Adult Services

One Book, One Community 2015   Recently updated !

One BookThis year the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition and all the libraries in the county are please to announce that Jay Asher’s bestselling book Thirteen Reasons Why has been selected as this year’s community reading title. The One Book, One Community Project is a grassroots reading movement that aims to bring people together by giving them a shared experience! When we all read the same book, we all have something to talk about. The One Book, One Community’s goal is to break down the barriers between different groups of people to strengthen Tuscarawas County!



About Thirteen Reasons Why

When Clay Jenson plays the cassette tapes he received in a mysterious package, he’s surprised to hear the voice of dead classmate Hannah Baker. He’s one of 13 people who receive Hannah’s story, which details the circumstances that led to her suicide. Clay spends the rest of the day and long into the night listening to Hannah’s voice and going to the locations she wants him to visit. The text alternates, sometimes quickly, between Hannah’s voice (italicized) and Clay’s thoughts as he listens to her words, which illuminate betrayals and secrets that demonstrate the consequences of even small actions. Hannah, herself, is not free from guilt, her own inaction having played a part in an accidental auto death and a rape. The message about how we treat one another, although sometimes heavy, makes for compelling reading. Give this to fans of Gail Giles psychological thrillers.


Jay Asher


Save the Date! Jay Asher will be coming to Tuscarawas County on Monday, October 12 at 7:00 PM at Kent State Tuscarawas. Asher will talk about his book and do a book signing. More details to come!

Annual Book Sale

Big Book Sale Attention book lovers! The Friends of the Library will hold their Annual Book Sale on Friday, August 14 from 9:00-6:00 PM and on Saturday, August 15 from 9:00-5:00.  Thousands of books and other items will be available, including donated books, discarded library books, audiobooks, DVDs, & more.  Items will be available for a donation to the Friends of the Library.  For more information, please call the library at 330-343-6123.

An Evening with Wanda Brunstetter   Recently updated !



This is your chance to meet bestselling Christian fiction author Wanda Brunstetter!  Hear a presentation, ask questions, and get a book signed! Wanda is the author of 50 books with more than 5 million copies sold and is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre.  Her work has earned national attention by Time Magazine, USA Today, and others.  All of Wanda’s novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life.  Many of her books are well-read by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.  Call the library at 330.343.6123 to register for this free program. For more about Wanda Brunstetter, click here.

The Gift

The Wright Brothers Invent the Airplane

Wright BrosTwo young men from Dayton, Ohio, solved the basic technological problems of using a heavier than air machine to allow humans to fly like birds. This presentation provides a clear history of their achievements and descriptions of the underlying technology. Presented by Chad Malkamaki from the Western Reserve Historical Society. Call 330.343.6123 to register.

Essential Oils Program

essential_oilsThe Library will host a program on Essential Oils on Thursday, July 16th at 10:00 AM as part of its Third Thursday Series. Presented by Bobbie Ballentine, Diana Felgenhauer, and Dr. Deb McFarland, participants will learn about the holistic benefits of essential oils, including their usefulness for skincare, their aroma benefits, cooking, and more. A zytoscan will be available for participants to determine which oils are most beneficial for their bodies. Information, door prizes, sampling, and more will be available for participants. Please call the  Library at 330-343-6123 to register for this free program.

After the Storm Launch Party with Linda Castillo

Linda CastilloAfter the Storm Launch Party

with Linda Castillo

Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 PM

Join us for an evening with our friend, New York Times Bestselling author Linda Castillo, as she discusses her writing life and launches the latest novel in her Kate Burkholder series, After the Storm.

When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident, and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty-year-old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged. After the Storm

Linda Castillo knew from an early age that she wanted to be a writer—and penned her first novel at the age of thirteen.  She’s published thirty books for three New York publishing houses and won numerous industry awards, including a nomination by the International Thriller Writers for Best Hardcover, the Golden Heart, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and a nomination for the prestigious Rita.

A book signing will follow this free event. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.

Books in the Kate Burkholder Series: Sworn to Silence, Pray for Silence, Breaking Silence, Gone Missing, Long Lost (Kindle only), Her Last Breath, The Dead Will Tell, and After the Storm.

Linda’s books at Dover Public Library


The Man Behind the Private Eye




Join us on Saturday, July 11 at 2:00 PM for an afternoon with mystery writer Andrew Welsh-Huggins. He’ll discuss his latest book, Slow Burn, his Andy Hayes mystery series, and take a fun look at the writing life. Welsh-Huggins is a graduate of Kenyon College and is a legal affairs reporter for the Associated Press in Columbus. A book signing will follow this program. Call 330-343-6123 to register.