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NotebookTuesday, December 2 at 3:00 PM

Just because NaNoWriMo is over, don’t think you should stop writing! Join us for games, writing exercises, and fun ideas to keep the words flowing at this fun event. Also enjoy snacks and learn about an exciting opportunity for teen writers and artists coming in the Spring.






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Christmas at the Library

Gingerboy's Search for Christmas by Joanne Kimberly
Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM


Celebrate the gift of Christmas and community at the library at this fun family-friendly event. Children and parents are invited to come and join Miss Pat and Mortimer at 10:00 AM as they get ready for Christmas.  There will be Christmas songs, stories, games, and crafts.  Children’s author (Joanne Kimberly will read and sign her new kids book “Gingerboy’s Search for Christmas.” Throughout the day, families can come in to decorate Christmas cookies and to watch classic holiday films. The Dover Middle School choir will perform from 2-5 PM. Also at 2:00 PM, a free showing of a cool Disney movie will take place in the story room. At 5:00 PM, the Dover Christmas Parade kicks off downtown. Call 330-343-6123 for more information.


Tis the Season…for New Christmas books.

This is one of my favorite times of the year, because the new Christmas Fiction books are starting to come in.  They are usually inspiring, feel-good stories that leave you with that warm fuzzy feeling.  If you need help getting in the Christmas mood, they will do it.  They are also great books to read before you go to sleep.  They will lull you into peaceful, sweet dreams.  If you are having a bad day, just pick-up one of Debbie Macomber’s “Angels” books with Shirley, Goodness & Mercy in it.  These Angels are always getting in trouble for some of the shenanigans they pull.

There are many popular authors with Christmas series.  Karen Kingsbury has the Red Glove series, Donna VanLiere, author of “The Christmas Shoes” has several books.  If you want to read a series based on certain Towns, Thomas Kinkade has a series on a town called “Cape Light” and Susan Mallory has one on a town called “Fools Gold”.  If you like to read about beach towns, Sherryl Woods has a series called “Chesapeake Shores” and Susan Wiggs has a series called “Lakeshore Chronicles”.  If you like to read about cowboys, Janet Dailey has a Christmas series on them and Linda Lael Miller has a Christmas series on her “McKettricks”.  Richard Paul Evans has “The Christmas Box” collection along with several other Christmas books.  Melody Carlson and Mary Higgins Clark also have quite a few Christmas books.  There are also Christmas books with an Amish storyline.  If you need something with a little suspense, Heather Graham will give you some of the “edge of your seat” feel you crave.

Hallmark Channel has made a few books into movies.  Debbie Macomber’s “Mrs. Miracle” came out a few years ago and this year, Debbie Macomber’s “Mr. Miracle” and Sheila Roberts “The Nine Lives of Christmas” will come out.  So watch to see when these will be airing.

There are many more authors that I have not listed that have Christmas books.    Just come in and check some out, even if you don’t need any help getting in the Christmas mood.  They are fun, quick, easy reads for this hectic time of year.

I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season,

Mary, Technology Room Manager


After-School Movie

Film ReelTuesday, November 25 at 3:00 PM

Join us for a fun teen movie chosen by the YA Crew.

No Registration Necessary.

Open to Teens in Grades 6-12

Movie will be rated PG-13 or Lower

Free Snacks Provided.

Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information.

What we do here

Denise in a bat hat

Me at the Overdue Open House

A Fellow came into the library the other day to send a FAX. He came up to the front desk and said, “Say, someone told me you can send a FAX from here, is the true?”

I said, “Yes, that’s true!” We discussed the price, $1.00 for the first page .50 cents for every page after that. You can receive a FAX for 25 cents a page We got to talking, and this fellow had never been in our library. So, I shared with him what we have to offer. For FREE.

For FREE, we have books of all kinds, newspapers, magazines, books on CD. We have comics and graphic novels. Books in Large Print, books for holidays, and books for children who can’t even read yet.

We have tax forms, Golden Buckeye forms, and you can register to vote here. Each month we offer a FREE magazine called THE BOOK PAGE that lists all the upcoming new books with interesting articles that will appeal to everyone.

We have laminating, for small and large items for $1.25 per foot.

We have classes to use the computers, a copy machine to print at 15 cents per page for black and white and 50 cents for color. You can copy info to a Flash Drive for free, and we will soon have them for sale. And ear buds if you want to listen to something on the computer. We have even have a notary for legal documents.

We have DVD’s and Music CD’s. When I told this fellow we have movies, he couldn’t believe we have them for FREE.  Children’s movies, and books on CD are free for them as well.

We have a Lego club, a Drama Club, and Storytimes for kids.

Lego Club

Lego Club

We have three different types of book discussion groups that meet at different times of the day and evening.

We have programs for children, teens, and adults, from ages 0-105.

We offer wellness health related meetings with the Union Hospital and the OSU Extension office.

We have an Inter Library Loan service, where we get an item that the Dover Library doesn’t have at no cost to you.

We have displays that change monthly. You can share your collection here at the library in two of our glass display cases.

We have the Friends Of The Library who help the library in so many ways, like helping to bring in authors to speak, helping to purchase items that the library needs to run smoothly. They also run THE BOOK CELLAR, open each Wednesday from 10-1 and Saturday from 9-12. You can pick up some gently used books, DVD’s, and other items for a very small charge. Don’t tell my family, but that’s where I buy my books that I give them for Christmas.


What the library does not have

We do not have an ATM machine.    We do not have a pop machine, and you can’t sleep here, sorry.   Oh wait, you can sleep here when we do our library lock-in for the kids and teens.


Group of teens at the lock in

Teen Lock In


I hope you discovered a new service you can use here at the library! See you soon!


Thanks for reading,


Adult Services


Dover’s Season of Good Cheer

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Come to the library to pick up your Dover’s Season of Good Cheer card! Visit local businesses anytime before December 6 and get a stamp on your card. There are also a ton of fun events taking place at area businesses throughout the season. Return your stamped card to the Dover Public Library to be entered to win a gift basket with donations from participating businesses. This is a great way to celebrate our community this season! Stop by the library, call us at 330-343-6123, or visit Dover’s Season of Good Cheer Facebook Page for more information.

Mockingjay (Part 1)

Tuesday, November 18 at 3:00 PM

Mockingjay Symbol

“Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!”

Katniss Everdeen

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Get ready for Mockingjay: Part 1 by participating in our gauntlet of crafts, games, and trivia, inspired by the bestselling trilogy. Snacks will be provided. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.