Adult Services

Mortimer the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the red nosed reinderRudolph the red-nosed reindeer here!  I am so important because I lead Santa’s sleigh!  Yeah, LEAD the sleigh!  That’s right, I’m a VERY important Moose…errr, I mean reindeer.  And I fly!  How cool is that?!  My mom was just telling me the other day, “Mortimer, you are a very important moose!”  Oh, I meant “Rudolph” instead of Mortimer.  Oh, and “reindeer” instead of moose.  Flying so much makes me forgetful.

Anyway, I want to tell you that my best bud Santa will be here at the library Thursday, December 15th for pictures and stories and ho ho ho’s!  Yea Santa!  I’m sure he will ask me to light up the whole room with my bright nose, which might be too bright for inside, so maybe not.  Still, it will be an awesome evening!  I’ll see you here at 5:45!  Oh, and don’t forget to call and sign up!  Just tell them you heard it from Mortimer the red-nosed reindeer!  No, I mean Rudolph the red-nosed moose.  No, wait…

Just come, and we’ll work out the details later…

Black Friday Sale!


red bow with ribbon50% Off Fines!

Friday, November 25th

from 9:00 AM – Noon

Get a Clean Slate from the Library for Half the Cost. Pay Half of your Overdue Fines, Lost, or Damaged Fees and Clear your Account! Pay any amount with Cash or Check. Pay fines over $5 with Debit or Credit Cards. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 for Details. 

Nights at the Round Table Presents: Robin Yocum

Robin Yocum
Robin Yocum:
A Brilliant Death: A Novel

Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 PM

Amanda Baron died in a boating accident on the Ohio River in 1953. Or, did she? Travis Baron was an infant when his mother disappeared.  Now in high school, Travis yearns to know more about his mother. With the help of his best friend, Mitch Malone, Travis begins a search for the truth. With the help of an unlikely ally, the two boys start to put the pieces together. What will they do with the information they find?


Our Nights at the Round Table author series gives you the opportunity to connect with writers in a way that is fun, inspiring, and often life-changing.  We hope to see you around the Round Table!  A book signing will follow this free event.  Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.



Come Write In!

cat writing at a deskIt’s almost November! And that means it’s almost NaNoWriMo!

NaNoWriMo? What’s that? How do you say it?

It’s National Novel Writing Month, the month when writers everywhere try to write a whole 50,000 word novel in 30 days. I’ll save you the math: that’s about 1,667 words a day, for 30 days. For a normal typist (40 words per minute), that’s about 42 minutes of straight typing per day. And it’s pronounced “Nan – Oh – Wry – Mo.” As the organization says on their website, “Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.”

This year, the Dover Public Library is offering up our Lounge as a Come Write In location. That means you can stop in and use our Lounge as a quiet space to write any time during NaNoWriMo. As always, the Lounge will remain available to the public unless it has been reserved by an organization.

In addition to the Lounge being available the whole month, we’re also hosting several scheduled events for writers to meet, get inspiration, and write.

  • Tuesday, November 1, 6pm – 8pm in the Lounge: Come write your first 1,667 words
  • Saturday, November 5, 2pm – 5pm in the Community Room: Come double your daily word count with us
  • Friday, November 11, 2pm – 5pm in the Community Room: Keep up the great work and log your progress
  • Friday, November 18 from 2pm – 5pm in the Lounge: Come Write In and get inspired by other participants
  • Monday, November 28, 6pm – 8pm  in the Community Room: Sprint to the finish this week to WIN
  • Wednesday, November 30, 6pm – 8pm in the Community Room: Meet your 50,000 word goal tonight



Happy NaNoWriMo!


Teen Librarian


One Smile at a Time

smiling daisyThe Dover Public Library and Daisy Girl Scout Troup #60143 are excited to announce a new collaboration to help bring hope to the community. Led by Library Assistant and Girl Scout Mom Nayla Pica, the Library and Daisies are collecting small donated items to make a BIG difference for community members in hardship this Holiday Season! Help us share One Smile at a Time by donating travel size toiletries, first aid items, baby wipes, and more. Our goal is to fill 200 bags – that’s 200 smiles – for our community members in hardship. Couponers and bargain shoppers, we need your expertise to help us get there! Contact Nayla at or at 330-343-6123 for more information.


Donations may be dropped off at Dover Public Library through Friday, December 16, 2016. 


Help us share One Smile at a Time by collecting the following Travel Size items:


  • Hand Warmers
  • Flashlights with batteries
  • Band-Aids
  • First-Aid Items
  • Baby Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Matches
  • Candles



  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soaps
  • Lotions
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush Covers
  • Hair combs
  • Deodorant
  • Chapstick
  • Razors
  • Feminine Products
  • Nail Clippers
  • Tissue Packs


Personal Items (all sizes)

  • New underwear
  • New socks
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Wash cloths



  • Children’s books
  • Small puzzles
  • Characters/figurines
  • Stickers
  • Crayons
  • Coloring book
  • Small pad of paper
  • Craft kit
  • Small stuffed animals
  • Playing cards
  • Hair accessories



  • Postage stamps
  • Pens
  • Memo Pads
  • Day Planners
  • Journals
  • Self-help/inspirational books
  • Bookmarks
  • Notes of encouragement





Travel Talk: Yugoslavia

Monday, October 24 at 6:30 PM

airplane flyingTravel the world with Dover Public Library! Whether you are a world traveler yourself, like to learn about far-off places, or simply like to look at pretty pictures, our travel series is for you. This month, join world traveler Fred Wyman for a presentation on his recent trip to Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Participants will learn about the breakup of Yugoslavia and the War of Independence and will view a slideshow. Register online or call the library at 330-343-6123.

Mothman 101

Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 PM
Mothman IllustrationJoin us for a FREE community program presented by Jeff Wamsley from the Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The presentation will cover the Silver Bridge disaster of 1967, Mothman sightings, UFOs & more. Born and raised in Point Pleasant, Wamsley is the creator and owner of the world’s only Mothman museum. Wamsley is also the author of Mothman: Facts Behind the Legend and Mothman: Behind the Red Eyes. Wamsley is also the founder of the Mothman Festival, an annual gathering commemorating the visit of the mysterious entity known as The Mothman.

“In November of 1966, it was reported that eerie things began to occur in the small town of Point Pleasant,” says Wamley. “Strange lights in the sky, mysterious men in black, and a flying red-eyed creature called the Mothman changed this small West Virginia town forever.” On December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge spanning the Ohio River collapsed resulting in the death of 46 people. This incident along with various other supernatural incidents and sightings were picked up by the national press and soon the Mothman legend became mainstream. John Keel’s 1975 book, The Mothman Prophecies, and the 2002 film of the same name starring Richard Gere introduced the Mothman Legend to a wider audience.

A book signing will follow the program, which is free and open to all. For more information or to register, please contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123. The Dover Public Library is located at 525 N. Walnut Street, directly across the street from Dover High School.