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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…

           

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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