Gingerbread Challenge 2015

Gingerbread manTUESDAY DECEMBER 8 

at 3:00 PM

Create a gingerbread masterpiece at our annual event! We’ll be making a village of gingerbread houses out of real gingerbread and royal icing. Bring a bag of candy to share to add variety to your creations and a can of white icing to use to decorate! Event is limited to 15 teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.

Giftable Crafts

Tuesday, December 1 at 3:00 PM

LGiftearn to make your own gifts at this fun and creative event! All materials will be supplied by the library. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call 330-343-6123 to register.

We’ll have directions and supplies to make ornaments, jewelry, and more! Learn a few new tricks or show off your crafty skills and help others with their projects. Make your gifts this year and impress your family and friends.


cooking utensils and a chef's hatTuesday, November 17 at 3:00 PM

Compete in teams to create the tastiest dishes out of the library’s three super-secret ingredients! Inspired by the Food Network show, this event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.

*Please let the library know of any food allergies when registering.

Teens will be divided into teams and asked to make an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert using the library’s three secret ingredients and miscellaneous items from the library’s “Pantry.” Each dish must contain at least one of the three ingredients. Each of the three ingredients must be used at least once. There must be enough of each dish to serve a taste to everyone at the event. Judging will be based on the use of the three ingredients, creativity, presentation, and, of course, taste. After the allotted time is up, everyone will get a chance to sample everyone else’s dishes and vote for the team that they think should win. Teens cannot vote for their own teams. The winning team will get special recognition and a free book. Goody bags will be given to all participants.

All ingredients, secret or otherwise, will be vegetarian. No ingredients will need to be cooked. A microwave will be available for heating ingredients. All teens will be expected to clean up their own area and do their own dishes before leaving the event.

Past secret ingredients have included: Ramen noodles, Hershey kisses, bread, and candy corn.


PS: Did you know that if you melt candy corn, you will probably melt your plastic spoon and ruin a Gladware container? And when it hardens, it’s like plastic? The things you learn at Chopped!


Haunted Library


Friday, November 6 from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM for Teen Volunteers

Help us turn the library into a scary Halloween maze at this special, after-hours event! Come early to help us set up, stay through the event for ages 8-12 and help run the maze, and then join us in the Community Room to play games, make a craft, and enjoy some great snacks. This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours! Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information on how to volunteer.


Panem Forever

Tuesday, November 3 at 3:00 PM

The Final Hunger Games Begin!

capitol symbol hunger games

Join us for this special Teen Read Week Event as we celebrate the success of The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Come test your knowledge with trivia, make a fun craft, and more. Event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register.

Nevermore: A Broken Timeline Mystery

Tuesday, October 20 at 3:00 PM

Madmen know nothing

Once upon a midnight dreary,

The thousand injuries of Fortunato

We loved with a love that was more than love.


Somehow… that doesn’t seem quite right.


The timeline is broken, and the poems, stories, and life events of Edgar Allan Poe make no sense! Unravel the mystery and help save the timeline at this fun event. Discover something new about the original master of horror! Snacks will be provided. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register for this fun program, part of the Edgar Allan Poe series at Dover Public Library.

Folklore Around the World: A Multicultural Story Hour!

Folklore Around the World BannerThursday, October 1 at 7:00 PM

For Children Pre-K through 5th Grade and Parents

Hear stories from Native American, African, and Hispanic Cultures performed by the Teen Department! Each child will receive a free book and a special gift. Refreshments will also be served. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to Register or for more information.

All September, teens have been working on performances based on folklore from different cultures. Snakes, bullies, talking rocks, and more are featured in these special stories that teach us where stories came from, how to treat those who are different, and to be careful about the choices we make in life. Don’t miss these exciting stories!

This event is funded by a Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grant.