Welcome to the Dover Public Library


StoryWalk® is a fun and innovative way for people of all ages to exercise their bodies,
as well as their minds. As you take your walk counter-clockwise around the pond,
you will come to posts which  contain 2-page spreads of a picture book.
By the time you have come full-circle, you will have read a book in its entirety.


StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of  Rachel Senechal of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 11 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia and Pakistan. Thanks to the City of Dover and our post sponsors, the Dover Public Library has been able to bring StoryWalk® to the Dover, Ohio community.


Please share your Dover Public Library StoryWalk® experience with us on
social media using  #doverlibraryoh and  #DPLStoryWalk.


To learn more about StoryWalk® and its development in Dover, follow the links below:


Now featured at StoryWalk®:

Hugless Douglas by David Melling


Douglas is a young bear looking for a hug. But each time he thinks he has found that very special feeling, it turns out to be a false alarm. The big rock he hugs is too…oof! HEAVY. The tall tree he hugs is too…ouch! SPLINTERY. And the cozy-looking bush he hugs quivers and trembles and then runs away! Poor Hugless Douglas. Won’t anyone give him a hug?








Want to sponsor a story?

Story sponsorship is also available for $50. If you sponsor a story, you may choose a title (pending Library approval; must be family-friendly and no more than 32 pages long). You may also make the story more personal by adding a short bio or a write-up explaining what the story means to you. Contact Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123 for more information.


Community members, businesses, or organizations wishing to make a donation towards StoryWalk® may send a check to the Dover Public Library, c/o Dani Gustavich.  Checks should be made out to “Dover Public Library.”