The 6th Annual Overdue Open House

Love Your Library Sunday, February 14 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Come celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with us at our annual Open House! Check out the bake sale, listen to live music, and enjoy family entertainment throughout the afternoon! Kids can have their faces painted, listen to fun storytimes from Cheryl Eichel and our Children’s Librarians, see a Magician, and meet costumed characters. Return your overdue materials on Sunday, and we’ll waive your overdue fines for the items. There will also be lots of raffle prizes to check out, a voter registration table, and much, much more! This special event is sponsored by the Citizens for the Dover Public Library. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information. No registration necessary.




Dover: Our Story

February 12 – April 14, 2016

Do yoTaking pictures u like making videos and talking to people? Take part in Dover Public Library’s first Local History project just for teens. Dover: Our Story will feature stories from your friends, family, and members of the community and will be a great addition to the library’s Local History collection.

When you sign up for Dover: Our Story, you’ll receive everything you need to complete oral history interviews with your friends and family. You will be loaned a small video camera to capture your interviews, and you will be given a packet with an introduction to Oral History, a blank Family Tree to complete, Interview Record and Release Forms, Interview Planning Sheets, Great Questions for Anyone, and a Time Capsule sheet.

So, what do you do with all this good stuff? Go forth and collect interviews! Ask questions, collect stories, and learn about your family history. Ask family members for help filling out the family tree. Come to the library and try Ancestry Library Edition to try to fill in the blanks. Make sure you get permission to record your interviewees. When you’re all done, return your completed packet and the camera to the Library! We’ll make a copy of your completed materials for you to keep and add the information you have collected to our Local History Collection so everyone can learn more about our community.

You’re loaning me a camera?  What if I break it? Don’t worry too much about that. Just treat it like your own. Keep it in the box and try not to drop it on pavement.

But… I don’t wanna be on camera! That’s OK. If you want to just write down the interviews, that would be awesome, too.

It’s a neat idea, but I don’t have a lot of time… We’re only asking that you conduct 2 interviews in a 2 month time period. If you’re really pressed, just do the best you can and return the materials by April 14. We won’t hold your busy schedule against you.

Materials will be available starting February 12 at the Technology Desk. You must have your own Adult Library Card. Fines on your account cannot exceed $5. This project is open to teens in grades 6-12, or ages about 12 through 18. Call Liz at 330-343-6123 for more information or to reserve your materials.

Let’s make history!


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