Adult Services

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

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!