Category Archives : Adult Services

Cinema Saturdays



What’s this? Another FREE movie showing? Come to the library for awesome movies and free snacks the first Saturday of the month!

Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information, including movie titles.

No Registration Necessary.

Open to All Patrons.

5th Annual Overdue Open House

Overdue Open House 2015


Explore the library at this fun, family-friendly community event. Activities and events include live music, a magician, prizes and more! Return your overdue library materials at the event and your overdue fines will be waived. Win a Kindle Fire, a Kindle Fire HD, or a Nintendo 3DS. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Call the library at 330-343-6123.

An Evening with Big Chuck

Big Chuck

Wednesday, January 21 at 6:00 PM

Dover High School Auditorium

Tune in as TV legend Big Chuck Schodowski tells funny and surprising stories from a lifetime in television. Since 1960, Chuck has been on and behind the camera as well as the director’s chair. He collaborated with Ernie Anderson on the groundbreaking Ghoulardi show and continued to host a late-night show across four decades. He also wrote and directed two thousand hilarious sketches. Revisit favorite characters and hear Chuck’s entertaining, behind-the-scenes stories. A book signing will follow the program. Call 330-343-6123 to register.

100 Book Club

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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.