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Explore Our Online Library Resources Your library card is more powerful than you know! Your YCL card gets you access to dozens of online databases, just by using your YCL card number. You may be familiar with some of our online databases already. Families with kids in school are probably familiar with Academic OneFile, Ben’s...
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Donation Expands Teen Collection

The book collection for teens at Dover Area Community Library has expanded thanks to a $2,500 literacy grant from global bookseller, Better World Books. The funds enabled the library to add over 250 books to its collection for teens, along with 40 new titles for elementary school age members. The new teen fiction, non-fiction, graphic...
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Spring Story Times At Dover

We have a wide range of story time offerings this spring. Hopefully you’ll find something that works best for your family! Mondays: During the month of March join Miss Jenny and her friend Miss Laura at 10:00AM for Story Time on Zoom! They hosted online toddler story time this winter and have extended it throughout the...
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Text: Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! [Image: painting of MKLJ]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 2022

Celebrating Dr. King Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. To honor the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we put together a read aloud video of his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. We’ve also included a new, uplifting work, The Undefeated, by Newbery-winning author Kwame Alexander.  In...
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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

We will again be a host site for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program on Thursdays from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm starting on February 3, 2022 through April 14, 2022.   Appointments must be made by calling the Dover Area Community Library starting on Monday, January 17th at 717-292-6814.  No walk-in appointments will be available. Call during...
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Curbside Pick Up FAQ

Due to the the significant increase of COVID-19 cases locally and nationwide, Dover Area Community Library is temporarily offering curbside service only. You can view a three minute video from our director here or read below for the details!   How can I get books?  Place a book on hold using our online catalog.  Call...
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2021 Staff Favorites

Here are some of our favorite things our staff members have read in 2021! Did you read any of these this year? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram!  Interested in reading some of our favorite picks? Click on a book title to place it on hold!  Carol  The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict The...
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Snow Day Survival Kit

Snow day in the forecast? Don’t panic! Pick up one of our special kits designed to use on a snow day!  These kits are intended for children ages 4-8 and are available while supplies last.  Each of our kits will include several printable activities, a used winter themed book, a felt snowman, black construction paper,...
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November is Native American Heritage Month

What is Native American Heritage Month? Native American Heritage month (also called American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) was created to celebrate Indigenous peoples’ “rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people” in the United States (excerpted from the National Congress of American Indians website). Native...
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Limited Time! Free Video Workshops for 1000 Books 2021

Our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program keeps getting better! On October 14, we held a private online celebration for the 74 children who completed their 1000 Books between August 2020 and September 2021. Our guest of honor was author Lindsay Barret George, whose beautifully illustrated books make for wonderful story times.   What’s 1000 Books? ...
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