Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Children's Summer Program Party


A party for all readers enrolled in the Children's Summer Program will be held Friday, August 2 from 10:30a.m.- 12:00. After refreshments, Rick Goldin will entertain us with his interactive musical show @ 10:45 a.m. Rick Goldin has been a performing songwriter and guitarist for twenty years. His lively, interactive and humorous children's songs have made him one of the most popular children's entertainers in New England today.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The library will be closed on Monday, August 5

The library will be closed on Monday, August 5 when our entire staff will be training on our new library automation system, “Koha”, which will debut on August 26. The Dovernet libraries (DPL and the 5 public schools) are very excited to be moving to this new open-source, cloud-based platform for library services. We hope to debut many user-friendly new features for our patrons over the coming months!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Teen Summer Reading Program

Attention Teen Summer Reading Program participants:  You have through today to get your name entered in one or more of the following raffles: 

#1--5 Day passes to the Works & a $15 gift certificate to La Festa (4 names drawn)
#2--5 free games of Mini-Golf & a $15 gift certificate to Strafford Farms (1 name drawn)
#3--5 free passes to Water Country (2 names drawn)
#4--2 Free introductory lessons at Indoor Ascent Climbing Gym & a $20 gift certificate to Dos Amigos (1 name drawn and must be 12 years of age or older)

For every 2 hours recorded on your summer reading log you get 1 raffle ticket.  The drawing will be held tomorrow morning, July 24, at 9am.  Good luck!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Goldie Passed her Tests!

Goldie, a Certified Therapy Dog with Therapy Dogs International, Inc., and her handler, Karen, will be back with their very popular “Paws for Reading” program in the Children’s Room on Saturday, July 27 from 10:30-11:30am.  Therapy Dogs International, Inc. is a volunteer group organized to provide qualified handlers and their dogs for visits in a variety of settings. Their “Paws for Reading” program is designed to allow kids the chance to read aloud to a non-judgmental canine listener in a stress-free environment. While reading to Goldie, children find themselves relaxing, having fun and improving their reading skills!  
Sign up ahead of time to read to Goldie for a fifteen minute reading session during this time or drop by for visit and a chance to read.  Also, don’t forget to record the time spent reading to Goldie on your summer reading logs or folders!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dig Into...The Ocean

Co-sponsored by The Friends of DPL and Measured Progress, The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will present “Dig Into the Deep Sea”, a program developed exclusively for NH Summer Library Programs, on Thursday, July 18 @ 10:30 a.m. in the Lecture Hall. This interactive outreach program will focus on the deepest trenches of the ocean and the unique, bioluminescent creatures that live there.  Children will explore why some sea creatures glow, the chemical reaction that is bioluminescence, and what scientists are doing with this science today. Also, the museum educator will lead participants in a deep sea adventure using specimens, vibrant images and videos of animals, science experiments and a take-home glowing creature activity! 

Registration required.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Dig Into...Stories!

Don't forget: Drop-in Story Times  are held every Wednesday @ 10:30a.m. during the Summer Reading Program.  Miss Tina will help you “Dig Into Reading” with these story time themes: Underground Critters.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed July 4, 5, and 6 for the Independence Day holiday! Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, July 01, 2013

The Beauty of Good Literature

Course of Study in the Public Schools, Dover, NH, 1912:

Reading: This subject is the most important on in the elementary curriculum. Good Reading is essential to every study, and by good reading we mean not only correct pronunciation and expression, but a full understanding and appreciation of the thought read. .....it is one of the most difficult studies because of its breadth. In this study the child must learn the whole mechanics of pronunciation, he must know the phonograms at sight, he must have practice in uniting them, he must learn the meaning of words in an extensive vocabulary and have a good command of synonyms... Therefore, on account of the breadth and value of reading, the let teacher make it a prominent subject in the curriculum and until they have a love for the truth and the beauty of good literature.

Photo: Dover High School class of 1911