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Reception for Tornado Alley: Volume 10

/ June 8, 2024

The event

Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 PM, the Dover Public Library invites teen creators, families, and local supporters to the Tornado Alley: Volume 10 Reception. All featured authors will be given an opportunity to share their work out loud and all creators and editors will be recognized for their hard work in making this project possible. To celebrate this landmark edition, special giveaways and refreshments will be provided. Interested patrons can contact the library at 330-343-6123 for more information, but registration is not necessary for this event. Tornado Alley is funded by a 21st Century Afterschool Learning Grant with Dover High School.

Tornado Alley began in 2015 and features a wide variety of work from local teens. The publication is printed locally and edited by teen volunteers with the help of Dover Public Library’s Teen Services Manager Liz Strauss. Each edition features poetry, art, creative nonfiction, and fiction from teens in grades 6-12. 

This year’s tenth edition marks quite the landmark for the publication. 

“I can’t believe this is our tenth magazine already!” says Strauss. “I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to work with our community’s young creators and share their talents with the public year after year. I look forward to many more years to come!”

The literary magazine is funded by a 21st Century Afterschool Learning Grant with Dover High School, which supports communities in creating learning opportunities outside the classroom, such as the Dover Public Library’s Mobile STEAM Lab. The grant has also funded author visits and the library’s Teen Subscription Boxes. 

Previous editions of Tornado Alley can be found online at  and are available for checkout from the Dover Public Library’s Teen Room.