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A Covid-19 statement from Cathy Beaudoin, Library Director

With today's news from the NIH that the COVID-19 virus may be able to live on plastic surfaces (like book covers) for up to three days, plus additional cautionary recommendations from the NH State Library and the American Library Association, we have made the difficult decision to terminate our "Book-hop" curbside delivery after Thursday, March 19 at 7pm. It's been an extremely popular service, but for the health and safety of our staff, we must curtail direct contact with the public until further notice.

Although we won't be able to hand you books and DVDs at the door anymore, the librarians of the DPL will be on duty inside the building, able and willing to help you by phone or email. Call 603-516-6050 with your questions or email us at

Please keep any items you've checked out at your homes. Do not return them in the bookdrops! Don't worry about the due dates; we're not charging fines so you may return them when we re-open. If you have items on hold, they will stay on hold and be available after we re-open.

If your library card has expired or will expire soon, call us and we can give you an extension over the phone. If you want a library card, please fill out the application on our website and email it to us along with a picture of your driver's license. If you're a resident, but your driver's license doesn't have your new Dover address on it, call us and we can let you know what other materials you'll need to submit. Your new card number will be sent to you within 48 hours so that you may access all digital and online resources that we offer remotely.

Remember that all cardholders can access downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, movies, TV shows, and graphic novels to read/watch on your phone, tablet or PC. Check out our website for the how-tos and also check out our available databases. Again, we regret having to make this decision, but we must put the safety of our staff at the forefront of all our actions.