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!

Kajeet Smart Spot kit. Showing the smartspot, USB charge cord, power connecter and carrying case.

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?

Kajeet SmartSpot set up on a park bench with a laptop.
Take the internet with you anywhere you go!

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.

Online Presentation of Storm Chasing In Ontario with David T. Chapman

Storm Chasing in Ontario with David T. Chapman

Join in online, anytime for a virtual presentation of Storm Chasing in Ontario. Experience the entire life cycle of thunderstorms with this exciting and educational presentation. See how they form and develop into powerful lightning and wind storms. A very powerful presentation explaining the effects storms have in Ontario. The presentation link will be available until December 31st, 2021. We are excited to bring you this lively, fact-filled presentation that you may enjoy again and again! Free on behalf of Hanover Public Library.

Click on the YouTube Video Link here:

Zoom Kahoot

Email us at: for the Zoom Link!

Here are a few tips for folks who may not have played online trivia like this before.

This event will run using Zoom, as well as the Kahoot trivia platform. We recommend
having Zoom opened on a laptop or desktop computer if possible, although a mobile
device will work. Kahoot can then be opened on the same desktop device (in another
tab or window) or on another mobile device.

The questions will appear to you on the Zoom screen and you will then select and
submit your answers on Kahoot. Points are awarded for each question your family
answers correctly with additional points given depending on how quickly you answer-
the faster the better!

We ask that you please keep your microphone muted unless you have a question or
comment to share. Too much background noise makes it difficult for others to hear the

Please contact us at if you have any questions. We will also be
available in the Zoom meet found at the link below a few minutes before the event if
you need help getting started.

Most of all make sure to have fun!




TD Summer Reading Registration Open Now

TD Summer Reading Club. Reading fun for kids from Canada's public libraries. visit tdsummerreadingclub.[dot]ca

This summer the library will once again be taking part in the TD Summer Reading Program!

This program was created to help combat the ‘summer slide’. A regression in academic proficiency that can occur due to kids being out of school and away from any formal education over the summer months. It is a super fun way to keep kids motivated and engage your children or grandchildren in reading.

There are print materials available for pick up at the Library, as well as a website for children to access. These are reading log books, stickers and access codes. The materials help support fun, engaging learning throughout the summer with different challenges, goal setting, jokes, games, and access to free e-books with no holds or waiting.
Each week your child can check in, to update us on how their reading went that week. By checking in, they will be entered into prize draws and can add their name to our visual display of accomplishment in the library windows!



TD Summer Reading Club.

Story Walk in Hanover Heritage Square

Check out the TD Summer Reading StoryWalk™ at the Hanover Heritage Square with your family starting Monday July 19th!

Pick up the maps from the Library or view them here: 


This years StoryWalk™ Book:

Did you take part in it? Let us know what you thought of it:

Watch Craft Videos With Moira on YouTube

Watch craft videos with Moira on YouTube. Join in online, anytime for a virtual tutorial of how to make the featured craft. Crafts featured are inspired by a previous Storytime with Moira video. Your craft bag will have everything you need to complete the craft. Request a craft bag by calling the library!

Check out this weeks craft tutorial:

Enjoy the full playlist of craft videos on our YouTube Channel.

Click on the YouTube Link here:

Don’t have a craft bag? Don’t worry! We use common items you can find at home or at a local store. You can make your favourites again and again at home.