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Meet Julie Buchanan! Julie is our new Programming Manager, but not new to us… she’s been at DML for over 15 years! As Programming Manager, Julie plans to bring creative, educational, and innovative programs like the Local Author Event to showcase our writing talent, The Big Read for our avid readers, and the Summer Challenge to keep kids reading all summer long! Outside of work, Julie enjoys traveling and knitting. https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr… Every DML location will have both League of Women Voters of Dayton OH volunteers and staff on hand to verify registration status and update voter registrations today. #VoterRegistrationDay https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr…

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

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

Preschool Storytime
Today at Vandalia (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…

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

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

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

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

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Internet Basics for Senior Citizens
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Preschool Storytime
Today at EC Doren (2:00 PM)
Stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develop the langua…

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

Post-It Note Art Show Reception
Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Check out the tiny artwork and enjoy some light refreshments!…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Minecraft
Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Join us for an afternoon of Minecraft.  If you have never played before, co…

Throw Back Thursday: Teen Role Playing Games
Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
We are traveling back in time to play our favorite role playing games from the p…

Nerdfighter Night
Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will…

Teen Gaming
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…

Games, Glitter, Puzzles & Coloring Fun. Thursdays at Westwood
Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Pick and play your favorite board game, cards or puzzle; make and take a craft; …

Minecraft Lab
Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
Love Minecraft? So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the library! W…

Teen Hangout
Today at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Our meeting room is reserved every Thursday as a place for teens to hangout.Tabl…

Women's Only Self Defense: Worst Case Scenarios
Today at Burkhardt (6:00 PM)
Professional trainers from Tenbears Martial Arts Academy will instruct female pa…

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

Preschool Storytime
Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Dramatic Tables for the Holidays
Today at Northmont (6:00 PM)
Fabulous Dramatic Tables for the HolidaysCreate spectacular center focus for you…

Ukulele Basics
Today at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Learn the basics of playing the uke in this three week series with your ukulele-…

Homework Help
Today at EC Doren (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to stude…

           

Displaying and Distributing Materials

  1. POLICY
    The Dayton Metro Library may allow materials from community organizations and individuals to be displayed in a designated area for distribution to area residents.  Programs and events publicized through the library’s community-information areas should be compatible with the library’s purpose of providing educational, cultural, recreational, and information services to the community.  The presence of a brochure, flyer, or any other notice in the library does not necessarily indicate that the library either advocates or endorses the viewpoints expressed.
     
  2. REGULATIONS
    The following non-library materials will not be accepted for display or distribution:
    • Posters and flyers designed for wall, board, or sign displays.
       
    • Materials exclusively promoting commercial products or services that have less than 50% informational or educational content. 
       
    • Materials larger than 8.5” x 11”. *Note:  Free newspapers or publications that fall outside these parameters that represent a formal partnership may be approved on a case-by case bases.  Large format materials approved for display must be supplied in self-contained display stands or kits.
       
    • Campaign literature for a political candidate. *Note: Non-partisan political materials that provide information on ballot issues only may be approved for display.
  3. PROCEDURES
    1. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at, or distributed by, the Main Library must be approved by the External Relations Department.
       
    2. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at a branch library, must be approved by the Branch Library Manager.
       
    3. Approval will be given based upon the limitations of display space, the timeliness of the material, and the relevance of the material to the civic, educational, informational, cultural, recreational, or vocational life of the community.  Local organizations and events may be given preference.
       
    4. The Library will designate space for display of approved materials at each location and reserves the right to limit quantities.
       
    5. Library employees are responsible for placing materials for public display or distribution.  Materials are not to be posted by persons not employed by the Dayton Metro Library.
       
    6. Each library location reserves the right to post and remove items based on its own schedule. Materials posted without approval will be removed.
       
    7. No organization or individual may advertise that its materials are available at the Library unless this has been cleared with the Branch Library Manager/External Relations Manager in advance.
       
    8. The External Relations Department may distribute approved non-library materials to each Library Branch through regular library delivery, free of charge.  The Library will not make copies of materials for distribution.
       

Policy Approved, July 1, 2015

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