This exhibit celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, with vintage photos and memorabilia from Dayton Metro Library’s exceptional Woman’s Suffrage Collection. Dayton Metro Library Main Library in the Opportunity Space @ Patterson. Free
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The Friends of the Dayton Metro Library’s next Book Sale will take place Friday, April 26 and Saturday April 27, at the Miamisburg Branch Library, 545 E. Linden Avenue. Sale hours are 3:00-8:00 p.m. Friday and 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday. Current Friends of the Library members can gain early entry to the sale on Friday from 1:00-3:00 pm. New members are welcome to join in advance online, or at the door.
The sale includes used books for children, teens and adults as well as music, movies and audiobooks. Most items have been weeded from the Library’s collection. All books will be $1.00 each; AV materials (CDs, DVDs) will be two for $1.00. This is the first time the Friends of the Library Book Sale has been held at a Branch Library.
“Over the past couple of years, the Library has opened amazing new facilities in our area,” said Judy Day, President of the Friends of the Library. “The upcoming Book Sale at the Miamisburg Branch is a wonderful opportunity to support the Library and explore one of its newer Branches.” The Friends anticipate future Book Sales will take place at other Branch Library locations.
All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library. For more information or to join the Friends of the Library organization, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org/Friends or call (937) 463-2665.
Dayton Metro Library’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee hosts a thought-provoking Brown Bag Lunch program on Wednesday, March 6, noon-1:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Eichelberger Forum, 215 E. Third Street. TED Talks @ Lunch features a screening of three short TED Talk videos on poverty and racial injustice issues, followed by a moderated discussion. The free program is open to the public.
Karin VanZandt, former TEDxDayton speaker and current Director of CareSource Life Services will be the moderator. The Library’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is dedicated to sharing varied perspectives and creating an inclusive, welcoming environment.
“Our goal is to spread communication and dialogue both within and beyond the Library,” said Diane Farrell, Director of External Relations and Development. “Some HR Departments may count this as official training, so bring a lunch and spend an hour gaining insight into issues of diversity and inclusion that impact the workplace.”
12:00 p.m. – Gather and welcome
12:05-12:40 p.m. – Watch three curated TED Talks
12:40-1:00 p.m. – Discussion led by Karin VanZandt
For more information, call (937) 463-2665 or visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org.
Have your ever visited the cemetery to take a tour? If no, why not? Woodland Cemetery is one of the best and most beautiful cemeteries in Dayton and Ohio and the nation. Here, you can see a great view from the Lookout Tower, study the architecture of the family mausoleums, explore the geology of the grounds, learn about Dayton’s history, discover the cemetery art work on stones more than 175 years old and so much more. There is never any fee to enter and all of the tours are free and open to the public. Bring your bike or wear a good pair of walking shoes and explore for yourself the timeless beauty that is Woodland Cemetery.
Spring Migration Bird Walk
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Let’s Talk Trees Arboretum Tour
Wednesday’s: May 17, June 14, July 12, August 16, September 13 and October 11
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Woodland Historic Tour
June 14 and 24, July 12 and 22, August 16 and 26, September 13 and 23, October 11 and 21
Tours begin at 10:00 am
History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder Tour
Thursday’s at 5:30 pm: June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21
Saturday’s at 10:00 am: June 24, July 22, August 19, September 16
Evening Lantern Tours beginning at 6:30 pm: October 3, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26
Faith and Friends Radio Broadcast and Walking Tour
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Bill and Melody will be broadcasting live from Woodland Cemetery from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Then join them for the Women of Woodland walking tour at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, August 5
Tours begin at 9:00 and 10:30 am
Discover Woodland Days
Sunday, October 1
Tours begin at 12:00, 12:30 and 1:00 pm
Dayton Metro Library Programs
Early Brewers of Dayton
Northmont Library in Englewood
Monday, May 15, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Call 937-463-2665 for more information
Doctors of Dayton
Kettering – Moraine Library
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Call 937-496-8939 for more information
Cemetery Symbols and Representations
Wilmington – Stroop Library
Monday, July 17, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Call 937-496-8891 for more information
Cemetery Symbols and Representations
Northmont Library in Englewood
Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Call 937-463-2665 for more information
Street Names of Dayton
Kettering – Moraine Library
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Call 937-496-8939 for more information
Tours and programs are free and open to the public. Reservations are required for all tours at the cemetery. Please call 937-228-3221. For more information about tours and programs at Woodland and in the community, click here to visit our website. Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is located at 118 Woodland Avenue off of Brown Street near the UD campus. All tours start at the front gates on Woodland Avenue.
For more information on these or any of our volunteer activities, please contact Debra Mescher at 937-228-3221 or [email protected].
Woodland Cemetery, founded in 1841, is one of the nation’s five oldest rural garden cemeteries and a unique cultural, botanical and educational resource in the heart of Dayton, Ohio as you will see as you read through this new MostMetro.com series. Visit the cemetery and arboretum and take one of the many tours Woodland offers free of charge. Most of Dayton’s aviation heroes, inventors and business barons are buried at Woodland.
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is located at 118 Woodland Avenue off of Brown Street near the UD Campus. The Woodland Office is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday 8 am to 12 pm. The Cemetery and Arboretum are open daily from 8 am to 6 pm. The Mausoleum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 937-228-3221 or visit the Woodland website.
Chef Matt Hayden has been a foodie all of his life. He is the guy who binge orders delivery late at night, or whips up recipes for his family and friends at a moment’s notice. He has the kick-ass chicken recipe you love or the BBQ that melts in your mouth. He is also quite the giver to the community. He is always dedicating time and resources to one cause or another.
For the last 25 years Matt has been a fixture in the Dayton food community. First with his original ownership of the Pour Haus, with their pizza following and BBQ sauces. He also had a venture in Miamisburg called the Chimney Inn.
Those experiences lead him to open Scratch Food in Centerville off of Paragon Rd in 2010.
There is one more experience that affected him.
Chef Hayden unbuttoned his shirt to expose a heart operation scar. This health scare turned his life around, and tuned him into the healing power of foods. Now, his business is growing but the most touching aspect, is how they are affecting the lives of Miami Valley residents. They are literally saving lives with their food.
HERE IS THE SKINNY ON SCRATCH FOOD:
—SCRATCH FOOD consists of 2 aspects
1)SCRATCH EVENT CATERING:
An upscale catering business that has been hosting large and special events for over a decade. All the food is made by chefs and they are used to catering for top area companies. They cater events like weddings with 150-300 or more, up to 3200 people event. They are involved heavily with Masquerage and of course the upcoming April 22nd Dayton Metro Library opening gala. Great opportunities for a Food Adventure.
2)MEALS FROM SCRATCH:
A carry out or delivery service of frozen, pre-prepared, nutrient dense meals. This service is for the convenience of busy schedule customers, or assisted living customers. It makes life easier for them. It also helps those who are sick and dealing with disease management like Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer. Are you just looking for convenient meals to fit your healthy lifestyle? They offer those as well. All dishes are made carefully and prepared by chefs to strict specifications, with the freshest ingredients.
—Scratch Foods employs some of the most talented local chefs. Chef Marshall
Bartley, a lifelong friend of Matt’s is just one of the experienced crew working hard to get results for health and taste. Another star is Kristen LeMaster, the event coordinator and Project Manager for the business. The other chefs on the team round out this talented crew.
—Scratch Food is always giving back to the community. Be it the Suzy Pender Memorial Fund, The Pink Ribbon Girls, or his latest, the April 22nd kickoff of the new library downtown. For decades he has helped countless local causes. Sisca, Boonshoft Museum, Antioch and the Bull Diabetes Center on Schantz Ave. and a couple more charities. Food Adventures loves their stuff.
—Besides battling heart disease, Matt has another motivation. Matt lost his mother at a young age, and she has been a source of inspiration to helping people battling illnesses. By working with Miami Valley Hospital, their often quoted mantra is “Let Food be Thy Medicine.”
—Want some Meals from Scratch? Within 12 hours of placing your online order at this website, you will be contacted by email. They will set up a day and time, convenient for you, to pick up your meals from our Centerville location, behind the Paragon Supper Club at 767 Miamisburg-Centerville Road. Your meals can be picked up 7 days a week from 10am thru 7pm. Sometimes your meals can be picked up “on the fly” within an hour of placing your order. But typically, pickup time is agreed upon with Scratch to make sure that your order is properly handled.
—Between the Pink Ribbon Girls, Miami Valley Hospital and pickup orders, Scratch prepares over 1,000 meals each week. Are you in need of help because of a family member with cancer? GET INFORMATION HERE.
So what are the best eats from Scratch Foods? Catering wise and frozen meals wise …? Here are our patented MUST EATS..
MUST EATS FROM SCRATCH CATERING:
—DEEP FRIED GARLIC CHICKEN at THE GARLIC FESTIVAL:
Unforgettable flavor in a deep fried chicken strip. Cheesy garlic goodness is what awaits you, with a sinful butter dip.
—BBQ BABY BACK RIBS:
Fall off the bone. with incredible homemade BBQ sauce. A taste you wont soon forget.
Quarters of chicken, that come out so juicy it is like it is baked. Again the BBQ sauce for dipping is a must.
—SMOKED PULLED PORK:
Matt used to travel the country to learn how to smoke meats. The results of his studies are a near perfect pulled pork.
We have tried a dozen of these frozen meals over the past month and have some favorites. Here are our “MUST EATS”
MUST EATS FROM MEALS FROM SCRATCH:
—HOMESTYLE MEAT LASAGNA WITH FRESH GREEN BEANS:
You wont believe the food was made and frozen a couple of weeks ago, it tastes like freshly made. Each forkful of lasagna and sauce is a taste of comfort food.
—CHICKEN CABBAGE ROLLS:A unique, healthy take on an old comfort food. But guess what, it works. Try this for the surprise of your night.
-CHICKEN PARMESAN WITH CAVATAPPI PASTA and FRESH GREEN BEANS:
Just enough sauce with the chicken and pasta, make this a delightful dish.. Again the freshness is amazing and we can’t believe it was not just made.
-CHICKEN CURRY with CAULIFLOWER, SWEET POTATOES and PEAS:
Indian dish, with fresh veggies. It is unique and flavorful, and the spiced chicken is the best part.
-ORANGE CHICKEN WITH FRESH BROCCOLI and RICE BLEND:
Probably Big Ragu’s Favorite Dish. Worth a treat sometimes.
-SOUTHWESTERN CHICKEN WITH COLORADO SAUCE, BLACK BEAN MASHUP and RICE BLEND:
The sauce on the chicken and the bean mashup steal the show. A great tasting dish that doesn’t taste healthy, but it is. Try this high nutrient dense plate to curb your appetite.
-ASIAN CHICKEN BLEND with BROCCOLI, SESAME SLAW and RICE BLEND:
Great tasting slaw on top of chicken with that Asian taste. The veggies and rice go perfect with it. They nailed the flavor on this one.
-OLD WORLD CHICKEN CAKES WITH SWEET POTATO SUCCOTASH:
So delicious and inventive, it is amazing how healthy the dish is. One of those plates you cant get enough of, forkful after forkful.
So there you have it… our MUST EATS …
Often imitated, never duplicated, you can find Food Adventures on Facebook here. No rules, just fun !
Browse the photos below from our numerous meals with Scratch Food.
Accomplished local authors will share their best writing advice with novice and experienced writers at the Dayton Metro Library this fall. Adults and teens currently writing, or interested in writing, are welcome to attend any or all of the programs in the Series.
“The Library is the perfect location to bring aspiring writers together with successful authors,” said Jennifer Spillman, Chair of the Library’s Programming Committee. “These programs will inspire and motivate writers of all sorts.”
The Writing Series is intended for adults, although teen writers are welcome as well. Author Katrina Kittle will lead programs geared specifically toward teens each month. All programs are FREE.
Basics of Plot Development with Rob E. Boley
SAT., 9/10 | 10-11:30 AM | WILMINGTON-STROOP, 3980 Wilmington Pk.
Are you a plotter, or a pantser? Find out the difference and learn the key components of a solid story that will keep your reader turning the page.
Moving a True Story to Fiction with Kathryn Lang-Slattery
TUE., 9/13 | 6:30-8 PM | VANDALIA, 500 S. Dixie Dr.
Learn how to turn a real life story into engaging fiction, so your book is more than just “based on” historical events.
Bust Out of your Writing Rut! with Nancy Christie
THUR., 9/22 | 6:30-8 PM | NEW LEBANON, 715 W. Main St.
Get some rut-busting tips to move toward your writing goals. Identify your objectives, overcome self-imposed barriers and get out of your writing rut!
Dialogue: Tips & Traps with Katrina Kittle
SAT., 10/1 | 1-2:30 PM | HUBER HEIGHTS, 6160 Chambersburg Rd.
Bad dialogue can sink an otherwise promising story, and good dialogue can make a story fly. Here’s a crash course in strengthening dialogue, whether in fiction, memoir or nonfiction.
Inventing (and Reinventing) Yourself as a Writer with Sandra Gurvis
SAT., 10/8 | 1-2:30 PM | NORTHWEST, 2410 Philadelphia Dr.
Aimed at both novice and experienced writers, explore the many ways you can use writing skills to boost your career or earn income as a freelancer.
Learn to Edit Your Own Writing with Carol Cartaino
SAT., 10/15 | 2-3:30 PM | WILMINGTON-STROOP, 3980 Wilmington Pk.
Editing your own work is difficult, but essential. With 10 years’ experience as Editor-in-Chief of Writer’s Digest books, Carol Cartaino can show you how.
The Art of Word: A Practitioner’s Approach to Writing with Sierra Leone
THUR., 10/27 | 6:30-8 PM | NORTHWEST, 2410 Philadelphia Dr.
Poet, author and educator Sierra Leone shows you how to take ownership of your muse and strengthen your personal writing rituals.
TEEN WRITING PROGRAMS
with Author Katrina Kittle
THUR., 10/20 | 3:30-5 PM | BROOKVILLE, 120 Blue Pride Dr.
Determined to give National Novel Writing Month a try? This workshop will give you a clear roadmap for your novel!
Jumpstart Your Writing
SAT., 11/12 | 1-3 PM | WEST CARROLLTON, 300 E. Central Ave.
Get the inspiration you need to finally start (or finish) your project! Lots of prompts and exercises to help you keep a story moving.
Empathy and Antagonists
THUR., 12/15 | 3:30-5 PM | KETTERING-MORAINE, 3496 Far Hills Ave.
A variety of exercises will help you consider others’ points of view, “humanize” your villains, and help you see the difference between understanding and condoning someone’s actions.
The Dayton Metro Library’s Poetry Contest is open and accepting entries through September 30, 2016. Residents of the Miami Valley region are eligible to enter in one of three age categories: Teen (age 13-18), Adult (age 19-59) and Senior (age 60 and over).
A panel of judges will read the entries in October, and awards will be presented at a Poetry Party awards ceremony with open mic on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The Friends of the Dayton Metro Library provide cash prizes in each age category, with first place winning $100, second place $75 and third place $50. Finalists are notified by phone.
“There’s so much talent and creativity in our community, and not only among experienced writers,” said Gwen Owen, poetry contest coordinator. “Many people find they have something to say and a unique, creative way to say it. The Library’s Poetry Contest encourages them.”
Judging the contest this year are Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin, Professor Emeritus of the University of Dayton; Sinclair Community College English Department Faculty Adam Williams and Carl DeSantis; and poets T.J. McGuire and Aimee Noel.
Entry forms with official contest rules are available at all Dayton Metro Library locations, online at DaytonMetroLibrary.org or by calling the External Relations Office at 937-496-8901. Entries must be received at any Dayton Metro Library location no later than 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, to be eligible.
MATT BIRDSALL – Poet, Editor of Dayton’s literary journal Mock Turtle Zine and author of The Long and Short of It (his first full-length collection of poetry).
DAVID GARRISON – Poet, Professor Emeritus, Modern Languages, Wright State University. Ohio Poet of the Year in honor of his book Playing Bach in the D. C. Metro.
SIERRA LEONE – Artistic Director of The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show, an urban creative arts production housed at The Loft Theatre. President of Tripple Croxx Entertainment and Director of Signature Educational Solutions; a leading independent, creative arts & educational organization in downtown Dayton.
The judges for the poetry contest are as follows:
GARY PACERNICK – Poet and Professor Emeritus of English/creative writing/poetry at Wright State University.
GARY MITCHNER – Poet, Professor Emeritus of English and former Chair of English, Sinclair Community College.
FURAHA HENRY-JONES – Poet and Professor of English, Sinclair Community College since 2005. Speaker at TEDxDayton in 2013
M. ALICE CALLIER – Educator, Dayton Public Schools, Wright State University, Sinclair, Wilberforce University and Central State. Member of Dayton Metro Lifelong Library Advisory Council.
ELIZABETH SCHMIDT – Poet, Librarian, Coordinator of Wright Library Poets.
STEPHANY ARAUJO – Dayton Metro Library Teen Services Librarian, Brookville Branch.
Dayton Metro Library’s Special Collections Division has scanned and uploaded more than 150 high school yearbooks for viewing on the Library’s website. Yearbooks currently available range in years from Steele High School in 1909 to Centerville High School, 2007. More than 200 additional yearbooks from Dayton-area schools will be uploaded in the coming months.
“Yearbooks are fun because we like to look at photos of our friends and family when they were younger, but they are also very important and useful for genealogical research,” said Jamie McQuinn, Special Collections Manager. “These books will continue to assist researchers for generations to come.”
The Special Collections Division includes historical collections such as newspapers, photographs, postcards, rare books, maps and manuscripts. Many of these items, as well as the Yearbook Collection, have been digitally preserved and are available for viewing online at Dayton Remembers: http://content.daytonmetrolibrary.org/cdm/.
“The Library’s yearbook collection has many gaps,” said McQuinn. “We depend on donations from schools or individuals to fill those gaps. Yearbook donations are always gratefully accepted.”
Yearbooks currently available online include (note that no all years within the listed date ranges are available):
Centerville H.S. 1944-2007
Chaminade H.S. 1940-1968
Dunbar H.S. 1962-63, 1975-78
Fairmont H.S. 1931-31, 1954-60
Fairmont East H.S. 1978-1983
Fairmont West H.S. 1965-1967
Fairview H.S. 1923-26
Jefferson H.S. 1947-54, 1983-2005
Oakwood H.S. 1923-1940, 1955-71
Steele H.S. 1909-1926
Stivers H.S. 1915-1926, 1963-1966
West Carrollton H.S. 1960-73
Wilbur Wright H.S. 1971-74
Soon to be added:
Colonel White H.S. 1977-78
Meadowdale H.S. 1962-76
Miami Valley School 1980-90
Northmont H.S. 1957-71
Northridge H.S. 1980-2008
Patterson H.S. 1954-1976
The Special Collections Division is temporarily housed at the Genealogy Center, 359 Maryland Avenue, while the Main Library is under construction. Yearbooks can be viewed at: http://content.daytonmetrolibrary.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16669coll3.
For more information, call the Dayton Metro Library at (937) 463-BOOK.
The Dayton Metro Library announced today that a location has been selected for a new branch in West Dayton. The West Branch Library consolidates the current Madden Hills and Westwood Branches into one new, larger facility which will be located adjacent to the historic Wright Airplane Factory at Rt. 35 and Abbey Avenue.
“We received valuable input from the community at three public forums,” said Tim Kambitsch, Dayton Metro Library Executive Director. “Through consensus, this site was one of the community’s top preferences. That it is equal distance from both current branches gave us greater interest in this site.”
The seven-acre site is part of the larger Dayton Aviation Heritage Redevelopment site. In addition to the historical Wright Brothers buildings, plans call for an Aviation Heritage museum to be located there.
“There’s an exciting synergy with the National Aviation Heritage Alliance,” said Kambitsch. “A beautiful new Library will be a catalyst for additional investment and development in West Dayton.”
Design work on the four branch construction projects in Segment Three of the system-wide facilities upgrade will begin in July. Shook/Wise will serve as Construction Manager for the projects, which are scheduled for completion mid-year in 2018. The public is invited to forums with the architects to give input on the design process.
WEST CARROLLTON (renovation and expansion at current location)
15,000 sq. ft. (current branch is 10,000 sq. ft.)
Total project costs $6.5 million
Levin Porter Associates – Architect of Record
Public Forum: Thursday, July 7, 7:00 p.m. West Carrollton Civic Center Meeting Room
WEST BRANCH (new facility)
Consolidates the Madden Hills and Westwood Branch Libraries
To be located adjacent to the historic Wright Airplane Factory at Rt. 35 and Abbey Avenue
24,000 sq. ft. (combined total of current branches is approximately 12,000 sq. ft.)
Total project costs $10 million
LWC, Inc., a minority-owned business in Dayton, is the Architect of Record
Public Forum: Tuesday, July 12, 7:00 p.m. Wright Dunbar Meeting Room, 1100 West Third Street
WILMINGTON-STROOP (new building at current site in Kettering)
21,000 sq. ft. (current building is 13,600 sq. ft.)
Total project costs $8.9 million
Ruetschle Architects – Architect of Record
Public Forum: Wednesday, July 13, 7:00 p.m. Library Meeting Room, 3980 Wilmington Pike, Kettering
SOUTHEAST (new facility)
Consolidates the East and Belmont Branch Libraries
Agreement with Dayton Public Schools to build at the corner of Wayne and Watervliet Avenues (near Belmont High School)
24,000 sq. ft. (combined total of current branches is less than 13,000 sq. ft.)
Total project costs $10 million
Levin Porter Associates – Architect of Record
Public Forum: Wednesday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. (location to be announced)
Construction continues at the Brookville, Kettering-Moraine, Miamisburg, New Lebanon, and Vandalia Branches as well as the Main Library in downtown Dayton. The Electra C. Doren, Miami Township and Northwest Branch Libraries have been completed. Site selection continues on the four remaining projects in East Dayton/Riverside, Englewood/Clayton, Huber Heights and Trotwood.
“It’s exciting to see the beautiful finished Libraries, those in progress and those that are just beginning,” said Jayne Klose, Community Engagement Manager at the Library. “It’s a massive undertaking that will result in state-of-the art Libraries in all our communities, with larger spaces, flexible community rooms and new technology too.”
In November 2012, Montgomery County voters passed a $187 million bond issue to improve Dayton Metro Library facilities. The plan, known as Libraries for a Smarter Future, calls for updates, expansions or new construction at all Dayton Metro Library locations across Montgomery County.
For updates or more information, visit the Facilities page at DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call 937-463-BOOK.
New, improved Dayton Metro Library facilities mean new opportunities for volunteers, and Volunteer Services Manager Dave Hicks is up to the task. Hicks has added eight new volunteer positions since he was hired into the position in September, 2015, and is open to suggestions and ideas for more.
“I enjoy hearing feedback from staff and volunteers about their experiences,” said Hicks.
Already in 2016, 2,445 volunteer hours have been contributed. With two new facilities scheduled to open in Brookville and New Lebanon, more volunteers will be needed as Greeters and Program Helpers.
New volunteer positions at the Dayton Metro Library include:
Conversation Partner helps new Americans practice English conversation skills
Reading Buddies offer one-on-one reading encouragement to children.
Library Mascot wears the child-friendly Cosmo costume at Library and community events.
Maker Kit Helpers share their skills and interests during labs and activities using 3D printers, circuits, computers, kitchen tools, textiles and more.
New Facilities Greeters welcome patrons to their new Libraries, offer assistance with new technology, directions and information.
“Currently our most pressing needs are for help with the Summer Meal Program at our new Northwest Branch Library,” said Hicks. “We need volunteers to assist Library staff in distributing meals, set up and clean up for this program which takes place four days each week.”
Hicks has worked for the Dayton Metro Library since 1997 in various roles. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Wright State University, and also earned Masters degrees in Human Resources Management and Library and Information Science.
Summer is a busy time at all Dayton Metro Libraries. Activities keep children and teens engaged during the school break, and the Library’s Summer Challenge awards prizes for reading and program attendance.
“Volunteers are needed to help with all the programs and Summer Challenge details,” said Hicks. “When the New Lebanon and Brookville Branches later this year, we’ll need Greeters to welcome patrons to the new facilities.”
In the fall, Homework Helper volunteers will be active, along with Conversation Partners and Reading Buddies.
A complete list of volunteer opportunities and online application is available at http://daytonmetrolibrary.org./about-us/volunteer.
Questions about volunteering can be directed to Dave Hicks at (937) 496-8638 or emailed to [email protected]