Monday, July 31, 2006

Cocheco Mfg. Company has electric cars in 1890's.

This is a photo from our online historical Dover photograph collection. This is one of the Cocheco Mfg. Company's electric cars. The photograph was taken in 1909 by C.P. Silva, and a typed note on the back of the photograph states "The mill owners used the most efficient and up-to-date transport available. The electric cars were merely adapted wagons that suited the company's ambitions." c. 1890's.
Apparently there were "smart cars" back in the 1890's! See more of our historic photographs at

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The Library Parking lot will be paved Thursday

The Library parking lot will be paved Thursday, July 27. You will still be able to use the parking lot but there will be delays to get in and out.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The 1st Annual Easy Summer Reading Contest (For Grown-ups)

The Easy Summer Reading Contest runs during the month of August and IT'S EASY! First you read a book, then you write a 3 - 5 sentence review describing what was great or terrible about it and whether or not you would recommend it to your fellow readers. Each time you give us a review we will enter your name in our raffle jar for the weekly prize, a terrific gift bag from Starbucks filled with treats and of course coffee! We will draw a winner from the jar each Monday during the month of August. You may bring your reviews to the Adult Circultion Desk or e-mail them to The rules are: there are no rules. Just read, review and have fun!

Monday, July 17, 2006

The bookdrops have moved

The bookdrops have moved behind the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the driveway. Now you can drive around the back of the statue and drop off your books without leaving your car!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Teen Summer Reading Program Tops 100

This is the 6th Teen Summer Reading Program that the library has sponsored, but the first time it has topped 100 kids entered! This might have something to do with the fact that the grand prize is an iPod Nano, but I prefer to think that is due to the hard work we have put into it. It is not too late for area teens to enter the program just stop by the library's reference desk to sign up or call 516-6082 for more details.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Dover Library Web Site Tops 1 Million Hits

Fiscal year '06 statistics are in and for the first time the Dover Public Library web site reached 1 million hits! It is exciting to know that all those hours of working on the web site have not been in vain, there are actually people looking at it--205,621 visitors to be exact.

Our Dover Historical Images web site is still in its infancy, but 50,002 visitors previewed some of the 600 photos we have available. If you have not looked at this part of our web site follow the link for "Dover History Online". Besides the usual historical photographs of churches, schools, etc. be sure to look at the Circus Collection, the fire and flood pictures, as well as the mystery photos that you may be able to help us identify.

Comments and suggestions about our web site are always welcome.