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Dover Public Library
Children's Room
April eNewsletter
Peeps Contest

We are looking for creative Dover residents, Dover students,
or Dover Public Library cardholders to enter our ninth annual "Peeps Show" Contest April 3 - 16, 2017 . Build a diorama using Peeps of any color or species in a standard size shoe box. The theme is anything literary; recreate a scene from your favorite book, play, or poem. Winner in each age division will receive a $25 Target gift card.
STEM Saturday
Kids in grades 3 and up are invited to join us for an afternoon of invention with MaKey Makeys at the Dover Public Library   on April 15 at 2pm. Makey Makeys encourage kids to find creative ways to interact with their computers by using everyday objects. Register at or call 516-6050.
15th Annual Poetry Contest
The Dover Public Library is pleased to announce the 15th Annual Dover Public Library Poetry contest for grades K-12.  Prizes will be awarded in six different  categories: Grades K-2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6, 7 & 8, 9 & 10, and 11 &12. Poems will be judged on originality, style and creativity.  Deadline for entry is April 19 th . Students may pick up information about the contest at the Dover Public Library, any Dover school library, or at our website at .  For more information about the contest please contact Denise LaFrance at 516-6082.
April School Vacation Events

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Your teddy bear (or other stuffed friend) is cordially invited to spend the night in the library! On Monday, April 24 at 6:30 you and your stuffed friend will enjoy some stories, crafts, and a snack together. Settle your friend in for the night before you leave, and then pick him up in the children's room anytime after 12:00 pm the next day. You will get a picture showing how much fun your stuffed buddy had at the library. Don't forget to wear your pajamas too!!!  

Save Dover from the Zombie Apocalypse!

Teens are invited to join us at the Dover Public Library on Monday, April 24 at 6pm or Tuesday, April 25 at 2pm for a zombie themed Escape Room!  An Escape Room is an interactive game where participants work as a team to escape the locked room by cracking codes and solving puzzles. Registration is required. Please sign up at

Let's Play Outside  

Tuesday, April 25 from 2pm to 4pm run, jump, skip, and play! Join us on the front lawn of the library for some good old-fashioned outdoor fun. We will provide balls, jump ropes, hula hoops, and other toys. After playtime, enjoy a healthy snack. The program will be weather dependent, so please call the library if you have any questions.
BFG Escape Room

On Wednesday, April 26 at 3pm, kids in grades 1 and up with an adult are challenged to help Sophie and the BFG free the Phizzwizards by working together to solve puzzles and crack codes. Sign-up is required for this event. Go to to register.
Minecraft Party          

Attention all Minecraft fans. Join us on
Thursday, April 27 from 2pm to 4pm for crafts, activities and games. As an option, bring your device and share tips and tricks with other Minecraft enthusiasts.
Finger Knitting

Children 1st grade and up interested in fiber arts can join us on Saturday, April 29th at 11am for a fun lesson on finger knitting! We will supply the yarn, just bring your fingers!

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5 without adult

Monday 1:30 pm-2:15 pm

Monday 7:00 pm-7:45 pm

(April 3 and 10)

Tuesday 10:00 am-10:45 am

(April 4 and 11)


Family Storytime

All ages with adult

    Wednesday 10:00 am-10:45 am

(April 5 and 12)


Saturdays 11:00-11:45

(April 1, 8 and 15)


Toddler Time

Ages 2 to just turned 3 with adult

Thursday 10:00 am-10:45 am

(April 6 and 13)


Mother Goose on the Loose

Ages birth to 24 months with adult

Friday 10:00 am-10:30 am

(April 7 and 14)


Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention

The Dover Area Women's Club will plant a pinwheel garden outside the children's room entrance on Saturday, April 15. Stop by between 10am-12pm .

Music with benjii

Join us on Friday, April 14, 21, and 28 at 11:00 am for this joyful family music program. Everyone is welcome to sing, dance, and play instruments.
Saturday Matinees

April 1 @ 2pm
Fantastic Beasts,
rated PG13

April 8 @ 2pm
Rogue One, rated PG13  

April 22
@ 2pm
Sing, rated PG.

April 29 @ 2pm
Monster Trucks, rated PG. 
Lego Saturdays
Join us on April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 for Lego  Saturdays. Use our LEGOs to build and create. Meet new friends and share your ideas. Work on interesting   challenges and have fun!
Paws for Reading

Murphy, a certified therapy dog, and her handler, Karen, will be in the children's room on Saturday, April 15 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Murphy is a great listener and very patient with beginning readers.
Artistic Happenings 

Creation Station 
Kids of all ages are invited to make a chickie craft at the Creation Station anytime during the week of April 9 -15.
Kids of all ages are invited to make a "Name Frame" anytime during the week of April 23-29.
Library Hours

The Library will be closed on Sunday, April 16 for Easter.

Library Hours:
Mon - Wed 9 to 8:30
Thur & Fri 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 5
Sunday 1 to 5
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Dover Public Library 73 Locust St. Dover, NH 03820
603-516-6050  Children's Room 603-516-6052