Our history: A public library was first established in Hanover in 1895, when the board of directors of the Mechanic’s Institute applied to the Provincial Legislature to create a public library under the recently established Public Libraries Act of 1894. The early collection was housed in various places until the Town of Hanover applied for a grant from the Carnegie Foundation to construct a permanent building. The library building was completed in 1912. The Library, Town Hall and Civic Theatre underwent renovations in 1995 to become the Civic Centre we know today.
In accordance with the Ontario Public Libraries Act, the library is governed by a volunteer Library Board, and funded by the Town of Hanover with support from the Province of Ontario.
Our Vision: Your library, your destination to discover and uncover life’s possibilities.
Our Mission Statement:
To be a welcoming upbeat community hub, enhancing the quality of life for all, empowering everyone to reach their potential through access to resources and activities for relaxation and lifelong learning.
Our 5 Year Strategic Plan
Hanover Public Library Board Members
|Debera Flynn (Co- Chair)||Jenn Hillier (Co-Chair)|
|Edwin Haas ( Vice-Chair)||Steve Fitzsimmons (Council Appointee)|
|Susan Sakal||Terry Leis|
|Brenda Booth||Jeanne Lisenchuk|
|Jenn Hillier||Francis-Joseph Gross|
Meetings of the Library Board
Regular meetings take place on the 4th Thursday of the month, at 6 pm. Meetings are open to the public. Please let the Chief Librarian know if you would like to attend. Agenda and reports are available on request at the library the week of the meeting.
2018 Regular Board Meeting dates:
|January 25||February 22||March 22||April 26||May 24||June 28|
|July- No Meeting||August 23||September 27||October 25||November 22|
Library Board Minutes: meeting minutes.
Meet the Staff:
Agnes Rivers-Moore – CEO/Chief Librarian
Norma – Assistant Librarian
Lauren – Assistant Librarian
Stephanie – Children and Youth Services Librarian
Emma – Administrative Assistant and Customer Service Supervisor
Espe, Peggy, Kay, Kathleen, Joan – Customer Service Assistants
David, Ayden, Shemejah – Library Pages