Library Book Sale

Book Sale Dates

Our book sale will take place in October. Save the dates!

The preview evening is October 19th from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased for $10 per person, and are required to enter the book sale this evening. Tickets will be available for purchase at the library closer to the book sale dates.

The free book sale days are October 20th from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm and October 21st from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Stay tuned for information about volunteering at the sale.


It’s official: we are officially accepting donations for our annual book sale happening this fall!

Gently used books, movies, music, and games can now be dropped off at the library during our open hours. We are especially looking for puzzles!

Before bringing in your donations, please view our donation guidelines here:

Pile of puzzle pieces

Volunteers Needed!

Do you have a couple hours to spare? We need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help move boxes of donations to the Hanover Raceway before the book sale. We will be moving items on October 14th.

If you’re interested, please reach out to Carolyn at the library. She would love to talk to you about this fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity! Our book sale has become such a large success because of our wonderful team of volunteers, and we would love to have you too.

Thank You!

Decorative image. Books on a sale table.

We would especially like to thank our volunteers who work year-round to handle our incoming donations. Their hard work and dedication are much appreciated! Staff at the Hanover Public Library staff want to make sure all our volunteers know how valuable their contributions are. Thank you to our volunteers!

We would also like to thank:

  • everyone who helped run the sale
  • everyone who came out to support us!

Library Board Meetings

Regular Library Board Meetings are held at 6:00 pm on the 4th Thursday of every month, up to ten months of the year. Meetings are open to the public. Meetings may be held either in person or virtually through Zoom. Please let the CEO/Chief Librarian know in advance if you wish to attend.

You can request meeting agendas and reports at the library the week of the meeting. Use our contact page or email the CEO/Chief Librarian before the meeting date if you wish to be sent an electronic copy of the meeting agenda.

If you wish to speak to the board, you must contact the CEO/Chief Librarian at least a week before the meeting date arrange for a delegation or presentation to the board.

Minutes from past library board meetings can be found on the Town of Hanover website:

Policy Committee meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 2:00 pm. Please let the CEO/Chief Librarian know if you wish to attend a committee meeting.

There will be no Board meeting in December 2022. Meetings will resume in January 2023!

Library Open House Day

Library Open Day!

July 4th | 10 am – 8 pm

We want to welcome the community back to the library so we’re having a party! Come in on July 4th for a fun-filled open house day full of library and community programmes. Refresh your membership and we will remove all your old fines!!

  • New open hours
  • fine removal
  • library service demonstrations
  • Special Guests: Bookbinder, book publisher, local author, Launch Pad and Early ON Hanover
  • Town Crier to re-open Local History Room
  • Refreshments
  • Kid’s Zone programmes all day

Schedule of events

  • 10:15 – Hanover Town Crier to re-open the Local History Room
  • 10:15 – Tour of Local History collection
  • 10:30 – Town Crier will give a talk on her duties and Town Crier Traditions
  • 11:00 – Tim from The Colour Jar will talk about Book Binding
  • 12:00 – pm – Library staff will demo Book Repair and Covering
  • 1:00 pm – LaunchPad to talk about programming for youth
  • 2:00 pm – Library staff will demo the Libby App for e-books and audiobooks
  • 3:00 pm – Library staff will introduce and demo our new CELA devices for individuals with print disabilities or visual impairments
  • 4:00 pm – Local children’s author Ellen Rumsey will do a reading, and copies of her books will be available for purchase at the library
  • 4:00 pm – Library staff will demo Ancestry Library Edition
  • 5:00 pm – Ginger Press will talk about Book Publishing
  • 6:00 pm – Library staff will demo Ancestry Library Edition

Library Closed for Victoria Day Weekend

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.

Coffee with the Mayor

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!

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

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

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

Watch a Storytime With Stephanie on YouTube

Watch Storytime With Stephanie on YouTube

Join in online, anytime to watch a Storytime with Stephanie. All books presented are from our library, so check the library catalogue to place holds.

Watch most recent episode of storytime here:

Enjoy the full playlist of Storytime videos here:

Loved the book that was read? Place a hold on it from our library catalogue!

Go to the Library Catalogue