Minecraft Lock-In

Minecraft ScreenshotSaturday, October 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Ages 8 to 18 are invited to come to the library for some fun playing Minecraft! Pizza and pop will be provided in the community room. Registration with a permission slip is required, and space is limited. Call 330-343-6123 for more information.

Any teen who would like to help at the Minecraft Lock-In should contact Liz Strauss. Volunteers should be familiar with Minecraft and Mineshafter.

What are your favorite things about Minecraft? Comment below!


Decorate Your Christmas Jar!

Tuesday, October 4 at 3:00 PM

In honor of this year’s One Book One Community Title, Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright, we’ll be talking about the book, enjoying snacks, and getting crafty decorating our own jars. After the event, you can take your jar home and start filling it with change. Come Christmas time, you can donate the change you have collected to a local charity or family in need. That’s what a Christmas Jar is all about. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12. No registration is necessary.

Christmas Jars by Jason Wright


About the Book

From Goodreads:

Where had it come from? Whose money was it? Was I to spend it? Save it? Pass it on to someone more needy? Above all else, why was I chosen? Certainly there were others, countless others, more needy than me…

Her reporter’s intuition insisted that a remarkable story was on the verge of the front page.

Newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the remarkable secret behind the “Christmas Jars”, glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously left for people in need. But along the way, Hope discovers much more than the origin of the jars. When some unexpected news sets off a chain reaction of kindness, Hope’s greatest Christmas Eve wish comes true.


About One Book, One Community

One Book, One Community is a reading program built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book.  Through public and private discussions, the program promotes a sense of community by facilitating the enjoyment of a great story.  Learn more!


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.

Teen Book Tasting

Girl sitting on BooksTuesday, September 20 at 3:00 PM

Come try some books from the Teens’ Top Ten Nominees! Participants will get to “taste” books from this popular list to decide whether they want to read them or not. Refreshments will be served. Open to teens in grades 6-12. No registration necessary.


Teen Art Studios

Tuesday, September 13 & Tuesday, November 8

3:00 PM in the Community Room

I heart Art with watercolor background

Join us to learn about art movements and trends! Experiment with art, get messy, and have fun! No registration necessary. Some Art Studios may get a little messy, so bring an art shirt or wear old clothes to keep your wardrobe splatter-free.


September 13: Crayon Art

We’ll be creating fun crayon art using canvas board, crayons, and a hair dryer. You read that right – a HAIR DRYER! Don’t miss out on this awesome project!


November 8: Calligraphy 101

Learn some calligraphy tips and try out some different calligraphy styles. We’ll be playing with INK! Consider yourself warned.

Teens’ Top Ten

Teens’ Top Ten

Vote for Your Favorites through October 15


Everything Everything and You and Me and Him Book Covers
The Teens’ Top Ten list is created by teens. Each year, teens nominate and vote on their favorite books from the previous year.

This year, the Dover Public Library was a recipient of the Teens’ Top Ten Giveaway funded by The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which means we have all twenty-six teen-chosen nominees circulating in the library. Each one has a special sticker marking them as a Nominee. Stop in and check them out!

Want to have a taste of the Teens’ Top Ten books? Come to our Book Tasting event on Tuesday September 20 at 3:00 PM. Also join us Thursdays September 8 and October 6 at 3:00 PM to help the YA Crew with a special Teens’ Top Ten video project.

Most importantly, don’t forget to vote for your favorites online! Voting runs through Teen Read Week: October 15. The winning books will be announced the following week.