The Masks We Wear

orange mask with string

Tuesday, October 17, at 3:00
Grades 6 – 12

Do you ever put on a brave when faced with something stressful? Do you ever keep a straight face when you want to laugh? Or cry? Do act differently around a group of friends than you do around your family? These are some of the masks we wear to hide how we are truly feeling. In this year’s One Book One Community title, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Auggie covers how he truly feels with his helmet as well as his long hair. How do you hide behind a “mask”?

At this creative and thought-provoking event, ‘tweens and teens will make plaster masks of each other and talk about the different masks we wear in different situations to hide how we truly feel and to fit in.

This project is sponsored by an LSTA Grant through the State Library of Ohio. No registration is necessary for this Teen Tuesday event.

Unleash Your Story

Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Story


 Unleash Your Story typing screenshotThis year, the Dover Public Library is one of the lucky and grateful recipients of the 2017 YALSA/Dollar General Teen Read Week™ Program Grant. This grant allows us to host a series of five exciting programs to celebrate Teen Read Week™.

Grant funds will be used for all art supplies, software, and giveaways for this series as well as a collection of books on famous YouTubers, writing, creating videos, and more.

For more information about Dover Public Library’s Teen Read Week Program, please contact Teen Librarian Liz Strauss at 330-343-6123.

Dover Public Library’s Teen Read Week Program is supported by a grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  YALSA’s mission is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. Learn more about YALSA at www.ala.org/yalsa. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides assistance to organizations in implementing and expanding literacy programs for youth.  Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.


Unleash Your Story Series: Tuesdays at 3:00 PM

Explore creative ways to tell your story this Fall with a special series sponsored by the 2017 YALSA/Dollar General Teen Read Week™ Program Grant. All materials will be supplied by the Library.


 I heart Art with watercolor backgroundArt Studio: September 12

Take your art to the next level and use it to tell a story. Each participant will receive a free sketchbook to keep their art going!


Creative Writing: September 19

Meet other young writers, play writing games, and more. Each participant will receive a free notebook and a list of writing challenges!


play button Video Club: September 26

Plan and film a video in the Library, then learn how to use video editing software to turn it into a finished product.


Stop Motion Animation Studio: October 3

Learn how to use clay, construction paper, and toys as well as special apps and equipment to make your own stop motion animation video.


Unleash Your Story Screening: October 10

See all the projects over the last month come together as we gather our teen storytellers for this screening event. At the event, teens will have the opportunity to share their work with their peers and enjoy free refreshments. Teen favorite activities from the workshops will also be available for teens to try again or for the first time.


YALSA Young Adult Library Service AssociationDollar General Literacy Foundation




Teen Tuesdays Fall 2017

Teen Tuesdays with art background

Every Tuesday at 3:00 PM @ Dover Public Library

September 12 – December 5

Join us for awesome programs just for Teens! No registration necessary. Open to Teens in grades 6-12. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 for more information. 


  • 12 – Art Studio*
  • 19 – Creative Writing*
  • 26 – Video Club*



  • 3 – Stop Motion Animation Studio*
  • 10 – Unleash Your Story Screening*
  • 17 – The Masks We Wear
  • 24 – Movie & Pumpkin Carving
  • 31 – Halloween Mystery



  • 7 – STEAM Lab
  • 14 – Art Studio
  • 21 – Chopped
  • 28 – After-School Movie



  • 5 – Gingerbread Challenge



*Unleash Your Story Series sponsored by a grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. 


Celebrate Pie at Dover Public Library


Apple? Pumpkin? Cherry? Yes, please! If you like pie, the Dover Public Library has some awesome events for you!

Call us at 330-343-6123 for More Information or to Register!


The Art of Pie

Tuesday, August 1 at 6:30 PM

Whether you’re a seasoned pie baker or are just learning, home economist Ruth Burky will get you up to speed on the fundamentals of making pie in no time. After taking this class, you’ll be a pro at making pie crust and fillings including a fresh strawberry, French silk chocolate, and double crust apple. You will leave with recipes and pie making tips and hints.  Yummy samples provided.


Pie in the Library – A Pie Contest

Saturday, August 5 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Calling all pie bakers and pie lovers!  Amateur bakers are encouraged to submit their best pies for judging at this fun community event.  Four categories include Apple, Fruit and Berry, Nutty, and Sweet. All are welcome to come enjoy a piece of pie while listening to the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Summer Camp Choir and the soothing acoustic guitar music of Roxanne Timberlake. Complete Rules and Registration Form


Pie Contest Rules

Pie must be entered in the name of the person who made it.

This contest is intended for Adult (18 years and older) amateur bakers only. Professional bakers or those who earn a portion of their livelihood from baking or cooking may not enter the contest.

Each dessert pie must be made from scratch and based in a 9” pie plate/pan. Each pie must include a serving utensil and a cover. You may not use pie filling or a pre-made store-bought crust.


  • Apple
  • Fruit & Berry
  • Nutty
  • Sweet

To Enter Your Pie

  • Bring your pie to the library between 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM. on the day of the Pie Contest. The staff running the Pie-Baking Contest will have the final say on acceptability of pies. Pies must be in an appropriate covered container until judging.
  • The Health Department says: NO PIES THAT REQUIRE REFRIGERATION (i.e. dairy or cream pies).
  • Only one entry per person per category.
  • Fill out the registration form.
  • If you are a winner, you give your permission to have your photo taken during the announcement ceremony and have it used for Pie Contest promotional materials, including social media & the library website.



Judging will take place between 1:00-1:30 PM

There will be a minimum of three judges.


  1. Overall appearance
  2. Crust color, texture, doneness and flavor
  3.  Filling consistency, doneness and flavor
  4.  Overall taste


Each judge assigns a numerical value (1-5) in each criteria category, without consultation with the other judges. The pie receiving the highest total numerical value is the winner in that category.  In the case of a tie, the judges will judge those pies again. The decision of the judges is final. Judges will not know contestant names.  Winners will be announced after judging.  Participants must be present during contest and judging.

Participants must be present during contest and judging.


Leftover Pie:

Following the judging, all pies will be available for the community to enjoy. Pies will be eaten that day.



Pie Eating Contest

Saturday, August 5 at 3:00 PM

Grades K – 5

Make a pie-themed craft and a small pudding and whipped topping pie to eat without using your hands! The contest winner will get to smash a pie in Miss Syrena’s face! Please call 330-343-6123 to register.




Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Big Book Sale

Friday, August 18

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday August 19

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Shop thousands of books and other materials! All available for a donation to the Dover Public Library’s Check Out Your Future Capital Campaign. Help us raise $5000 towards updating our Adult and Teen Departments! Call the Library at 330-343-6123 for more information or visit the Check Out Your Future Capital Campaign Page to see how you can help bring the library into the future.

Art Journaling

Tuesday, July 25 at 2:00 PM


 Learn how to build your own art journal at this fun, new event! Pick out your pages and your cover, then learn how to bind your book. Then have time to sketch with other young artists. All materials will be supplied by the library. Registration is not necessary.


Sharpie Tie Dye

tie dye heart t-shirtTuesday July 18 at 2:00 PM

Get creative at this fun, teen-favorite event! Bring your own white t-shirt and learn a new way to tie dye. Event will be held outside. In case of rain, a movie will be shown in the Story Room. Registration is not necessary.