Kids


Check out our new Playaway Launchpad Tablets!

I have just begun a major shift in my career. Not a change of libraries, but a change of departments:  instead of working in local history, I now work in the children’s department. I consider myself truly lucky to have this opportunity to work with Miss Dani and Miss Syrena. And since I have 2 little girls of my own, I am grateful for the greater exposure I now have to materials that I can try out on my willing guinea pigs at home.

 

 

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A recent success at my house was the new educational tablets, Playaway Launchpads, recently added to the children’s department. These are hand held screens about the size of a kindle (but thicker) that come pre-loaded with a bunch of educational games and apps that the kids can explore. My four-year-old quickly became enamored with her tablet, and we spent hours together popping number balloons and sorting colors – the tablets will even read you a story!  The best part is that we have tablets for all ages, so as she grows she can keep checking them out and finding new games to challenge her intellect.

 

 

One of the dangers of working in a library is that your house can quickly become buried in books. Especially children’s books in my case. With one tablet I can have the benefit of many books, along with stimulating games. So maybe I don’t need to check out so many books, right? Ha! Well anyway, these Playaway Launchpads are worth a look, so take one home the next time you visit us in the children’s department. You and your child will not be disappointed!


Mortimer the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the red nosed reinderRudolph the red-nosed reindeer here!  I am so important because I lead Santa’s sleigh!  Yeah, LEAD the sleigh!  That’s right, I’m a VERY important Moose…errr, I mean reindeer.  And I fly!  How cool is that?!  My mom was just telling me the other day, “Mortimer, you are a very important moose!”  Oh, I meant “Rudolph” instead of Mortimer.  Oh, and “reindeer” instead of moose.  Flying so much makes me forgetful.

Anyway, I want to tell you that my best bud Santa will be here at the library Thursday, December 15th for pictures and stories and ho ho ho’s!  Yea Santa!  I’m sure he will ask me to light up the whole room with my bright nose, which might be too bright for inside, so maybe not.  Still, it will be an awesome evening!  I’ll see you here at 5:45!  Oh, and don’t forget to call and sign up!  Just tell them you heard it from Mortimer the red-nosed reindeer!  No, I mean Rudolph the red-nosed moose.  No, wait…

Just come, and we’ll work out the details later…


Black Friday Sale!

 

red bow with ribbon50% Off Fines!

Friday, November 25th

from 9:00 AM – Noon

Get a Clean Slate from the Library for Half the Cost. Pay Half of your Overdue Fines, Lost, or Damaged Fees and Clear your Account! Pay any amount with Cash or Check. Pay fines over $5 with Debit or Credit Cards. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 for Details. 


One Smile at a Time

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 npica@doverlibrary.org 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:

Necessities

  • Hand Warmers
  • Flashlights with batteries
  • Band-Aids
  • First-Aid Items
  • Baby Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Matches
  • Candles

 

Toiletries

  • 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

 

Toys

  • Children’s books
  • Small puzzles
  • Characters/figurines
  • Stickers
  • Crayons
  • Coloring book
  • Small pad of paper
  • Craft kit
  • Small stuffed animals
  • Playing cards
  • Hair accessories

 

Stationary

  • Postage stamps
  • Pens
  • Memo Pads
  • Day Planners
  • Journals
  • Self-help/inspirational books
  • Bookmarks
  • Notes of encouragement

 

 

 

 


Super Mortimer to the Rescue! With Candy!

Super Mortimer CertifiedHello!  Mortimer here again!  Maybe you didn’t recognize me because I am in costume!  I am SUPER MORTIMER, to the rescue!  Why?  Well, because Halloween is next month and I have to get ready!

Ok, so Halloween is when you dress up in a disguise and go trick-or-treating to get candy!  Yay!  I thought about dressing up like a moose again this year, because moose are my favorite animal, but then I know you wouldn’t recognize me at all and I might miss you.  So I will be Super Mortimer instead!

I want to walk in Dover’s Halloween Parade with the Dover Public Library’s little Tornadoes Reading Club on October 26 at 6:00 if my mom says it is ok!  If we walk in the parade, we will get our very own bag of candy!   Will you be there?  YOU could dress up like a moose!  How cool would that be?

If you didn’t do the Little Tornadoes Reading Club, (why not???) you could still come watch me walk in the parade!  I will give you extra candy if you yell something awesome like, “long live the moose!”  Yes, that will be our secret candy code!  When I hear you yell that, I will rush over with extra candy and next year you’ll walk in the parade with me!  Yay!

-Mortimer the Moose


End of Summer Reading — Beginning of Little Tornadoes Reading Club

Mortimer Moose here again!  Did you miss me?  I have some very bad news today – I did not win any summer reading prizes.  Bummer.  Good news – I read a lot of great books and got a FREE book to keep!  Yay for free books!  Did you get a free book?  Can I read yours?  Please?  I think I will win lots of prizes next year, since moose are usually very lucky.

I am excited about the fall Footnotes that will come out in the fall, I believe.  There are lots of new programs to get me by until the next summer reading.  I wonder when fall reading starts.  And winter reading and spring reading? WHAT?!  There is only SUMMER reading?!  I’m going to go into prize withdraw!  Medic!  Medic!

Little Tornadoes Reading Club LogoOh, wait! I almost forgot about the Little Tornadoes Reading Club! That’s just as good as a fall reading program. Not only do we get to read sports books, everyone who finishes the drills will get football game tickets, a club t-shirt, and a membership card! There’s also some great events for club members like a Gridiron story time with the Dover Tornadoes! So awesome! I’ll let the other events be a surprise. *Moose Wink*

Come visit the Children’s Department and tell Miss Jen you want to sign up for the Little Tornadoes Reading Club! Then we’ll be in a club together! How fun will that be?

Your Pal,

Mortimer Moose


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