One Smile at a Time   Recently updated !

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:


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



  • 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



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



  • 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

Video Club

Video Club banner against film backdrop

Tuesday, October 18 & Tuesday, November 15

at 3:00 PM


Who can Join?

Anyone in grades 6-12


What will we do?

We’ll learn how to use the Library’s flip-style cameras to make videos! Later, we’ll learn how to edit videos on the computer and save them to show at a special premier in the spring.



I’m scared I’ll drop the camera! 

As long as you’re careful and respectful of library equipment, you will not get in trouble. Accidents happen. However, if you are not handling the camera properly, you will be asked to leave the program.


Does this mean videos of me will end up on the Internet?

NEVER without your permission! We’ll have Video Release Forms available at all meetings for your parent/guardian to sign, giving us legal permission to post the videos. However, if you, personally, don’t want your part of a video put online, it will not be put online.


Tentative Schedule:

October 18: Intro to the Cameras and Peer Interviews

November 15: Video Scavenger Hunt

February: Storyboarding

March: Filming

April: Editing



Zombie ClipartTuesday, October 11 at 3:00 PM

Zombies have taken over the library! Only you can help us! Join us for brain-tenderizing trivia as well as a fun zombie craft. Refreshments will be served! This special Teen Read Week event is open to teens in grades 6-12. No registration necessary. Just don’t forget to bring your BRAAAIN!

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!