Dover Public Library 
Dover Public Library
Children's Room
April eNewsletter
Family Place Library     
 
 
It's official! We are part of the national organization of Family Place Libraries! On Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 am help us celebrate as we receive our Family Place banner.
Changes to the Children's Room
 
The Rotary Club of Dover is generously donating funds to purchase new shelving in our picture book area. During the   installation we are asking patrons for help by checking out boxes of books until the new shelves are ready.
Poetry Contest 
 
 
Students in grades K-12 may pick up information for the 17th Annual Dover Public Library Poetry contest at the library, any school library, or at library.dover.nh.gov . Poems will be judged on originality, style and creativity.  Deadline for entry is April 16 th .
 
 
Peeps Show Contest   

Build a diorama using Peeps of any color or species based on a   scene from a book.   All Peeps displays may be dropped off at the library beginning Monday, April 8 through Saturday, April 20. 
 
 Teen Book Group!  
 
The next meeting of Pizza & Pages will be held on Wednesday, April 17 @ 6pm.  The group will be discussing The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan and copies of the book are currently available for borrowing at the adult circulation desk.  We encourage kids in grades 7 and up to attend.  The group will be very informal with pizza and refreshments being served.   Join us to hang out with friends and maybe meet new ones.  Hope to see you there.  Questions email d.lafrance@dover.nh.gov or call 516-6050 and ask for Denise. 
April School Vacation Events
Interactive Finding Nemo

 
Join us on Monday, April 22 at 6:30 pm as we sing, shout, and snack along to the movie Finding Nemo! Each person will receive a prop bag full of surprises and instructions on how to interact with the movie as it plays. All ages welcome! Register at library.dover.nh.gov
Stem Event
 
Kids in grades K and up are invited on Tuesday, April 23 from 2:00- 3:00 pm to play with scrappy circuits. Scrappy Circuits are an innovative way to learn about electrical circuits on a budget.
 

 
Studios2Go  
 
On Wednesday, April 24 Studios2Go Mobile Gaming Unit will be at the library. Kids in grades K and up can sign up for the 2:00 or 3:00 pm session at library.dover.nh.gov.
 
 
Harry Potter Trivia

How much do you know about horcruxes, hippogriffs and pensieves!  Join us on Wed., April 24th at 6:30pm for Harry Potter Trivia Night.  All ages invited.  Come as a team or come solo and be added to a team.  We will be using the KAHOOT! app so please bring a device (we will have a few devices on hand for borrowing). 
Storytimes 

Preschool Storytime
Ages 3-5 without adult
Monday 1:30 pm-2:15 pm
(April 1 and 8)
Tuesday 10:00 am-10:45 am
(April 2 and 9)
 
Family Storytime
All ages with adult
   Wednesday 10:00 am -10:45 am
(April 3 and 10)
 
Toddler Time
Ages 2 to just turned 3 with adult
Thursday 10:00 am-10:45 am
(April 4 and 11)
 
Mother Goose on the Loose
Ages birth to 24 months with adult
Friday 10:00 am-10:30 am
(April 5 and 12)

LEGO Saturdays

Join us on April 6, 13, 20, 27 for Lego   Saturdays. Use our LEGOs to build and create. Meet new friends and share your ideas. Work on interesting challenges and have fun!
 
 
Saturday Matinees 

Matinees are held in the Library Lecture Hall on Saturdays at 2:00 pm.
 
April 6
Mary Poppins Returns, rated PG

April 13 
Aquaman, rated PG-13

April 20
The Kid Who Would Be King, rated PG

April 27 
A Dog's Way Home, rated PG
Creation Station 

Kids of all ages are invited to make a Foam Cup Bunny anytime between April 14 - 20 and a Chomping Fish or Shark between April 22 - 27.
Paws for Reading
 
Murphy, a certified therapy dog, and her handler, Karen, will be in the children's room on S aturday, April 20 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Murphy is a great listener and very patient with beginning readers.
 
Library Hours:
Mon - Wed 9 to 8:30
Thur & Fri 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 5
Sundays 1 to 5
Closed on Sunday, April 21 for the Easter holiday.
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Dover Public Library 73 Locust St. Dover, NH 03820
603-516-6050  Children's Room 603-516-6052