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Entries in the Teen Photo Contest are due by 3/31. http://daytonmetrolibrary.org/teens Chef Matthew Hayden makes sorbet using liquid nitrogen in 15-seconds. The Main Event attendees will be able to sample his sorbets as he makes them. Tickets are on sale now! http://wdtn.com/2017/03/22/dayton-metro-library-prepares-for-the-main-event-2/

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Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Today at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
A YA book club shared by the Miamisburg and West Carrollton locations that is op…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, s…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making  the craft of the week!  All material…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (9:30 AM)
Bring a magazine or paperback book!  Take a magazine or paperback book! &nb…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
Did you know the Wright brothers built kites and gliders in the years leading up…


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Building a team that is game readyAs an entrepreneur you often feel like you are…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (11:00 AM)
Presenter Karen D. Brame, an Adjunct Professor of Education and History, highlig…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each c…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Can't find the time to work on your favorite craft project·  Join th…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Lego Mindstorms are sophisticated sets of Lego Technic bricks, beams, axles and …


Tomorrow at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Come to the library for an afternoon of building with LEGOs and littleBits elect…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
Bring your creativity to the Library and play with LEGOs! Build with blocks…


Tomorrow at Kettering (7:00 PM)
Do you "Geek Out" over a fandom·  So do we!  We're celebrating …


Monday at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read s…


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


Monday at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. To…


Monday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word.  W e wi…


Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Monday at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
You read it and then we will watch the movie!  This month we will be readin…


Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic b…


Monday at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Sharpen your writing skills with a published writer and author of 8 books includ…


Monday at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Are you ready to try backpacking after an inspiring visit to a national park&mi…


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Monday at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
We'll examine how to budget for retirement expenses and your potential sources o…


Monday at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Join Shannon Raddin from LOGIK studio as she discusses all things bicycling! &nb…


Monday at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss the BIG READ title, Wright Brothers by Da…

           

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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