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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…

Craft Activism Community Drop-In
Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
"Sticks and Stones" - Decorate sticks and stones for public art, your garden, or…

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

LEGO Club
Today at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Have fun with our bricks and make some new friends at our monthly club. Ages 5-9…

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

Raspberry Pi Adventures: Magic 8 Ball
Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
In this workshop, we will build a Magic 8 Ball using a Raspberry Pi, a Sense HAT…

Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Email Basics
Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having a…

Downloadable: All things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library
Today at Main (6:00 PM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…

Facebook Functions + Security
Today at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Learn how to create a Facebook account and learn more about the function and sec…

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

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 …

Craft Activism Community Drop-In
Tomorrow at Northwest (10:00 AM)
"Sticks and Stones" - Decorate sticks and stones for public art, your garden, or…

Get Outside Book Club Kick-Off Party!
Tomorrow at Vandalia (1:00 PM)
Join Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks for nature stories and outd…

Grants 101
Tomorrow at Belmont (2:00 PM)
Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged wit…

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

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

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

Teen Library Council
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Come and join the Teen Library Council (TLC). The Teen Library Council meets to …

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

Coloring Fun!
Thursday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Job Seekers- Resumes That Get Attention
Thursday at Miami Twp. (8:30 AM)
Presenting yourself well on paper can be a big challenge for job seekers.  …

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

Email Basics for Senior Citizens
Thursday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having a…

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

Instant Recess
Thursday at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Refresh, rejuvenate and just have fun with a 10 minute break to stretch your mus…

Teen Anime Club
Thursday at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Come hang with us otaku-style! Watch an assortment of anime, learn about Japanes…

           

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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