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It’s back to school time, and once again we are loaded with new assignments, sports, clubs, and activities. But you will want to make sure you save some space on your calendar for some awesome programs we are having at Dover Public Library! Story Times have started again, and you can register your infant or toddler for some fun Wednesday mornings on our Event Calendar page. Check out our Kids Clubs page for recurring events this fall, and don’t forget to make time to read Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. This is the One Book, One Community 2017 selection, and we have some WONDERful programs available as we gear up for the movie release this November!

Other fantastic events are listed below. You can register for everything on our Event Calendar page, or you can always call us at 330-343-6123. I hope you are all having a great start to the new school year, and we will see you at the library!

– Miss Claire, children’s librarian

Eric Litwin: Free Family Concert  

Tuesday December 12 at 6:00 P.M. At Dover First United Methodist Church, Doors open at 5:15 p.m. (All ages welcome)none

Sponsored by Dover Public Library, Dover First United Methodist Church, Benson’s Market and Catering, and Dover Exchange Club.

Join us for a groovy concert by the one and only Eric Litwin. Eric Litwin is a song singing, guitar strumming, #1 New York Times Best Selling author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series, as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. Eric’s books have sold over ten million copies, been translated into 15 languages, and won 19 literacy awards, including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.

This concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available for pickup in the Children’s Department beginning at 9:00 a.m. on November 6. First come, first served!

At the concert, the first 300 children will receive a free paperback copy of one of Eric Litwin’s books, compliments of the Dover Exchange Club. Other books will be available for purchase at the concert.


  ****There are NO tickets left for the concert, but if you call we can add you to the wait list. If you have tickets but can no longer make it to the concert, PLEASE bring them back to the library so we can call someone on the wait list. Thank you!****

Family Game Nights

September 25, October 23, and November 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (All ages)none

Imagine: you have a night free from appointments and practices, and all you want to do is spend some time with your family and enjoy a nice dinner. The problem is, by the time you get done cooking and cleaning up, it’s nearly bedtime for the kiddos and you hardly had a chance to talk to them about their day! Sound familiar? Well, this fall, Dover Public Library is giving you three opportunities to spend some real quality time with each other that doesn’t cost a dime. We will provide a free dinner for your family, and a wide selection of board and computer games for all ages. All you have to do is show up and have fun!


Pets in the Library

Saturday October 7 at 2:00 p.m. (All ages)



Kairi Beatty will be here to show and teach participants about her unusual pets; sugar gliders, a ball python, and a crested gecko! If you’ve never seen these creatures before in real life, you definitely don’t want to miss this event!


Trick-or-Treat at StoryWalk®

Sunday October 22, 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Grades Pre-K-5)

Dress up in your favorite costume and trick-or-treat as you read a story on the Dover Public Library StoryWalk®, located around the pond at Dover City Park.


School’s Closed Gaming Day

Monday October 30, 2:00-4:00 (Grades K-5)



We’ll hook up our gaming system, get out the board games, and get the popcorn poppin’! Join us on your well-deserved day off from school.


Learn Origami with the Ohio Paper Folders

Saturday November 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Grades 2-5)

Join an Ohio Paper Folder to learn new techniques to create something fun with paper!none


Pinkalicious Tea Party

Saturday November 18, 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Grades Pre-K-2)



Dress up like a pink princess and join us for a plethora of pink activities, inspired by the popular Pinkalicious books by Victoria Kann.

Cartooning for Everyone!

Monday December 4 at 5:30 p.m. (Grades K-5)


Back by popular demand, Douglas Laubacher will present a new lesson on cartooning for kids! His last class filled up quickly noneand was loved by all who attended. There are two classes this time, one for young kids, and one for teens right after at 6:30.


Visit with Santa

Wednesday December 6 from 5:30-7:30 (toddler-5th grade)




Join us in the Children’s Department for a story, songs, crafts, and Santa!

Star Wars Release Party

Saturday December 16 from 2:00-3:00 (Grades K-5)none


Calling all Padawans! Celebrate the release of The Last Jedi with Star Wars-inspired activities, including a light saber craft!


Visit our Event Calendar page to register for any of these awesome events!