We wish to acknowledge and honour the land upon which this library stands as the historic and Traditional Territory of the Anishinabek Nation. We recognize and thank The People of the Three Fires, known as Ojibway, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations. And further give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen, and the Chippewas of Nawash, known collectively as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation.
Learning about treaties & how they continue to shape the province today is an important part of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Read more about the history of treaties in The Saugeen Ojibway Nation at: https://www.saugeenojibwaynation.ca/resources
In recognition that municipal boundaries are an ongoing colonial construct that ignores First Nations traditional territories, First Nations people with a status card or band membership of a local First Nation, and who are living in the traditional Saugeen Ojibway Nation lands, including Treaty 45 1/2, will be entitled to free library membership. In the spirit of original treaties, the library shall share its resources with mutual respect. The Hanover Public Library will continue to provide books and materials by First Nations and Indigenous authors in its collection.
These actions are a part of the Hanover Public Library’s mission as a welcoming and upbeat community hub that fosters lifelong learning.
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.
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!
Library’s Service Model Study Presented to Hanover Council
As many of our library members are aware, the space of our facility designed in 1995 is struggling to keep up with the demands of our 2016 community. Hanover is one of the few municipalities in the region that is growing; and it serves as the hub for a large area around Hanover proper. We do a great deal of educational programs and events now, as is expected of modern public libraries. These are vital community services, but they take space, and space is what we don’t have.
Therefore, in 2015 the Library Board chose consultants Allan Avis Architects and Beth Ross and Associates to perform a Service Model and Space Needs Study, which was presented to Hanover Council on Monday, Feb. 1 2016. The study evaluates how well our facility and our services are meeting the needs of the community. The study also includes architectural drawings for some suggestions for expansion. Paper copies of the report are available in the library, please ask staff for assistance.