Volunteer of the Month: Taylor

Taylor shelving at the book saleThrow the confetti! Strike up the band! Our Volunteer of the Month for September is Taylor!


How long have you been volunteering at the library?

Almost a year


Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library?


I wanted to become a volunteer at the library to learn how the library works and to see what it takes to be an employee at the library.


 Who are some of your favorite authors?

  • James Patterson
  • John Green
  • Gail Carriger
  • Richelle Mead
  • C.C. Hunter
  • Cassandra Clare


What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?


Learning how the library works


Thanks for everything that you do, Taylor! We appreciate all your hard work and dedication to helping the library.


Would you like to volunteer? Contact Wendy Contini for more information on how to help your library.

Teen Book Tasting

Girl sitting on BooksTuesday, September 20 at 3:00 PM

Come try some books from the Teens’ Top Ten Nominees! Participants will get to “taste” books from this popular list to decide whether they want to read them or not. Refreshments will be served. Open to teens in grades 6-12. No registration necessary.


Teen Art Studios

Tuesday, September 13 & Tuesday, November 8

3:00 PM in the Community Room

I heart Art with watercolor background

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.


September 13: Crayon Art

We’ll be creating fun crayon art using canvas board, crayons, and a hair dryer. You read that right – a HAIR DRYER! Don’t miss out on this awesome project!


November 8: Calligraphy 101

Learn some calligraphy tips and try out some different calligraphy styles. We’ll be playing with INK! Consider yourself warned.

Teens’ Top Ten

Teens’ Top Ten

Vote for Your Favorites through October 15


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The Teens’ Top Ten list is created by teens. Each year, teens nominate and vote on their favorite books from the previous year.

This year, the Dover Public Library was a recipient of the Teens’ Top Ten Giveaway funded by The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which means we have all twenty-six teen-chosen nominees circulating in the library. Each one has a special sticker marking them as a Nominee. Stop in and check them out!

Want to have a taste of the Teens’ Top Ten books? Come to our Book Tasting event on Tuesday September 20 at 3:00 PM. Also join us Thursdays September 8 and October 6 at 3:00 PM to help the YA Crew with a special Teens’ Top Ten video project.

Most importantly, don’t forget to vote for your favorites online! Voting runs through Teen Read Week: October 15. The winning books will be announced the following week.


Shuddersome: Tales of Poe Preview


Little_TheaterThe Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County will present a preview of the regional premiere of Shuddersome: Tales of Poe on Saturday, August 13th at 7:00pm at the Dover Public Library.

Directed by Candice McMath, this one-act of selected works of Edgar Allan Poe adapted by Lindsay Price includes short stories (The Black Cat, The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Oval Portrait, Lionizing, The Masque of the Red Death) and poetry (“The Bells” and “The Raven”). Spectres, ghouls and ghosts come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Poe’s best-known works. This spine-tingling night of theatre will have you glancing nervously over your shoulder as Poe’s words rise up like corpses from the grave. (Be careful. Do you hear that tap, tap, tapping?)

Performances are scheduled August 25-28 and September 1-4. All performances are at 8:00 pm except Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm at the Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County located at 466 Carrie Ave NW in New Philadelphia. Adult tickets are $13 and student tickets are $8 with a voucher and a can of food. Food collected will be distributed to local food pantries. Student ticket vouchers will be mailed to local schools in mid-August or can be obtained by contacting the director at candicermcmath@gmail.com. Tickets are available by calling 330-308- 6400 or at www.TheLittleTheatreOnline.org.Shuddersome_art