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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.

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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Today at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, and stories, all to encourage e…

Grants 101
Today at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged wit…

Downloadable: All things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library
Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Burkhardt (10:30 AM)
Support your child's early literacy development at this interactive family story…

Family Storytime
Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Ice Cream Social
Today at Northmont (1:00 PM)
Celebrate a summer of reading with ice cream. While supplies last. …

"Brush Before the Brain"
Today at Miami Twp. (1:00 PM)
"Brush Before the Brain".  Mike Elsas believe that everyone has an artist h…

Yoga for Teens
Today at Trotwood (1:30 PM)
DAY YOGA presents "Get In The Game: "Four Week Yoga Practice" The Teens/Tweens w…

Kids READ
Today at Belmont (1:30 PM)
First to Third Graders -- book some time with the children's librarian! Stop by …

Summer Challenge Wrap Up: Lollipop Puppet Theater
Today at EC Doren (2:00 PM)
Finish up the Summer Challenge by enjoying puppet shows for the whole family!&nb…

Summer Challenge 30 Hours Party!
Today at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Talk to your reading friends and enjoy a snack.   Meet Cosmo, the Dayton Me…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Open Computer Lab
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

Get in the Game: Closing Ceremonies
Today at Miamisburg (3:30 PM)

Dayton Christian Poetry Slam
Today at Northwest (7:00 PM)

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

Computer Basics
Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This hands-on class is for people with little to no computer experience. There w…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Have Fun!
Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Join us for library style Olympics with standing book jump, book bowling, bean b…

Summer Challenge Closing Ceremonies
Monday at East (3:00 PM)
Join us for fun activities and games in the final event of the Summer Challenge.…

Monday Funday: Gaga Ball
Monday at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Everyone is going ga-ga over gaga ball.  This fast paced, high energy game …

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

Teens Make Stuff + Things: Knitting, Etc.
Monday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Teen knitters, crocheters, spinners, and needle workers of all levels invited. C…

Talk Tables
Monday at Main (6:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Book Discussion
Monday at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Come for books, snacks, and conversation.…

Fall in Love with Cuba!
Monday at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
All but closed to Americans for a half a century, Cuba is finally ready for trav…

Family Storytime
Monday at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Talk Tables
Monday at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

New Lebanon Branch Book Club
Monday at New Lebanon (7:00 PM)
Join us for lively discussions on a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles…

Tuesday Morning Storytime
Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

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

           

Toys For Tots Campaign Under Way

Staff and patrons alike are invited to donate NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS at participating libraries between now and December 10. Please consider donating to this historic and respected charity. Here are some cool Toys for Tots trivia:

  • The first donated toy was a handmade doll given to the first campaign in Los Angeles, CA in 1947. 5,000 toys were donated that year.

  • The United States Marine Corps Reserves adopted Toys for Tots and expanded it nationwide in 1948.

  • Walt Disney designed the famous Toys for Tots train logo.

  • Before 1979, Toys for Tots accepted both new and used toys. Reservists refurbished used toys on weekends during October, November and December. From 1980 onward, Marines collect and distribute only new toys.

  • Upon conclusion of the 2012 campaign, Toys for Tots had distributed nearly 16.8 million toys to more than 7 million children.

Libraries participating in the Toys for Tots campaign are as follows, click a library name to find location and contact information:

Belmont - Brookville - Burkhardt - Dayton View - East - E.C. Doren - Huber Heights - Kettering - Main - Miami Township - Northmont - Northtown-Shiloh - Vandalia - West Carrollton - Westwood - Wilmington-Stroop

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