Adult Services

National Park Service Centennial Program

In August of 1916 the National Park Service (NPS) was created to care for America’s treasures. Today, the NPS cares for over 400 National Park Service Sites that preserve America’s treasures. Join a park ranger for a celebration of the Centennial and a look at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. For more information or to register for this free community event, please call the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123.NPS Centennial

Volunteer of the Month: Carl

volunteer Carl with boxCongrats to our Volunteer of the Month for August: Carl!


How long have you been volunteering at the library?

3 Years


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

A way to give back to the community


Who are some of your favorite authors?


Box, Baldacci, Patterson, Gavis, Deaver, Sanford, Castillo


What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?

Just being around the library and talking with the staff


Thank you for all your help, Carl!


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

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe Preview


Little_TheaterThe Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County will present a preview of the regional premiere of Shuddersome: Tales of Poe on Saturday, August 13th at 7:00pm at the Dover Public Library.

Directed by Candice McMath, this one-act of selected works of Edgar Allan Poe adapted by Lindsay Price includes short stories (The Black Cat, The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Oval Portrait, Lionizing, The Masque of the Red Death) and poetry (“The Bells” and “The Raven”). Spectres, ghouls and ghosts come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Poe’s best-known works. This spine-tingling night of theatre will have you glancing nervously over your shoulder as Poe’s words rise up like corpses from the grave. (Be careful. Do you hear that tap, tap, tapping?)

Performances are scheduled August 25-28 and September 1-4. All performances are at 8:00 pm except Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm at the Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County located at 466 Carrie Ave NW in New Philadelphia. Adult tickets are $13 and student tickets are $8 with a voucher and a can of food. Food collected will be distributed to local food pantries. Student ticket vouchers will be mailed to local schools in mid-August or can be obtained by contacting the director at Tickets are available by calling 330-308- 6400 or at

YA Crew Humane Society Fundraiser

humane society logoThursday, July 21 – Friday, July 22

Stop by the library any time on these two days to browse our baked goods and crafts. The teens of the YA Crew organized this event to raise money for our local Humane Society. Baked goods for you and your furry friends will be for sale. There will also be a table of homemade dog and cat toys. All items will be available for a donation. If interested in donating items to sell, please contact Liz Strauss at the library: 330-343-6123



NY Times Bestselling Author Linda Castillo Comes Back to Dover


New York Times Bestselling author Linda Castillo is coming back to Dover!  On Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 PM, Castillo will discuss her latest edition in the Kate Burkholder series, Among the Wicked.  In the book, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff’s department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a developing case that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl.  Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between Amish and English communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community.  In the coming days, Kate unearths a world built on secrets and finds herself, alone…trapped in a fight for her life.

As special audience Q&A session will also be a part of the evening.  A book signing will follow the program. Please call the Library at 330.343.6123 to reserve your seat for this free community event!


Big Library Read 2016

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Big Library Read (June 23-July 7) is an opportunity for those with a valid library card to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds. Participating in this event allows your library to offer a new simultaneous use title for community-wide access from your library at no cost. It’s a worldwide digital version of a local book club, and an opportunity for your library to generate more interest in your digital collection beyond the bestsellers. Thousands of libraries have already enjoyed great success engaging thousands of new and current users with Big Library Read.

About the Book, A Murder in Time: Beautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI.  Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded.  As soon as she recovers, she goes rogue and travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates.

For assistance in checking out A Murder in Time, contact the Library at 330.343.6123.

Yarn Bombing @ the Library!


June 11 is Interantional Yarn Bombing Day! Help knit, crochet, wrap yarn, or make pom poms to decorate the front entrance of the library on Saturday, June 11 at 9 AM.  All ages and creative ideas are welcome! What is Yarn Bombing? Yarn bombing is the art of integrating yarn into public spaces in fun and inspiring ways. “Yarn bombs” (the product of yarn bombing campaigns) are collaborative, improvised fiber art installations that infuse outdoor public spaces with color, warmth, and playful humor. They often incorporate a variety of knitting, crocheting, and yarn crafting techniques, reflecting the creative and social diversity of both the artists and the surrounding community. For more info, call Ashley at 330.365.1380.