Dover Public Library 
Dover Public Library
Children's Room
Library Hours

Mondays: 9am - 8:30pm
Tuesdays - Fridays: 9am - 5pm
Saturdays: 9am - 1pm

Outside Pick-Up Service

Mondays & Wednesdays: 10am - 12pm and 4 - 6pm
Fridays: 10am - 12pm
Through our partnership with Family Place Libraries, we have teamed up with Bright by Text, a national parent texting program, to put expert tips, games and child development information directly into the hands of parents and caregivers. We are proud to offer a unique resource like Bright by Text as children are learning from home and families can't access the services they need. The texting service includes topics like brain development, games and activities, health and wellness, STEM, safety and more. Bright by Text partners with experts like PBS, Vroom, Sesame Street, CDC, and others to develop content for families with children aged prenatal to age eight.
In addition to expert content, Bright by Text includes messages about information and resources specific to the Dover community, like digital library resources, food pantries, and preschool open enrollment periods. Community organizations across Dover will submit the latest information about services and resources during the COVID-19 outbreak
Bright by Text helps parents and caregivers make the most out of time at home with their children by illustrating fun and easy activities, providing positive parenting tips and resources, and even video content to guide a child's development. The program is proven to build nurturing caregiver-child relationships, and positively impact a child's healthy development and school readiness. Innovative services like Bright by Text will help provide equitable solutions to early education while schools remain closed.

To sign up for this service, text "BRIGHT" to 274448.

Summer Reading Program
It's not too late to registered for summer reading! Go to and set up an account. There is a program for every age reader. This year, we are working together to try to read 3,000 books during the eight-week program. Watch the sign on the front lawn to see how we are progressing. Families can grab a "Summer Fun Bag" each week either at the outside pick-up times or in the Children's Room. These bags contain a craft, Stem activity, writing challenge, and other small items. Everyone who participates will be entered in a raffle at the end of the program for a chance to win one of many gift cards from local businesses. We are also offering virtual programs for all ages. Check our calendar for all the details.

We are pleased to introduce the Dover Public Library's Handpicked Books Service! Are you unsure what to read next, in a book rut, or are you looking for books that will capture your 5th graders imagination? Let us help. Answer a few quick questions about your reading habits (, and let us do the rest. We will gather some books, check them out to you, and make them available through our Book Pickup Service. This service is available for all ages of readers. It's free and easy so what do you have to lose?


Looking for a craft to do with the kids? Check out CreativeBug for some really great ideas. You just need your library card number to sign on .

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Dover Public Library 73 Locust St. Dover, NH 03820
603-516-6050  Children's Room 603-516-6052