Summer Reading Reminder

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Just a reminder that the Adult Summer Reading event runs until August 9th. Drop off your reviews at the library or enter them online here for a chance to win a different prize every week, including gift certificates to The Green Turtle, Forney’s Jewelers, and more! The winners will be announced every Monday.

Created Equal Event!

Check out the photos from our viewing of Freedom Riders and the Q&A session with Dr. Dolores Finger Wright and James E. Brown. at the Schwartz Center on July 2, 2014 on our facebook page. The event signaled the kickoff of the Dover Public Library’s Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle program, which will include a showing of a movie, followed by the appearance of a guest speaker, and a Q&A session each Wednesday at 2pm running until September 17th at the library. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to contribute to the discussion about or gain a better understanding of American history.

Spring Plant Exchange

Spring Plant Exchange

The Dover Public Library will be hosting its first Spring Plant Exchange on Saturday, May 31 from 11am to 3pm!

How Does It Work?

Bring your cuttings, extra perennials, bulbs, flowers, vegetables etc. to the library between May 27th – May 30th and receive an exchange voucher from the adult services desk on the second floor.  The plants should be in a small pot with a label listing the species with a little information about how and where it grows.

No invasive species or weeds please!

Not Sure if it’s an invasive Species?  Visit the Delaware Invasive Species Council for their list.


In Harmony Performance!

The In Harmony… concert series presents a musical performance by Kara Dahl Russell – Harpist. Musical selections are set into historical context with a visual presentation. Performance provides an overview of the development of the harp as an instrument and the changes and growth of harp music as the instrument itself progressed through the ages.

The show will be on April 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Admission is free!

Please call 302-736-7030 for additional information


Irish American Heritage

Next month is Irish American Heritage month.  Join the Dover Public Library for a performance by the music group Celtic Harvest.   Featuring 4 multi-instrumentalists, Celtic Harvest plays traditional dance tunes and songs from Ireland and Scotland, along with English and American songs and original compositions. Mike Nielsen (harp, bouzouki, guitar, vocals), Jan Crumpley (flutes, whistles, concertina), Kathy Doyle (piano, guitar, vocals) and Jim McGiffin (tenor banjo, guitar, basses, bodhran) always get an audience singing, and laughing, and sometimes even thinking.

Friday, March 7 at 7:00pm

Admission is free!