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Events (view all)

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

Wiggle Worms Storytime
Today at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Today at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We'll read stor…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Hook, Needle + Stitch
Today at Trotwood (2:00 PM)
If you use a needle to crochet, knit or cross-stitch, we have a group for you! N…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

The Ribbon
Today at Main (6:00 PM)
No more toolbars or drop down menus, there's just the Ribbon. Prerequisite for o…

Game Night!
Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats.  Ages 5-12…

Kids + Money
Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Many people agree that we have a financial literacy crisis due to the lack of ba…

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

Pub-Lit at Brixx
Today at Main (7:00 PM)
Pub-Lit is a book club hosted by the Dayton Metro Library at the Brixx Ice Compa…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

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

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

One on One Computer Classes
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Teen Afterschool Meetup
Tomorrow at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…

Anime Club
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Calling all otaku! Join other anime fans in grades 7-12 for our monthly anime cl…

Teen Advisory Group
Tomorrow at Brookville (3:30 PM)
-          TAG, you're it! Want you…

Captain America: Civil War Party
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Celebrate Captain America: Civil War with crafts and games.  Prizes such as…

Job Seekers- Alternative Paths to Employment
Thursday at Miami Twp. (8:30 AM)
Franchise consultant and business expert Bill Powell of FranNet will address con…

Daydreaming on Paper
Thursday at New Lebanon (9:30 AM)
Participants in this 6 week collage-journaling class for adults 55+, led by teac…

Toddler Storytime
Thursday at Northwest (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Afternoon Book Club
Thursday at Vandalia (1:30 PM)
Stop in for some lively discussion, snacks and fun!  Books will be availabl…

One on One Computer Classes
Thursday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Videogames!!!
Thursday at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Choose from Wii games, or go retro with (original!) Nintendo and Super Nintendo …

Teen Anime Club
Thursday at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Come hang with us otaku-style! Watch an assortment of anime, learn about Japanes…

Crafternoon
Thursday at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Enjoy a unique craft that's different every month. Open to all ages.…

One on One Computer Classes
Thursday at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Teen Advisory Board
Thursday at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Get involved and make a difference!  Earn Community Service hours for schoo…

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Rules of Conduct

Welcome to the Dayton Metro Library.  The library is supported by taxes of the people of Montgomery County who expect our facilities to be clean, comfortable, and safe.  To this end the library has established these Rules of Conduct to protect the rights and safety of library patrons, volunteers, staff, and for preserving and protecting the library’s materials, equipment, facilities, and grounds. The Dayton Metro Library participates in local law enforcement trespass programs.

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
  • Congregating 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, except in approved 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
  • 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
  • Use of areas designated for youth by adults without legitimate need to use resources in those areas
  • Attempt to solicit interaction with any minor by adults

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 may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior.  Failure to comply with a reasonable staff request 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.   

Approved by the Board of Trustees December 19, 2012

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