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The Vandalia branch is now closed. Attend a special preview party on Thursday 11/17 3:30-6:30pm before the new library opens regular hours on Friday 11/18. It's just next door to the old library!

The dropbox at the old library will remain open through 11/17.…
The Goldfield Cemetary contains what is probably the most famous library-related tombstone.…

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Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
Come in costume to enjoy some not-so-spooky stories, puppet shows, and parade ar…

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

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

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

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

Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers…

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

Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Second of our three part series, learn how to work with data within a Workbook. …

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

Today at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Create your own unique masterpiece with step-by-step instructions. No painting e…

Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Learn how Ohio Ghost Hunters investigates the paranormal! Team members will bri…

Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Create a self portrait that is as unique as you are using mixed media art. We wi…

Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
· Computer & Mouse Basics· Internet & Email Basics·…

Today at Miami Twp. (3:30 PM)
Three Thursdays for three months, September, October, and November, teens will h…

Today at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join the fun at New Leb…

Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
Come join this Cincinnati-based puppet troupe for a 30 minute variety show featu…

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

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

Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Pick and play your favorite board game, cards or puzzle; make and take a craft; …

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

Today at Northmont (5:30 PM)
Celebrate Halloween with stories, crafts, games and treats. This program is for …

Today at W. Carrollton (6:00 PM)
Have a monsterously good time at the library and the West Carrollton Civic Cente…

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

Today at Burkhardt (6:00 PM)
Join us for a 4 week series where you will design and make your own wearable wor…

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

Today at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …

Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
A local amateur ghost hunter will share photos of his investigations at local Da…

Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Easy ways to prepare yourself and your vehicle for the winter weather ahead. Pre…

Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
As poets and artists, our creative narratives are continuously being redefined t…

Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
90 minutes of big screen throwdown!  Join us for cold soda, cool kids, and …


Displaying and Distributing Materials

    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.
    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.
    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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