Adult Services

Write to Murder

Friends of the Dover Public Library Mystery Dinner:

“Write to Murder”

Saturday, March 25

Doors Open at 6:30 PM

Tickets: $75 Each

Friends of the Dover Public Library Murder Mystery Event Write to Murder

Join us for a fun, interactive, lighthearted comedy!

Novelist Susanne Collinwood earned her fortune and reputation with her very first novel, the crime story “Write to Kill.” But after its publication, Susanne drifted into a wildly successful career writing Romance novels exclusively. Now, making a surprise appearance at the 2017 Mystery Writers Conference, Ms. Collinwood announces that the long awaited sequel to “Write to Kill” is ready for publication, marking her first return to the Mystery genre. Her public is excited; her ghost writers are anything but!

This special dinner is being catered by Nick’s on Tusc. Dinner choices are Short Ribs or Vegetable Lasagna. Wine will be sold by the glass.  Proceeds benefit the library’s Check Out Your Future Capital Campaign.

Contact Jim, Wendy, or Paula at the Library at 330-343-6123 for more information.

Time to Check Out Your Future!

The Dover Public Library has been proudly serving the community of Dover, OH, since 1902. Our current building, started in 1954 and opened in 1955, is in need of some very important updates such as modern wiring, more accessible shelving, and dedicated Teen and Local History rooms. Check out this video for our 2016 report and the highlights of our renovation plan.

While putting together this video, I had the opportunity to look back at all the great events we have had here at the Dover Public Library over the years. We’ve learned so many things about animals – snakes and lizards and turtles, oh my! – about science, about writing and publishing, even about yoga. We are so much more than books – or our building.

But when you look around the library, really look, you start to see the pieces of furniture that have been here since we opened in 1955. Tables and chairs photographed in our grand opening are still here in the Lounge and the Teen Zone. We still use a few of the same book carts; the basement shelves are exactly the same; we haven’t even gotten a new circulation desk. And these are just the things that we can see. What we can’t see is the wiring that was not designed to handle all the technology a modern Public Library uses. Without an update to the wiring, keeping up with our technology needs is going to be a real struggle.

Some would say it already is.

What most patrons don’t see is the Processing Room downstairs. Yesterday afternoon, there were five of us trying to work on our various projects at once. There were only two computers we could use to input new materials into our system to get them ready for check-out.

I look forward to the day when adding a new computer doesn’t come with added worry about where to put it or how to hook it up. Better accessibility, more space for teens, and easier access to Local History Materials will make me even prouder than I already am of our Library and of our Community.

We are more than our building, but having a building that fulfills our community’s needs definitely helps us provide the very best for our patrons.

-Liz Strauss, Teen Librarian

To learn more, or to help, please visit:

Beyond Great: An Evening with Football Coaching Legend Jim Render Tuesday

Beyond Great: An Evening with Football Coaching Legend Jim Render Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 PM

Dover native and legendary high school football coach Jim Render will share his story of growing up in Tuscarawas County and his journey to Upper St. Clair High School in Pennsylvania, where his record of 390-130 ranks third in Pennsylvania and 17th in the country for most wins by an active coach. Sponsored by Tuscarawas Valley Sports Roundtable. Call 330-343-6123 to register. Jim Render

Teen Art Show

person holding picture frameMarch 2017

This spring, area teens in grades 6 – 12 are invited to submit artwork for the second annual Teen Art Show. The submission deadline is Friday, February 24. Teen artists may submit one piece to the art show. Drawings and paintings are preferred. A submission form must accompany all pieces. The art will be returned by April 7. Interested artists can contact Teen Librarian Liz Strauss at 330-343-6123 for more information.


Forms to Download:

7th Annual Overdue Open House

balloonSunday, February 12 from 2 – 5 PM

Join us at this special Sunday event for:

LIVE MUSIC featuring Atom Lax, the Kodachrome Babies, and Valleytown

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES like face painting, a juggler, and story telling

BAKE SALE, BOOK SALE, and RAFFLES  to support the library’s Check Out Your Future Capital Campaign


The Overdue Open House is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This annual event celebrates the library as a community center and helps raise money for various projects to improve our library. This year, all funds from the Overdue Open House will go towards the Check Out Your Future Capital Campaign to remodel the Adult Department. For more information on the Overdue Open House please call the Library at 330-343-6123.

Money Mondays

3rd Monday of the Month at 6:30 PM

in the Dover Public Library Community Room

 Take charge of your money this year with a series on important financial topics. Presented by Financial Advisor Dennis Lint of Edward Jones. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 for more information or register online.

paper money and coinsFebruary 20: Protect What You’ve Worked For (Retirees)

March 20: Prepping Your Portfolio

April 17: Stocks: The Nuts and Bolts Seminar