Adult Services

One Smile at a Time   Recently updated !

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.

A vision becomes reality.

It’s not often that what you dream keeps its shape when the dream takes physical form. The real world plays havoc with your visions, and what you get at the end, while it may be satisfying, usually looks quite a bit different.


I am pleased to say that our first edition of Tapestries of Tuscarawas County, a book of living memories, has taken shape and finally come to fruition. The best part? I couldn’t have dreamed it any better.

ttcThe stories in the book are from Tuscarawas County locals, sharing memories of childhood, adulthood, and old age. Those of us who live here will recognize descriptions of Tuscora Park, the county fair, and the homey, small-town feel of most of the stories. There are descriptions of growing up in town versus growing up in the country, people who made a difference in someone’s life, and sometimes even crazy surprises that can shock and amaze. “Only in T County,” I was tempted to say a few times.


What impresses me most about this book written by my neighbors is that so many of the stories dig down deep to the heart of what it means to me to live in Tuscarawas County, and I am a person whose love for my hometown came late. I was raised here, and as soon as I could, I fled. I lived all around Ohio, Arizona, and California, but eventually something brought me back home. And a bit of what drew me back like a magnet can be read in between the lines of this book. We all have our struggles and our bad days we long to escape, but home is something that grows up around you when you’re not looking. It steadies you, calms you, and gives you courage. It can be hard to search for and hard to define, but you know it when you’re there. That’s what reading this book does for me. It tells me I’m home.


Look for copies to be available this fall at Dover Public Library – for only $8 you can share the experience of the place that you call home through the eyes of others who feel the same way. Join us at the book reception, Saturday November 5 at 6:00 p.m. to get your copy before they are gone!


– Claire Kandle

Local History Librarian

Volunteer of the Month: Taylor

Taylor shelving at the book saleThrow the confetti! Strike up the band! Our Volunteer of the Month for September is Taylor!


How long have you been volunteering at the library?

Almost a year


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


I wanted to become a volunteer at the library to learn how the library works and to see what it takes to be an employee at the library.


 Who are some of your favorite authors?

  • James Patterson
  • John Green
  • Gail Carriger
  • Richelle Mead
  • C.C. Hunter
  • Cassandra Clare


What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?


Learning how the library works


Thanks for everything that you do, Taylor! We appreciate all your hard work and dedication to helping the library.


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

Nights at the Round Table: Mark Rea

The_Legends_BuckeyesThursday, September 15 at 6:30 PM

Join us for Nights at the Round Table, featuring author Mark Rea as he discusses his book, The Legends: Ohio State Buckeyes, the Men, the Deeds, the Consequences:

Discover 50 of the most epic Ohio State football players and coaches. Their stats, football prowess, and most memorable moments are highlighted in 275 pages of Buckeye lore. Impress your friends with your knowledge of the Buckeye team and its wonderfully rich history. A true fan doesn’t just wear the colors; he knows why the colors were chosen.

National Park Service Centennial Program   Recently updated !

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