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


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


Tomorrow at Trotwood (12:00 AM)
Bring your Tablets, iPhones or Androids devices in to get help downloading books…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…


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


Tomorrow at Kettering (12:00 PM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


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


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Decorate cookies and make a holiday craft. For ages 5-12 …


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Pick up the book of the month, read it, and come talk about it at the monthly me…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Here's a club with exclusive membership for readers in grades 5-8. Have some sn…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (5:00 PM)
Have you ever read to a dog· Or a cat· Or a... gecko· Kids …


Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Learn about the risk factors of heart disease, those you can change and those yo…


Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come use the watercolor bot to draw using a computer. Regular watercolor paint a…


Tomorrow at Main (6:00 PM)
If you own an iPad, iPod or iPhone this class will help you understand Apples cu…


Tomorrow at Westwood (6:00 PM)
Boot Title: The Snow Child, by Eowyn IveyCopies of the book will be available at…


Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Join us for a fun adult art party featuring an evening of creative coloring and …


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
A book club for kids in 3rd and 4th grades. Join us for book discussion, snacks…


Tomorrow at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Listen to a holiday story and craft a pretty ornament for your tree. Ages 6-12. …


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (7:00 PM)
Come for books, snacks, and fun! Copies of each book will be available in advanc…


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


Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…


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


Tuesday at Main (12:00 PM)
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery …


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 Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Share ideas with other homeschooling parents, and bring a book to swap! We will …


Tuesday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity t…


Tuesday at Brookville (2:45 PM)
Do you like to play video games· They're even more fun with friends. We'l…

           

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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