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.

Video Club: Let’s Play!

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Let’s Play!

Tuesday, April 11 at 3:00 PM

Open to Grades 6-12. No Registration Necessary. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 for more information.

What will we do?


We’ll use the Library’s flip cameras to make a fun, game-themed video.


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 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.


Pi Day

Tuesday, March 14 at 3:00 PM

Pie with Pi

Celebrate the number pi with pie! This event will be held in the story time room. Join us for games, crafts, and, yes, pie. No registration is necessary, but please inform the library of any allergies we need to be aware of. Call us at 330-343-6123 for more information.

Mardi Gras

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Let the Good Times Roll!

Tuesday, February 28 at 3:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate “Fat Tuesday” with King Cake, games, crafts, and more! Learn more about Mardi Gras traditions and have a blast with beads, masks, and music. No registration necessary. This event is open to Teens in Grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information.

Time to Check Out Your Future!

The Dover Public Library has been proudly serving the community of Dover, OH, since 1902. Our current building, started in 1954 and opened in 1955, is in need of some very important updates such as modern wiring, more accessible shelving, and dedicated Teen and Local History rooms. Check out this video for our 2016 report and the highlights of our renovation plan.

While putting together this video, I had the opportunity to look back at all the great events we have had here at the Dover Public Library over the years. We’ve learned so many things about animals – snakes and lizards and turtles, oh my! – about science, about writing and publishing, even about yoga. We are so much more than books – or our building.

But when you look around the library, really look, you start to see the pieces of furniture that have been here since we opened in 1955. Tables and chairs photographed in our grand opening are still here in the Lounge and the Teen Zone. We still use a few of the same book carts; the basement shelves are exactly the same; we haven’t even gotten a new circulation desk. And these are just the things that we can see. What we can’t see is the wiring that was not designed to handle all the technology a modern Public Library uses. Without an update to the wiring, keeping up with our technology needs is going to be a real struggle.

Some would say it already is.

What most patrons don’t see is the Processing Room downstairs. Yesterday afternoon, there were five of us trying to work on our various projects at once. There were only two computers we could use to input new materials into our system to get them ready for check-out.

I look forward to the day when adding a new computer doesn’t come with added worry about where to put it or how to hook it up. Better accessibility, more space for teens, and easier access to Local History Materials will make me even prouder than I already am of our Library and of our Community.

We are more than our building, but having a building that fulfills our community’s needs definitely helps us provide the very best for our patrons.

-Liz Strauss, Teen Librarian

To learn more, or to help, please visit: http://www.doverlibrary.org/capitalcampaign/

Teen Art Studios

Tuesdays: February 21, March 21, and April 18

3:00 PM in the Community Room


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.

  • February 21: Painting
  • March 21: Collages
  • April 18: Optical Illusions


Teen Art Show

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This spring, area teens in grades 6 – 12 are invited to submit artwork for the second annual Teen Art Show. The submission deadline is Friday, February 24. Teen artists may submit one piece to the art show. Drawings and paintings are preferred. A submission form must accompany all pieces. The art will be returned by April 7. Interested artists can contact Teen Librarian Liz Strauss at 330-343-6123 for more information.


Forms to Download: