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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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Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Are you looking for a good read·  Learn to use many of the same res…


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 W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
We will be watching some totally retro cartoons from the 1980's and 1990's and h…


Today at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Enjoy this month's movie in the Burkhardt meeting room! Popcorn provided.…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
There are areas in the Atacama Desert where zero rainfall has been recorded in t…


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn this simple method of color block painting and create a beautiful piece of…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Create a cool button to wear with your favorite photos or decorations. Supplies …


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
The Story of Dayton is defined by its people. Soon after the Treaty of Greenvil…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


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


Tomorrow at Trotwood (10:30 AM)
A special time just for toddlers to listen to stories and songs, socialize, buil…


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:30 AM)


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


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Celebrate the start of the Summer Challenge by building with LEGO! We'll provid…


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


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


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


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


Tomorrow at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Build your vocabulary and literacy skills with a game of Word Bingo! This game u…


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


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


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse, let's learn the basics of how the computer…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (5:30 PM)
Tabletop gaming at the Township library for players between 8 and 80.  Play…

           

Using the New Health Insurance Marketplace

widgetDayton Metro Library is working with local navigators and certified application counselors who are designated to help people understand and enroll in the new Health Insurance Marketplace set up through the Affordable Care Act, known by some as Obamacare.

The Marketplace, located at www.HealthCare.Gov, was set up to make buying health coverage easier and more affordable. Through the Marketplace people can compare private health insurance plans, choose the best plan to meet their needs, and learn about eligibility for tax credits and cost savings which can significantly reduce the cost of insurance. The amount of savings depends on family income. 

Although Enrollment in the Marketplace is open though March 31, 2014 To avoid a penalty for 2014, everyone needs to have some form of health insurance by March 31, either through an employer, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, the V.A., the Marketplace, or some other approved health insurance plan.

Using the New Health Insurance Marketplace will be presented at the Dayton Metro Library through March 31 by Helping Hands Comcare and by Samaritan Homeless Clinic. 

Using the New Health Insurance Marketplace

With Navigators from Helping Hands Comcare
Please register by calling Helping Hands at 937-268-2048.

To determine cost savings and enroll in the Marketplace, please bring:

  • Social Security numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants);
  • birth dates of self and family/household members
  • income information (such as pay stubs, W-2 forms or "Wage and Tax Statements)
  • policy numbers for any current health insurance
  • information about any health insurance they or their family could get from their jobs

In addition to the programs through the library, information and enrollment assistance is available at:

www.HealthCare.Gov and
Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596
(TTY 1-855-889-4325)
and through local assisters.

Local in-person assistance is available through:

  • Helping Hands Community Outreach Center: 937-268-2048
  • Community Health Centers: 937-586-9733 ext 1034 or 1035
  • Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County: 937-225-4505
  • Samaritan Homeless Clinic: 937- 461-1376

Marketplace or Expanded Medicaid?

The uninsured have two new options for health insurance coverage in Ohio now– the Health Insurance Marketplace or Expanded Medicaid.

Who is newly eligible for Medicaid coverage?

Beginning January 1, 2014, additional Ohio residents will become eligible for Medicaid coverage. This group includes adults between the ages of 19 to 64, who are under 138%* FPL and are not eligible under another category of Medicaid, as well as parents from 91-138% FPL. In addition, the new rules discontinue use of assets tests in determining Medicaid eligibility.

Family income determine which option to use:

In general, if income falls between 138% and 400% of the FPL (Federal Poverty Level), you qualify to save money on insurance premiums through the Health Insurance Marketplace at www.HealthCare.Gov   The lower the income within these ranges, the more saved. (The amounts below are based on 2013 numbers and are likely to be slightly higher in 2014.)

  • $15,856 to $45,960 for individuals
  • $21,404 to $62,040 for a family of 2
  • $26,952 to $78,120 for a family of 3
  • $32,499 to $94,200 for a family of 4
  • $38,047 to $110,280 for a family of 5
  • $43,594 to $126,360 for a family of 6
  • $49.142 to $142,440 for a family of 7
  • $54,689 to $158,520 for a family of 8

If income falls below the lower amount shown (138% of FPL), you will probably qualify for Ohio's newly expanded Medicaid. Go to  http://www.benefits.ohio.gov/  to learn more and enroll or call the Ohio Medicaid Hotline at 800-324-8680. To complete an application with the help of a caseworker, go to Montgomery County Jobs & Family Services at 1111 Edwin C. Moses Suite 281 in the Job Mall, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

 http://medicaid.ohio.gov/FOROHIOANS/GetCoverage/WhoQualifies/ExtensionFAQ.aspx

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