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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…

           

Petitioning Inside and Outside the Library

Policy

Circulating petitions for signature outside of the library but on library property, such as the parking lot, is considered free speech and protected by the First Amendment.

Circulating petitions for signature in the library is prohibited. It disturbs the orderly operation of the library and may make some patrons feel harassed.  Also, it may give the appearance that the library is supporting a specific cause or issue.

Regulations

All library facilities, including branches and the main library of the Dayton Metro Library are considered limited public forums and therefore provide access and use of designated library spaces to the general public. However that access and use is limited to library purposes and approved activities.

Library exterior spaces are considered public forums and petitioners are not restricted from seeking signatures within the guidelines established for this policy.

Restrictions and prohibitions to petitioners apply to all paid and volunteer canvassers for candidates, partisan or non-partisan, and petitions to get issues on the ballot or those simply those seeking support for a cause or issue. This policy is content-neutral and applies to all regardless of the candidate, issue or cause.

 

Guidelines

Petitioners may offer literature to individuals; however, petitioners are prohibited from placing leaflets on vehicles in library’s parking lot.

Patron comfort and safety requires petitioners to observe the same 25 ft. limit from doorways as is required of smokers.

Petitioners may not block doorways, prevent patrons from getting in or out of cars, use abusive language or behave in any way which is harassing or intimidating.

Petitioners must stay clear of traffic lanes and vehicular entrances.

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