Adult Summer Reading Challenge

June 6, 2022toSeptember 7, 2022

Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Across Canada in 6 Books!

Beginning June 6, read a book from each region’s reading list. Choose fiction or non-fiction. Reading Lists are available at the library or download a copy below. Bring your reading logbook to the library for a stamp for each book read.

When your logbook is filled, bring it to the library by 5 pm on September 7th to be entered in a draw for great prizes!

Knights in the Classroom

June 26, 2022
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

Sunday June 26th | 1 pm at P & H Centre
Tickets on sale now!

Knights in the Classroom

Knights in the classroom

Knights in the Classroom will present a historical martial arts demonstration, featuring a live battle reenactment! The demonstration will feature swords and shields, spears, long-swords and more. Following the battle, viewers are given the opportunity to learn about the equipment and what it takes to do battle. This is an experience unlike anything you have seen before!

Location: Hanover P & H Centre: 269 7th Avenue

Tickets $1 per person, all persons attending the show require a ticket.

Library Closed for Victoria Day Weekend

May 21, 2022toMay 23, 2022
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.

Library Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Hanover Public Library is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. 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.

Free Rapid Test Kits available at these Hanover grocers and pharmacies:

  • Pharmasave – 101-118 7th Avenue
  • Food Basics – 224 7th Avenue
  • Pharma Plus (Rexall)- 342 10th Street
  • Grant’s Your Independent Grocer – 832 10th Street
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – 895 10th Street
  • Walmart – 1100-10th Street

Participating grocery and pharmacy locations will provide tests while supplies last, with a limit of one box of five tests per household.

Currently Available Library Services

The Library & Civic Centre is open! Appointments will be required to pick up material by curbside or indoor express pick up. Appointments not required to browse the library and check out material with your library card.

  • See and choose items to borrow from the shelves
  • Pick up holds using Express (inside) or Curbside (outside)
  • Join the library or renew library membership
  • Use the computers or WiFi
  • Proof of vaccination printing assistance
  • Purchase bag tags

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 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:

  • Get fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 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.


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

Local Businesses and Services

Grey County businesses & services map

Ontario – essential workplaces and business restrictions

Community Supports

Help for seniors and vulnerable people to get meals or essentials delivered

The Do connects people who need assistance with people wanting to volunteer

Mental Health Resources

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support

Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit

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

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit Web page

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit COVID-19 Information Page

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

Outbreaks in hospitals and seniors homes

Resources for Parents about giving COVID-19 vaccinations to children

Talking to Kids about COVID-19

Province of Ontario

Ontario Telehealth Phone number 1-866-797-0000

Status of cases in Ontario, affected areas

Coronavirus information in other languages

Government of Canada

Current national outbreak updates, risk information and other resources

World Health Organization

Hand Hygiene tips

The best way to protect yourself and others, with video

Further research & reading

Know the risks of COVID and how to avoid them

Hanging Basket Sale May 18th-23rd

May 18, 2022
May 19, 2022
May 20, 2022
May 21, 2022
May 22, 2022
May 23, 2022

Hanging Basket Sale & Library Fundraiser

May 18th-May 23rd only at Hanover Canadian Tire

$1 is donated to our library from hanging basket sold!

Our great friends and library supporters Dale and Cathy Cousins will be partnering with us again for the May 2022 Hanging Basket Sale! 

Beginning Wednesday May 18th and continuing through the May Long Weekend, Hanover Canadian Tire owners Dale and Cathy Cousins, bring in a huge selection of the most gorgeous flowering hanging baskets and sell them for a great price of $12.99– and then they donate $1 for each one sold to the library.

The generous donation we receive helps the library to provide our services to the community. Because of this assistance we have been able to add more online resources in 2020 and 2021 to help everyone staying at home be entertained and informed. In 2022 we purchased more assistive reading devices to help those who are blind or partially sighted. These devices can be pre-loaded with audiobooks or play DAISY discs provided by the library.

Hanover Canadian Tire is located at 896 10th St, Hanover, ON

Seth and flowers at 2019 hanging basket sale.
Seth with his flowers at 2019 Sale

Phone number: 519-364-2870

Garden Centre Hours

Wednesday – Saturday 8 am – 6 pm

Sunday 9 am- 5 pm

Monday 9 am – 4 pm

Coffee with the Mayor

May 10, 2022
10:30 amto12:00 pm
4:30 pmto6:00 pm
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!

April 11, 2022
10:00 amto6:00 pm
April 12, 2022
10:00 amto6:00 pm
April 13, 2022
10:00 amto6:00 pm
April 14, 2022
10:00 amto6:00 pm
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

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Get my Vaccination Receipt Printed

Pharmacy Vaccine Locations

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can get the vaccine?

  • For 1st and 2nd doses: Anyone aged 5 and older
  • For Booster dose (3rd doses): Anyone aged 18 or over. Appointments need to be booked for approximately 3 months (84 days) after a second dose.
  • For 2nd Booster dose (4th doses): Anyone aged 60 or over and other approved groups. Appointments need to be booked for approximately 5 months or 140 days after your 3rd dose.

Where can I find out when vaccine clinics are happening?

Check the Weekly Clinic Schedule by scrolling to bottom of the page and select weekly vaccine schedule in Grey Bruce in the Vaccine Dashboard box.

How do I book my appointment?

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


OR at a local pharmacy, see list below.

Pop-Up Clinics

Follow the Grey Bruce Public Health Facebook page or Grey Bruce Public Health Unit Twitter Feed for drop-in clinic announcements and updates.

How do I get my vaccine receipt to show I got a COVID-19 vaccine?

See the step by step instructions for downloading the enhanced QR Code vaccine certificate by clicking the file below:

Library staff can access the online Ontario Health system for you, and print a proof of vaccination for a small fee.

You need to provide:

  • your green photo health (OHIP) card (numbers from both the front and back of the card, expired cards will be accepted)
  • your date of birth (also shown on the health card)
  • your postal code (the one associated with your health card)
  • consent to access your online vaccination record

Please note: we print but do not laminate the official document. You can choose paper (25c), or we can shrink it and print on waterproof NeverTear synthetic ($1.00).

If you do not want to provide your health card to Library staff, we can instead help you to print a copy yourself on the library computers or help you to use our remote printing service.


If you have a red and white health card, call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. The call centre agent can email you a copy of your proof of vaccination.

Pharmacy Vaccine Locations in Hanover


Address: 342 10th Street | Phone: 519-364-2300

Vaccine Type: Moderna (age 18 and older)

Book online:

Loblaw Pharmacy (Grant’s Your Independent Grocer)

Address: 832 10th Street | Phone: 519-364-4661

Vaccine Type: Pfizer (age 12 or older)

Book online:

Shoppers Drug Mart

Address: 895 10th Street | Phone: 519-364-3141

Vaccine Type: Pfizer (age 12 or older)

Book online:

Wal-Mart Pharmacy

Address: 1100 10th Street | Phone: 519-364-0645

Vaccine Type: Moderna (age 18 and older)

Book online:


Address: 118 7th Avenue, Unit 101 | Phone: 519-364-4422

Vaccine Type: Moderna (age 18 and older)

Book online:

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for a fourth dose?

Anyone who is aged 60 and over at a recommended interval of five months (140 days) after your third dose. First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals aged 18 and over or a non-Indigenous household member aged 18 and over are eligible for a fourth dose as early as three months (84 days) after your third dose. You will not be able to get your 4rd dose without an appointment.

Who is eligible for a third dose?

Anyone who is aged 18 and over. Eligible individuals will be able to book their third dose appointment through the COVID-19 Vaccination Portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre. Please do not call the Health Unit to try to book your appointment. You will not be able to get your 3rd dose without an appointment.

Eligible groups are:

  • Age 18 or over
  • Health Care Workers
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis Adults, including non-Indigenous household members
  • Individuals who received two doses of AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine
  • Individuals who received one dose of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
  • Immunocompromised individuals
  • Residents of high-risk congregate settings including long-term care homes, higher-risk licensed retirement homes and First Nations elder care lodges

See full descriptions on the Ministry of Health website

Is transportation available to get to clinics?

  • Call 211 and ask about transportation.
  • GTR Transportation: for routes and fares.
  • Do you have a physical disability or mobility issue and no access to safe transportation during COVID-19? The Accessible Drive to Vaccines Program provides door-to-door rides to vaccination sites for people with disabilities, including seniors with mobility issues, who face challenges accessing safe transportation. For more information or to Request a Ride.

Requirement for Proof of Vaccination: Frequently Asked Questions

For more vaccine information:

Visit Grey Bruce Public Health website:

Call the Grey Bruce Health Unit Vaccine Information Line:


Contact the library if you need assistance booking your appointment!

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

April 22, 2022
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

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.