Thursday, August 28, 2014

Closed Labor Day weekend

The library will be closed Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday weekend. 

Regular fall hours begin Tuesday, September 2:
Mon, Tue, & Wed  9am to 8:30pm
Thu & Fri               9am to 5:30pm
Sat                        9am to 5pm

And also remember, our Saturday movie matinees restart on Sept. 6 with a 2pm showing of Divergent. (PG-13) (2 hrs, 19 min.)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fall Story Times

Story Times for 2014-15 are about to begin!  This year, there have been a few changes made to the program. The first session of story times will begin the week of September 8-12 and continue for 6 weeks instead of five.  The two "Toddler" groups are the only story times that require registration.  All 3-6 year old preschool groups are "drop-in" and you may choose which one you would like to attend each week.
Session I (September 8 - October 17):
Story Times for Toddlers (21-36 months) 
Thursdays or Fridays, 9:30-10:15am

Toddlers (ages 21-36 months) and their parents or caregivers are invited to attend a 45-minute program which includes stories, finger plays, songs, puppets, and crafts.  These Story Times are intended for toddler and parent/caregiver to share together (not for families).  Registration is required.

Registration (limited to Dover Public Library card holders)
begins on Tuesday, September 2 and may be done in person or by phone. Sign-up begins at 9:00am (in person), and at 9:15am (by phone). Once a Story Time is filled (12 children with adults), we will add up to 5 names on the waiting list (children on the waiting lists will be signed up first for the following session).

Drop-in Preschool Story Times (3-6 year olds)
 Mondays, 1:30-2:15pm, Mondays, 7:00-7:45pm, or Tuesdays, 9:30-10:15am

Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend 45-minute programs which include stories, finger plays, songs and puppets.  Crafts and films are also offered several times each session.  Parents remain outside the story room.  No registration required (limited to Dover PublicLibrary card holders).

Drop-in Family Story Times

Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15am

Children of all ages are invited to attend a 45-minute program which includes stories, finger plays, songs and puppets, and crafts or films. Parents/caregivers remain with the children in the Lecture Hall for these groups. No registration required
(limited to Dover Public Library card holders).

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Service!

Museum Pass Reservation System

Starting on Tuesday, September 9th, Dover Public Library cardholders will be able to reserve any of the Library’s 16 museum passes online through our website!  This will be a great way for cardholders 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 will still be housed in the Children’s Room and at the Circulation Desk.
*Remember: your reservation is NOT your ticket into the museum.
You must visit the library in person to pick up the actual pass before you go!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Coming Soon

The Dover Public Library's Book Group will begin meeting again in September, after a summer hiatus.  The first meeting will be held on September 15 at 6:30pm to discuss The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler.  Copies of September's book are available for borrowing at the adult circulation desk.  Future dates and book titles are listed below, and I look forward to seeing familiar faces and hopefully some new friends.  All are welcome! 

Sept. 15: The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler
October 20: Life A􀅌er Life by Kate Atkinson
November 17: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Ria Brunt
December 15: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
January 19: The House Girl by Tara Conklin
February 16: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
March 16: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
April 20: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Free Reading

New Hampshire Downloadable BooksI just loaded up my iPad with free ebooks (2 week loan), from New Hampshire Downloadable Books, for vacation reading.  Have you taken advantage of this library service?  There is a wonderful selection of ebooks and audiobooks for adults, as well as kids!  All it takes is a valid library card from a member library. Visit the site at:

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Thank You!

The Summer Reading Programs are over for another year and the Library would like to give a HUGE thank you to all of the local businesses and organizations that generously donated to the cause--we couldn't have done it without your help!

Adelle’s Coffee House
Ascent Indoor Climbing Gym
Café on the Corner
Domino’s Pizza
Dos Amigos
Federal Savings Bank
The Friends of the Dover Public Library
Hilltop Fun Center
Kendall Pond Pizza
LaFesta Brick & Brew
Measured Progress
Moe’s Sandwiches
Noggin Factory
Portland Sea Dogs
Rotary Club of Dover
Strafford Farms
Weeksie’s Pizza
The Works