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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…

Toddler & Preschool Dance Party
Today at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read s…

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

Pond Life Storytime at Taylorsville!
Today at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Meet at Taylorsville MetroPark Hilltop/Sledding Hill Shelter (S Brown School Rd)…

Internet Basics
Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. Top…

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

Lego Block Party
Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic b…

Homework Club
Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…

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

Talk Tables
Today at Main (6:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills? Talk Tables at th…

Fundamentals of Acting!
Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Teens will learn the basics of acting including voice, behavior, expressions and…

Monday Movie & Popcorn
Today at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Watch a newly released to DVD box office hit movie and enjoy some freshly popped…

Popcorn & A Movie
Today at EC Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m. Call us for the movie titles, and we'…

R.E.A.D. Book Club
Today at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.T…

Scrapbooking + Craft Organization
Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Are your scrapbooking and craft supplies taking over your life?  Tami from …

Wings of Wonder: Native Butterflies of Ohio
Today at W. Carrollton (7:00 PM)
Ohio State Master Gardener, Alicia Kern, has been raising butterflies from eggs …

Story Slamm
Today at Main (7:00 PM)
Come, listen, and participate! 6-8 presenters will each tell a 10 minute story …

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

Internet Basics
Tomorrow at Main (6:00 AM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…

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

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

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

SCORE Small Business Counseling for Veterans
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Belmont (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Brookville (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at EC Doren (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

           

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.

Download a PDF of the entire Policy on Petitioning Inside & Outside the Librarypdf-file-48x48

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