Minecraft Lock-In

Minecraft ScreenshotSaturday, October 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Ages 8 to 18 are invited to come to the library for some fun playing Minecraft! Pizza and pop will be provided in the community room. Registration with a permission slip is required, and space is limited. Call 330-343-6123 for more information.

Any teen who would like to help at the Minecraft Lock-In should contact Liz Strauss. Volunteers should be familiar with Minecraft and Mineshafter.

What are your favorite things about Minecraft? Comment below!


Super Mortimer to the Rescue! With Candy!   Recently updated !

Super Mortimer CertifiedHello!  Mortimer here again!  Maybe you didn’t recognize me because I am in costume!  I am SUPER MORTIMER, to the rescue!  Why?  Well, because Halloween is next month and I have to get ready!

Ok, so Halloween is when you dress up in a disguise and go trick-or-treating to get candy!  Yay!  I thought about dressing up like a moose again this year, because moose are my favorite animal, but then I know you wouldn’t recognize me at all and I might miss you.  So I will be Super Mortimer instead!

I want to walk in Dover’s Halloween Parade with the Dover Public Library’s little Tornadoes Reading Club on October 26 at 6:00 if my mom says it is ok!  If we walk in the parade, we will get our very own bag of candy!   Will you be there?  YOU could dress up like a moose!  How cool would that be?

If you didn’t do the Little Tornadoes Reading Club, (why not???) you could still come watch me walk in the parade!  I will give you extra candy if you yell something awesome like, “long live the moose!”  Yes, that will be our secret candy code!  When I hear you yell that, I will rush over with extra candy and next year you’ll walk in the parade with me!  Yay!

-Mortimer the Moose

Decorate Your Christmas Jar!

Tuesday, October 4 at 3:00 PM

In honor of this year’s One Book One Community Title, Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright, we’ll be talking about the book, enjoying snacks, and getting crafty decorating our own jars. After the event, you can take your jar home and start filling it with change. Come Christmas time, you can donate the change you have collected to a local charity or family in need. That’s what a Christmas Jar is all about. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12. No registration is necessary.

Christmas Jars by Jason Wright


About the Book

From Goodreads:

Where had it come from? Whose money was it? Was I to spend it? Save it? Pass it on to someone more needy? Above all else, why was I chosen? Certainly there were others, countless others, more needy than me…

Her reporter’s intuition insisted that a remarkable story was on the verge of the front page.

Newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the remarkable secret behind the “Christmas Jars”, glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously left for people in need. But along the way, Hope discovers much more than the origin of the jars. When some unexpected news sets off a chain reaction of kindness, Hope’s greatest Christmas Eve wish comes true.


About One Book, One Community

One Book, One Community is a reading program built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book.  Through public and private discussions, the program promotes a sense of community by facilitating the enjoyment of a great story.  Learn more!


Need a book recommendation?

Having trouble deciding what to read next? Here are a few books I’ve read recently that I’ve really enjoyed:

Career of Evil by Robert GalbraithMystery/Thriller: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

This is the third book in a new series starring P.I. Cormoran Strike and his ever-resourceful assistant-turned-partner, Robin Ellacott. This book provides the most background on both protagonists and involves a serial killer who decides to target Robin as a way to hurt Strike. Periodically, the narrative jumps into the killer’s incredibly creepy perspective. One of the things I love about these books is how authentic the characters are – both protagonists have strengths and flaws, and their chemistry is explored in a believable way. Each mystery in this series is fantastic, ending with a classic denouement by Cormoran. Added bonus: if you enjoy audiobooks, the narrator for this series is fantastic! I’ll admit, I was a little hesitant to pick these up after reading The Casual Vacancy, Rowling’s other attempt at adult fiction. Now, I find myself impatient for the next title to be announce.

Science Fiction/Fantasy: The Oversight by Charlie FletcherThe Oversight by Charlie Fletcher

Another series title! The Oversight is the first book in a fantasy series that takes place in a gritty version of Victorian London. The Oversight are a group of supranaturals who guard the magical borders between the mundane and the truly supernatural (and terrifying) Sluagh. At one time, hundreds of Oversight shared in this task, but now only 5 remain – the bare minimum to keep going. This dark, realistic fantasy (oxymoron, I know, but it really is!) kept me reading into the night, and I can’t wait for the final book to be released early next year.

Two of a Kind by Susan MalleryRomance: Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery

I just can’t seem to get away from series titles! This title is well into a series of loosely connected romances in the Fool’s Gold Series by Susan Mallery. All of these titles have the same basic plot: man and woman get together, woman figures out she’s in love, man freaks out but eventually comes to his sense, then happily ever after. Even though I know what’s coming, I have still really enjoyed most of the titles in this series. Two of a Kind is one of my favorites, because of the quirky heroine. Felicia is intensely intelligent, so much so that she spent most of her childhood working at a research university. She’s takes things literally, has an amazing self-awareness, and is often surprisingly (to herself, anyway) insightful. This book was a quick, delightful read (and re-read!).

Have you read any of these? What did you think? Any other titles you’ve loved recently? Comment and let us know!

Kathryn Green

Technology Manager

Volunteer of the Month: Taylor

Taylor shelving at the book saleThrow the confetti! Strike up the band! Our Volunteer of the Month for September is Taylor!


How long have you been volunteering at the library?

Almost a year


Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library?


I wanted to become a volunteer at the library to learn how the library works and to see what it takes to be an employee at the library.


 Who are some of your favorite authors?

  • James Patterson
  • John Green
  • Gail Carriger
  • Richelle Mead
  • C.C. Hunter
  • Cassandra Clare


What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?


Learning how the library works


Thanks for everything that you do, Taylor! We appreciate all your hard work and dedication to helping the library.


Would you like to volunteer? Contact Wendy Contini for more information on how to help your library.

Nights at the Round Table: Mark Rea

The_Legends_BuckeyesThursday, September 15 at 6:30 PM

Join us for Nights at the Round Table, featuring author Mark Rea as he discusses his book, The Legends: Ohio State Buckeyes, the Men, the Deeds, the Consequences:

Discover 50 of the most epic Ohio State football players and coaches. Their stats, football prowess, and most memorable moments are highlighted in 275 pages of Buckeye lore. Impress your friends with your knowledge of the Buckeye team and its wonderfully rich history. A true fan doesn’t just wear the colors; he knows why the colors were chosen.

Teen Book Tasting

Girl sitting on BooksTuesday, September 20 at 3:00 PM

Come try some books from the Teens’ Top Ten Nominees! Participants will get to “taste” books from this popular list to decide whether they want to read them or not. Refreshments will be served. Open to teens in grades 6-12. No registration necessary.