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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


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


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


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Sharing pictures, submitting resume or turning in homework online, at some point…


Today at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
This party is all about Pokemon!  We will go on a Pokemon safari using the …


Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…


Today at Belmont (5:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can …


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making  the craft of the week!  All material…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Sing songs, read stories and enjoy a craft or activity. Geared toward children …


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…


Tomorrow at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks celebrate the annual seed swap a…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Everything can now be done online; from applying for jobs to paying your bills. …


Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
 Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for paren…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Dialogue can sink an otherwise promising story and good dialogue can make a medi…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Body language tells a story-what does yours say about you· Strike a pose …


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity t…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (2:30 PM)
Getting organized can be a confidence booster, but emotions and personality tra…


Sunday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Monday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


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


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


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


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Have you had our Beginning Internet class·  Would you like to know …


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


Monday at Main (3:00 PM)
The Ribbon: No more toolbars or drop down menus, there's just the Ribbon. Prere…


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


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Teen knitters, crocheters, spinners, and needle workers of all levels invited. C…

           

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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