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It is time to boldly go where no reader has gone before.

Adult Summer Reading

Join the Dover Public Library’s 2019 Adult Summer Reading program and enter in to a:


 “ A Universe of Stories ”

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing we’re giving it all we’ve got with an out of this world summer reading celebration. Not only are we giving away prizes for all age groups simply for reading, but we have tons of programs to blast you off into space: the final frontier (visit our events calendar at for more information).


How to Sign Up

You can register for the program at any time by filling out a form at the Adult Circulation Desk or online at You must be 18 years or older for this program. If you’re younger, never fear! We have programs for children (6th grade & under) and teens (6th grade & up). Be sure to sign up your whole family!

The first 50 adults to register will get a coupon for a free book from the Library’s book sale.

How it Works

For every book you read (no page number limit—can be a graphic novel, ebook, audiobook, etc. We’re not picky!), fill out a form in person at the Adult Circulation Desk or online at the library’s website. On the form you will give your book a rating from 1 to 5 and write a sentence or two about why you gave it this rating, then select what prize you want to put your name in for and – ta da! You’re entered! So easy!


Read at least 5 books and you will be entered in our grand prize drawing for $100 Dover Dollars! 


The Goal

We’re doing the adult summer reading a little differently this year. We like challenges and we’re challenging all the participants in the Adult program to collectively read 600 books (don’t worry, your librarians will be helping you out). For every 50 books read, another prize will be unlocked. Once you make it so, we’ll draw names for the previous raffle. You can see the library’s reading progress at the Adult Circulation Desk or by visiting our Facebook (@DoverPLNH).


Why Should I Join?

Why wouldn’t you join? That’s just highly illogical. You’re already reading so why not read AND have a chance to win FREE prizes? Check out our sponsors below and you’ll see we have some pretty amazing things to give away. All you have to do is take a minute or two to fill out a form. Plus, if you’re making your kids sign up why aren’t you? Zing! We just set our phasers to stun!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Adelle’s Coffee Shop, Bending Bodhi Yoga, Blue Latitudes, Bull Moose Music, Cowlicks Ice Cream, Diversions Puzzles and Games, Fat Dog Kitchen, The Flower Room, Garrison City Beerworks, Gundalow Company, Hackmatack Playhouse, The Music Hall, Nook Breakfast and Lunch, Photosmith, The Roost, Riverrun Bookstore, Silver Fountain Inn, Token Tap Room, Thompson’s Tavern, Tucker’s, Weathervane, Woof Meow


So live long, read and prosper.

Okay, now we’re done with the Star Trek quotes.

Just kidding. No, we’re not.


Okay. Now we’re done.

Beam us up, Scotty.