Dover library going fine free until Sept. 9

DOVER — The Dover Public Library has announced that all items are being checked in fine free until Sept. 9 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Items may be renewed for the standard three-week renewal period by accessing an individual’s library account online or by calling the library at 736-7030. Items that are returned to the library […]

Dover Public Library starting curbside service Monday

DOVER — While still closed to the public due to coronavirus concerns, the Dover Public Library is providing curbside service starting today. The service will be available Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Borrowers can place their requests online through the Delaware Libraries catalog ( or Ask a Librarian […]

Dover Library launches Reading Challenge

DOVER — The Dover Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge launched Monday with updates for a completely virtual summer. The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all ages. Children up to 12 years old read, or have an adult read to them, and for every 10 hours read, they will win a free book and […]

Dover Public Library extends virtual services during shutdown

DOVER — There’s a certain amount of irony in that this is National Library Week. Libraries, of course, are currently closed due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. But while the actual buildings are shuttered, there is still quite a bit of action going on at the Dover Public Library, as well as libraries across the […]

Dover’s St. Patrick’s Parade, public library affected by coronavirus

DOVER — St. Patrick’s Day is normally a time reserved for revelry and celebration and everything colored green. However, much of the hullabaloo surrounding next week’s St. Patrick’s Day events around the city of Dover are being muted — including Friday’s cancelation of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Marketplace scheduled for March 21 — […]

A book in every hand: Dover library expands reach with ‘Little Free Libraries’

DOVER — The Dover Public Library is leaving books scattered at several locations throughout the city of Dover, like little seedlings, hoping to grow a passion for reading while expanding literacy among the community. Margie Cyr, director of the Dover Public Library, had the vision to bring Little Free Libraries to several parks around the […]

Security blanket: Dover library looks to enhance safety

DOVER — Recent disturbing incidents have created a general feeling of insecurity at the Dover Public Library and led the city manager’s office to look at hiring a security firm to watch over the library for 66 hours a week — essentially all hours that the entity is open. Members of the Safety Advisory and […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Are plagues things of the past?

Imagine an America decimated by disease, where often there were not enough healthy survivors to bury those who had succumbed.. It is not “The Walking Dead” or science fiction, it happened here, in 1918, 100 years ago, and was called “Swine Flu.” Sometimes novels can draw a better picture than historians of past events. In […]

BEST BETS: Redhead Express pull into Delaware State Fair

A gamble more than 10 years ago has paid off handsomely for the Walker family of Palmer, Alaska. On Thanksgiving Day 2007, Kendra, LaRae, Alisa and Meghan, who ranged in age from 17 to 11, along with their three brothers and parents, left home in a new RV and trailer in search of a musical […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wesley College acquisition of old Dover library beneficial to area

EDITOR’S NOTE: In this letter to the editor, Dover City Councilman David Anderson addresses comments made in Wednesday’s Sound Off section regarding the sale of the old Dover Public Library to Wesley College for $1. I think the commenters raise good questions. I will answer them from a city perspective only. The state perspective has […]