Councilmen want to review plans before reopening Dover Public Library

DOVER — Dover Public Library director Brian Sylvester laid out a plan Tuesday night to create a temporary computer lab at the facility later this month, before a partial reopening of the library Oct. 26. However, after the proposal was given at the city’s Council Committee of the Whole meeting, members of the Parks, Recreation […]

New director takes over at Dover Public Library

DOVER — Brian Sylvester began his job as the new director of the Dover Public Library on July 20, two weeks before Tropical Storm Isaias wreaked havoc and spawned tornadoes on the city and its surrounding areas. He wasn’t sure what exactly he had gotten himself into, after overseeing the Rochester Public Library in New […]

Dover library reopening pushed back

DOVER — The goal was to reopen the Dover Public Library on Aug. 3. However, still caught in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, those plans are going to have to be pushed back a little bit, according to Dover City Manager Donna Mitchell. “COVID-19 has made all of us rethink our typical daily interactions […]

Book ’em: Dover library set reopening for August

DOVER — Getting a facility the size of the Dover Public Library all cleaned up amid all the safety protocols that have been put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic is quite a challenge. But the city of Dover believes it is up to it. During Tuesday night’s virtual Council of the Whole meeting, Dover […]

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 (http://dlc.lib.de.us) 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 […]