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Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Main Library (12:00 PM)
In June, the world honors the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of …


Today at Main Library (1:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Electra Doren (1:00 PM)
Adult video gamers can take it to the next level (or try to make it to the next …


Today at Kettering (3:00 PM)
Winged reptiles, marine reptiles, and dinosaurs, do you know the difference&midd…


Today at New Lebanon (3:00 PM)
Choose from one of our topics and have your own private class.  These class…


Today at Electra Doren (3:00 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games talking about anything or nothing at all, and…


Monday at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Monday at Main Library (10:00 AM)
Internet Applied Let's learn how to navigate the World Wide Web. Internet A…


Monday at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


Monday at Main Library (10:00 AM)
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro LibraryBegin your preparation for the H…


Monday at Northwest (11:30 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Monday at Madden Hills (11:30 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


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


Monday at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…


Monday at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Each week we'll have a different way to use our creativity and make something.&n…


Monday at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Teens/Tweens will become DJ's and mix beats/music to create a unique sounds.…


Monday at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Monday at Miamisburg (2:00 PM)
Paint rocks with fun designs and decorate a paper mache box for storing your tre…


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. To…


Monday at Northwest (2:30 PM)
Let your voice be heard! Join your peers in producing an original podcast. Parti…


Monday at Madden Hills (2:30 PM)
Math is fun! Come and experience new and innovate ways to learn about Math and …


Monday at Northwest (2:30 PM)
Math is fun! Come and experience new and innovate ways to learn about Math and …


Monday at Northwest (2:30 PM)


Monday at Madden Hills (2:30 PM)
Math really can be fun! Experience new and innovate ways to learn about Math and…


Monday at East (3:00 PM)
Join us for Teen Tech Time as we engage in an hour of coding!…


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


Monday at Main Library (5:30 PM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Monday at Main Library (6:00 PM)
Computer Basics Now that you have mastered the mouse, let's learn the basic…


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

           

Code 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. REGULATIONS

    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.
    1. 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.
    1. 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
    2. The Library reserves the right to restrict the use of its facilities and premises to persons who do not abide by the Library’s Code 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.

             

    (PS 310) Last Reviewed/Revised:  10/01/2017

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