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As 2015 dawns, the library challenges you to make a positive change in your life. One way is to join the library’s 100 Book Club. Make it your New Year’s resolution to read more in 2015. The goal is to read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31. Here’s how it works:

o Membership is open to readers 6 and up.
o Members must read or listen to the title themselves.
o You can join at any time during the year, but only titles completed before December 31 will count.
o Each title can only be counted once per calendar year.
o Paperbacks, hardbacks, large print, graphic novels, eBooks, audiobooks, and eAudiobooks count. Magazines and comic books do not count, nor do picture books that are read by patrons over the age of 10.
o Participants who have read 100 books in the calendar year must submit their reading logs to the library for verification. Once verified, these patrons will become Club Members and receive a club t-shirt, a membership card, and an invitation to DPL’s Annual 100 Book Club recognition reception.

Stop by the library beginning December 31, 2014 to pick up your personal reading log. Take the pledge to join the coolest and most prestigious book club around!

Christmas at the Library

Gingerboy's Search for Christmas by Joanne Kimberly
Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM


Celebrate the gift of Christmas and community at the library at this fun family-friendly event. Children and parents are invited to come and join Miss Pat and Mortimer at 10:00 AM as they get ready for Christmas.  There will be Christmas songs, stories, games, and crafts.  Children’s author (Joanne Kimberly will read and sign her new kids book “Gingerboy’s Search for Christmas.” Throughout the day, families can come in to decorate Christmas cookies and to watch classic holiday films. The Dover Middle School choir will perform from 2-5 PM. Also at 2:00 PM, a free showing of a cool Disney movie will take place in the story room. At 5:00 PM, the Dover Christmas Parade kicks off downtown. Call 330-343-6123 for more information.


Dover’s Season of Good Cheer

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Come to the library to pick up your Dover’s Season of Good Cheer card! Visit local businesses anytime before December 6 and get a stamp on your card. There are also a ton of fun events taking place at area businesses throughout the season. Return your stamped card to the Dover Public Library to be entered to win a gift basket with donations from participating businesses. This is a great way to celebrate our community this season! Stop by the library, call us at 330-343-6123, or visit Dover’s Season of Good Cheer Facebook Page for more information.

Food For Fines Week

Dover Public Library Food For Fines LogoNovember 24 – 29, 2014

Have overdue fines? Bring in non-perishable food items during our Food For Fines week and get the slate wiped clean! One item equals up to $1 off your account. Food items will benefit “Share-A-Christmas.” This opportunity is available for patrons of all ages. The program will not waive fines for lost or damaged items. All food items must be unopened, have their original labels, and be in good condition. Library cannot accept home-canned or home-made items. Call the library at 330-343-6123 or see the Circulation Desk for more information.

Downtown Dover History Walk & Scavenger Hunt

Photo Scavenger HuntSaturday, November 1 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

A Downtown Dover History Hunt will be held on Saturday, November 1 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. This special community event is the kickoff for Dover’s Season of Good Cheer, a fun family-friendly event that was created to foster holiday joy and encourage the community to shop locally. Scavenger hunt guides can be picked up at the Dover Public Library beginning at 10:00 AM and completed guides must be turned in at the library by 4:00 PM. Participants are asked to take “selfies” at ten downtown Dover historic sites. Participants may complete the scavenger hunt individually or in teams. Those who complete the scavenger hunt are eligible to win a large Moravian Star donated by the First Moravian Church of Dover. For more information, please contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123 or click here.

Sleepy Hollow Revisited

The Legend of Sleepy HollowThursday, October 30 at 6:30 PM

It is a well-known tale, how Ichabod Crane was spirited away by the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.  In this spooky Halloween program, Ichabod Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow many years later to tell, from his perspective, what exactly happened that fateful autumn night.  Presented by historian and storyteller Chris hart.  Call 330-343-6123 to register.