Mary Alice Reporting – Over 280,000 titles were checked out of the Dover Public Library in 2022.

The circulation included books, DVD’s, eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines, with the top book title being Kent State, which was the reading material for One Book, One Community.

Library Director Jim Gill says the total number of 283,000 materials is an increase from the previous year, including eBook downloads.

“People are always stunned to know what percentage of electronic titles, eBooks, and downloadable media is part of our overall circulation. Prior to COVID, we were right about four to five percent a month. Since COVID, we are usually in the ten to twelve percent range.”

Overall he noted the importance that a library has in a community.

“It is the most democratic institution out there. It is free and open to all, and we just really encourage the public to utilize it. The library is a living changing thing and it is a place where people come together to learn new things, have fun, and change your life.”

Other top circulating titles in 2022 included the non-fiction book Killing the Killers and then the DVD Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Residents are encouraged to check out their local library for materials and upcoming events, which can be done online at or at

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