Downtown Dover Chocolate Walk

Ticket 2016

Saturday, May 7 is the 1st Annual Downtown Dover Chocolate Walk.  The idea is really simple: purchase a Chocolate Walk ticket, receive a Passport for the event, and then on the night of the Chocolate Walk make your way through downtown stopping at each participating business, or Sweet Stop, and receive a nice chocolate treat. When it is all said and done, each Passport holder will have a bag full of unique and tasty chocolate items. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Canal Dover Association, the Chocolate Walk was designed to be an affordable, family-friendly community event that helps promote downtown.  Proceeds from the event benefit efforts to construct the bronze Spirit of Dover statute on the downtown square. The  Dover Public Library is committed to being involved in the community and the Chocolate Walk is a great example of how we are doing that.  Did you miss out on purchasing a ticket this year? Stay tuned, because planning for 2017 is already underway!

Raffle Fundraiser

DWin 4 tickets to kings islandover Public Library Children’s Department


May 2016

Win 4 Tickets to Kings Island!

Raffle Tickets are $1 Each or 6 for $5 and on sale in the Children’s Department. Drawing will be held on June 1. Tickets are Valid through Labor Day 2016 and are valued at $65 each. Funds from the raffle sales will be used to purchase Duplo blocks and other special equipment for the department. See the Children’s Department for More Details



2nd Annual Seed Library Plant Sale   Recently updated !

gardener stick man planting seedsSeed Library Plant Sale 
Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Don’t know what to get Mom for Mother’s Day this year? We’ve got the perfect idea for you: a plant from our second annual Plant Sale! We will have perennials, herbs, vegetables, yard art, and seeds for sale. Proceeds benefit our Seed Library, a free program that allows patrons to “check out” seeds to plant their own gardens. We will also be giving away door prizes at the Plant Sale, so don’t forget to stop by and enter to win! Contact Librarian and Green Thumb Denise Campbell-Johnson at 330-343-6123 for more information on the seed library or how to donate items for the sale.

$200 Contest deadline fast approaching…

To all of my fellow Tuscarawas County residents :

This is the final week Dover Public Library will be accepting entries for our soon-to-be-published living history book! If you would like to see your story in print and want a chance at the $200 prize, stop in to the library and pick up your entry form at the front desk. Or you can download and print it here: Tapestries of Tuscarawas County

Either way, make sure your entry is returned to Dover Public Library by May 1 for consideration! (Since May 1 happens to be a Sunday, we will accept any sealed envelopes placed in our outside drop box before the library opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 2. We will also accept any mail postdated before May 1.)

If you find it difficult to begin, you can review the prompts on the submission form for story ideas. If you find you are still having trouble, read on for clarification of some issues I have addressed throughout the contest:

  1. This is NOT a history paper. Please don’t send a report detailing the Gnadenhutten Massacre or the building of the Ohio Erie Canal – we’ve heard those stories already! We want to hear a story that is personal to you. Maybe tell us about the first time you went to see Trumpet in the Land performed, or how you remember catching and eating fish from the Tuscarawas River when you were a kid.
  2. You can incorporate a favorite family story, joke, or legend even if the teller is no longer living. If you think your grandmother had a great story about life in Tuscarawas County but she is no longer around to tell it, you can submit that as your story, as long as you give credit where credit is due.
  3. Please don’t submit genealogies. While we are always happy to accept any complied histories of local families for our genealogy collection, this is not what we are asking for in this particular case.

That’s it! Simple, right? And if you contribute, not only will you have a chance to win a $200 or $50 cash prize, but you will be contributing to the historical record, something your great-great-grandchildren will be able to appreciate!


For any further questions, please contact Claire Kandle at (330)343-6123 or email 


– Claire Kandle, Local History & Genealogy Librarian

Move with Mortimer this Summer

Coach MortimerWell, Mortimer here again.  I wanted to come here on this computer to tell you about my summer reading program.  It is called “Park it AND Read” because we are teaming up with Dover Park.

But we all know summer reading is all about the Moose. That’s me. Mortimer.

I’m all over this summer reading thing, and I’ve got the scoop. We’re going to have all my favorite programs like LEGO Club (Moose are the best at building, you know), Treats & Treasures (Miss Jen always lets me have a leftover treat ^^), and Art Club (I am the Van Gogh of Moose kind). We’re also going to start checking out sports equipment like bocce ball sets and flag football sets. Don’t worry, I’ll make sure it’s all working properly before we let it circulate. And we’re going to have lots of visitors this summer to talk to us about bike safety, Ohio animals and butterflies, tell stories, and much more!

I’m super excited for  will be the exercise programs called “Movin’ with Mortimer.”  Yes.  That’s me. Did you know that the YMCA is coming HERE to the LIBRARY?!  Well, not the YMCA the building, but YMCA the staff…you know what I mean!  They will teach Zumba and Yoga.  Moose are VERY good at exercise!  But I don’t know much Zumba or Yoga.  You’ll come and help me, right?

Details on all our fun summer programs are coming in the next edition of Footnotes. But you can stop by and ask a non-moose library human for more information any time.  They are pretty nice, even if they don’t have much in the way of fur or antlers!


– Mortimer the Moose

Taco Tuesday

taco tuesday

Tuesday, May 3 at 3:00 PM

in the Community Room

You asked for it! It’s the Library’s first ever Taco Tuesday event! Come build your own taco, hang out, and play some games. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Registration is pretty important for this one. If you don’t register, you might not get a taco. Make sure you get a taco. REGISTER! Call the library at 330-343-6123 to get your name on the list. Please inform the library if you have any special dietary needs. For instance, if you’re a vegetarian, if you’re allergic to anything, or if you don’t eat anything green, let us know when you register. Then we can make sure we have something for you to put on your taco.


Friends of the Library Poetry Night

Poetry Month


The Friends of the Dover Public Library will host their Annual Poetry Night in the Dover Public Library’s Community Room on Thursday, April 28 at 6:00 PM. Members of the community are invited to read their original works or their personal favorites from other poets. Anyone interested in reading should call the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123 to register for the program. Refreshments will be served.