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Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

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Baby + Toddler Playtime
Today at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Wednesdays, 5/18 - 7/27, 9:35 - 10:00 a.m. Songs, a story and other activities j…

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Today at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, and stories, all to encourage e…

Mother Goose Story Time
Today at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)
For children 18 - 35 months old with an adult caregiver.…

Storytime
Today at Northmont (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other learning activities designed to develop the…

Mother Goose on the Loose Bilingual Babytime
Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
A fun-filled, thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets…

Toddler Storytime
Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Toddler Tales I
Today at Brookville (10:00 AM)
This early literacy program is geared toward very young children and their paren…

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

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at EC Doren (10:00 AM)
Little Champs and their caregivers are invited to enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerpla…

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

Preschool Storytime
Today at Burkhardt (10:30 AM)
Support your child's early literacy development at this interactive family story…

Storytime
Today at Belmont (10:30 AM)
Every Wednesday, 6/1 - 7/27, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Tailored for ages 3-6, including…

Preschool Storytimes
Today at Madden Hills (10:30 AM)
Wednesdays:  6/1-7/27 a.m.  IT'S STORY TIME!  Bring your preschoo…

Preschool Story Time
Today at Miami Twp. (10:45 AM)
For 3 to 5-year-olds with an adult caregiver.…

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

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in English that uses rhymes,…

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

Preschool Power!
Today at EC Doren (11:00 AM)
Preschoolers can power up during our Summer Challenge Storytimes! Fun stories, s…

Toddler Tales!
Today at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Ages 18 months-2 years.   It's never too early to grow your child's lo…

Toddler Tales II
Today at Brookville (11:15 AM)
This early literacy program is geared toward very young children and their paren…

Babies + Books
Today at Northmont (11:30 AM)
Parents or caregivers, bring your little ones for stories, songs, nursery rhymes…

Perler Bead Fun
Today at New Lebanon (12:30 PM)
Create something amazing and beautiful out of Perler Beads.  We will supply…

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

Perler Bead Buddies
Today at New Lebanon (12:30 PM)
Come make cool stuff using Perler Beads at the New Lebanon Library. We'll provid…

Grab a Meal
Today at Madden Hills (12:30 PM)
Enjoy a nutritious meal each day at Madden Hills and enjoy a story being read al…

On Your Mark, Dance!
Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Move to the music of some of today's well-known recording artists and exercise w…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

So You Want to be an Astronaut?
Today at Westwood (1:00 PM)
If you would like to know what it takes to become an astronaut come to this spec…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

           

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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