YA Crew Meetings this Summer

YA Crew Logo


June 9 and July 14

The YA Crew is a group of teens in grades 6-12 who are committed to helping the library and the community at large. The club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month to help the library plan programs, do community service projects, and more. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information.

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Ice Cream Social

Thursday, June 2 at 2:30 PM

in front of the Library

ice cream cone

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us out front for our annual end of the school year celebration featuring ice cream and frozen treats! No registration necessary! Just stop by for free goodies.

A Dozen Ways to be Healthy: the 2016 Community Walking Challenge

Community Walking Challenge 2016 cover image

May  1 – August 1, 2016

Challenge yourself to create a healthy walking habit this year by participating in the annual Community Walking Challenge organized by the Fit Youth Initiative and the OSU Extension office. Stop by the library to register and receive your tracker, a chain, and your first foot token. Check off a block in the tracker for each 15 minutes of walking (above your regular daily activity). Every three hours of walking (one line on the tracker), earns you another colorful foot token! Before you know it, you’ll fill up 10 lines. That’s 30 hours of walking! After completing line 10 of the tracker, you will be eligible for a free t-shirt. Turn in your tracker at the library no later than August 3 to receive your T-shirt. Call us at 330-343-6123 for more information or stop by the library to sign up!

In addition to the walking challenge, the Fit Youth Initiative has also organized several hikes and other events throughout the summer to help you have fun, stay fit, and reach your walking goal. Activities include 5 adventure hikes. Participating in these special events will earn you special foot tokens only available at these hikes. If you participate in 3 of the adventure hikes, you will also receive a free walking stick. All activities are listed on the tracker.

Happy walking!

Taco Tuesday

taco tuesday

Tuesday, May 3 at 3:00 PM

in the Community Room

You asked for it! It’s the Library’s first ever Taco Tuesday event! Come build your own taco, hang out, and play some games. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Registration is pretty important for this one. If you don’t register, you might not get a taco. Make sure you get a taco. REGISTER! Call the library at 330-343-6123 to get your name on the list. Please inform the library if you have any special dietary needs. For instance, if you’re a vegetarian, if you’re allergic to anything, or if you don’t eat anything green, let us know when you register. Then we can make sure we have something for you to put on your taco.


Playing with Money

Tuesday, April 26 at 3:00 PM

in the Community Room

money bag

Spend an afternoon playing games like Monopoly, Go For Broke*, and the Game of Life with us! Play with money and have some fun. Snacks will be provided. Event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information on this fun, new event inspired by Money Smart Week.


*What’s Go For Broke? A very old game that they don’t make anymore. :( It’s awesome, though. Basically, it is the opposite of Monopoly: you try to get rid of all your money. Sounds easy, right? Hah! Come to the library to try your luck!

The Sun, Skin Cancer & You

Sun clipartThursday, March 31 at 6:30 PM 
Presented by Dover High School teens Katy Duncan and Gracen Gerbig
This presentation will detail the research Katy and Gracen performed studying the effects of ultraviolet radiation on skin. Both teens are members of Dover High School’s Health Professionals Affinity Community Group, or HPAC.

“This organization encourages students to initiate the improvement of community health issues,” says Nikki Antonucci, HPAC advisor. “With prom season on the way, both Katy and Gracen want to educate our teens about the hazards of tanning and the dangerous effects of ultraviolet radiation. Parents and teens are encouraged to attend.”

During this presentation, Duncan and Gerbig will also be discussing what causes skin cancer, how to identify skin cancer, how to prevent damage from UV rays, and how UV rays lead to early aging. “Our library staff have been so impressed with Katy and Gracen’s research,” says Jim Gill, library director. “Because skin cancer is so common and so devastating, any opportunity to educate and inform the community–especially teens–is very valuable.” sunglasses

Teens attending the program will be eligible to win a variety of door prizes, including an iTunes gift card. For more information about this program or to register, please contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123. The Dover Public Library is located at 525 N. Walnut Street, directly across the street from Dover High School.