Cartooning for Teens

Wednesday, June 21 at 3:00 PM

For Teens Entering Grades 6 –12

Artist Douglas Laubacher will be here to teach basic cartoon drawing skills to participants. All materials provided. Registration is not necessary, but appreciated. Please call 330-343-6123 to register.

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Anime Mini-Con

Tuesday June 20 at 2:00 PM

Calling all Otaku! This convention-inspired event will feature several stations throughout the Library. Enjoy snacks and watch an anime web series in the Story Room, do crafts and make art in the Teen Zone, and pick a LARP character in the Lounge. Cosplayers welcome! Registration is not necessary.

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Be the Change: Teen Summer Reading Program

Teen Summer Reading ProgramGirl with stack of books

June 5 – July 29, 2017

This summer, the Dover Public Library is challenging teens to be the change that makes their world a better place. Be kind, be creative, be a positive influence on your world, and, of course, be a reader.

Sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program and start earning your chances to win the Teen Grand Prize: a basket of books and other surprises. Earn one ticket per hour of reading, up to four tickets per week. Teens may read whatever they like: fanfiction, graphic novels, magazines, fiction, nonfiction – anything goes!

Every teen who finishes the program and turns in the completed chart to the Circulation Desk will receive a free book. The first 25 to finish the Teen Reading Program will receive a coupon for Chipotle.

Call 330-343-6123 with any questions.


Beautiful You

Beautiful You Pink Flower
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
at the Dover Public Library
All ages are welcome to join us for this free community event!
This Mother’s Day Weekend, the Dover Public Library is hosting a wonderful new event to celebrate all the women in our lives. This special event has taken a lot of work and dedication by Library Assistant Nayla Pica. This project has been her baby, and I’ve been lucky enough to watch it grow under her careful watch over the last several months. From contacting local businesses for support to recruiting inspirational speakers and local vendors to gathering an amazing stash of raffle prizes, Nayla has done everything in her power to make sure this event is like nothing the Dover Public Library has ever seen before.
Nayla once called me a Rock Star. I’m not the only one. Beautiful You definitely puts her in the Library Rock Star Hall of Fame.
I hope you can make it this Saturday to congratulate Nayla on her awesomeness. Come prepared to be inspired, unveil your strengths, restore your energy, make memories, and more. And don’t forget, those first 50 guests will receive a special prize.
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
-Liz Strauss
Teen Librarian

Beautiful You Line-Up

Events in the Community Room
10:00 AM – Superwomen by Linda Toohey
11:00 AM – Beauty in Diversity by the Latino Cultural Connection
12:00 PM – Live Music by the Kodachrome Babies
1:00 PM – Dancing Through Life by Berlina Artzner-Gordon
2:00 PM – Healthy Cooking Demonstration by Mary Marshall
3:00 PM – Life & Forgiveness by Becki Reiser
4:00 PM – The Amazing Influential Woman that You Never Knew You Were by Cherie Bronkar
Reserve your seat by calling the Library at 330-343-6123!

Children’s Activities in the Story Room
10:00 AM – Learning Sign Language
3:00 PM – Mother’s Day Craft
4:00 PM – Mother’s Day Craft

Spa Day

Tuesday, May 2 at 3:00 PM

in the Community Room

It’s time for our annual Spa Day event! Learn nail art tricks, make bath salts, and more at this fun event. Make gifts for Mom, for your friends, or for yourself. Bring your own pair of flip flops to decorate. All other materials will be provided by the library. Event is open to teens in grades 6-12. No registration is necessary. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information. Light refreshments will be served.

Tornado Alley Reception

Saturday, April 29 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

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Newly published authors and artists are invited to come be recognized at this special reception for the latest edition of the Teen Literary Magazine, Tornado Alley. Editors and Senior Editors will also be recognized for their hard work on selecting works and designing the magazine. A voluntary reading will also take place so that any teen who wishes to share their newly published works may do so.  All are welcome to this free event to celebrate our area’s creative teens. Refreshments will be served. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information.

Seed Library Plant Sale

Plant Library illustrationSaturday, May 6 from 9 – Noon

Looking for a gift for Mother’s Day or something to spruce up your garden? Come shop our Seed Library Plant Sale!  We will have perennials, herbs, vegetables, yard art, and seeds. While you’re here, enter to win a door prize and learn more about our seed library. All proceeds from the sale will go to funding our Seed Library. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 for more information.


What is the Seed Library?

The Seed Library is a collection of seeds that patrons can “check out” from our old card catalog. Plant the seeds, watch them grow. Enjoy your plants. Let your plants go to seed and return those new seeds to the Seed Library to keep it going! Spread the joy of gardening throughout the community! Contact Denise to learn more about this special collection or to help it grow.