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Tadpole Tales
Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft. Ages 2-3 with a parent or careg…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Toddler Time
Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Big fun for little ones! (Ages: 0-3) …

Tuesday Morning Storytime
Today at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

I Like to Move It!
Today at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
Join us each week for some outdoor fun - sidewalk chalk, playground games, parac…

Summer Storytimes
Today at New Lebanon (10:30 AM)
Stories, books, music, activities, and crafts for children ages 2 - 6 years old.…

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

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

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

Toddler Playtime
Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Join us and play with some fun toddler toys and games!…

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…

Triple Play Tuesdays
Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Looking for something to do? Come to the library every Tuesday for a fun activit…

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…

Tie Dye Fun
Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Tweens & Teens will use rubber bands to make designs with dye on clean Tee-S…

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

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…

Advice 4UR Device
Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) and get assistance ins…

T.R.A.S.H. Boonshoft
Today at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery - "T.R.A.S.H. [Take Responsible Action at School a…

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

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

Publisher Basics
Today at Miamisburg (3:00 PM)
Join us for our Publisher Basics class. This class will teach you how to put tog…

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

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…

           

Digital Video Security Cameras Policy

Policy Statement

The Dayton Metro Library serves our community by providing ready access to information and ideas. Essential to completing its mission, the Library must offer a welcoming, open atmosphere and provide a quiet, comfortable and orderly environment where people can use the library facilities and collections for intended purposes to the maximum extent possible.

Security cameras will be used where needed to provide peace of mind to library users and staff by discouraging violations of the library's code of conduct, to assist library staff in preventing the recurrence of any violations, and when necessary, provide law enforcement assistance in prosecuting criminal activity. The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the placement and use of digital video cameras, as well as the access and retrieval of recorded digital video images at the Dayton Metro Library.

Regulations

  • The Dayton Metro Library interprets digital video images as a library record per Section 149.432 of the Ohio Revised Code. These archived images will be treated the same as a library record and only released following procedures outlined in the Library Privacy Policy. (Confidentiality of Library and Patron Records Policy approved by the Board of Trustees 9-19-2000)
  • Cameras may be installed in places where staff and patrons lack a reasonable expectation of privacy. Examples include common areas of the library such as entrances, book stacks, public seating, hallways, stairways, delivery areas and parking lots.
  • Cameras will not be installed in areas of the library where staff or patrons have a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as restrooms.
  • Signs will be posted at Library entrances informing the public that security cameras are in use.
  • Cameras will not be installed for the express purpose of monitoring staff performance.

Download a PDF of the Digital Video Cameras Policy pdf-file-48x48

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