The library will be closed Monday February 21st for Family Day. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Wild, Weird and Wacky Weather with David T. Chapman
Join in online, anytime for a virtual presentation of Wild, Weird and Wacky Weather. In a country that is so vast and surrounded by large oceans, it is no wonder we have some of the most interesting weather in the world. It offers such a variety all year round because of its terrain, temperature variations and location. Learn about Fallstreak Holes, Superior Mirages and discover how far south the Aurora Borealis can actually be seen. This presentation covers North America’s weather uniqueness, power and beauty all wrapped into one. The presentation link will be available until March 31st, 2022. We are excited to bring you this engaging, 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/hdnLh-w3XsU
About David T. Chapman
David started doing photography at the age of 16. He is self-taught in the art of photography and has been pursuing his career professionally since the age of eighteen. David learned at a very young age from his father to appreciate his environment in the surrounding countryside. David likes to seek out unusual examples of nature such as albino robins, ice crystal formations and frozen water droplets. To date he has found multi-petalled Ontario trilliums, the highest of which had 33 petals. David is also a professional speaker and enjoys entertaining and educating a good crowd. His main areas of expertise are Weather/Aurora Borealis, Local Interests and Ontario Scenery of Ontario, Birds and Wildlife.
Hanover Library is closed today. Happy New Year!
Hanover Library is closed today. Enjoy a safe and happy holiday.
Library hours today are 10 am-2 pm.
Hanover Library is closed December 25-27th. There will be no curbside pick up available during closed days. We wish you a safe and happy holiday.
Book Signing Event featuring Greg Dow, Ellen Rumsey, Larry Mercey and John Gardiner.
Saturday October 23
Authors will have books for sale and signing
Location: Hanover Raceway – Look for signs for Library Book Sale
Greg Dow 10 – 11am
Ellen Rumsey 11am – Noon
Larry Mercey Noon – 1 pm
John Gardiner 3 – 4 pm
Part of Hanover’s Culture Days Events
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!
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
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)
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.
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!