Dover Public Library to Kickoff Summer Reading Program At Dover City Park

(Dover, Ohio) – The Dover Public Library will launch its 2020 Summer Reading Program at Dover City Park’s Deis Hill on Saturday May 30 between 10:00 AM-Noon.

To celebrate the start of the Summer Reading Program, the library will hold a Reverse Storybook Character Parade featuring beloved storybook characters from The Actors Playground. Families are invited to drive their vehicle along the parade route to see all of the characters and to receive a goody bag that includes a Summer Reading Tracker and some sweet treats. Characters include Rapunzel, The Snow Sisters, The Island Princess, Aladdin, and his Princess, Peter Pan, and Tinker Bell. The event is free and open to all. Children are also encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters. Participants are asked to stay in their vehicles along the parade route and to please drive carefully.
The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is Imagine Your Story, which focuses on fairy tales and mythology.  “Our library’s Summer Reading Program is an annual tradition,” says Jennifer Gardner, Children’s Department Manager. “This year’s theme encourages our young readers to use their imagination and to dream. Reading in the summer helps prevent the ‘summer slide’ and helps children develop a positive attitude about reading, books, and learning.”
Participants will be given a tracker to record their reading over the summer. Those who complete the program will receive a free book and a Summer Reading Champion sign will be placed in their yard. Also, those who complete the program will be eligible to win prizes, which include a new bicycle, a Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Lego set, a princess basket, a knight basket, and a family movie basket.
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This year’s Summer Reading Program is also open to teens and adults. Teens will be eligible to win a 3D printing pen and adults will be eligible to win a gift card bouquet from area restaurants and businesses. Complete information about the 2020 Summer Reading Program, including information on prizes and other details, can be found at The Dover Public Library building is closed to the public until further notice. The library is providing Curbside Service through the early summer.
Patrons can request materials by calling 330-343-6123 or by going online to For more information, please contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123.

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