Dover Public Library
August eNewsletter
Free Climbing Wall

Free Rock Wall on Monday, August 6 from 2:00 - 4:00pm on the  McConnell Center Front Lawn.  Vertical Dreams will be setting up their 24 foot rock wall on the front lawn of the McConnell Center.  Kids 5 and up are encouraged to come and challenge themselves to reach the top.  The wall accommodates 4 kids at once, and kids are encouraged to take as many tries as they can fit in. 

No Registration Required.

Feed the Muggles
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County supplies food to thousands of those in need, but during the summer months their pantry can get a bit bare. Help us stock their shelves from until Saturday, August 11 by donating a non-perishable item to the library. If you bring a non-perishable item we'll give you a FREE lightning bolt key chain (while supplies last). Harry Potter would be proud! This event is sponsored by OWLS , the library's community service group.
Talent Show

Register for our Talent Show taking place on Monday, August 6 at 6:30pm. If you don't want to perform, be sure to show up for the show!
Game Night 

Game Night returns in August on
Wednesday, August 15th at 6pm. We had a good turnout in July in spite of taking the month off!

Rock Trivia Night
Join host Lee Sims in the library's Lecture Hall on
Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30pm for a special Rock-Themed Trivia, based on the library's summer reading theme of "Libraries Rock!" Teams of up to 6 are welcome to compete for a music-related prize. This is an adults-only event. No registration is required.
Build Your Own Cat Castle  

Come Build Your Cat a Castle on Tuesday, August 28 at 6:30pm in the library's Lecture Hall. Use our supplies to create a cardboard habitat for your feline friend. Create a castle, plane, train, kitty condo - whatever your heart desires! (Just make sure it fits in your car.) All ages welcome. Feel free to bring your own supplies in addition to using those we provide.
Libraries Rock
The Library's Summer Reading Programs are winding down for this year. Get your last minute reading recorded for your final chance at prizes. Thank you to all our wonderful community businesses who donated SO MANY prizes for all three programs this year! We hope you had fun and congratulations to the winners. Next year's theme is "A Universe of Stories."
Volunteer Wanted 
The Book Repair Volunteer will assist library staff in cleaning and repairing well-loved books, using mending tape, paste, and brushes. We are looking for a "crafty" individual with good dexterity and attention to detail who could dedicate one to two hours a weekly or bi-weekly to this task. The volunteer does not need prior book repair experience, but will be trained in the specific techniques used. Those interested should contact Aimee at or by calling (603) 516-6050.
Memory Lab 
Don't forget about the library's memory lab. Bring in cassette tapes, VHS, slides, photos or negatives to digitize and preserve for the future. See our website for more information on using the equipment.
Morning Book Group

Join a book group! The Morning Book Group will discuss the book "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe on Thursday, September 6 at 10am.

Evening Book Group

The Evening Book Group will meet on Monday, September 17 at 6:30pm. Copies of "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi will be available in mid-August.
Library Hours:
Mon - Wed 9 to 8:30
Thur & Fri 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 1
Holiday Hours:
Closed Sept. 1 - 3
Labor Day
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Dover Public Library 73 Locust St. Dover, NH 03820
603-516-6050  Children's Room 603-516-6052