Library Book Sale


It’s official: we are now accepting donations for our annual book sale!

Gently used books, movies, music and games can now be dropped off at the library during our open hours. We are especially looking for puzzles!

Please view our donation guidelines here:

Pile of puzzle pieces

Volunteers needed!

We need your help!

We are looking for 2-3 enthusiastic year-round volunteers to help sort, clean and prep for our annual book sale. Someone with knowledge of genres would fit in perfectly. Ability to lift small boxes full of books is needed.

If you’re interested please reach out to Carolyn at the library. She would love to talk to you about this fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity! Our book sale has become such a large success because of our wonderful team of volunteers, and we would love to have you too.

Thank You!

Decorative image. Books on a sale table.

We would especially like to thank our volunteers who work year-round to handle our incoming donations. Their hard work and dedication are much appreciated! Staff at the Hanover Public Library staff want to make sure all our volunteers know how valuable their contributions are. Thank you to our volunteers!

We would also like to thank:

  • everyone who helped run the sale
  • everyone who came out to support us!

No More Late Fees for Children’s Items


Children’s items are now fine-free!

The Hanover Public Library is pleased to announce that for 2023, we will not be charging late fees on overdue children’s items. You heard that right: books and movies geared towards children are now fine-free!

We know how important it is to introduce children to reading, so with that in mind our library Board has decided to stop charging fines on overdue children’s materials.

We have noticed that families with children borrow a lot of items at once so a daily fine per item multiplies very quickly, which is unfair to children and families. We want to remove that barrier because we know that introducing children to books at a young age sets them up for success in life. We want to encourage everyone to introduce their children to reading!

We will continue to charge for children’s items that are lost or damaged.

We will still be charging fines on young adult and adult materials so items are returned promptly and we can continue to serve everyone efficiently.

Mom and child reading a children's book together.

Library Board Meetings

Regular Library Board Meetings are held at 6:00 pm on the 4th Thursday of every month, up to ten months of the year. Meetings are open to the public. Meetings may be held either in person or virtually through Zoom. Please let the CEO/Chief Librarian know in advance if you wish to attend.

You can request meeting agendas and reports at the library the week of the meeting. Use our contact page or email the CEO/Chief Librarian before the meeting date if you wish to be sent an electronic copy of the meeting agenda.

If you wish to speak to the board, you must contact the CEO/Chief Librarian at least a week before the meeting date arrange for a delegation or presentation to the board.

Minutes from past library board meetings can be found on the Town of Hanover website:

Policy Committee meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 2:00 pm. Please let the CEO/Chief Librarian know if you wish to attend a committee meeting.

There will be no Board meeting in December 2022. Meetings will resume in January 2023!

Library Open House Day

Library Open Day!

July 4th | 10 am – 8 pm

We want to welcome the community back to the library so we’re having a party! Come in on July 4th for a fun-filled open house day full of library and community programmes. Refresh your membership and we will remove all your old fines!!

  • New open hours
  • fine removal
  • library service demonstrations
  • Special Guests: Bookbinder, book publisher, local author, Launch Pad and Early ON Hanover
  • Town Crier to re-open Local History Room
  • Refreshments
  • Kid’s Zone programmes all day

Schedule of events

  • 10:15 – Hanover Town Crier to re-open the Local History Room
  • 10:15 – Tour of Local History collection
  • 10:30 – Town Crier will give a talk on her duties and Town Crier Traditions
  • 11:00 – Tim from The Colour Jar will talk about Book Binding
  • 12:00 – pm – Library staff will demo Book Repair and Covering
  • 1:00 pm – LaunchPad to talk about programming for youth
  • 2:00 pm – Library staff will demo the Libby App for e-books and audiobooks
  • 3:00 pm – Library staff will introduce and demo our new CELA devices for individuals with print disabilities or visual impairments
  • 4:00 pm – Local children’s author Ellen Rumsey will do a reading, and copies of her books will be available for purchase at the library
  • 4:00 pm – Library staff will demo Ancestry Library Edition
  • 5:00 pm – Ginger Press will talk about Book Publishing
  • 6:00 pm – Library staff will demo Ancestry Library Edition

Library Closed for Victoria Day Weekend

photo of Queen Victoria with text Happy Victoria Day.

Hanover Library & Civic Centre will be closed for the Victoria Day Long Weekend from Saturday May 21st – Monday May 23rd, 2022. Come visit us at Hanover Canadian Tire for the Hanging Basket Sale! We wish you a safe and happy holiday!

The Koha catalogue will be down to perform annual maintenance. Access to OverDrive and Libby may also be unavailable for the duration.

Coffee with the Mayor

Mayor Sue Paterson

Town of Hanover Mayor Sue Paterson will be our guest for coffee.

Tuesday May 10th | 10:30 am

AND second session May 10th | 4:30 pm

Free event, everyone is welcome.

Coffee With is Back! Mayor Paterson will discuss what is happening in Hanover and answer your questions. Stay tuned for more details and more Coffee With programmes coming soon.

Easter Egg Hunt in the Library!

easter bunny

Easter Egg Hunt in the Library!

The Easter Bunny has come to the library!

Come on in and take a look; above, behind, or in a book! Find all the paper eggs, look all around, follow the clues and mark them down! If you find them all, it’ll be a great feat, then come to the front desk to get a treat!

Ask for the clue sheet to get started or download a copy

Programme runs April 11-14th

Climate Change: Making a Difference, One Person at a Time

An Online Earth Day Event

Friday April 22nd | 2 pm 

Online Presentation via Zoom

Guest Speaker: Odette Bartnicki 

Learn what is a carbon footprint and how to measure your own using the Carbon Calculator from Project Neutral. Measure your own carbon footprint and learn ways to reduce it, using ideas from the website. See

RSVP by email to 

If you are interested in presenting on the panel please contact Hilary at

Territory Acknowledgement

Territory Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge and honour the land upon which this library stands as the historic and Traditional Territory of the Anishinabek Nation. We recognize and thank The People of the Three Fires, known as Ojibway, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations. And further give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen, and the Chippewas of Nawash, known collectively as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation.

Map showing Traditional Territory of the Saukiing Anishnaabekiing Saugeen Ojibway Nation Treaties.

Learning about treaties & how they continue to shape the province today is an important part of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Read more about the history of treaties in The Saugeen Ojibway Nation at:

In recognition that municipal boundaries are an ongoing colonial construct that ignores First Nations traditional territories, First Nations people with a status card or band membership of a local First Nation, and who are living in the traditional Saugeen Ojibway Nation lands, including Treaty 45 1/2, will be entitled to free library membership. In the spirit of original treaties, the library shall share its resources with mutual respect. The Hanover Public Library will continue to provide books and materials by First Nations and Indigenous authors in its collection. 

These actions are a part of the Hanover Public Library’s mission as a welcoming and upbeat community hub that fosters lifelong learning.

Watch a Storytime With Stephanie on YouTube

Watch Storytime With Stephanie on YouTube

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

Watch most recent episode of storytime here:

Enjoy the full playlist of Storytime videos here:

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

Go to the Library Catalogue