Author Talk: Charlotte Gray

May 11, 2017
7:00 pm

Charlotte Gray

Historian and Author of

“The Promise of Canada: 150 years – people and ideas that have shaped our country

Thurs., May 11 ~ 7 pm

Saugeen Room

Tickets $5 available at the library

Sponsored by Exceldor Foods

March Break Programs

March 13, 2017
2:00 pmto3:00 pm
2:00 pmto3:00 pm
March 14, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
March 15, 2017
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
March 16, 2017
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
March 17, 2017
10:00 amto11:00 am
10:00 amto11:00 am

March Break is jam packed with fun! Registration for all programs opens Friday March 3rd

Monday March 13- Hour of Coding

2-3 p.m. in the Saugeen Room

Ages 8-12

Cost $1/ child.

Registration required, limit of 12 kids.


Tuesday March 14- Canadian Raptor Conservancy

1-2 p.m. All ages in the Hanover Civic Theatre

Tickets $3.50/ person

*all persons attending require a ticket*


Wednesday March 15- Hanover Family Dental Story and Craft Time

1:30-3:00 pm in the Saugeen Room

All Ages

Registration is required -limit of 40 children.

Free program


Thursday March 16- Stem Challenge

1:30-3:30 pm in the Saugeen Room

Ages 5-12

Cost :$1/child

Registration is required-limit of 24 children


Friday March 17- Wearin’ O’ the Green Story time with Take home Craft

10-11 a.m., Children’s area


All ages


Self Checkout Trial

We are doing a trial run of a self checkout machine. You have the option of checking out your own library materials, and renewing library materials.

Your membership must be current and have no outstanding fines to use the self checkout.

Have you tried it already? Let us know what you think!

Library’s Service Model Study

Library’s Service Model Study Presented to Hanover Council

As many of our library members are aware, the space of our facility designed in 1995 is struggling to keep up with the demands of our 2016 community. Hanover is one of the few municipalities in the region that is growing; and it serves as the hub for a large area around Hanover proper.  We do a great deal of educational programs and events now, as is expected of modern public libraries. These are vital community services, but they take space, and space is what we don’t have.

Therefore, in 2015 the Library Board chose consultants Allan Avis Architects and Beth Ross and Associates to perform a Service Model and Space Needs Study, which was presented to Hanover Council on Monday, Feb. 1 2016. The study evaluates how well our facility and our services are meeting the needs of the community. The study also includes architectural drawings for some suggestions for expansion.  Paper copies of the report are available in the library, please ask staff for assistance.

Please read the report here:

Hanover Library Service Model and Space Needs Study Report

Digital magazines now available!

Hanover Library subscribes to Zinio for Libraries

Zinio the world’s largest digital library newsstand, offers full-colour, interactive digital magazines. Browse the library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

  • Current issues —  New issues appear automatically in the library’s collection once available and are ready for immediate checkout.
  • Easy browsing — Browse your library’s collection of titles one at a time, by title, by language or by category.
  • Read Instantly — Read within your library collection on a mobile device/tablet, or your computer (both PC and Mac.)
  • Download to Apps — Download checked out magazines to apps to read offline for iPad®, iPhone®, Android™
  • No limits — Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account indefinitely.


Zinio’s unique technology recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures.  Titles such as Canadian Living, Oprah Magazine, Reader’s Digest and many others are waiting for you.

Visit the library to get signed up or go to to get started today!



Lego Club

January 30, 2017
4:00 pm
February 27, 2017
4:00 pm
March 27, 2017
4:00 pm
April 24, 2017
4:00 pm
May 29, 2017
4:00 pm
June 26, 2017
4:00 pm

Create a new masterpiece every month at Lego Club! Meet in the Saugeen Room. You provide the imagination we provide the Lego!

Lego Club meets the last Monday of every month.

Lego bricks

Homeschoolers@ Hanover Public Library

September 19, 2016
10:00 am
September 26, 2016
10:00 am
October 3, 2016
10:00 am
October 17, 2016
10:00 am
October 24, 2016
10:00 am
October 31, 2016
10:00 am
November 7, 2016
10:00 am
November 14, 2016
10:00 am
November 21, 2016
10:00 am
November 28, 2016
10:00 am
December 5, 2016
10:00 am

Starting again on Monday September 19th, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.  Join Christine in the Children’s area for Homeschoolers! A program just for homeschooled children and their parents. Each week we will explore a new part of our world with stories, a craft and hands on activities! This program is offered free to all home schooled children and their parents in Hanover and surrounding area.

Date Topic
September 19 Solar System
September 26 Spacecraft & Astronauts
October 3 Sun, Moon, and Stars
October 17 Turkeys
October 24 Apples, Pumpkins and Fall
October 31 Squirrels, Chipmunks, & Nuts
November 7 The Titanic
November 14 Oil Spill in the Gulf
November 21 Science is fun
November 28 Electricity and Little Bits
December 5 Hands on Winter