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Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

Virginia Kistler's #ReImaginingWorks sculpture from the Northwest Branch was featured by this month's issue of CODAMagazine: https://flipboard.com/@codaworx/codamagazine%3A-suspended-in-space-iii-esfu1kmhy https://www.codaworx.com/project/xxxx The new Vandalia, New Lebanon, Brookville, and Northwest branch libraries have received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Today at Vandalia (9:30 AM)
Stop in and watch the Quilts of Valor Foundation volunteers create amazing quilt…


Today at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings performed by Public Health Dayt…


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


Today at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
With a mix of songs & puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family!…


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


Today at Brookville (12:00 PM)
Bring your lunch and join us for some fun and educational activities. We'll have…


Today at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Perler beads are plastic fusible beads. These colorful beads are usually arrange…


Today at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Be sure to bring in a clean, white cotton t-shirt to decorate with pictures of b…


Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Don't know what to do with your old CDs·  Bring them to the Ketterin…


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us as we let our geek flags fly in crafty ways!…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Meet with other creative people at the Creativity Cafe. We will showcase project…


Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
The summer theme  is Build a Better World, so each Thursday this summer, al…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come play video games and board games. Snacks will be provided. …


Today at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Teens join us at Electra Doren for the Summer Reading Challenge Kick Off party. …


Today at Brookville (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
We are all given the same 24 hours each day, yet many of us go to bed each night…


Today at Huber Heights (6:30 PM)
Seed bombs are a great way to plant colorful wildflowers in places you don't no…


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


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Spend time playing and chatting with Ms. Becky in the Story Corner.  We'll …


Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Once a month teens gather for an hour and a half of mayhem and thumb-jockeying, …


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Designed for individuals living with early stage dementia, this program is open …


Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
A YA book club hosted by the West Carrollton library that is open to anyone in g…

           

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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