Dover Library announces teen summer reading program and events

DOVER – This summer, the Dover Public Library is offering a lineup of special events for the Be the Change Teen Summer Reading Program. The program consists of a series of Tuesday events from June 20 through August 1, activities in the Teen Zone during Library hours, and a reading program from June 5 through July 29. All Tuesday programs begin at 2:00 PM and are open to teens entering grades six through twelve and the class of 2017. Registration is not required for any of the Teen Tuesday events. Interested teens can contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123 for more information. 

The Dover Public Library kicks off its summer Teen Tuesdays on June 20 with Anime Mini-Con, an event celebrating geek culture. The event will feature activities throughout the library. Cosplayers are welcome.

June 27, teens are invited to Play with Your Food. Teens will get a bag of secret ingredients with which to create something delicious and awesome. Teens are advised to let the library know of any food allergies before the event.

July 11, teens will meet across the street on the Dover High School lawn for an epic H2O battle featuring water balloons and other water toys. In case of rain, a movie will be shown in the Story Time Room. 

Teens will return to the High School lawn on July 18 for the annual Sharpie Tie Dye event. Teens are asked to bring their own white or light-colored T-shirts to learn this twist on a classic summer activity. In case of rain, a movie will be shown in the Story Time Room.

July 25, teens can learn how to create their own unique journals at Art Journaling. All materials will be supplied by the Library.

Finally, a Summer Movie on August 1 provides a weather back-up date for the outdoor events. Updates will be posted on the Teen Facebook Page regarding this final Teen Tuesday event of the summer. 

For busy teens, there are also activities going on in the Teen Zone any time the Library is open June 5 through July 29. Teens can come in during normal library hours, complete the activity, and return their entries to the Circulation Desk in exchange for chances to win the Grand Prize or one of the Library’s other tote bags filled with books, games, and much more.

Teens may earn even more chances to win prizes by participating in the reading program. Starting June 5, teens can pick up reading trackers at the Circulation Desk. For each hour that teens read between June 5 and July 29, they can earn one raffle ticket, up to four a week. If teens do not have time to read four hours a week, they can still earn tickets. Teens do not have to return to the library every week, but they do have to bring in their trackers in order to redeem tickets. Interested patrons can contact Teen Librarian Liz Strauss for more information.

For more teen news from Dover Public Library, patrons are invited to check out the Teen Facebook Page at

Posted on June 1, 2017 .