Welcome to the Dover Town Library!
The Dover Town Library staff believes that books are an important part of our community, the library and families. Literacy and access to information are crucial bedrocks of librarianship. While we continue to provide traditional library services and build and curate a worthwhile collection of materials, we are also committed to supporting our community in building and developing digital skills they will need to have a voice and participate fully in a digital world. We embrace and integrate technology that will provide library users the digital literacy they need that will give them an opportunity to explore knowledge and information in new and pertinent ways.
The staff’s creative approach to library services, guided by the library’s mission and long range goals, are fueled by current trends in the library profession. Our bold embrace of innovative solutions was the reason the Dover Town Library was honored as one of the top three 2012 Best Small Library in America. The industry’s leading professional magazine, Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s 7th annual award showcases exemplary work and achievements of public libraries that most profoundly demonstrate outstanding and creative service to populations of 25,000 or less throughout the United States and Canada. The staff at the DTL is proud to have been selected for this special award. By embracing a culture of creativity, collaboration and innovation, we continue to reinvent ourselves according to the needs of the community, new technologies and outstanding service trends found in a variety of industries and libraries alike.
We strive to be your “go-to place” when you want to explore a new device before a committed consumer decision, learn how to operate equipment you received as a gift, or borrow a Play Station because your grandkids are in town. Our library has traditional desk tops as well as the new surface computers to help you get your work done. We have every generation of Ipads and Itouches for you to borrow. Our Kindles and Nooks are loaded with hundreds of books from which you can choose. All of our hand-held devices are available for you to borrow, including a portable DVD player, Blu-Ray players, and a variety of gaming consoles. Broad selections of games are available for loan or to play in the library in our gaming area. Stop and try our new wall mounted tablets found throughout the library for your convenience to access email, search the catalogue or explore a new app. The majority of our technology is supported through the extreme generosity of a few private gifts allowing our community to master digital skills and benefit as a whole.
The Dover Town Library is committed to providing our patrons with free open access to the world’s knowledge, information and culture.