Teens


Gingerbread Challenge 2016

Gingerbread manTUESDAY DECEMBER 6 

at 3:00 PM

Create a gingerbread masterpiece at our annual event! We’ll be making a village of gingerbread houses out of real gingerbread and royal icing. Bring a bag of candy to share to add variety to your creations and a can of white icing to use to decorate! Worried you’re creation will fall flat? Bring your friends and compete as a team. Event is limited to 12 teams, so register early! Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.


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. 


Chopped Competition

cooking utensils and a chef's hatTuesday, November 22 at 3:00 PM

Compete in teams to create the tastiest dishes out of the library’s three super-secret ingredients! Inspired by the Food Network show, this event is open to teens in grades 6-12. This year, no registration is necessary. However, if you have food allergies or a special, please let the library know in advance.  Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information.

At the event, teens will be divided into teams and asked to make an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert using the library’s three secret ingredients and miscellaneous items from the library’s “Pantry.” Each dish must contain at least one of the three ingredients. Each of the three ingredients must be used at least once. There must be enough of each dish to serve a taste to everyone at the event. Judging will be based on the use of the three ingredients, creativity, presentation, and, of course, taste. After the allotted time is up, everyone will get a chance to sample everyone else’s dishes and vote for the team that they think should win. Teens cannot vote for their own teams.

No ingredients will need to be cooked. A microwave will be available for heating ingredients. All teens will be expected to clean up their own messes and do their own dishes before leaving the event.

What will you try to melt this year? Hershey kisses, marshmallows, candy corn… Every year, something gets melted.


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

 

 

 

 


Lip Sync Battle!

Lip Sync Battle

Tuesday, November 1 at 3:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to be the DPL Lip Sync champion? Come find out! Contestants are permitted to bring their own tunes, as long as lyrics are appropriate. Are the lyrics appropriate? If you have to ask… find a different song. If you don’t want to compete, you can still be part of the event by helping judge the performances as part of the audience. Costumes permitted. No registration necessary. Light snacks will be served. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Questions? Call Liz at 330-343-6123.

 

Round 1: All teen participants will be given a number and take turns performing songs of their choice on stage. Everyone in the audience will rate each performance. Contestants will not rate themselves.

Round 2: All participants will perform a random song. Everyone in the audience will rate each performance. Contestants will not rate themselves.

Scores will be added together. If there is a tie, a 3rd Round will occur.

Round 3: The top contestants will take turns performing the SAME song. Whoever does it the best will be named Champion. Contestants will wait outside for their turn. The audience will rate their performances as they did in the first two rounds.

 

 

 

 


ghostI Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts!

Friday, November 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Ages 7 – 18

 Join us for a fun, spooky scavenger hunt in the library. Follow the clues and find the ghosts! Registration with a permission slip is required for this event. Any teen who would like to help at this fun after-hours program should contact Teen Librarian Liz Strauss by November 1 for details. Please call the library at 330-343-6213 for more information.

 

Volunteers are needed for the following tasks:

  • Set Up – Friday November 4 from about 4 – 6 PM
  • Leading Groups During Event – Must be very familiar with the library
  • Manning the Snack Table
  • Helping with Crafts & Games after Scavenger Hunt
  • Clean Up