Inter-Library Loans Service Cancelled

We regret to announce that the Inter-library Loans service has been discontinued. The Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) provided the system and shipping service that allowed every library to borrow and lend books and other materials across Ontario. The Provincial government has cut their 2019 budget by more than 50%. They have no choice but to shut down the deliveries system. Further services provided by SOLS and Ontario Library Services North may also be cut.
(read the statement from SOLS CEO Barbara Franchetto here).

Our single library and many others like ours depend heavily on the Ontario-wide services provided by SOLS and OLS-North. In 2018 our library borrowed 1,033 items from other libraries for Hanover members (about 20 items every week). We loaned 2,619 items to other libraries for their members. For this to happen, SOLS vans delivered or picked up 7,300 packages for our library alone in 2018.

Further information is available here:

https://www.sols.org/blog/

http://fopl.ca/newsroom/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/eastern-ontario-libraries-concerned-about-cuts-1.5103998

How you can help:

1. Signing the paper petition in the library

Our petition calls on the Government to reinstate funding to Southern Ontario Library Service and Ontario Library Service-North
Sharing the value of your local library on social media by using #saveourlibraries
Signing the “Stop the cuts to the Southern Ontario Library Service and Ontario Library Service – North” petition available through change.org

2. Write to your MPP and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Bill Walker, MPP  for Bruce -Grey-Owen Sound
bill.walker@pc.ola.org
Toronto: Tel  416-212-2665    Constituency:   Toll Free   1-800-461-2664  Tel  519-371-2421  Fax  519-371-0953  

Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport (the ministry that oversees library service)
michael.tibollo@pc.ola.org
Toronto: Tel  416-326-9326 / 416-314-1400     Fax   416-326-9338
Constituency: Tel   905-893-4428 / Fax   905-893-4537

Make Your Own Dream Catcher Workshop

June 29, 2019
12:00 pmto4:30 pm
dream catcher

With Diane Owen, Metis Elder

Learn the History, Legends, and Purpose of the traditional Dream Catcher as you weave one of your own. Please bring an object, meaningful to you, which can be woven into your Dream Catcher. 

June 29 | 12-4:30 pm

$25 per person.

Armchair Travel: South America Cruise

June 5, 2019
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Edward Agnew will visit the library to give a travelogue presentation on his recent cruise to South America.

Tickets $5

This event is a fundraiser for the 2019 children’s summer reading program.

Annual Book Sale

June 13, 2019
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
June 14, 2019
9:00 amto8:00 pm
June 15, 2019
9:00 amto5:00 pm
June 16, 2019
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

Preview Evening June 13th | Community Hall

Admission $10 (kids free)

Get first pick of the sale. All purchases by donation of your choice.

Regular Sale June 14-16th | Community Hall

Choose from thousands of gently used books, movies, magazines, puzzles and games. All purchases are by donation of your choice!

Book Sale coming in June

Join us at our annual book sale June 13-16. There will be thousands of gently used books, movies, magazines, puzzles and games. All purchases are by donation of your choice!

Library Board Meeting

January 24, 2019
6:00 pm
February 28, 2019
6:00 pm
March 28, 2019
6:00 pm
April 25, 2019
6:00 pm
May 23, 2019
6:00 pm
June 27, 2019
6:00 pm
September 26, 2019
6:00 pm
October 24, 2019
6:00 pm
November 28, 2019
6:00 pm

Regular meetings of the Library Board take place on the 4th Thursday of every month, at 6:00 pm. Meetings are open to the public. Please let the CEO/Chief Librarian know if you wish to attend. Agendas and reports are available on request at the library the week of the meeting.

Mother’s Day Floral Workshop

May 8, 2019
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Angela Ferguson from Little Buds & Posies in Walkerton will teach you how to make a unique and lovely centrepiece just in time for Mother’s Day! All materials will be provided. $50 per person.

Wednesday May 8th | 6:30 pm

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