Thursday, June 26, 2014

Monday Movies

Don't miss our FREE Monday Movies series during the 5 weeks of the Summer Reading Programs.  Movies will be shown in the Library Lecture Hall at 2pm.

Monday, June 30  
The Lego Movie, rated PG.

Monday, July 7
 The Little Rascals Save the Day, rated PG.

Monday, July 14
Meet the Robinsons, rated G.

Monday, July 21
 Frozen, rated PG.

Monday, July 28
Rio 2, rated G.

Movies are FREE and open
to the public.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Have fun at the Creation Station

For the 5 weeks of the Summer Reading Program, materials will be available for all children to make five different crafts (all day, every day) at the new “Creation Station” in the Children’s Room.  The schedule is as follows:
June 30 - July 3
Floating Jellyfish

July 7-12
Paper Plate Frog

July 14 - 19
Robot Puppet

July 21 - 26

July 28 - August 2                  
Mad Scientist Bag Puppet

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Explore the Summer Sky!

Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch Astronomical Telescope

We are pleased to announce that the library now has a second Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch Astronomical Telescope available for borrowing!  The first telescope was received two years ago from the NH Astronomical Society’s “Library Telescope Program”and has been checked out and enjoyed by many!  The second telescope was donated this week by Ted Blank and Tina Gleisner in memory of Joanne Dodge, “a long-time Dover resident, great friend and enthusiastic amateur astronomer”.  Ted has also made sure that both of these telescopes are in perfect working order.  Thank you, Ted & Tina.  

These identical telescopes have been modified for ease of use by the public and are ready for adults to borrow (one-week loan period) from the Children’s Room.  Reserve one today and in the scientific spirit of this year’s Summer Reading Program, EXPLORE that summer sky and have a BLAST!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New Cochecho Reader Nominees Announced

The new list of nominees for the Cochecho Readers' Award is ready-- just in time for summer reading!

The Cochecho Readers' Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of Dover, New Hampshire. This award, named after the Cochecho River which runs through the heart of Dover, is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from third and fourth graders in Dover. The criteria for selection are quality of writing and child appeal. Children are required to read or listen to at least three of the titles on the list in order to vote for their favorite in the Spring.
Click here for the new 2014-15 nominees list and start reading!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer Reading Fun!

Summer Reading Programs
for Children and Teens
begin June 30
at Dover Public Library

    “Fizz, Boom, Read”, a five-week reading program for children in grades K-6 (and a special preschool program, too!), will begin on Monday, June 30 and continue through Tuesday, August 5.  The program is designed to encourage children to make reading an important part of their summer activities.
    Registration begins Monday, June 30 and continues for the duration of the program.  Dover Public Library card holders (including non-resident borrowers) are welcome to sign up for the program.  Children must come to the library in person to register and receive their booklets or folders, and a voucher for a FREE ticket to a Portland Seadogs baseball game!
    Children will then return with their booklets or reading logs (after recording books/minutes read) to earn stickers and prizes.
Besides reading, many exciting things will be happening during the five weeks of the program. “Mad Science” will visit the library for a kick-off celebration called “Spin, Pop & Boom” on Thursday, July 3 at 10:30am. This is a 45-minute science show that explores a thrilling combination of science & physics.  Drop-in Story Times will be conducted every Wednesday at 10:30am and our “Creation Station” in the Children’s Room will have a supply of materials all day, every day for children to make a craft project to take home.
   LEGO© Saturdays (use ours or bring your own) will be held on July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 9am to 1pm, and the following special programs will make sure summer reading is a “blast”:   
   “It’s Not Rocket Science… Or Is It?” a workshop on making balloon rockets will be held on Wednesday, July 9 at 3pm.  Experiment with Newton’s Laws of Motion while racing your creation!  Pre-registration is required.     
    “Fizz, Boom…Think”, an interactive outreach program sponsored by Federal Savings Bank and presented by the Children’s Museum of NH, will explore this great Earth we live on, and all of its trash, on Friday, July 18 at 10:30am.  Pre-registration is required.
   Trashcan Lid Productions will offer two “Junk 2 Funk” workshops on Thursday, July 24 at 10:30am and Noon.  Participants will perform a rhythmic extravaganza with instruments they’ll create using found objects.  Pre-registration is required.
   Children are invited to join our “Paws for Reading” sessions with Murphy, a Certified Therapy Dog, and her handler, Karen. They will be in the Children’s Room on Thursdays, July 10 and July 17 from 10-11am. Murphy loves a good story but needs someone to read it to her!  If your child is interested in helping Murphy and practicing reading aloud, sign up for a reading session during one of these times.
    In addition, the library’s “Explosive Monday Movies” series will feature free movies in the Lecture Hall every Monday afternoon at 2pm, beginning on June 30.  Everyone is welcome!  Feel free to bring your own refreshments!  The schedule includes:
   “The LEGO© Movie”, June 30, rated PG
    “The Little Rascals Save the Day”, July 7, rated PG
    “Meet the Robinsons”, July 14, rated G
    “Frozen”, July 21, rated G
    “Rio 2”, July 28, rated G
   Spark a Reactionis the Teen Summer Reading Program, and it also runs  from June 30 to August 5.  All participants may choose to read whatever they enjoy—novels, magazines, graphic novels, comic books, or nonfiction.  For every two hours of reading completed, participants will be given a raffle ticket—and will get to choose on which prize to bid.  In addition, lots of other great prizes will be offered throughout the five-week program—including gift certificates to local business, fun-pack gift bags, Target gift certificates, and much more. 
     Middle school readers are eligible participate in both the Children’s Program and the Teen Program (finish one, then begin another). Drop by the library’s Main Circulation Desk to sign up for the “Spark a Reaction” Teen Program, visit online at  or call 516-6050 for more information.
       A celebration for all readers enrolled in the summer program, and their families, will be held on Tuesday, August 5 from 10:30am-12Noon.  After grabbing a bag of popcorn & a drink, head to the Lecture Hall for a magic show sponsored by Measured Progress.  Magician Norman Ng will entertain us with his unique, interactive magical show--an exciting fusion of magic, comedy, and audience participation!
     Last year over 850 readers participated in the library’s Summer Reading Programs. Join us and help us exceed1000 readers this year!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Newest eBooks Available at NH Downloadable Books

These are the latest eBooks available at NH Downloadable Books. Don't forget to log in to see books that are only available to Dover Public Library Patrons.
Title Creator(s)
The Accidental Duchess Madeline Hunter
Against the Wild: Raines of Wind Canyon Series, Book 10 Kat Martin
All the Truth That's In Me Julie Gardner Berry
Bad Girls Don't Marry Marines Codi Gary
Baker Towers Jennifer Haigh
The Baron Next Door Erin Knightley
Before We Kiss Susan Mallery
Blood Ties: Spirit Animals Series, Book 3 Garth Nix, Sean Williams
Blossom Street Brides: Blossom Street Series, Book 10 Debbie Macomber
The Bone Thief: Body Farm Series, Book 5 Jefferson Bass
The Bone Yard: Body Farm Series, Book 6 Jefferson Bass
The Book of Unknown Americans: A novel Cristina HenrĂ­quez
Brain Freeze! Todd Clark
Catching Fire: The Hunger Games Series, Book 2 Suzanne Collins
China Dolls: A Novel Lisa See
Circles of Time Phillip Rock
Delicious!: A Novel Ruth Reichl
Devil's Game Joanna Wylde
The Devil's Heart: The Chattan Curse Cathy Maxwell
The Dig: A Taskforce Story, featuring an exclusive excerpt from DAYSOF RAGE (A Penguin Special from Dutton) Brad Taylor
Don't Look Now Michelle Gagnon
Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley Jeff Weigel
Fall From India Place Samantha Young
The Fault in Our Stars John Green
The Friendship Pact Tara Taylor Quinn
Ghost Ship: NUMA Files Series, Book 12 Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
Goddess Born Kari Edgren
Grim Shadows: Roaring Twenties Series, Book 2 Jenn Bennett
Holly Lane: Destiny Series, Book 4 Toni Blake
How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking Jordan Ellenberg
The Hunger Games: The Hunger Games Series, Book 1 Suzanne Collins
I Want to Hold Your Hand: Green Mountain Series, Book 2 Marie Force
Ice Creams at Carrington's Alexandra Brown
I'll Be Right There Kyung-Sook Shin
The Immortal Hunter: The Argeneau Family Series, Book 11 Lynsay Sands
Keep Me Closer Rhyannon Byrd
The Lincoln Myth: Cotton Malone Series, Book 9 Steve Berry
Little Dolphin: DK Readers L1 Sue Unstead
Love by the Morning Star Laura L. Sullivan
Mended: Connections Series, Book 3 Kim Karr
Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes Alastair Humphreys
Midnight in Europe: A Novel Alan Furst
Mind Games: Mind Games Series, Book 1 Kiersten White
Ms. Sue Has No Clue!: My Weirder School Series, Book 9 Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot
Muzzled: Kate Turner, DVM, Mystery Series, Book 1 Eileen Brady
My Best Friend, Maybe Caela Carter
My Notorious Gentleman: Inferno Club Series, Book 6 Gaelen Foley
Natchez Burning: Unwritten Laws Series, Book 1 Greg Iles
The Neighbor: Short Story Dean Koontz
No Mercy: A Jonathan Grave Thriller John Gilstrap
Once Burned: Night Prince Series, Book 1 Jeaniene Frost
The One & Only: A Novel Emily Giffin
The Orphans of Race Point: A Novel Patry Francis
Outlaw Platoon: A Season of War in the Bloodiest Corner of Afghanistan Sean Parnell, John Bruning
The Pact: A Love Story Jodi Picoult
Problems with People: Stories David Guterson
The Rogue Hunter: The Argeneau Family Series, Book 10 Lynsay Sands
Say What You Will Cammie McGovern
Shadow Maker James R. Hannibal
Shield of Winter Nalini Singh
Skin Game: Dresden Files Series, Book 15 Jim Butcher
The Smoke at Dawn: A Novel of the Civil War Jeff Shaara
Stinky Space Race: Cosmic Colin Series, Book 1 Tim Collins
Summer House with Swimming Pool: A Novel Herman Koch
Suspicion Joseph Finder
Take Back the Skies: Take Back the Skies Series, Book 1 Lucy Saxon
The Temptation of the Night Jasmine: Pink Carnation Series, Book 5 Lauren Willig
To Play the King: Francis Urquhart Series, Book 2 Michael Dobbs
To Scotland With Love Patience Griffin
The Vacationers: A Novel Emma Straub
The Virgin's Guide to Misbehaving Jessica Clare
We Were Liars E. Lockhart
What a Woman Needs Judi Fennell
When the Marquess Met His Match: An American Heiress in London Laura Lee Guhrke
Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us about Human Relationships Jennifer L. Verdolin

 Thanks to Merrily for compiling the list.