Midweek mornings of stories, crafts and socializing. Children ages 2-5 and caregivers. Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required, but drop-ins are always welcome.  Please call the library to let us know that you are coming.





Click on the the link below to view a video on tips for sharing books with kids, and the importance of helping your kids develop strong early literacy skills:

Early Literacy Resources for Families

Explore digital resources for kids: music, films and audio books!  

Kanopy for kids

hoopla digital

Hoopla for  kids


We’d love to hear from you for any ideas about books, events or programs.
Please feel free to contact Connie at connielibrarian237@gmail.com.

Opus Scopus 

Grades 4 & 5 Book Club
Tuesdays, 3:00 to 4:00

Limited enrollment. Registration required.

Join us for a reading adventure, get creative, and explore graphic works. Group participants will focus on one book for several weeks and engage in lively discussions and fun related activities and games. A healthy snack will be provided.
Take Bus #6 directly from School.

New Hampshire Book Awards:

 The Great Stone Face Book Award

2018-2019 nominees:
Reserve one now!

  • 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel
  • The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark
  • Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  • The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
  • Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson
  • The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens
  • In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll
  • Jake the Fake Keeps it Real by Craig Robinson
  • The Losers Club by Andrew Clement
  • Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green
  • The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
  • Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood
  • The Real McCoys by Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr
  • Sidetracked by Diana Asher
  • Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
  • Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming
  • The Trail by Meika Hashimoto
  • The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
  • Wedgie & Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors

Great Stone Face The Great Stone Face Book Award is given annually to an author whose book receives the most votes from 4th through 6th graders throughout the state.

Ladybug Picture Book Award 2018 nominees are:

      • After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat
      • Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro and Tatjana Mai-Wyss 
      • Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros and Brianne Farley 
      • Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari and Patrice Barton 
      • Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall 
      • Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima 
      • Pocket Full of Colors : The Magical world of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville
      • La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya and Juana Martinez-Neal 
      • The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy and Eugene Yelchin 
    • A Small Thing…But Big by Tony Johnston and Hadley Hooper

Check them out at the library!

Ladybug – designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children’s picture books

Cocheco – This award is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from third and fourth graders in Dover.

National Book Awards

Caldecott – Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Newberry – awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year.

Community Service Opportunity

Scouts: Looking for community service hours? The Youth Services Department offers a number of opportunities throughout the year to earn community service hours. Come in and talk to Connie for more details.

Activities and Events for Children

Seacoast Kids CalendarLooking for fun things for your children to do, or a great place to eat out as a family? Get tips for vacation camps and activities. Here is the “Parents’ help desk for all things fun on the seacoast.”