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All Dayton Metro Library locations will be Closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observation of Memorial Day.

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Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

All Dayton Metro Library locations are closed today and tomorrow in observance of Memorial Day. We reopen Tuesday morning at 9:30.

There are no further Sunday hours until the Main Library opens in August.

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Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tuesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tuesday at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Tuesday at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tuesday at Northwest (10:30 AM)


Tuesday at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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


Tuesday at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tuesday at Westwood (1:15 PM)
Join us for outdoor games-corn hole, jump rope, hula-hoop, Frisbee; and indoor f…


Tuesday at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Tuesday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Tuesday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Tuesday at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Use our LEGOs to build your own creation or work together with your friends.&nb…


Tuesday at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)


Tuesday at Electra Doren (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tuesday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tuesday at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Play games, make crafts, explore science activities, or just hang out. Snacks pr…


Tuesday at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…


Tuesday at Wilmington (5:30 PM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…


Tuesday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tuesday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Kids ages 8-12.  …


Tuesday at New Lebanon (6:00 PM)
Free beginner yoga classes for adults, ages 18 and up.  Alexandra can't wai…


Tuesday at Kettering (6:30 PM)
In 1905 Dayton's largest employer, the Barney & Smith Car Company, turned to…


Tuesday at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents an…


Wednesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Wednesday at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)


Wednesday at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …


Wednesday at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage e…


Wednesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

           

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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