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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…

           

Collection Development Policy

Introduction

"The Dayton Metro Library connects our community to the broadest range of information and thought. We are the marketplace of the mind." (From the Library's Mission Statement, Appendix A)

To meet this service responsibility, the Board establishes a Collection Development Policy. This document defines a policy to guide library staff in the selection of materials. It also serves as a means to inform the public of the philosophy of selection and establishes a framework for continuous collection evaluation and improvement.

In addition to the Main Library, the Dayton Metro Library is served by twenty branch locations as part of an integrated system. The library system is a unified collection with an integrated computer catalog which allows a patron to see what is in the entire collection by checking the PAC (public access catalog) at any library. One library card can be used at all locations to borrow materials. Materials borrowed from one library branch can be returned to another, and library materials from any location may be delivered to another branch that is the most convenient for a patron to use.

The Board of Library Trustees and staff cooperate and communicate with other libraries in the area as well as community agencies, groups, and organizations with purposes and activities related to library objectives.

This document outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Board and staff in making decisions about library collections. It also examines the demographic and cultural context by which materials are added to the collection. The general philosophical basis for selection and support for the protection of intellectual freedom are included with specific guidelines for the purchase of various types of material for a diverse clientele.

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