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Kids ages 10-14 can learn how to knit in this 4-part series at the Trotwood branch. Register here: http://bit.ly/2dbpx5E. http://daytonmetrolibrary.org/news/… Upcoming seed swapping & sharing programs at the new Brookville branch: http://bit.ly/2cyrk3s https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr…

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


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Sharing pictures, submitting resume or turning in homework online, at some point…


Today at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
This party is all about Pokemon!  We will go on a Pokemon safari using the …


Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…


Today at Belmont (5:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can …


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making  the craft of the week!  All material…


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


Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Sing songs, read stories and enjoy a craft or activity. Geared toward children …


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…


Tomorrow at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks celebrate the annual seed swap a…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Everything can now be done online; from applying for jobs to paying your bills. …


Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
 Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for paren…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Dialogue can sink an otherwise promising story and good dialogue can make a medi…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Body language tells a story-what does yours say about you· Strike a pose …


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity t…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (2:30 PM)
Getting organized can be a confidence booster, but emotions and personality tra…


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


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


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


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


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


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Have you had our Beginning Internet class·  Would you like to know …


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


Monday at Main (3:00 PM)
The Ribbon: No more toolbars or drop down menus, there's just the Ribbon. Prere…


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


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


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Teen knitters, crocheters, spinners, and needle workers of all levels invited. C…


Monday at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …


Monday at Main (6:00 PM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…

           

Rules of Conduct

  1. POLICY
    Dayton Metro Library strives to provide a clean, comfortable and safe environment for patrons and staff, and to protect facilities, equipment and materials.  Conduct that violates the safety of others, threatens to damage property, or disturbs the comfortable atmosphere of the facility are prohibited.  Failure to comply with a reasonable request from staff or guards may result in an individual being required to leave Library premises.  Repeated and blatant disregard of the Library’s Rules of Conduct may result in banishment from Library facilities or arrest and prosecution.

  2. PROCEDURES
    1. If a patron complains about the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of another patron, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.

    2. If a staff member or guard becomes aware that the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of a patron is inappropriate, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.

    3. The following behaviors and actions are examples of conduct not allowed on Library property:

      Conduct which disturbs others or interferes with any person’s comfort or safety
      •    Be disruptive, disorderly, use profanity, verbally or physically threaten or harass patrons or staff
      •    Use cell phones or play audio equipment in a loud or disturbing manner
      •    Run or walk in a manner that disturbs others
      •    View sexually explicit images on the Internet or violate the Library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy
      •    Sleep
      •    Panhandle or solicit for sales or charity
      •    Petition or distribute non-Library approved materials
      •    Congregate on Library premises in a manner which obstructs access or interferes with use of Library facilities or services or where such activity may result in an unsafe or intimidating environment.

      Conduct towards Library property and facilities
      •    Steal, destroy, deface or abuse Library facilities or property
      •    Eat or drink in restricted areas
      •    Fail to dispose of trash in proper receptacles

      Conduct relating to personal property
      •    Leave packages, backpacks, luggage, or any other personal item unattended
      •    Enter Library buildings with backpacks or luggage which measure more than 18”W x 18”H x 24”D

      Conduct which violates local, state, and federal statutes
      •    Possess anything that is unsafe, including firearms or other weapons
      •    Smoke or use tobacco products inside the building, in outdoor Library gardens and reading areas or within twenty five feet of an entrance or operable window.
      •    Be under the influence, consume, or possess alcohol or illegal substances
      •    Violate any local ordinance or state or federal statute

      Conduct relating to health and hygiene
      •    Show signs of offensive hygiene issues, including body odor and infestation
      •    E-cigarettes and  spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew, and snuff, in any form
      •    Bathe or clean personal items
      •    Enter Library premises without shirt or shoes
      •    Bring into the Library pets or animals other than certified service animals necessary for those with disabilities

      Conduct relating to children
      •    Leave children eight years and under unattended
      •    Attempt to solicit interaction with any minor by adults

    4. The Library reserves the right to restrict the use of its facilities and premises to persons who do not abide by the Library’s Rules of Conduct.  Library personnel or guards may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior.  Library staff or guards may ask adults using spaces intended for youth to vacate as needed.

Approved by the Board of Trustees July 21, 2016

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