Summer Reading 2021 at the Dover Public Library
Summer reading is back in full swing for 2021! Our theme this year is “Tails and Tales” and the library will have programs, both in-person and virtual, for patrons of all ages. Register for the program beginning on Monday, June 28 at 11:00 am. Keep track of your reading for a chance to win prizes.
In honor of the animal theme, the library will sponsor a Community Read of the beloved children’s classic Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Many downtown locations – Metrospa, Adelle’s Coffeehouse, Chapel & Main, and more (check our website for updates) - will be distributing free copies to encourage everyone to read, or re-read, the book. The library will also have several copies to check out and offer many programs throughout the summer based on the story. Melissa Sweet, author of Some Writer! a children’s biography of E.B. White, will do a virtual presentation on Tuesday, July 6 at 6:30. Come to a farm-themed family storytime at Tendercrop Farm on Monday, July 12 at 10:00 am and meet the animals. Martha White, granddaughter of E.B. White, will do a virtual chat on Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30, and the final event will be a free showing of the 1973 animated version of Charlotte’s Web at the Strand theater in Dover on Sunday, August 8 at 3:00 pm.
Teens and adults are invited to forage for wild plants on the Dover Community Trail on Tuesday, June 29 at 2:00 pm. High Flying Dogs, a high-energy, interactive show for all ages, will take place at Henry Law Park on Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00 pm. Want to play laser tag in the library after hours? Teens can register for a spot on Friday, July 9 and kids in grades one through five can sign-up for Saturday, July 10. Meet Officer Benvenuti and K9 Cora of New Hampshire Fish and Game on Monday, July 19 at 2:00 pm. Squam Lake Natural Science Center will present “No Two Tails Alike” a live animal show on Friday, August 6 at 2:00 pm. This is a small sampling of the many events taking place at the library this summer. Outdoor movies, storytimes, book groups, and crafts will all be part of the fun.
To see a full listing of all the events or to register for any of the programs please go to our website at library.dover.nh.gov or call 516-6052. All programs are free and open to the public.