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John Adams said that July 2nd should be commemorated with "˜pomp and parade, shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations.' We'll have the games covered at our monthly board gaming program for adults, Got Game, July 2nd from 2:00-4:00 at the temporary downtown branch.

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

Toddler Storytime
Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Morning Storytime!
Today at Vandalia (10:00 AM)
Ages 3 - 6. Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities d…

Pop-up Makerspace
Today at Belmont (10:00 AM)
Looking for a great family activity? Drop by during selected hours to try the Li…

Toddler Storytime
Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Toddler Storytime
Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Today at New Lebanon (11:00 AM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Babies & Books
Today at Northmont (11:30 AM)
Parents or caregivers, bring your little ones for stories, songs, nursery rhymes…

Summer Lunch Program
Today at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…

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…

Yoga for Kids
Today at Brookville (1:00 PM)
Energize your life with some great yoga moves. Ages 6-12. Please register in adv…

Outdoor Fun
Today at Northmont (1:00 PM)
Join us on the side field for an afternoon of playground games including Tug-a-W…

Leapfrogs Storytime
Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Stories, music and more! Groups please register in advance. For children ages 4-…

You Are What You Eat!
Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Have fun with food and stuff: games, crafts, experiments, and more.  Grades…

Make Your Own Play Dough
Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Use two play-dough recipes and then test the conductivity of each one with our s…

Turnabout Thursday
Today at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Join Ms. Winnie for a summer time cooling with games and crafts.  …

Thursday Fun
Today at Miamisburg (2:00 PM)
Get ready for an action-packed Thursday afternoon with games, crafts, and more c…

Challenge Club
Today at EC Doren (2:00 PM)
Calling all elementary students to join Challenge Club! Sign up for the Summer C…

Craft Cool Down
Today at Miami Twp. (2:00 PM)
Cool down in the Library with crafts from 2-3 pm on Thursdays during the Summer …

Cut, Copy & Paste
Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Learn about an essential tool to aid in becoming an efficient computer user. Cut…

Internet Basics for Senior Citizens
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Minecraft Lab
Today at Huber Heights (3:00 PM)
Love Minecraft? So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the library! W…

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

Cooking Caravan
Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

On Your Mark, Get Set... Dance! With Miss Beth
Today at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Girls and boys, begin with aerobic warms-ups and stretches!  Fill the space…

Yoga 101
Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
-         Yoga is a great way to de-stress. Learn about…

Teen Gaming
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…

Nerdfighter Nights
Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
A weekly gathering where teens can openly be nerds. A community of such concentr…

           

Records Request, Retention and Disposition Policy

It is the policy of the Dayton Metro Library to adhere to Ohio’s Public Records Act. The Dayton Metro Library will prepare for prompt inspection of its public records in response to requests. Upon request, the Dayton Metro Library will provide copies of public records within a reasonable time period. It is also the policy of the Dayton Metro Library to establish procedures and schedules for the review and disposal of public records.

Regulations

    1. In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 149.351 and applicable judicial decisions, records are defined as any item that (i) contains information stored on a fixed medium (such as paper, electronic–including but not limited to email–and other formats); (ii) is created or received by, or sent under the jurisdiction of a public office and (iii) documents the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations or other activities of the office.
    2. Public records are open to the public unless they are specifically exempt from disclosure under Ohio Revised Code Section 149.432 covering library patron records, under Ohio Revised Code Section 149.433 covering security and infrastructure records, or other records explicitly exempt in Ohio Revised Code Section 149.43.
    3. A records commission will administer proper retention and disposition of public records under provision pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Sections 121.22 and 149.411.

Procedures

Record Requests

    1. An individual making a public record request is under no obligation to put the request in writing and does not have to provide his or her identity or the intended use of the requested public record.
    2. No specific language is required to make a request. However, the requester must identify the records requested with sufficient clarity to allow the Library to identify, retrieve, and review the records.
    3. If it is not clear what records are being sought, the Library may request clarification. Library staff should assist the requester in revising the request by informing the requester of the manner in which the Library keeps its records.

Record Availability

    1. As required by Ohio law public records will be organized and maintained so that they are readily available for inspection and copying.
    2. Public records responsive to a request will be promptly prepared and made available for inspection to any person at reasonable times during regular business hours. Copies of public records will be made available within a reasonable period of time. "Prompt" and "reasonable" take into account the volume of records requested; the proximity of the location where the records are stored; the necessity for any legal review of the records requested and the effort required to redact confidential information.
    3. If a request is deemed significantly beyond "routine," such as seeking a voluminous number of copies, requiring extensive research, or requiring redaction of confidential information, a good faith effort will be made to provide the requester with the following:
      • An estimated number of business days it will take to satisfy the request.
      • An estimated cost if copies are requested.
      • Any items within the request that may be exempt from disclosure.

Denials/Redactions

    1. Any denial of a public record request will include an explanation, including legal authority.
    2. If portions of the requested record are public and portions are exempt, the exempt portions will be redacted and the rest released. When portions of the requested public record are redacted, each redaction will be made plainly visible.

Email

Records in private email accounts used to conduct public business are subject to disclosure and all employees or representatives of the Library are instructed to retain emails that relate to public business.

Costs for Public Records

    1. Copies of requested public records will be made available at cost.
    2. Payment for copied records is due upon delivery.
    3. When public records are mailed, the requester will be charged the actual cost of the postage and mailing supplies. The Library may choose to defer action to prepare copies of documents for record requests if the requester has repeatedly failed to collect copies created as a result of prior public requests or to pay for those requested copies.

Requests for records may be made during regular business hours to:

Dayton Metro Library
Attn: Timothy Kambitsch, Executive Director
215 E. Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

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