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Practical strategies for living well and fighting back against Parkinson’s Disease. Wednesday, 3/8 4-5pm at the Miami Township branch. http://daytonmetrolibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails/... Cheri Adams, director of astronomy at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, will be sharing pictures of Pluto from the New Horizons probe at the Huber Heights branch on Thursday, 3/2 at 6:00.

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


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Join us during Spring Recess to play Minecraft …


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


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


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


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


Today at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
You read it and then come learn how to be it!  This month we will be readin…


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


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


Today at Main (6:00 PM)
How many pictures do you have on your phone or mobile device· Now what ar…


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


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
A 19th century feminist doctor, educator and itinerant lecturer named Diocletian…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
The red carnation and the cardinal, yes, these are the symbols of Ohio. But how …


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


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


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


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…


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


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…


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


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Join us during Spring Recess to play Minecraft …


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


Tomorrow at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (2:00 PM)
Know how to use the Mouse· Learn the Internet Basics-how to identify diff…

           

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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