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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.

All Dayton Metro Library locations are closed today and tomorrow in observance of Memorial Day. We reopen Tuesday morning at 9:30.

There are no further Sunday hours until the Main Library opens in August.

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Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tuesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


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


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


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


Tuesday at Northwest (10:30 AM)


Tuesday at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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 Westwood (1:15 PM)
Join us for outdoor games-corn hole, jump rope, hula-hoop, Frisbee; and indoor f…


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


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


Tuesday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


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


Tuesday at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)


Tuesday at Electra Doren (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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


Tuesday at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Play games, make crafts, explore science activities, or just hang out. Snacks pr…


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


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


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


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


Tuesday at New Lebanon (6:00 PM)
Free beginner yoga classes for adults, ages 18 and up.  Alexandra can't wai…


Tuesday at Kettering (6:30 PM)
In 1905 Dayton's largest employer, the Barney & Smith Car Company, turned to…


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


Wednesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Wednesday at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)


Wednesday at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …


Wednesday at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage e…


Wednesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

           

2013 Poetry Contest Winners

The Dayton Metro Library took submissions in its annual Poetry Contest and below you can find the winning poems. This is the 16th year for the contest, open to residents of Montgomery and adjoining counties (Greene, Miami, Clark, Darke, Preble, Warren and Butler). There were three age categories: Teen (age 13-18), Adult (age 19-59) and Senior (age 60 and over). Winners are selected in each age category, with first place winning $100, second place $75 and third place $50. Prizes are donated by the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library.

A panel of judges read the entries in October, and a Poetry Party was held on November 10, at which the awards were presented.

Poetry Contest - 2013 Winners - Click here to download and read the winning poems.

Senior Category
First Place, Judy A. Johnson
Second Place, Barbara Astor
Third Place, Jude Whelley
Honorable Mention, Betsy M. Hughes
Honorable Mention, Harry Giambrone
Honorable Mention, Susan Iwinski

Adult Category
First Place, Zach Moore
Second Place, Kasey Frantz
Third Place, Melissie Hutchins
Honorable Mention, Colleen Kochensparger
Honorable Mention, Wendy Dereix
Honorable Mention, Heather Latham Miller

Teen Category
First Place, Miranda Fryman
Second Place, Rachel Rosen
Third Place, Bryana Hernandez
Honorable Mention, Christopher Simmons
Honorable Mention, Julie Pardoe
Honorable Mention, Indigo MonBeck

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