Friday, August 26, 2016

The Library will be closed for the Labor Day weekend, September 3-5. We'll reopen on Tuesday, September 6 with our regular hours, including full Saturdays from 9am-5pm and Sunday afternoons from 1-5pm. Weekday hours remain the same year-round: Mon-Tue-Wed 9am-8:30pm; Thu-Fri 9am-5:30pm.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Back to School Books

Its almost that time of year when the air gets crisper, leaves start changing colors, and kids go back to school. Sometimes I miss that feeling of fresh new start, new teacher, new clothes, and a clean new notebook or binder. if you miss those days, relive your memories by reading these novels that take place at boarding schools. These books are much more suspenseful than your average day at school. Prepare to be kept up at night.



Dark Rooms by Lili Anolik
The Headmaster Ritual by Taylor Antrim
The Headmaster's Dilemma by Louis Auchincloss
The Twisted Thread by Charlotte Bacon
Fracking King by James Browning
Daughters of the Revolution by Carolyn Cooke
Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani
Boy In the Water by Stephen Dobyns
The Secret Place by Tana French
Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman
Headmaster’s Wife by Jane Haddam
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris
The River King by Alice Hoffman
Flat Water Tuesday by Ron Irwin
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
That’s Not a Feeling by Dan Josefson
Rodin’s Debutante by Ward Just
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Schooled by Anisha Lakhani
Speak Softly, She Can Hear by Pam Lewis
Fall by Colin McAdam
The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
Crazy School by Cornelia Read
Elliot Allagash by Simon Rich
All Souls by Christine Schutt
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Silent Cry by Julie Bigg Veazey
Old School by Tobias Wolff

Monday, August 15, 2016

Great Bay Estuary Family Program

Join us this Wednesday at 10AM for a fun family program as we learn about the Great Bay Estuary. A UNH docent will use props, short video clips, and illustrative photos to show students how different plants and animals survive in one of earth's most challenging environments. Participants will learn about the Great Bay Estuary's three main habitats: eel grass meadows, mud flats, and salt marshes and then will be challenged to explain the different adaptations in each. Why are the legs of the great blue heron different from those of the osprey? What does a clam do exactly when there's no water left at low tide? How can marsh grass grow in such salty water? This program is recommended for students entering grades Kindergarten through six. No sign-up is required.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Thank You to our Generous Donors

The Dover Public Library's Summer Reading Programs are over and we feel like they were a resounding success with 916 community members participating! Kids from birth to 12th grade read (or were read to) for an amazing 8,721 hours, and adults wrote 443 book reviews. We had many generous donors who helped make our program exciting for participants, and we very much appreciate their support! Our generous donors were:

2 Home Cooks
7th Settlement
Adelle’s Coffeehouse
Applebee's
BarnZ's Barrington Cinema
Bending Bodhi Yoga
Canobie Lake Park
Chili's Restaurant
Cinco de Mayo
Cowlicks
Diversions Puzzles and Games
Domino's Pizza
Dos Amigos Burritos
Dover Bowl
Farm Bar and Grille
Fisher Cats baseball
Flight Coffee Co.
Friends of the Dover Public Library
Hannaford Supermarket
Higgins Flooring
Indoor Ascent Climbing Gym
Integrated Fitness (Dover)
Kendall Pond Pizza
Kennebunk Savings Bank
La Festa Brick & Brew
Measured Progress
Moe’s Italian Sandwiches of Dover
Nicole's Hallmark
Ninety Nine Restaurant
Noggin Factory
Olympia Sports
Panera Bread
Portable Pantry
Portland Sea Dogs Baseball
Red Alert Skateboard Shop
Red’s Shoe Barn
RiverRun Book Store
Rotary Club of Dover
Shaw's Supermarket
Strafford Farms
The Works
Water Country
Weeksie’s Pizza

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Get a Museum Pass @ DPL

Did you know you can get passes from the Library that offers free or discounted admission to 19 museums? You can reserve any of the Library’s museum passes online through our website. It's a great way to see what we have to offer, and when a pass is available, without having to wait until the Library is open. Links are provided to each institution’s website, so you can quickly see what is on exhibition for that day. To reserve a pass you will need your Dover Public Library Card (in good standing: i.e. not owing us over $10), and your library PIN (which was originally set to the last 4 digits of your phone number). Don’t worry if you are uncomfortable reserving online, you can always call us at 516-6050, or come in. We will gladly do it for you. Passes are kept in the Children’s Room and at the Circulation Desk.

We have passes to the following museums:

CANTERBURY SHAKER VILLAGE 
CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS
CURRIER MUSEUM OF ART 
HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND 
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS 
NEW HAMPSHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY 
PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM
PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART
WOODMAN MUSEUM
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
MARIPOSA MUSEUM 
MCAULIFFE-SHEPARD DISCOVERY CENTER 
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM 
NEW HAMPSHIRE FARM MUSEUM
SEACOAST SCIENCE CENTER ODIORNE POINT STATE PARK
STRAWBERY BANKE

Check them out!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Have You tried Streaming Music from Hoopla?

You can instantly borrow free digital music, 24/7 with your library card. Hoopla gives you the whole album and the choices are many, from alternative to Broadway show tunes. The albums check out for 7 days, and if you need more time, simply check it out again! https://www.hoopladigital.com/

Monday, June 27, 2016

Closed July 2-3-4 for the holiday weekend!


The library will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, July 2-3-4 for the Independence Day holiday. Happy 4th of July to everyone!