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


Today at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


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


Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…


Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…


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


Today at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


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


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


Today at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Today at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Picture Bingo for ages 5-12. …


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your device and get assistance installing the library's apps for e-books,…


Today at Brookville (2:45 PM)
It's a robot invasion! Take our Sphero 'bots for a spin and teach them tricks. A…


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


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· T…


Today at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Use our LEGOs to build your own creation or work together with your friends. We …


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Come sample one of Dayton Metro Library's Maker Kits.  January: Computer, F…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…


Today at Wilmington (5:30 PM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…


Today at W. Carrollton (6:00 PM)
Participants in this 6 week collage-journaling class for adults 55+, led by teac…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Kids ages 8-12. …


Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Participants increase skills in decision making related to nutrition, stretching…


Today at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Belmont (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Tabl…


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Vandalia (7:00 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents an…

           

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 by 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 parking lots.

Patron comfort and safety requires petitioners to remain at least 25 ft. away from doorways.

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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