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Events (view all)

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

Wiggle Worms Storytime
Today at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance…

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

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Today at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We'll read stor…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Hook, Needle + Stitch
Today at Trotwood (2:00 PM)
If you use a needle to crochet, knit or cross-stitch, we have a group for you! N…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

The Ribbon
Today at Main (6:00 PM)
No more toolbars or drop down menus, there's just the Ribbon. Prerequisite for o…

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

Kids + Money
Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Many people agree that we have a financial literacy crisis due to the lack of ba…

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

Pub-Lit at Brixx
Today at Main (7:00 PM)
Pub-Lit is a book club hosted by the Dayton Metro Library at the Brixx Ice Compa…

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

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

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

One on One Computer Classes
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Teen Afterschool Meetup
Tomorrow at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…

Anime Club
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Calling all otaku! Join other anime fans in grades 7-12 for our monthly anime cl…

Teen Advisory Group
Tomorrow at Brookville (3:30 PM)
-          TAG, you're it! Want you…

Captain America: Civil War Party
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Celebrate Captain America: Civil War with crafts and games.  Prizes such as…

Job Seekers- Alternative Paths to Employment
Thursday at Miami Twp. (8:30 AM)
Franchise consultant and business expert Bill Powell of FranNet will address con…

Daydreaming on Paper
Thursday at New Lebanon (9:30 AM)
Participants in this 6 week collage-journaling class for adults 55+, led by teac…

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

Afternoon Book Club
Thursday at Vandalia (1:30 PM)
Stop in for some lively discussion, snacks and fun!  Books will be availabl…

One on One Computer Classes
Thursday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Videogames!!!
Thursday at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Choose from Wii games, or go retro with (original!) Nintendo and Super Nintendo …

Teen Anime Club
Thursday at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Come hang with us otaku-style! Watch an assortment of anime, learn about Japanes…

Crafternoon
Thursday at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Enjoy a unique craft that's different every month. Open to all ages.…

One on One Computer Classes
Thursday at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Teen Advisory Board
Thursday at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Get involved and make a difference!  Earn Community Service hours for schoo…

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Petitioning Inside and Outside the Library

Policy

Circulating petitions for signature outside of the library but on library property, such as the parking lot, is considered free speech and protected by the First Amendment.

Circulating petitions for signature in the library is prohibited. It disturbs the orderly operation of the library and may make some patrons feel harassed.  Also, it may give the appearance that the library is supporting a specific cause or issue.

Regulations

All library facilities, including branches and the main library of the Dayton Metro Library are considered limited public forums and therefore provide access and use of designated library spaces to the general public. However that access and use is limited to library purposes and approved activities.

Library exterior spaces are considered public forums and petitioners are not restricted from seeking signatures within the guidelines established for this policy.

Restrictions and prohibitions to petitioners apply to all paid and volunteer canvassers for candidates, partisan or non-partisan, and petitions to get issues on the ballot or those simply those seeking support for a cause or issue. This policy is content-neutral and applies to all regardless of the candidate, issue or cause.

 

Guidelines

Petitioners may offer literature to individuals; however, petitioners are prohibited from placing leaflets on vehicles in library’s parking lot.

Patron comfort and safety requires petitioners to observe the same 25 ft. limit from doorways as is required of smokers.

Petitioners may not block doorways, prevent patrons from getting in or out of cars, use abusive language or behave in any way which is harassing or intimidating.

Petitioners must stay clear of traffic lanes and vehicular entrances.

Download a PDF of the entire Policy on Petitioning Inside & Outside the Librarypdf-file-48x48

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