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Click on the link above, log into your account,
and request any books you just can’t wait to read.
We’ll call you when it arrives!

Library ELF – A New Library Service!


Library ELF is a web-based tool for library users to keep track of their library items.

Designed with the busy or avid library user in mind, ELF is ideal for families with multiple library cards or for individuals who would benefit from email or text notifications and reminders.

It can help keep track of:

  • Due dates
  • Overdue materials
  • Requested items ready for pickup
  • Your reading history

Library Elf is simple because you can choose:

  • Notifications via text or email
  • Customizable dates of notification
  • Consolidated notifications
  • To manage more than one library account at once

logoELF is provided through funds from the Mid-Hudson Library System for 1 year. While the basic ELF reminder service is free, through our collaboration with Mid-Hudson Library System we are able to offer the full premium service to our patrons.Library Elf

To sign up for Library ELF you need your library card barcode and PIN. Go to the Dover Plains Library ELF page by clicking the Library ELF icon on the right, or by scrolling to the bottom right of our website and clicking that icon.

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Family Passes Now Available!

The Dover Plains Library is proud to now offer a Family Museum Pass for the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie!

The pass has a 7-day loan period.

♪ ♫ The times they are a-changin’ ♫ ♪

…and so must our library policies.
It’s been a while since we’ve updated our library policies and now, thanks to the interwebs, we can link them here. Updated Library Policies

Also, starting September 1st – Patron Privacy Update
Patrons picking up holds for other patrons will be required to sign a release form that we will keep on file at the library.  Click here for that form.

Dover Library Reading Challenge

Are you up for the Dover Library Reading Challenge in 2016?
The Reading Challenges for Adults (48 of them!) are listed on a calendar which is available at our Library,
and we have 34 Take the Library ChallengeReading Challenges for Kids and Teens listed on a bookmark that is available at our Library and the School Libraries.

Read whatever you can just for Fun!
Read for an Amazon Kindle!

Take your reading a step further and write down the title of each book you read for each challenge.
Bring your final list to the Library between December 1, 2016 and December 17, 2016.
For every 5 books you read and write down, you will get an entry into our end of the year drawing on December 20, 2016 for an Amazon Kindle.

We have TWO Kindles to give away – one for the Adult readers and one for Kids/Teens.
There might be some other prizes too, you never know.
So start the reading challenge today, get some paper to write down the titles, and maybe you can end 2016 with a new Kindle!

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Free ESL Classes on Tuesday Nights!

The Dover Plains Library will soon host ESL classes on Tuesday nights!
Inglés como Segundo Idioma ( ESL) pronto comenzarán el martes por la noche en la Biblioteca de Dover Plains.

All levels are welcome! Registration & Exam are Free.
Todos los niveles son bienvenidos! Examen y registro son gratuitos.


Clic para más información: Espanol ESL Flier
Click for more information: English ESL Flier

To register or for more information please call 845-452-8670
Para registrarse o para más información llame 845-452-8670

New Library Director

Stop in & meet our new Library Director, Laurie Buckley!

Laurie earned her BA in English from SUNY Geneseo, an MA in English from SUNY Albany & an MS in Information Science (also from SUNY Albany).  Before accepting the Dover Plains Library position, she was the Outreach & Marketing Consultant and Outreach Coordinator for the Southern Adirondack Library System located in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Laurie has also worked at Albany Public Library and at SUNY Albany’s Dewey Graduate Library.  And… Laurie was raised in Dover!

Drop in & come see what else is new at the Dover Plains Library!

Our Annual Report to Our Community

Click here for the Dover Library’s annual report for 2015!

E-Magazines Now Available to Borrow

You can now download e-magazines for free with your library card! Read them on your Kindle, ipad, computer – whatever device you have, wherever you want to read. Just click on the Zinio box on the right side of our page then click create an account. You’ll have magazines to read in minutes.

THANK YOU Town of Dover Residents!!!

The staff and Board of Trustees cannot possibly thank you enough for your support and for believing in your Library for your community. We will continue to provide the hours, services and programs you expect and will be working continually on making that even better.