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


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This class with give you some insight to the millions of google search results y…


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


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
It's all about the money at this program!  Kids will earn fake money throug…


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


Tomorrow at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Sharpen your writing skills with a published writer and author of 8 books includ…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammers' tactics are becoming more compl…


Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
HER Realtor Kim Williams will walk participants through the steps necessary to s…


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


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Trained as a lawyer, C. C. Hobart became fascinated with electricity and founded…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Join us for an evening of creative coloring and listening to relaxing music. We …


Tomorrow at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Bring a trowel and some gardening gloves. We'll plant some flowers together and …


Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Tuesday at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tuesday at New Lebanon (10:30 AM)
Moms and children of all ages are invited to join us for a special story time an…


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


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


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


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


Tuesday at Brookville (2:45 PM)
It's a robot invasion! Take our Sphero 'bots for a spin and teach them tricks. A…


Tuesday at New Lebanon (3:00 PM)
Come hang out with your friends and do the monthly activity. For kids in grades …


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


Tuesday at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Working on a paper, presentation, or project·  Need assistance resea…


Tuesday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· T…


Tuesday at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Use our LEGOs to build your own creation or work together with your friends. We …

           

Unattended and Disruptive Youth

Due to widespread interest and concern over the growing problem of latchkey children in libraries, the Children's Services Department developed the following policies on Unattended Children and Disruptive Youth. The Board of Library Trustees adopted these in September, 1999.

Policy Statement

The staff of the Dayton Metro Library is happy you are visiting with us. We are concerned about the safety of all library users, especially children. We strive to make the library an enjoyable place to visit so that you, your family and friends will want to return many times.

Library staff members cannot, however, supervise children or function as substitute baby sitters. Parents and responsible patrons need to be as careful of their children's safety in the library as they would be in a shopping mall or any other public building. Children can easily wander out the door, into the street or parking lot. They can be injured by swinging doors or by falls from furniture.

The Board of trustees of the Dayton Metro Library has, therefore, established the following policies for all agencies of the library system.

Policy On Unattended Children

Children age 8 and under may not be left unattended in the library. They must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible person (age 15 or older) at all times. Parents and/or responsible patrons are accountable for their children’s behavior and safety while in the library.

Children shall be considered “attended” as long as they are within sight of the parent or other responsible person. An exception would be children attending a story time or other library program without a parent/responsible person in the room. However, the parent/responsible person must remain in the library building and immediately join the child at the end of the program.

Policy On Disruptive Youth

Disruptive youth over the age of eight will be asked to leave after two warnings, with notification of parent and/or local authorities. Disruptive behavior is any behavior on library premises which infringes on the rights of others using and/or working in the library.

Established library procedures will be used to implement these policies.

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