Thursday, October 08, 2020

Farewell and Follow

The time has come to say farewell to DPL News & Views. We started this blog in 2006. Since then we have expanded to other social media sites and we hope you will follow us there. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and of course, the Library web page.  You can also sign up to have the Library newsletter sent to your email.

Thanks for following!


Wednesday, October 07, 2020

The Library Will Be Closed Monday, October 12

 The Library Will Be Closed Monday, October 12, for Indigenous People's Day.


Friends of the Library to hold Grab Bag Book Sale on Saturday, October 17

The Friends of the Dover Public Library's annual Book Sale, which usually takes place at the end of October, will not occur this year. However, there will be a one-day sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be on the Dover Public Library's front lawn and will consist of grab bags for $5.

Bags will be available in categories such as non-fiction, mysteries, children's titles, and more. Please support the Friends of the Library by stopping by the sale. Friend's membership information will also be available.

The Friends generously support the Library by purchasing our museum passes, providing monthly programming, sponsoring our Summer Reading Programs, Peeps Contest, Poetry Contest, and a lot more throughout the year.

For more information, call the Library at 603-516-6050 or email Aimee at


Monday, October 05, 2020

Access Ancestry from Home!


Because of Covid-19, Ancestry is allowing libraries to allow patrons to access the Ancestry Library site from home. This courtesy is extended through December 31, 2020. To use Ancestry Library at home, log into your library account and then click on the Ancestry link.

First go to our online catalog, and log in with your 14 digit library barcode (no spaces) and the last 4 digits of your phone number.
Click on the Ancestry Library logo and you're in!

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Help the Library by Buying a Reusable Bag from the Central Avenue Hannaford

You can help The Friends of the Dover Public Library during the month of October by purchasing a $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Hannaford store located at 833 Central Avenue, Dover NH.

The Friends of the Library will receive a $1 donation from each purchase.


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dover400 Pewter Dover History Ornament is Available at the Library


The second design in the Dover400 collectors series features Garrison Hill Tower. Each year leading up to 2023, a new ornament will be released featuring a distinguished piece of Dover history and culture. These beautifully crafted ornaments produced by Hampshire Pewter are available for purchase at the Library for $20. The library also has a small number of last year's ornament featuring the Damm Garrison House. Supplies are limited for both ornaments.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Fall Book Bingo Teen Challenge

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to try out our Fall Book Bingo Challenge! Bingo cards will be available in the Teen Loft and at the Circulation Desk. The more you read, the more chances to get a bingo! 

Bingo rules: Choose a book to read that fits the theme of an open bingo square (must be a different book for each square). Keep track of the books that you've read on a separate piece of paper. Cross off five squares in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) to get a bingo. Each bingo earns a raffle entry, and a full sheet gets an extra five raffle entries (in addition to those earned for bingos)! 

Bring your completed bingo card and your book list to the Reference Desk or send a picture to by November 30 to be entered into the raffle for a gift card prize!

Challenge runs from September 22 to November 30. 

For questions, please e-mail or call (603) 516-6050.


Pick up a Grab & Go Craft Kit for Adults

Make and take crafts aren’t just for kids anymore - now they’re available for adults, too! Each Grab & Go Craft Kit for adults will include most (if not all) of the materials you will need to create a fun project. The first Grab & Go kit gives you supplies and instructions for creating four Alice in Wonderland wine charms. Its easy to do, and the charms are really cute too.

Pick up your kit at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. One per person, please.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Virtual Cookbook Club

Join us for a virtual exploration of Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines. Throughout the month of September, send in pictures of your dishes created with recipes from the book and a small description of your cooking process, how you felt about the recipe, and/or your thoughts on the book. We will share your creations on our social media pages throughout the month. Photos can be sent to Emily at, or tag us on Instagram @doverpubliclibrary. A copy of the book will be available at the main circulation desk to photocopy recipes, and it is also available on Hoopla Digital.