COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccine clinics are operating in Owen Sound, Hanover and Kincardine. The Hanover clinic is at the P & H Centre.

Location: 269 7th Ave. Hanover, ON

Currently Eligible in Grey Bruce

The currently eligible group is: Adults aged 60 and over and certain priority groups in Phase 2. Check the detailed Eligibility List before booking your appointment.

How do I book my appointment?

To Book Your Appointment for Currently Eligible Age Groups:

By Phone: Call the Provincial number: 1-888-999-6488

Online:  https://ontario.ca/bookvaccine

To Book Your Appointment for Currently Eligible Priority Groups:

Please check the detailed Eligibility List before booking your appointment.

By Phone: Call the local number: 1-833-421-1999

Hours: Monday to Friday: 8 am – 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 4 pm. (Grey Bruce Community Connections).

Online:  Use the Grey Bruce Health Local Booking System 

For more information:

Visit Grey Bruce Public Health website:

https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/COVID-19/Vaccines

Call the Grey Bruce Health Unit Vaccine Information Line: 1-833-421-1999

Contact the library if you need assistance booking your appointment!

Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup is available

Bag image for contactless pickupThe Library is here for you! To help keep you learning and entertained during this province wide stay-at-home order Hanover Public Library is pleased to announce that contactless curbside pickup of library material is available. We can also arrange pickup of tourism brochures, bag tags, municipal council meeting packages, and pages you print remotely through Princh. Call for details!

To borrow library materials using curbside pickup you must have a Hanover Library membership. If you need to join the library or renew your library membership please call or email the library.

How it Works

Requesting items

Not sure what to request? Ask us for a GRAB BAG. Let us know by phone or email what you want, for example 3 Western novels, books on Lawn Care and Growing Annuals, 7 movies on DVD, or 5 Picture Books and we’ll pick a selection for you. 

Arranging Pickup

Pickup is by appointment only.

Pickup times will be arranged in advance by library staff (call us) or through the online booking system Appointlet.

How to make a pick up appointment with the online booking system Appointlet

  • When you receive your e-mail notification that an item you had placed on hold is ready for pick-up, there will be a link to the library’s Appointlet system. Click on the link.
  • Enter your name and e-mail address. Select a time you wish to pick up.
  • Appointlet confirms time with you, and offer options to add to several online calendars (this is not required).
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your chosen time slot. If you need to reschedule or cancel, the confirmation e-mail has a link so you can do that easily.
  • Your confirmation email will also give you instructions for curbside pickup.

People who are staying safe at home can send a friend to collect their items.

Curbside Pickup Process

At the appointed pick-up time, physical distancing measures must be complied with. Staff will be wearing gloves, masks and other protective gear for everyone’s safety.

Please arrive at the agreed time. Pick up will take place outdoors on the east (Clock Tower) side of the building.

If driving, remain in your vehicle, and open trunk or a rear window away from the people inside. Staff will bring your materials, marked with your name. Nod to confirm that is your parcel. Staff will place it in your vehicle.

If you are walking, cycling, or using other means to travel to the library, please wait by curbside pickup sign. Your items will be placed on a table with your name showing, then staff will return to the building. Once staff are inside the building, you may pick up your package from the table.

The Hanover Civic Centre building is closed. Please do not approach staff or enter the building. Maintain at least 6′ (2m) distance from others, and we request that you wear a face covering.

Returning borrowed items

Returning items must be returned through the library drop box beside the West (10th Avenue) entrance only. This is to keep the items separate, to be quarantined until they are safe to handle. 

No returns will be accepted at the pick up appointment.

COVID-19 Precautions and Disclaimer

  • The COVID-19 virus can survive up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel. As books cannot be effectively cleaned and disinfected at home, it may be wise to store books for a minimum of 24 hours before handling them.
  • Patrons who are immune compromised or otherwise susceptible to COVID-19 infection should not take out items from the library.
  • Patrons should wash hands before and after handling books and other items, avoid touching their faces while reading and avoid sneezing or coughing onto the page while reading.
  • Items returned to the library are disinfected (covers only) and quarantined for 3 days on return.
  • Staff handling items to go out to members will wear masks and gloves.

Please note:  These services are subject to Provincial reopening guidelines, local health advice and municipal guidelines.  If the situation changes the service may be suspended or changed. We will keep people informed through local newspaper, radio, Wightman TV, emails and social media.


Library Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Hanover Public Library is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. Daily reports on the status of cases are available from Grey Bruce Public Health Homepage. See that here https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/

Our organization will follow recommendations and guidance from The Grey Bruce Public Health Unit, The Town of Hanover, The Province of Ontario, and the Government of Canada during this ongoing situation.

Currently Available Library Services

Effective 12:01 am on Thursday, April 8, 2021, the Town of Hanover will be closing all of its facilities to the public in accordance with the Province wide stay-at-home order. The library will be offering curbside pickup of library material. Calls to the library number will be responded to so please leave a message and staff will call you back.

Please read how does curbside pick up work and what to expect when you come.

We can provide assistance with choosing books and movies, with setting appointments, answering general information and support questions, print and pick up service, virtual and no-contact children’s activities, and help with using our online resources.  We can also find answers to vaccination questions, and help set up appointments for people who qualify by age group and have an email address but do not have internet access.

All in-person library services and programmes are cancelled until further notice. 

Other ways we can help:

Library Response to COVID-19:

Our online services are always available. You can explore our ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more through https://hanoverlibrary.ca/e-resources/ All you need is your library card number.

This page will be updated throughout this developing situation. 

Remember, do your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often and well.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wear a mask in public places.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces and equipment.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling unwell.
  • You must self-isolate for 14 days when you return from travelling.

Resources

The following are trusted resources to keep yourself informed and find supports for yourself, family and friends during COVID-19.

Local Businesses and Services

Businesses adapting to serve Hanover bit.ly/InThisTogetherHanover

Grey County businesses & services map
https://grey.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e9e96e39335d48e69b08c9473498293f

Ontario – essential workplaces and business restrictions https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces

Community Supports

Help for seniors and vulnerable people to get meals or essentials delivered https://www.ontariocommunitysupport.ca/

The Do connects people who need assistance with people wanting to volunteer http://www.thedo.ca/

Mental Health Resources

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support https://ca.portal.gs/

Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic http://www.camh.ca/covid19

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit

COVID-19 health line 1-800-263-3456 ext. 3000

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit Web page https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit COVID-19 Information Page https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/COVID-19

Face masks required in indoor locations https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/About-Us/MOH-Class-Orders

How to safely use a non-medical mask or face covering

Outbreaks in hospitals and seniors homes https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Your-Health/Infectious-Diseases/Outbreaks

Talking to Kids about COVID-19

Province of Ontario

Ontario Telehealth Phone number 1-866-797-0000

Status of cases in Ontario, affected areas, symptoms, testing and advice https://covid-19.ontario.ca/

Detailed case data for Ontario. Graphs and tables of COVID-19 data by status, location, infection source, age, gender, hospitalizations and number of tests. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/data

Coronavirus information in other languages
https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread#section-5

Government of Canada

Current national outbreak updates, risk information and other resources
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Hand Hygiene tips

The best way to protect yourself and others, with video
https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Your-Health/Infectious-Diseases/Hand-Hygiene

Further research & reading

Know the risks of COVID and how to avoid them https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them

Exploring the Birds of Ontario I with David T. Chapman

April 1, 2021toJuly 31, 2021

Exploring the Birds of Ontario I with David T. Chapman

Join in online, anytime for a virtual presentation of Exploring the Birds of Ontario I with David T. Chapman. We will explore and learn more about various birds found in our backyards. The presentation link will be available until July 31st, 2021. We are excited to bring you this lively, fact-filled presentation that you may enjoy again and again! Free on behalf of Hanover Public Library.

Click on the YouTube Video Link here: https://youtu.be/AnuOrvtAhX0

Craft Videos With Stephanie on YouTube

February 19, 2021toDecember 19, 2021

Watch craft videos with Stephanie on YouTube. Join in online, anytime for a virtual tutorial of how to make the featured craft. Crafts featured are inspired by a previous Storytime with Stephanie video. Your craft bag will have everything you need to complete the craft. Request a craft bag by calling the library!

Enjoy the full playlist of craft videos on our YouTube Channel.

Click on the YouTube Link here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBp1u2MpsNPgqiyOySe5JdJAFL_k1voXr

Don’t have a craft bag? Don’t worry! We use common items you can find at home or at a local store. You can make your favourites again and again at home.

Storytime With Stephanie

February 15, 2021toDecember 25, 2021

Watch Storytime With Stephanie on YouTube

Join in online, anytime for a virtual presentation of Storytime with Stephanie. All books presented are from our library, so check the library catalogue to place holds.

Click on the YouTube Video Link here: https://youtu.be/FfdWrvD7LZk

Enjoy the full playlist of Storytime videos here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBp1u2MpsNPgqiyOySe5JdJAFL_k1voXr

Loved the book Stephanie read? Place a hold on it from our library catalogue!

Go to the Library Catalogue

Grey County Reads 2021

Grey County Reads is back for 2021!

Assistant Librarian Norma Graham is defending From the Ashes: my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way By Jesse Thistle

Book jacket image for From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle

Read Norma’s defense

Borrow From the Ashes

Find our more about Grey County Reads at https://www.southgreynews.ca/grey-county-reads

Don’t forget to vote! At the end of the Grey County Reads contest in April, three winners will be chosen randomly from among all voters to receive gift certificates for Speaking Volumes Books and Audio and one library will win $200 worth of books.