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 https://hanoverlibrary.ca/e-resources/ 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.

Resources

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
https://grey.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e9e96e39335d48e69b08c9473498293f

Ontario – essential workplaces and business restrictions https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces

Community Supports

Help for seniors and vulnerable people to get meals or essentials delivered https://www.ontariocommunitysupport.ca/

The Do connects people who need assistance with people wanting to volunteer http://www.thedo.ca/

Mental Health Resources

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support https://ca.portal.gs/

Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic http://www.camh.ca/covid19

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit

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

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit Web page https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit COVID-19 Information Page https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/COVID-19

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

Outbreaks in hospitals and seniors homes https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Your-Health/Infectious-Diseases/Outbreaks

Resources for Parents about giving COVID-19 vaccinations to children https://www.parenthomework.ca/

Talking to Kids about COVID-19

Province of Ontario

Ontario Telehealth Phone number 1-866-797-0000

Status of cases in Ontario, affected areas https://covid-19.ontario.ca/

Coronavirus information in other languages
https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread#section-5

Government of Canada

Current national outbreak updates, risk information and other resources
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Hand Hygiene tips

The best way to protect yourself and others, with video
https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Your-Health/Infectious-Diseases/Hand-Hygiene

Further research & reading

Know the risks of COVID and how to avoid them https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them

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

Online:  https://ontario.ca/bookvaccine

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.

Visit: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/

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

Rexall

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

Vaccine Type: Moderna (age 18 and older)

Book online: https://www.rexall.ca/covid-19/vaccines

Loblaw Pharmacy (Grant’s Your Independent Grocer)

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

Vaccine Type: Pfizer (age 12 or older)

Book online: https://covid19.yourhealthmattershere.ca/en?navid=flyout-L1-COVID-19

Shoppers Drug Mart

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

Vaccine Type: Pfizer (age 12 or older)

Book online: https://covid-19.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en

Wal-Mart Pharmacy

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

Vaccine Type: Moderna (age 18 and older)

Book online: https://www.walmart.ca/en/covid19-vaccinations-centre-info

Pharmasave

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

Vaccine Type: Moderna (age 18 and older)

Book online: https://hanoverpharmasave.medmeapp.ca/schedule


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: https://bit.ly/2SvZcZ8 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

https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/1000780/new-requirement-for-proof-of-vaccination-in-certain-settings-frequently-asked-questions

https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/1000806/using-your-vaccination-receipt-frequently-asked-questions

https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/COVID-19/Vaccines/Proof-of-Vaccination


For more vaccine information:

Visit Grey Bruce Public Health website:

https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/COVID-19/Vaccines

Call the Grey Bruce Health Unit Vaccine Information Line:

1-833-421-1999


Contact the library if you need assistance booking your appointment!

Library Browsing is Back!

In Library browsing is back!!! 

See the library shelves again! We are open for: browsing the shelves, borrowing books, using computers & more!

See and choose items to borrow

  • Browse the library shelves again
  • No appointment needed
  • Bring your library card

How to pick up holds:

  • Place requests by phone, email or log into the library catalogue
  • In person with your library card- no appointment needed
  • Express pick up (inside) or Curbside pick up (outside) available by appointment
  • See instructions on How to place holds on Koha

Computer and Wi-Fi internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi available inside the library
  • Use the library computers!
  • To use our computers you must book an appointment
  • Computer use will be limited to 45 minutes
  • Computer workstations can be sanitized upon request
  • Computer help with William – appointment required

Printing, copying and other courtesy services

  • Use Pinch to remotely print in advance then pick up by appointment
  • Learn how remote printing works
  • Photocopying, faxing and scan to email services
  • Purchase bag tags, pick up maps, tourist information, obituary research
  • Pickup of council packages – by prior arrangement to prepare a copy
  • Please call ahead of your visit

The following services will not be available yet:

  • Local history room (ask staff for assistance to see materials)
  • Exam proctoring
  • Indoor programming 

Grey County Reads 2022

Grey County Reads 2022

Assistant Librarian Norma is participating in Grey County Reads once again! She will be defending the book Deafening By Frances Itani. Watch the presentation to hear each nominated title get defended by it’s champion!

Vote for your favourite book daily until April 10th. You can log in to one vote per day. At the end of it all, the community with the most support will win $200 worth of books from Speaking Volumes Books and three people will be randomly chosen from among all votes cast to also win prizes.

Easy Remote Printing now available!

Princh banner. Decorative graphic of remote printing.

Remote Printing !

You can now use your personal computer or mobile device to print from wherever you are – to the printer at the Hanover Public Library, using Princh.

How does it work?

Send documents or images for printing to the Princh website or using the Princh app. Your document prints out at the library! Then contact the library to schedule pick up of your print job. Regular print costs apply. Please note we only have letter size available using Princh.

How to print using a Internet browser (PC, Mac, Chromebook or your tablet or smartphone)

  1. Open a browser (e.g. Chrome/Firefox/Safari/Edge) and go to print.princh.com?pid=103544
  2. Click to select and upload your document(s) for printing.
  3. Choose settings: black and white or colour, number of copies, double-sided or not, paper size (letter size only).
  4. Accept Terms and Conditions.
  5. Select method of payment; pay online or at the library. Online options: Apple Pay, Google Pay (coming soon), Paypal or credit card. If paying at the library select Pay at the Desk – we accept cash, Debit or cheque.
  6. Enter your full name when prompted.
  7. Call the Hanover Library within 24 hours to ask for your document and schedule a pick up appointment.

Prints can be picked up indoors or at curbside. See Curbside pick up information for more details.

Watch the Youtube video: Princh – How to print from a laptop

Apps available if you print often from a mobile device or tablet

  1. Install the Princh App for iOS (App Store) or Android (Google Play). For help downloading apps to iOS device see help for iPhone or iPad. For help with Android devices see help for Google Play Store
  2. Open the document to print and Share it with the Princh App.
  3. Select printer by scanning the QR code or entering 103544.
  4. Choose Print job settings: black and white or colour, number of copies, double-sided or not, paper size (letter size only).
  5. Accept the Terms and Conditions and Order Print.
  6. Enter your full name and tap OK.
  7. Select method of payment; pay online or at the library. Online options: Apple Pay, Google Pay (coming soon), Paypal or credit card. If paying at the library select Pay at the Desk – we accept cash, Debit or cheque.
  8. Enter your full name when prompted.
  9. Call the Hanover Library within 24 hours to ask for your document and schedule a pick up appointment.

Prints can be picked up at a curbside pick up appointment. See Curbside pick up information for more details.

Watch the Youtube video: Princh – How to print from an iPhone or iPad

Watch the Youtube video: Princh – How to print from an Android device

Order Express Pickup

Express pickup is fast and easy! 

  • 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 required
  • 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 required, 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

Order Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup is fast and easy!

Curbside Pickup
  • Fast grab and go service
  • Materials are already checked out to you
  • For library items and more: Get proof of vaccination certificates, bag tags, municipal council meeting packages, remote printing pick up
  • Appointments are required

How it Works

Requesting items

Not sure what to request? Ask us for a GRAB BAG. Let us know by phone or email what you want, for example 3 Western novels, books on Lawn Care and Growing Annuals, 7 movies on DVD, or 5 Picture Books and we’ll pick a selection for you. 

Arranging Pickup

Pickup is by appointment only.

Pickup times will be arranged in advance by library staff (call us) or through the online booking system Appointlet.

How to make a pick up appointment with the online booking system Appointlet

  • When you receive your e-mail notification that an item you had placed on hold is ready for pick-up, there will be a link to the library’s Appointlet system. Click on the link.
  • Enter your name and e-mail address. Select a time you wish to pick up.
  • Appointlet confirms time with you, and offer options to add to several online calendars (this is not required).
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your chosen time slot. If you need to reschedule or cancel, the confirmation e-mail has a link so you can do that easily.
  • Your confirmation email will also give you instructions for curbside pickup.

People who are staying safe at home can send a friend to collect their items.

Curbside Pickup Process

At the appointed pick-up time, physical distancing measures must be complied with. Staff will be wearing gloves, masks and other protective gear for everyone’s safety.

Please arrive on time. Pick up will take place outdoors on the east (Clock Tower) side of the building.

If driving, remain in your vehicle, and open trunk or a rear window away from the people inside. Staff will bring your materials, marked with your name. Nod to confirm that is your parcel. Staff will place it in your vehicle.

If you are walking, cycling, or using other means to travel to the library, please wait by curbside pickup sign. Your items will be placed on a table with your name showing, then staff will return to the building. Once staff are inside the building, you may pick up your package from the table.

Maintain at least 6′ (2m) distance from others, and we request that you wear a face covering.

Returning borrowed items

Use the library drop box beside the West (10th Avenue) entrance.  No returns will be accepted at the pick up appointment.


COVID-19 Precautions and Disclaimer

  • The COVID-19 virus can survive up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel. As books cannot be effectively cleaned and disinfected at home, it may be wise to store books for a minimum of 24 hours before handling them.
  • Patrons who are immune compromised or otherwise susceptible to COVID-19 infection should not take out items from the library.
  • Patrons should wash hands before and after handling books and other items, avoid touching their faces while reading and avoid sneezing or coughing onto the page while reading.
  • Staff handling items to go out to members will wear masks and gloves.

Truth and Reconciliation Day Resources

The 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

Resources to read and learn about residential schools

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.

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.

Resources to read and learn about residential schools