville (2:45 PM)
Do you like to play video games· They're even more fun with friends. We'l…

           

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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