Thursday, June 25, 2015

My First Library

"My first library was the Franklin Avenue branch of the Des Moines Public Library in Iowa. My grandmother Dunker would take me to pick out books to read at her house before my nap. I remember the bins full of picture books to choose from and the fun kid-sized furniture and the toys. A few years later, I attended a program at the Library called "Be a Librarian for a Day". I shadowed Maureen and learned what being a librarian was all about, at least in that branch. My fate was sealed! When I turned 16 I was able to work as a "library page" at that same branch until I left for college. From age 16 on, except for one year, I've always worked in libraries. I can't imagine loving any other profession as much!" #MyFirstLibrary #ThrowbackThursday

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Teen Summer Reading Program

The Teen Summer Reading Program starts this Monday, June 29! The program is very simple--read and keep track of the number of hours that you read. For every 2 hours that you read we will give you a raffle ticket that you can put towards one of our prize packs. Some of the prize packs include: Day Passes to The Works, Laser Tag at Hilltop Fun Center, Free Introductory Lessons at Indoor Ascent, Free Skate Time at Red Alert Indoor Skate Park, a Kindle Fire HD7 Tablet, gift cards to Target, Regal Cinemas, La Festa Pizzeria, Dos Amigos, Strafford Farms, Adelle's Coffee House, Kendall Pond Pizza, Pizza Hut and more! As well as the prize packs there will be weekly raffles – you need to come in once during the week to qualify for the weekly raffle. You choose what you read – novels, non-fiction, graphic novels, comics or magazines.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

My First Library

"My earliest library memories were in the old Somersworth Public Library which was then housed on the 2nd floor of the Chandler Building on Orange Street. I spent many hours there in the windows of the round turret where the picture books and children's seating (hard wooden benches!) were located. My mother worked there too! I even remember my library card number was C107 and the joy I felt in watching my card fill up with date stamps so that I'd have to be issued a new card!" 

Join us every Thursday for the next few weeks as we share our first library memories. If you have a memory to share feel free to message us or talk to staff at the front desk! We'd love to share other's stories.

Attention All Cooks!

We are having a special cookbook only book sale at the Dover Public Library the week of June 22-27th during regular library hours. Books will be on display at the circulation desk on the main floor. Hardcovers are $3, Large paperbacks are $2, and pocket paperbacks are $1. Come early for the best selection.
The sale starts this Monday morning at 9am! 

Friday, June 05, 2015

Scandinavian Crime Fiction Authors

We've just revised our list of Scandinavian Crime Fiction Authors. Many new ones added!

Adler-Olsen, Jussi
Blaedel, Sara
Bodelsen, Anders
Davidson, Leif
Egholm, Elsebeth
Gazan, Sissel-Jo
Hammer, Lotte & Soren
Hewson, David
Hoeg, Peter
Jacoksen, Dorte Hummelshoj
Jungersen, Christian
Kaaberbøl, Lene & Agnete Friis
Larsen, Michael
Nielsen, Torben

Bates, Quentin
Indridason, Arnaldur
Ingolfsson, Victor Arnar
Ridpath, Michael
Sigurdardóttir, Yrsa

Hiekkapelto, Kati
Hiltunen, Pekka
Joensuu, Matti
Jokinen, Seppo
Lehtolainen, Leena
Nykanen, Harri
Sipila, Jarkko
Tervo, Jari
Thompson, James
Tuomainen, Antti
Wagner, Jan Costin

Brekke, Jorgen             
Dahl, Kjell Ola              
Egeland, Tom                
Enger, Thomas              
Fossum, Karin               
Holt, Anne                    
Johansen, Tom
Lahlum, Hans Olav
Miller, Derek B.
Nesbø, Jo
Staalesen, Gunnar
Stavrum, Arild
Sundstøl, Vidar
Alvtegen, Karin
Borjlind, Cilla & Rolf
Ceder, Camilla
Dahl, Arne
Edwardson, Åke
Ekman, Kerstin
Eriksson, Kjell
Gerhardsen, Carin
Grebe, Camilla & Asa Traff
Hermanson, Marie
Horst, Jørn Lier
Jansson, Anna
Johnsson, Anna
Jungstedt, Mari
Karjel, Robert
Kallentoft, Mons
Kepler, Lars
Koppel, Hans
Läckberg, Camilla
Lapidus, Jens
Larsson, Åsa
Larsson, Steig
Lindqvist, John Ajvide
Mankell, Henning
Marklund, Liza
Mauritzson, Erik
Nesser, Håkan
Norman, Andreas
Ohlsson, Kristina
Persson, Leif G.W.
Roslund, Ander & Börge Hellström
Schwarz, Åsa
Segerberg, Ebba
Sjöwall, Maj & Per Wahlöö
Soderberg, Alexander
Theorin, Johan
Tursten, Helene
Wahlberg, Karin
Zander, Joakim

Monday, June 01, 2015

Free Legal Forms

Did you know the Library has a database of legal forms for you to use here at the Library, or at home, available 24 hours a day?

The Legal Forms Library provides a wide selection of legal forms specific to New Hampshire, as well as multi-state forms across the most popular legal areas. It includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. You will also find an attorney directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language. If you have ever tried to find a legal form on the Internet you know what a great resource this is. Forms are easy to find and free! Make sure to ask for the secret password the next time you are at the library.

If you want to try these databases out at the library, simply go to any catalog computer and click on ONLINE NOW tab. To use them from home, go to our web page and click on ONLINE RESOURCES or simply bookmark this link.