Teen Lock-In

Friday, August 4 – Saturday, August 5

6:00 PM – 7:00 AM

Dancing girlLock the doors and stay in the library all night! This event is open to teens entering grades 6 through 12. Registration begins July 5th and is limited to 12 teens. We will be playing group and board games, going on a scavenger hunt, enjoying pizza, making crafts, and much, much more!

A complete agenda and packing list will be provided with each teen’s permission slip. Don’t miss out on our most popular event of the year!

Call 330-343-6123 for more information.


William Clarke Quantrill Symposium

William Clarke QuantrillFriday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29

Hosted by the Reeves Museum and the Dover Public Library

William Clarke Quantrill was born and raised in Dover before moving to the western frontier of Kansas in the 1850’s and joining the Confederate Army during the Civil War. On August 21, 1863, Quantrill and his band of guerrilla fighters attacked and burned Lawrence, Kansas, cementing his place in the lore of the American Civil War. Learn more about Quantrill at this two-day symposium featuring author visits, a walking tour guided by Russ Volkert, and more.

Can’t wait for the symposium? Search William Clarke Quantrill on our catalog!

Friday, July 28

7:00 PM at the Reeves Carriage House

  • Ed Leslie: The Devil Knows How to Ride: The True Story of William Clarke Quantrill and His Confederate Raiders


Saturday, July 29

9:30 AM at the Dover Public Library

  • Walking tour of Quantrill Historical Sites with Russ Volkert


1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Dover Public Library

  • Letters to Mother with Kelly Mezurek, Ph.D, Associate Professor of History at Walsh University
  • Legends and Burial of Quantrill with Kim Jurkovic, Curator with the Tuscarawas County Historical Society
  • Dover’s Response to Quantrill with Jon Baker from the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society
  • The Rise and Fall of Quantrill the Killer: Understanding William Clarke Quantrill in the Context of Nineteenth Century Violence and Manhood with Dr. Joseph Beilein of Penn State University


Tapestries of Tuscarawas County 2017   Recently updated !

ttcHello T-County neighbors!  Our library is looking for submissions for the second edition of the literary magazine, Tapestries of Tuscarawas County!   We are compiling stories for publication in a book as part of an ongoing oral history project.  This project is a vibrant book that captures what it is like to live in Tuscarawas County and we hope you can help.  If you have a strong memory of your life that you can share with us in the form of a letter or email, you could be included in this book–and may even win a cash prize!  Each story provided will be a thread, and each thread will be woven together with stories from friends, family, and neighbors to contribute to a rich tapestry that expresses the varied beauty of our individual lives. This book will display a collection of stories and art of and from Tuscarawas County in its second edition!

Submission Form


How do I contribute?

You can contribute by sharing your stories with us! There are several ways to do this: You can write us a letter. You can dictate your story to a loved one. You can record it at a family gathering. It can be handwritten, typed, or emailed. All we ask is that the final submissions are kept to 2,000 words or less.


What if I’m not a very good writer?

Stories are not judged based on writing ability, but on interest and relation to our county, and our editor will help make them ready for publication. You will get a chance to review the edited version before it is published.


writer illustrationWhat should I write about?

Anything! Your best/worst memory, something embarrassing that happened, something that changed your life, something that stands out to you as a representative example of your youth or adulthood in Tuscarawas County. The stories must adhere to only two rules: they must be true, and they must not harm anyone in the telling. See the reverse side for some prompt questions to help you get started. More questions can be found at


How can I win the cash prize?

The editing team at the Dover Public Library will award the top prize to the most appealing story. Writing ability is NOT a factor. There is no cost to submit a story, and you are under no obligations.


When can I get the book?

Tapestries of Tuscarawas County will be released in the fall of 2017. Contributors will receive a free copy. It will also be available at Dover Public Library and other local libraries and historical societies. Write your letter today! You can be proud to be a part of this valuable addition to our local living history.  Deadline for submission is August 1, 2017.

If you have questions about this project, please contact Kellie Pleshinger at or by calling the library at 330-343-6123

Cartooning for Teens

Wednesday, June 21 at 3:00 PM

For Teens Entering Grades 6 –12

Artist Douglas Laubacher will be here to teach basic cartoon drawing skills to participants. All materials provided. Registration is not necessary, but appreciated. Please call 330-343-6123 to register.

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Anime Mini-Con

Tuesday June 20 at 2:00 PM

Calling all Otaku! This convention-inspired event will feature several stations throughout the Library. Enjoy snacks and watch an anime web series in the Story Room, do crafts and make art in the Teen Zone, and pick a LARP character in the Lounge. Cosplayers welcome! Registration is not necessary.

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Living Tiny Series

Living Tiny Series

From the freedom to roam, to the bliss of a simpler life, people are attracted to living smaller for a variety of reasons. Learn more about the Tiny Home trend with this series. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to register for one or all of these programs.

 Tiny House


Living Simple by Decluttering

Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 PM

If you’re looking for ideas on how to organize your household clutter, join Christine Kendle, Ohio State University Extension Educator, as she offers tips and tricks to organize all areas of your home.


Cooking Tiny

Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 PM

Ohio State University Extension Educator, Christine Kendle, will address some of the issues faced when cooking in a tiny space such as how to best utilize space, food storage considerations, and which appliances and utensils are best.  Christine will demonstrate how to prepare a few simple recipes with no large appliances needed.


Living Little

Thursday, June 22 at 6:30PM

Jamie Lynn Neal was intrigued by the possibility of “living tiny,” so she refurbished a 1988 Terry Taurus camper and transformed it into her cozy home.  Hear about Jamie’s challenges in creating her “Scooby Shack” and ask her questions about what it’s like to live in a small space. Next, tour a Tiny Home with Norman Yoder, owner of Tiny Homes of Ohio, as he discusses his self-contained and environment friendly all season homes. The evening will start in our Community Room where Mr. Yoder will talk about his unique products before moving outside where he will answer questions as we tour one of his homes.


Serving, At Home and Abroad

peace corps logoWednesday, June 14 at 6:30 PM

 The Republic of Moldova: land of green fields, house wine, and nutria barbecue.  What’s nutria? Where is Moldova? Come spend some time with Tuscarawas County native and freshly returned Peace Corps Volunteer Gabriel Riggle to learn all you ever wanted to know about Moldova, the Peace Corps, and domestic AmeriCorps programs. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to register.