Dover Public Library | 73 Locust Street, Dover, NH 03820 | (603) 516-6052
Dover Public Library
Children's Room
September Newsletter
Summer Library Hours
Monday - Wednesday 9:00am - 8:30pm
Thursday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Fall Library Hours (beginning Sept. 7)
Monday -Thursday 9:00am - 8:30pm
Friday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00pm
Outdoor Pick-Up Service
Tuesdays from 10:00am - 12:00pm and 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturdays from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Welcome Fall!
I love this season! For me, it signifies new beginnings - a fresh start - more than the beginning of the calendar year. I was always the kid, and then the mother, who couldn't wait for the first day of school. As a librarian, I look forward to the routine of our storytimes. This fall, we are changing things up a little bit. Beyond Books: A Preschool Discovery Program, will give kids the opportunity to explore a topic more deeply with hands-on activities. Shake Your Rattle and Roll, Baby! will provide more music and movement for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. We are optimistically making these plans, but will be flexible as these times warrant. Please speak to me if you have any concerns. - Patty
Upcoming Events
Family Place Workshops
Join us on Tuesdays starting 9/14 as we spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable five-week workshop series. For caregivers and children one to four years old. Topics include early literacy; child development; speech, hearing and language; nutrition; and music, play and health. Register once for the entire five week series.For more information on Family Place Libraries check out their website here.
Virtual Cooking Class
Looking for nutrient-dense food options for your family? Want your children to have fun in the kitchen, while developing life-long kitchen skills? On Thursday, September 23 at 4:00pm, join Misa, from Misa’s Clean Kitchen in baking simple and delicious food, free of gluten and processed sugar. Class will take place via zoom. Recommended for preschool and elementary aged children. Register on our website to receive the link.
Series of the Month Club
Kids in grades 2 and 3 are invited to join us on Tuesday, September 28 from 4:00-4:45pm. The series for this month will be Kingdom of Wrenly by Jordan Quinn. Talk about the series with your friends and make a craft.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
If your child is five years old, they can get a library card! In honor of library card sign-up month, anyone who brings in someone to get a card in September gets a FREE book from our October book sale. That's extra incentive to get your child a card in September. Come see us in the Children's Room to start your child on a path to being a life-long library patron.

Weekly Events
Beginning September 13
Beyond Books: A Preschool Discovery Program
Kids ages 3-5 are invited to explore a topic through stories and activities.

Monday - SCIENCE
Wednesday - AUTUMN
Thursday - ART

All sessions will be from 10:00-10:45am and require registration.
Family Place Workshop
Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00am, 1-4 year-olds with a caregiver are invited to play and learn about various topics of interest. Registration required.
Shake Your Rattle & Roll, Baby!
Fridays from 10:00-10:30am babies through 2 year-olds with a caregiver are invited to sing, dance, and rock out with instruments! No registration required.
Museum Passes
Many museums are open but most are at limited capacity and require reservations. Go to our website to reserve your pass and get more information.
“Being read to as a child is one of the great experiences in life.”
— Billy Collins