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


Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


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


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


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. To…


Today at W. Carrollton (2:00 PM)
Did you get a new device over the holidays and need help using it to access our …


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word.  W e wi…


Today at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Qu…


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…


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


Today at Vandalia (3:30 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


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


Today at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
Are you a maker·  Do you like to build things·  Do you l…


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


Today at Huber Heights (5:00 PM)
Come get your questions answered in a friendly and welcoming environment!  …


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


Today at Main (6:00 PM)
  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· T…


Today at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.  Call us for the movie titles, a…


Today at New Lebanon (6:30 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Time is your opportunity to get…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Are you ready to try backpacking after an inspiring visit to a national park&mi…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. T…


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Join artist Jaime Ferguson for a beginner watercolor class where you will create…


Today at Brookville (7:00 PM)
We'll use Scratch Jr to learn some basic programming logic. Let's get creative! …


Tomorrow at Northwest (9:30 AM)


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


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


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


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


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (10:30 AM)
Stories, books, music, and crafts for children ages 2-6 years old. No registrat…


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

           

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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