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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.

"He was using all the options together to create something completely new -- world building at its best." - #Belmont branch children's librarian Suzanne. https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr… Kids pre-K to 6th grade can earn prizes and more when they take the Summer Challenge. http://daytonmetrolibrary.org/summer…

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Cooking Caravan
Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
This mobile competition pits two Caravan chefs against each other in an "Iron Ch…

Toddler Fun
Today at Trotwood (11:00 AM)
Bring your toddler for some fun activities made especially for them! We will hav…

Book Lunch
Today at Northmont (12:15 PM)
Bring your lunch, listen to stories, and participate in a mystery activity. Dess…

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

Preschool Storytime
Today at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

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…

Battleship
Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
The classic Battleship game with a twist...being the tweens/teens will be the sh…

Let's Get Up!
Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join us for an action packed time of health and wellness activities for grades K…

Tremendous Tuesdays-Puppets + Crafts + Games, Oh My!
Today at Westwood (1:00 PM)
Join us for outdoor games-bowling, corn hole, twister and frisbee, and indoor fu…

Rubber Duck Club: On Your Mark, Yoga!
Today at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Join DayYoga for this special yoga storytime. Registration is not required, so j…

Preschool STEM Storytime
Today at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Terrific Tuesdays
Today at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Tuesdays:  6/7 -7/26 p.m.  Enjoy fun games, crafts and treats every Tu…

Lego Fun!
Today at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Build something with your friends!   Legos will be supplied or bring your o…

Chef Battle
Today at Miami Twp. (2:00 PM)
Watch Chef's Battle it out and taste test their results as judges. They'll be ma…

The Ribbon
Today at Main (2:00 PM)
The Ribbon: No more toolbars or drop down menus, there's just the Ribbon. Prereq…

Open Computer Lab
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at Wilmington (5:30 PM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Internet Basics
Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Grants 101
Today at Westwood (6:00 PM)
Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged wit…

Chef Battle with Cooking Caravan
Today at W. Carrollton (6:00 PM)
The Caravan Chefs will square off in a culinary competition that features audien…

Game Night!
Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats.  Ages 5-12…

Talk Tables
Today at Belmont (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Shopping Smarter
Today at Trotwood (6:30 PM)
This workshop is designed to help you in making wise choices that can save you m…

Evening Storytime
Today at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Support your child's early literacy development at this interactive family story…

Mysteries Under Discussion
Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!…

On Your Mark, Dance!
Today at Belmont (7:00 PM)
Exercise while you Dance! Begin with aerobic warm-ups and stretches, then move t…

Family Storytime
Today at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
Have quality family time at the library with books, songs and activities for par…

Evening Storytime!
Today at Vandalia (7:00 PM)
Ages 3 - 8. Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities d…

           

Videos and DVDs - Policy and Circulation Procedure

The Dayton Metro Library acquires both entertainment and informational videos / DVDs to satisfy a variety of viewing interests. Most locations of the Dayton Metro Library have video / DVD collections, however the size and selection at each location will vary and may change from day to day. Patrons may borrow video / DVD materials without special limits or rental fees.

With the exception of high demand titles, most videos / DVDs circulate for 21 days. High demand titles (i.e. entertainment movies less than one year old) are considered "Fast View" and circulate for 7 days. However, all videos / DVDs can be held for same day patron pick-up.

Patrons may use library video / DVD materials AS IS and must assume any damages to the tape / disc while in their possession. The Library accepts NO responsibility or financial liability for possible damage caused to any players (VCR or DVD) using library materials.

Patrons and/or organizations are responsible for returning all borrowed videos / DVDs in good operating condition. In the case of loss, theft, or damage, the patron or the organization is responsible for the full replacement cost.

Videos / DVDs may be returned in the bookdrop of any Dayton Metro, Troy-Miami County Public or Bradford Public systems. Items mistakenly returned incomplete, to other libraries, and/or to commercial rental establishments remain the responsibility of the borrower (including overdue and replacement charges) until such time as they are completely returned to the Library.

Library patrons are responsible for observing all U.S. copyright laws pertaining to proper usage and viewing of library videos / DVDs. Public viewings or performances are not permitted unless otherwise allowed by copyright laws. Teachers are advised to consult the Library's "face to face teaching exemption" checklist before showing videos / DVDs in their classrooms.

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