Category Archives : Teens

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Read What You Want Catcher in the RyeTuesday, September 23 at 3:00 PM

Play games and answer trivia questions to find the missing Banned Books at the Library. Refreshments provided. Event is part of Banned Books Week, an annual event that raises awareness of issues like censorship and intellectual freedom. While not every book may be right for every reader, everyone has the right to decide for him or herself. Everyone has a right to an opinion. Challenges and bans happen more often in school libraries than public libraries, and the titles in question are often Young Adult or Children’s materials. At this event, we’ll look at why books have been banned in the past and share stories about our favorite banned books.

Some frequently challenged books for you to ponder:

  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Captain Underpants Series by Dav Pilkey
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green (yup, The Fault in Our Stars guy)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher


For more information on Banned Books Week, visit ALA’s website.


U Create: Manga

TuManga Faceesday, September 16 at 3:00 PM

Calling all anime and manga fans! Ever want to learn how to draw in the Manga style? Come to this fun, creative event for a crash course in this iconic style. Learn some basics and meet other young artists while enjoying free snacks. All supplies will be provided by the library, and giveaways will be presented at the end of the program. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information or to register.


Can’t make the event? Try visiting Manga University for some free drawing lessons!

YA Crew Meeting

YA Crew LogoTuesday September 9 at 3:00 PM

Join the YA Crew for free snacks, a fun warm-up game, and a discussion of things to come at Dover Public Library. We’ll be talking about Fall Programs, updating our club roster, and picking out titles for our After-School Movies. Bring your ideas and a friend! Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.

New Books of Summer

Check out these new books in the Teen Zone! 

  Magnolia by Kristi CookMagnolia by Kristi Cook

High school seniors Ryder and Jemma have been at odds for four years, despite their mothers’ lifelong plan that they will marry one day, but when a storm ravages their small Mississippi town, the pair’s true feelings are revealed.


The Body in the Woods by April HenryThe Body in the Woods by April Henry

While helping the Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue to seek a missing autistic man, teens Alexis, Nick, and Ruby find, instead, a body and join forces to find the girl’s murderer, forming an unlikely friendship, as well.


We Were Liars by E. LockhartWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.


Only Everything by Kieran ScottOnly Everything by Keiran Scott

Eros (aka Cupid) is sent to earth after disobeying the gods and required to match three couples without her powers


My Faire Lady by Laura WetterstenMy Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten

After breaking up with her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Rowena takes an out-of-town summer job at a Renaissance fair, but romantic entanglements soon follow.

What’s your favorite new title this summer?

Fall Preview

Manga FaceTeen Tuesdays Return September 9 at 3:00 PM!

Join us every Tuesday at 3:00 until December 16 for fun new activities and returning favorites! Get creative with a series of programs to learn how to draw Manga and carve soap. Share your creative writing at a Write On workshop. Join the YA Crew to decide what movies to watch during our After-School Movies and help the library come up with even more programs for next year. Participate in our yearly Chopped and Gingerbread Challenge Competitions. Celebrate Banned Books Week and get crafty at Make Your Own Superhero. Get ready for the first Mockingjay film with trivia, crafts, games, and more in November. And, finally, learn about snakes and other odd critters when Kairi brings back her snake and shows off her other new pets.

Also coming this fall is an after-hours mystery program open to tweens and teens. Fans of the classic board game Clue and Sherlock Holmes unite to solve a mystery in the library.

Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information or check out this fall’s edition of Footnotes, the library’s newsletter, for details. Snake

Sharpie Tie Dye

Tuesday July 19 at 2:00 PM

On the HS Lawn

(Tuesday, August 5 at 2:00 PM if it rains)


Learn a different way to make your own tie dye creations. Bring a white T-shirt to decorate and a friend! Teens may bring extra permanent markers. Event will be held outside. All supplies will be provided by the library and snacks will be served. Event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register for this teen-favorite event.


Zombie Party

Tuesday, July 22 aZombie Clipartt 2:00 PM

Could you survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Come to this event to find out! Play games, enjoy snacks, and make a mini zombie to take home with you. Event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 with any questions and to register for this fun program chosen by the YA Crew.