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Jason Wright’s “Help Refill a Stolen Christmas Jar!” Campaign   Recently updated !

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And An Evening with Jason Wright 

Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 PM

By now, you’ve probably heard that the Dover Public Library’s Christmas Jar was stolen Tuesday night. We estimate the jar had over $1000 in donations when it was taken from its place on the Circulation Desk. For nine months, members of the community had been donating to the jar to help a family in need this Christmas season, an idea based on the book Christmas Jars by Jason Wright. While the theft is a blow, what happened next is amazing. Through social and traditional media, the story has been spreading since Tuesday night. The support from our community has been incredibly heartwarming, and yesterday, we got a very unexpected call. It was Jason Wright himself, wanting to help. He set up a Go Fund Me campaign to help refill our jar… and then some. The goal is $5000, and the money will go to help not just one Dover family, but several.

Jason Wright plans to deliver the money to the library himself when he comes to visit on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 PM. At this special event, Wright will talk about the Christmas Jars movement and the importance of charity, giving, and forgiveness. A book signing will follow the event. Books will be $8, and a portion of the proceeds will come back to the library’s Christmas Jar. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.

Thank you all for everything you’ve done to help the library in this strange time, from spreading the word on Facebook to helping us refill the jar. We greatly appreciate and admire this amazing community. Thank you.

Ghosts of the Civil War

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From the bloody lane at Antietam and the ghost of John Brown at Harpers Ferry to the ghosts of Devil’s Den at Gettysburg, view photos from Civil War battlefields far and wide.  Hear about history and unexplained sightings of ghost lights, apparitions, alleged ghosts at the White House and more.  Join author, Civil War re-enactor, and ghost hunter, Sherri Brake as she presents this historical and paranormal program. Call the library at 333.343.6123 to register for this free program.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Know someone who needs a library card? September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Dover Public Library Logo - color - small

Why get a library card? Did you know that studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. Make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.

Resources at the Dover Public Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement.  The library provides a variety of reading clubs and programming, plus access to the Internet and computer programs for homework.

Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate using new technologies or just relax with their friends.  Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including books, e-books, and the online Ohio Web Library databases that can be accessed in person or online.

Throughout the course of the month, the library will host a number of activities, including booths at the Dover End of Summer Celebration and the Tuscarawas County Fair. As an added bonus, any who signs up for a library card between Sunday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 30 will be entered to win prizes, including a Kindle Fire and free pizza from Dominoes!

Trivia Nights @ the Library!

Trivia Nights @ the Library: Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 PM and Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 PM

Think you have what it takes to be a trivia champion? Join us for a fun evening of mind tickling questions and fellowship with new and old friends. Teams of two to six players are welcome to participate at these fun and competitive community nights. Snacks and prizes will be provided Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register your team.

Bookin’ It for Fitness Walking Book Club

Need help starting a consistent fitness routine? Join the Bookin’ It for Fitness Walking Book Club and get a little support! The club will meet each Monday for a 30 minute walk (locations to be determined), then meet monthly to set goals, discuss books, and provide support. Plus, all members will receive a pedometer and a fitness journal to help keep track of goals and milestone. Members who complete the entire program could win from a number of great prizes, including a Fitbit and and Apple Watch! Space is limited, so call the library at 330-343-6123 to sign up today!

Program Information:

  • The Kickoff Party will be at 5:30 PM on September 14.
  • The October meeting (and corresponding weekly walk) will be on Wednesday, October 14 due to Columbus Day.
  • Members can complete the program by attending at least 20 walks through March 14, 2016.
  • All members who complete the program will receive a t-shirt and a book, as well as the chance to win other great prizes.

This program is made possible by grant support from the Aultman Foundation.Aultman-Foundation-Logo-with-tagline

An Evening with Local Author and Football Historian Randy Miller 1



Join us Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 PM for an evening of discussion with local author Randy Miller. In his new book, Sons of the Valley: A Story of Six-Man Football in Tuscarawas County, Miller tells the story of of area towns that played six-man football in the 1940’s: Sugarcreek, Strasburg, Midvale, Tuscarawas, Gnadenhutten and more. Miller details the football history of those years, the impact of World War II on the sport as well as some stories of controversy and tragedy that occurred on the gridiron. A book signing will follow the program which is free and open to all. For more information or to register for the program, please call the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123.