Dance Party

Tuesday, February 16 at 3:00 PM

Dancing girl

Get ready to Just Dance at this event planned by the YA Crew! Play dancing games on the Wii or show off your own moves in a Dance Off! Snacks – and water- will be provided. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Registration for the event is greatly encouraged. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.


Chinese New Year

MonkeyTuesday, February 2 at 3:00 PM

Get ready for the Year of the Monkey!

The Monkey is one of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. Each year is assigned an animal based on a 12-year cycle. If you were born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 or 2004, your Chinese Zodiac sign is the Monkey. People born in 2016 will also be “Monkeys.”

Chinese New Year has many traditions including lucky colors, lucky numbers, and special gifts. We’ll be exploring some of these traditions at this teen-suggested event by playing games, creating crafts, and, of course, eating food.

This event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.

Special thanks to Maggie for the event idea!

After-School Movies








Movies are open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information. Email Liz at strausel@doverlibrary.org with questions or suggestions for movies. All movies shown are rated PG-13 or lower.

Passport Series

Passport Club LogoTuesdays, January 19, February 9, March 15, and April 19

@ 3:00 PM in the Community Room

Travel with us around the world this Spring! Learn about other cultures through games, crafts, and other activities while enjoying free snacks. You may even win some prizes. Events are open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information on each event.


January 19 – Passport to Greece

Learn about mythology, make Greek-inspired pottery, and more!

February 9 – Passport to Italy

Celebrate Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, Italian style this year at our Carnevale event. Make a mask, enjoy delicious treats, and more.

March 15 – Passport to Nicaragua

Visit Masaya Volcano National Park and learn more about volcanoes

April 19 – Passport to St. Lucia

Explore the Caribbean at our last event in the series



Tornado Alley Call for Submissions

Tornado Alley Logo1Tornado Alley: The Literary Magazine of Dover High School & Dover Public Library

Calling all teen artists and writers! This Spring, teens in grades 6 – 12 are invited to submit their fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork to be included in the second edition of the library’s Teen literary magazine, Tornado Alley.

Submission forms are now available right here and at the library. Please read all rules on the back of the submission form before turning it in. Deadline for submissions is February 29.

Want to help select work for the magazine? Apply to be an editor and receive special recognition for your extra work! Editors are still allowed to submit work, so don’t let that stop you! Editors will review the submissions between March 14 and 28. Selection will be finalized in April with the help of teen and adult volunteers.

Find out more by visiting the Tornado Alley page and email Liz with any questions!


Make It

Origami SealSpecial Saturday Program

Saturday, January 23rd from 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Come create something out of our stash of craft supplies! Follow the directions we give you, or make something completely different. This special event is open to teens in grades 6-12. No registration necessary. Just show up to show off your creativity.