National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation also celebrated as Orange Shirt Day, will be observed September 30th. This day calls on all Canadians to remember the history of residential schools, through the experience of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, and the intergenerational impacts of its legacy on First Nations and Indigenous peoples. 

Activities Honouring the Legacy of Residential School:

In our library, we intend to recognise the day in various ways, to raise local awareness of the Indigenous issues around Residential School and the long lasting damage it caused in their families and communities.  One action we can take is to educate our community, to further the cause of reconciliation and honour those lost children by sharing the stories of residential school survivors, their families, and communities. 

At the library, we will recognize this day by inviting our patrons to:

Every Child Matters
  • View the information display in the museum cabinet about Residential School
  • Read and promote the books we have on Residential School, Indigenous matters and books by Indigenous authors. We have created suggesting reading lists for adults Indigenous Matters reading list and for kids Talking About Residential Schools for Kids reading list
  • Watch visual story books on our large screen TV,  telling the stories of the residential school experience like The Orange Shirt Story
  • Encourage people to read and learn about the Residential School system and the pain and lasting damage that it caused to survivors, their families and all Indigenous people
  • Provide a Make and Take craft kit with a related theme and information

A national Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected. Access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.

Local Authors Meet & Greet

September 25, 2021
10:00 amto1:00 pm

Book Signing Event featuring Greg Dow, Ellen Rumsey and Larry Mercey

Authors will have books for sale and signing

Location: Heritage Square- Look for the library tent near the Eat Well Market

Greg Dow 10 – 11am

Ellen Rumsey 11am – Noon

Larry Mercey Noon – 1 pm

Read Caleb Climbs by Greg Dow

Read Bad Kitten and Finders keepers by Ellen Rumsey

Read Have Mercey : my first 60 years making music by Larry Mercey

Part of Hanover’s Culture Days Events

Library Book Sale

October 21, 2021
5:30 pmto8:30 pm
October 22, 2021
9:00 amto8:00 pm
October 23, 2021
9:00 amto8:00 pm
book man

Library Book Sale 

Location: Hanover Raceway

Preview Evening:  Thursday October 21st  5:30 – 8:30 pm 
Tickets will be available at the library for $10 each
General Sale:  Friday October 22nd & Saturday October 23rd
9 am- 8 pm  open to the public, free admission

Donations are accepted by appointment only. Please call ahead to book your appointment. See donation guidelines for what we take.

**COVID Safety Protocols will be in place**

Employment Opportunity

Assistant Librarian – position available

Position: Assistant Librarian – job share

Hanover Public Library serves a busy town of 7,700 in a rural area of Grey-Bruce, Ontario. The library occupies one level of the downtown Civic Centre, along with municipal offices, Community Hall and Theatre. The Assistant Librarian is responsible for providing the full scope of library services to the public, employing excellent customer service skills. The
Assistant Librarian is responsible for interlibrary loans, adult collection management & development, programming for adults and provides support for the public using computers and the Internet. Responsibilities include planning, development, organization and implementation of adult programmes and events, community outreach initiatives, marketing, and promotion. The Assistant Librarian works in a team assisting the Chief Librarian with planning, organization, management and administration, in assigned areas of responsibility.

This position is a job share with a senior staff member who will mentor and develop the successful candidate. Duties will include the full range of professional tasks, balanced with the other incumbent according to schedule, experience and talent.


  • Post-secondary education such as a Masters in Library Science is an asset or Library and Information Technician Diploma
  • Completion of a certified course in library cataloguing, such as SOLS Advanced Excel or within credits for academic qualification
  • Current Membership of at least one Canadian professional library organization, or professional subscription.


  • Four (4) years’ experience working in public library services
  • Five (5) years’ experience at a management level
  • Thorough knowledge of public library operation and management
  • Some experience creating, marketing and managing events and programming for adults
  • Familiar with automated Integrated Library Management systems
  • Experience creating and managing MARC catalogue records in an automated system

Skills and Abilities

  • Has thorough knowledge of public library operation and management as normally gained through a library degree or diploma
  • Is familiar with the Public Libraries Act and other legislation affecting library services
  • Is competent with Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet, social networks and email
  • Should demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Has experience creating and running events/programming for adults
  • Has effective oral and written communication skills in English, with the ability to establish and maintain friendly and effective working relationships with customers, employees, volunteers, community groups and other agencies
  • Has thorough knowledge of popular fiction and non-fiction authors, reading trends, and ability to achieve a balanced library collection to meet the needs of the community
  • Wide range of reading interests and ability to assess and guide people’s reading development.


Monday to Friday and occasional Saturday/Sunday shifts, subject to change. Total hours 35 per week between two job share partners, anticipated 16-19 hours per week each. Prorated paid vacation and sick days apply to this job-share position.
Remuneration as per the current Town of Hanover Salary Grid, Group 8. ($24.48-$28.46 per hour)

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by email, mail, or in person by 5:00pm on

Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

To: Agnes Rivers-Moore

CEO / Chief Librarian

Hanover Public Library

451 10th Ave,

Hanover, ON, N4N 2P1

Tel: 519.364.1420 | Fax: 519.364.1747

Email: | Web:

The Hanover Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, we will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Get my Vaccination Receipt Printed

Pharmacy Vaccine Locations

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit is offering pop-up and mobile clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine. Clinics may be offered as Drive-in or Walk-in. Select pharmacies are offering the COVID-19 vaccine, for first and second doses. See below for list of pharmacies in Hanover offering the COVID-19 vaccine.

Who can get the vaccine?

  • Anyone aged 12 and older

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


Walk-in Appointments

Walk-in without appointment will be available as supply allows. Follow the Grey Bruce Public Health Facebook page or Grey Bruce Public Health Unit Twitter Feed for drop-in clinic announcements and updates (including when drop-in clinics close).

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

If you provided an email address when you booked your vaccine appointment, your receipt will be emailed to you. Library staff can help you to print a copy in the library or help you to use our remote printing service.

If you did not provide an email address you can log in to the provincial portal to download or print an electronic COVID-19 vaccine receipt (PDF) for each dose you have received.

Receipts are available:

  • for first and second doses received in Ontario (once you get them)
  • regardless of where you were vaccinated (for example, at a mass immunization clinic, hospital, pharmacy or primary care setting)

To use the provincial portal to get your receipt, you will need:

  • green photo health (OHIP) card (you will need numbers from both the front and back of the card, expired cards will be accepted)
  • your date of birth
  • your postal code (the one associated with your health card)


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 receipt.

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

Requirement for Proof of Vaccination in Certain Settings: Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Who is eligible for a third dose?

On August 17, 2021, the province announced updates to many vaccine strategies, including Ontario’s Updated COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility (third dose and more to select qualifying groups) – Public Health will not be administering these vaccines. Your physician or specialist will be in touch to schedule the vaccine. Do not call to try to get one.  Proof of qualification will be required to get this 3rd dose.

Eligible groups are:

  • Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
  • Patients with hematological cancers (examples include lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia) on active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for malignant hematologic disorders
  • Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (e.g. rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab)
  • Residents of high-risk congregate settings including long-term care homes, higher-risk licensed retirement homes and First Nations elder care lodges

Do I still have to practice public health measures like wearing a mask and physical distancing after I’m vaccinated?

Yes. Until a vaccine is widely available and a large percentage of the population becomes immune to COVID-19, we all have to continue to follow public health measures and rules for our region and continue to take everyday actions to help stop the spread of the virus. Why?

  • While the vaccine(s) offers protection against COVID-19, there is not sufficient data yet on prevention of transmission.
  • It takes time for a vaccine to develop its protective effects (i.e. a month or longer).
  • We are still experiencing high COVID-19 infection rates, which has placed intense strain on our hospitals and health systems, as well as the health care workers who have been on the front lines of this crisis for many months.
  • Not everyone will get the vaccine, meaning there will still be a risk of transmission.
  • For more information: About COVID-19 Vaccines (

For these reasons it is important that everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, continue to physical distance, wear a mask when we can, and wash/sanitize our hands frequently.

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!

Big and Little Sensory Storytime

August 25, 2021
10:30 amto11:30 am
Big and Little Outdoor Sensory Storytime 
Participants must be supervised at all times and wear clothes that can get messy! 
Free to Participants but must pre register at the library in person.
Wednesday August 25th 10:30-11:30 in Hanover Heritage Square

Hanover Public Library

August 25th will be our first “Big and Little” event! This is meant to be a parent and child type of sensory activity to go along with a story! This means that children must be accompanied by an adult or caretaker over the age of 12 who will be supervising and participating with the child for the duration of the event! Register in person at the library!

Borrow the internet

Hanover Public Library is launching a new technology service with the help of local Hanover business, Electrical Contacts Limited.

You can now “borrow the internet” with your library card! The library has purchased 6 Kajeet SmartSpots to lend to library members who may not have internet at home or lack reliable broadband internet.

The Kajeet SmartSpot is a portable wireless hotspot that you can borrow from the Library. It can provide free internet access using the Bell or Rogers cellular network to Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets, and PCs. They are perfect for you to use at home, away, or on-the-go anywhere in Ontario!

Library customers just need a Wi-Fi-ready device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop to use this electronic device.

What is a SmartSpot?

A SmartSpot is a small portable device that connects your laptops, smartphones, tablets or other wireless-capable devices to the internet through a mobile phone network. Just as you can use the wireless network in the library, you can now carry that connection with you to access the internet on the go. The Kajeet SmartSpot comes in a kit. The kit includes a SmartSpot, a charging cable and power adaptor along with instructions for connecting and troubleshooting.

What Can I do with a SmartSpot?

Connect multiple devices to the internet, wherever you are! Work, learn or communicate online.

Where will it work? Anywhere in Ontario that is covered by the Bell or Rogers cellular network. So you can use it in the park, at the cottage, while you travel or at home.

Borrowing and returning

Loan Period: 14 Days

Holds: Allowed

Renewals: Not allowed

Eligibility: Full library membership in good standing. An adult must sign the User Agreement.

Borrowing & returning: In person – You must sign the Kajeet SmartSpot User Agreement at checkout. Please do not place SmartSpots in the book drop. We ask that you return the SmartSpot kit in good condition, fully charged, and give it directly to staff to prevent damage.

Overdue and replacement fees

Overdue fees: $1.00 per day to a maximum of $200.00; Data is turned off the day after the SmartSpot is due.

Replacement charges for lost or damaged items:

  • SmartSpot: $200.00 (Other parts: up to $50.00)

Borrower Responsibilities

Please remember that data usage is shared – be considerate in your choice of activities. Each of these activities uses approximately 1 GB of data.

  • Browse the web for about 12 hours or 600 webpages
  • Read about 2000 email messages
  • Meet in Zoom at 720p with a group for 1 hour
  • Listen to or watch about:
    • 30 minutes to 2 hours of video depending on its quality OR
    • 35 eBooks / 3 audiobooks from Libby OR
    • 1 hour of YouTube at 720p OR
    • 15 hours of online radio or podcasts

As you can see, using the devices for audio/visual entertainment will use the Library’s shared data pool and your portion of it very quickly.

In borrowing the SmartSpot, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood and agreed to all of the terms in the Kajeet SmartSpot User Agreement.

Electrical Contacts Ltd logo on borrow the internet post.

Thank You Electrical Contacts Limited

This new service has been made possible by a very generous donation from Electrical Contacts Limited. ECL, a long standing Hanover business is truly invested in supporting our library and our community. ECL has previously donated to our library at our 2018 Art Gala as a Gold level sponsor, and in 2020 when we were unable to run our regular book sale fundraiser. We would not be able to provide this new service without their support. Thank you so much ECL for your donation!  

ECL Donation being presented by Tammy Louther.
Tammy Louther of ECL presenting the donation.

Contactless Holds Pick-Up

Contactless holds pick up is fast and easy! 

Bag image for contactless holds pickup
  • Fast grab and go contactless service
  • Holds are already checked out to you
  • Bags are placed alphabetically on the lobby shelves
  • Limit of 3 people at a time in the lobby and 14 people in the library
  • Masks & physical distancing (2 m. apart) will be required 
  • Appointments are recommended
  • Outdoor curbside service is available by request

How do I make requests?

  • Place requests using the library’s online Koha catalogue or by email or by phone 519-364-1420
  • Learn how to place holds on Koha
  • Not sure what you want to read? Let us choose for you!
  • You will be notified by phone or email when your holds are ready
  • Appointments are recommended, please call ahead or follow the link provided in your email

Returning borrowed items

  • Please use the exterior library drop box beside the West (10th Avenue) entrance 
  • Returns can also be placed in the drop box at the front service counter
  • Please do not hand returns to staff
  • All library materials will be sanitized and quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours. Staff will observe all necessary safety precautions in handling materials