Welcome to the Dover Public Library




Download and view our 2017 Ohio Library Council Convention presentation: Permanent StoryWalk®: Creating Community Through Physical Fitness and Storytelling. 

Thank you!


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®:

Pete the Cat saves Christmas

by Eric Litwin

Spend the holidays with your favorite blue cat! In this rockin’ spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do.








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.”