Dover Public Library Children's Room
73 Locust St. Dover, NH 03820 (603)516-6052 Mon-Wed 9-8:30,Thurs-Fri 9-5:30, & Sat 9-1
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Story Times


If Dover public schools close due to inclement weather, all children's programming will be cancelled.

Times for Stories

Story Times are offered from September to June in 5 different sessions.
Each session lasts 5 weeks.

For toddlers (ages 21-36 months), there are 2 different times to choose from:
     Thursday morning  9:30-10:30
     Friday morning  9:30-10:30

For children ages 3-6 there are 3 different times to choose from:
     Monday afternoon  1:30- 2:15
     Monday night (Bedtime)- 7:00- 7:45
     Tuesday morning  9:30-10:15

*Drop-in Story Times:
In addition to the above story times, we will be offering a "drop-in" story time every Wednesday morning @ 9:30am.  All are welcome!

Story Times for Toddlers

These story times are intended for toddlers (ages 21-36 months) and parents to share. They are not meant to be family story hours, and the finger plays, songs and books are selected for a toddler's developmental level. If there are siblings, please make child care arrangements so you and your toddler can fully enjoy this special time together.

Time is allowed at the beginning of each session for listening to music and reading with mom or dad. There is time at the end of each session to explore the props, projects and books and for parents to chat and share parenting concerns.

Story Times for 3-6 year-olds

Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend 45-minute programs which include stories, finger plays, songs and puppets. Crafts and films are also offered several times each session.

Each group is limited to 20 children, and parents remain outside the story room. A child must be at least 3 years old by the first day of the session he or she wishes to attend.

Register or "Drop-in"

Story Time enrollment is limited to Dover Public Library card holders' children.

Registration is required for each session (except "Drop-in" sessions) and may be done in person or by phone.  Story Times fill up quickly, so plan to call or come to the Children's Room as soon as possible after registration begins.  Parents will only be permitted to register their own children. Once a Story Time is filled, we will add up to 5 names on the waiting list.
  *Sign-up begins at 9:00a.m. (in person) and at 9:15 a.m. (for phone calls) for all groups!

"Drop-in" story times---no registration required.


Schedule for Story Times

Session I---September 16-October 18
Registration begins Monday, September 9
(No Story Times on October 14, Columbus Day) 
Session II---November 4-December 6
Registration begins Monday, October 28
(No Story Times on November 11, Veterans' Day;
November 28 & 29

Session III---January 13-February 14
   Registration begins Monday, January 6
(No Story Times on January 20, Martin Luther King Day)

Session IV---March 3-April 4
Registration begins Tuesday, February 18

Session V---April 28-May 30
 Registration begins Monday, April 14
(No Story Time on May 26,  Memorial Day)