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Events (view all)

Toddler Storytime
Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Babies & Books
Today at Northmont (11:30 AM)
Parents or caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs,…

Leapfrogs Storytime
Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Stories, music and more! Groups please register in advance. For children ages 4-…

Computer & Mouse Basics
Today at Trotwood (1:30 PM)
Learn the fundamentals of the computer and an operating system. The class will c…

The Cloud
Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Why is everyone taking about it? What is it? Are you that person that just looks…

Instant Recess
Today at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Refresh, rejuvenate and just have fun with a 10 minute break to stretch your mus…

Cupcake Decorating Contest
Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Join us as we Cupcake Decorating Contest!  The teens of Kettering will be c…

Flowers + Butterflies For Mother
Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
-          Need a gift for Mother's…

Teen Hangout
Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Whether you need a place to do homework, a space for creative writing or art pro…

Grants 101
Today at EC Doren (4:00 PM)
Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged wit…

Nerdfighter Night
Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
A weekly gathering where teens can openly be nerds. A community of such concentr…

Games + Glitter, Thursdays at Westwood.
Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Come in out of the cold, munch on some tasty popcorn and get your game on.  …

Teen Cafe
Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends.…

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

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

Short Hops: Dayton's Age of Interurbans
Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
The interurban, also known as the "traction," was an electrically powered tr…

Teen Game & Craft Night
Today at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
Spend time with friends and play chess, checkers, cards or video games. Feeling …

Teen Video Game Night
Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Test your hand-eye coordination against Kettering's best!  Each month stalw…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

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

Instant Recess
Tomorrow at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Refresh, rejuvenate and just have fun with a 10 minute break to stretch your mus…

Author Meet-n-Greet
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
With book lovers from across the nation coming to experience the Dayton Book Exp…

Rainbow Magic Fairy Party
Saturday at Miamisburg (10:30 AM)
Wear your fairy attire if you wish and join us as we celebrate all things fairy …

Superhero Party
Saturday at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Batman, Superman, the Avengers, celebrate all of your favorite superheroes with …

Local Authors Event & the Dayton Book Expo 2016
Saturday at Main (11:00 AM)
The 4th annual Local Authors Event mixes with the Dayton Book Expo at the Ponitz…

Maker Kit Open House: Lasers
Saturday at Miamisburg (1:30 PM)
Drop in and see our Lasers Maker Kit in action! Laser pointers, a fog machine, b…

Windows 10 Basics
Saturday at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Whether you want a preview of Windows 10 or just want to know how to use it more…

National Poetry Month Poetry Slam
Saturday at Huber Heights (3:00 PM)
Send out this year's National Poetry Month with a Poetry Slam!  We'll turn …

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

Social Media Basics
Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Don't know your Facebook from your Snapchat? Does Twitter have you all-a-flutter…

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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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