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Main Library Fun Fact: We have nearly 3 miles of fixed shelving!

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In this issue of Nonprofit Focus: The Main Library Grand Opening, Dayton Foundation grants, library programs, and more.

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Summer Challenge
Launch - Connecting you to job skills & resources

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Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to …


Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


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


Today at Brookville (1:00 PM)
What tools do animals use in order to make their homes· A representative …


Today at Northmont (1:00 PM)
Decorate a t-shirt for the Summer Challenge theme "Build a Better World!"  …


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Dancer, choreographer and educator Beth Wright helps young children build confid…


Today at Wilmington (1:30 PM)
Build your vocabulary and literacy skills with a game of word BINGO! This game …


Today at Northwest (1:30 PM)
Each week we'll have a different way to use our creativity and make something. &…


Today at Trotwood (2:00 PM)
Join us for a family-friendly movie and popcorn.…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers. …


Today at Miamisburg (2:00 PM)
Build a fun filled Thursday afternoon with games, crafts, and more. Explore a ne…


Today at Miami Twp. (2:00 PM)


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 Brookville (3:30 PM)
Take yarn made from old plastic bags and crochet it into fabulous accessories!…


Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Charles Nick from The Wright Cup will teach teens how to make the perfect cup of…


Today at East (3:30 PM)
Solve puzzles with friends to break open the safe and reveal the prize inside.…


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us as we play new games on the Xbox One!…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Join other Minecrafters in the Burkhardt meeting room and play Minecraft!  …


Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
The summer theme  is Build a Better World, so each Thursday this summer, al…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come play video games and board games. Snacks will be provided!…


Today at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Play Minecraft at the library with us! Computer…


Today at Brookville (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Get started in calligraphy with an introduction to the "italic" hand, one of the…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
A recounting of the 1913 flood in the five counties north of Dayton; Dark…


Today at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Start your carts! Learn the basics of 'not-so-extreme' couponing for building yo…


Today at Trotwood (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs, and activities for parents an…


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Spend time playing and chatting with Ms. Becky in the Story Corner.  We'll …

           

To Share or Not to Share


Preschoolers are learning to delay gratification, control their impulses, and to sometimes share their possessons.  You can help your little ones improve these skills by letting them know you understand their feelings and care about what they want.  Once they feel heard, be clear about your expectations of what is acceptable.   You might be able to avoid meltdowns, by attempting to give them them some control over the situation.  Try asking if they would like to give up their toy in five or ten minutes.  Let them set a timer with your help.

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