Library News articles from The Hanover Post

June 30th, 2022

Kid’s TD Summer Reading Club

The Kid’s TD Summer Reading Club is here! Drop by the library to register your kids for this great program, and to pick up reading log books. Every Wednesday from 1-3:30pm, find us outside the library at the clock tower side of the building for Summer Reading Check-In. At each weekly check-in you will get a small prize, and receive entry into the grand prize draw for that week.

Kid’s Summer Programs

Registration for our summer programs is now open! You must pre-register your children at the library for all programs. We are currently registering kids for Summer Storytime, School-Age Shenanigans, and Fiero Code Club Program. There will also be other programs and activities, including: Teen Take and Makes, Special Guests, Fun events, Art Workshops, Story Walks and more! Contact the library for more details about our summer programs—drop by the library, email sperkins@hanover.ca, or give us a call at 519-364-1420.

Young Adult (YA) Summer Reading Challenge

Calling all young adults! The Hanover Public Library invites you to join in our YA Summer Reading Challenge, happening now. There is no age range for this program, but participants must register at the library. Review movie adaptations and rate how they compare to the books they were based on. Stop by the library to pick up your critic’s notebook. For each review submitted, you will receive an entry into our prize draw, featuring an awesome prize basket. September 2nd is the final day to submit your reviews in time for the draw.

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Our Summer Reading Challenge for adults is well underway. This year’s theme is “Read Across Canada,” and participants will receive a stamp for each book read from one of six Canadian regions. There are plenty of fiction and non-fiction titles for you to discover. Visit hanoverlibrary.ca or drop by the front desk to pick up your logbook and booklist. No registration required.

Completed logbooks are due back at the library by 5pm on Wednesday, September 7th to be entered into our prize draw. Prizes include a $50 gift card donated by Grant’s Independent Grocer, and $25 in Chamber Bucks to be used at over 50 Hanover businesses, donated by the Hanover Chamber of Commerce.

Hanging Basket Sale

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Hanging Basket Sale a success! With the help of the community, $3230 was donated to the library through this fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who supported us through the sale, either by volunteering or by purchasing hanging baskets.

We would especially like to thank Dale and Cathy Cousins for their generosity! We are so grateful for your continued support.


June 23rd, 2022

Open Day and Waive Goodbye to Unpaid Fines Drive

The Hanover Public Library would like to remind everyone that we are hosting our Open Day event this Monday, July 4th. Mark your calendars! We are celebrating the extension of our hours, and the reopening of our Local History room. Throughout the day, we will have activities, talks, programmes and refreshments.

In case you missed it, starting July 4th we will be open Monday to Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. We are happy to offer evening hours again!

This event also marks the kick-off of our Waive Goodbye to Unpaid Fines drive. From July 4th until the end of 2022, patrons can drop by to have their past fines forgiven. We are not going fine free, but we wanted to offer everyone a chance to refresh their memberships and return to the library with a clean slate. Still have an overdue item at home? Please return it to the library whenever you can, and we will remove late fines associated with that item. Stop in during or after our Open Day event to get started—just ask staff to renew your membership. All you need is your library card and a piece of photo ID.

Our programming schedule for the day will be:

  • 10:15-10:30 am – Town Crier to reopen the Local History Room
  • 10:30-11 am – Town Crier will give a talk on her duties and Town Crier Traditions
  • 11-11:45 am – Tim from The Colour Jar will talk about Book Binding
  • 12-12:30 pm – Library staff will demo Book Repair and Covering
  • 2-2:45 pm – Library staff will demo the Libby App for e-books and audiobooks
  • 3-3:30 pm  – Library staff will introduce and demo our new CELA devices for individuals with print disabilities or visual impairments
  • 4-5 pm – Local children’s author Ellen Rumsey will do a reading, and copies of her books will be available for purchase at the library
  • 4-4:45 pm  – Library staff will demo Ancestry Library Edition
  • 5-5:45 pm – Ginger Press will talk about Book Publishing
  • 6-6:45 pm – Library staff will demo Ancestry Library Edition

Throughout the day, there will also be:

  • Kids’ Zone all day, in partnership with EarlyON Hanover – there will be crafts, activities, and more
  • Cotton Candy Machine outside the library all day
  • Book a Librarian – drop-in to book your 15-minute session
  • Board Games
  • Hanover-themed Crossword Puzzle
  • Waive Goodbye to Unpaid Fines @ the customer service desk
  • Launch Pad will be here with their Icicle Tricycle selling frozen treats

Tourist Information

The Hanover Public Library houses tourist information for the town year-round in our front vestibule. We’ve got brochures on special tours, trails, waterfalls and more. We also have sections on education, community supports and local theatres. There’s so much to do in Grey and Bruce counties year round, and even more during the warmer months. We recently received updated 2022 tourist brochures just in time to help you plan your summer fun! What will you discover?


June 16th, 2022

Knights in the Classroom Kicks Off TD Kids Summer Reading Club

Don’t forget: this Sunday, June 26th at 1pm we will be hosting a battle reenactment by Knights in the Classroom at the P & H Centre. There will also be a chance to learn about medieval weapons. You don’t want to miss out! Drop by the library to get your tickets.

Following the kick-off event, the TD Summer Reading Club for kids will begin. This program is aimed at keeping kids of all ages reading during the summer. There will be prizes, contests, and lots of fun! This year’s theme is Myths and Legends. Stay tuned for details.

Coffee With the Fire Chief

Coffee With the Fire Chief will be held on Tuesday, June 28th at 10:30am in the Lions’ Den at the P&H Centre. This free event is open to everyone. Registration is required. To save your spot, stop by the library or give us a call at 519-364-1420.

Canada Day Closure

The Hanover Public Library will be closed all day on Friday, July 1st to honour Canada Day. We will resume our normal hours on Saturday, July 2nd. Don’t forget to stock up before the Holiday closure. Happy Canada Day everyone!

Open Day and Waive Goodbye to Unpaid Fines Drive

The Hanover Public Library is hosting an Open Day Event. Join us Monday, July 4th for a full day of fun! We have lots planned for the day, so mark your calendars. There will be refreshments, programmes and activities for all ages.

This event kicks off at 10:15 with a few words from our Town Crier. There will be various book-related talks and demonstrations throughout the day, including previews by library staff about various services we offer. There will be a Kids’ Zone happening all day, featuring sensory activities, crafts and Story times. Contact the library for more details.

This event marks a partial return to our normal hours. Beginning on July 4th, we will be open Monday to Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. We are also pleased to announce that our Local History Room will be open reopening on July 4th!

We are also excited to offer a fresh start for our patrons. While we will not be going fine free, we would like to help library users to refresh their memberships. Let us help you Waive Goodbye to Unpaid Fines previously charged to your account. Drop by the circulation desk on or after our Open Day Event on July 4th to get started. This unique opportunity will be available until December, giving you plenty of time to take full advantage of this promotion.

June 9th, 2022

Teen Collection Rebranding

Librarians at the Hanover Public Library have decided to rebrand the Teen collection. Moving forward, we will be labeling these books as “Young Adult” or “YA” instead of “Teen.” We’ve chosen a new label to better reflect the content and readership of this increasingly-popular section.

This collection is housed in “The Nook,” the far windowed corner of the library. There is teen fiction, graphic novels, manga, and a comfy chair. If you haven’t visited “The Nook” before, there’s so much to discover—dystopias, fantasies, mysteries, science fiction, romances and more. “Young Adult” books are complex and compelling, inviting teens and adults of all ages to check them out. Stop by and see what this section has to offer you. We give you our full permission to read items in this section even if you’re no longer a young person! Some of our adult staff have read (and enjoyed!) these books, and you can too. Not sure where to start? Our staff will be happy to help guide you towards your next great read.

Gardening Talk

Don’t forget: we are hosting Jeff Davis of Davishill Nursery for a free Gardening Talk. Join us at the Heritage Square Amphitheatre this Tuesday, June 21st at 7pm. Learn tips and tricks from a gardening expert. Jeff will also share this year’s gardening trends to help you beautify your yard. We hope to see you there!

Coffee With the Fire Chief

This just in: we will be hosting another Coffee With event on Tuesday, June 28th at 10:30am in the Lion’s Den room at the P&H Centre. Fire Chief Jeff Dentinger will be our special guest. There will be conversation, a chance to have your questions answered, and of course, coffee! This free event is open to everyone. Pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot, drop by the library or give us a call at 519-364-1420.

Open Day and Waive Goodbye to Unpaid Fines Drive

Mark your calendars! We have a day of programmes and activities for all ages planned for Monday, July 4th. This event celebrates our move back towards our pre-Covid hours, and the reopening of our Local History room. This event will also kick-off our Waive Goodbye to Unpaid Fines drive to clear memberships of past fines, which will run from July until December. There will be demonstrations and special guests. Stay tuned for more details.

Hanover Inn Scrapbook

Staff at the Hanover Public Library have put together a scrapbook to honour the loss of the historical Hanover Inn/Forum building. There are articles about the history of the building, and plenty of pictures. We have also added a blank section for everyone to share their memories and comments. Drop by to have a look and add your story—we want to hear from you.


June 2, 2022

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Remember to pick up your package for the adult summer reading challenge. This year’s theme is “Read Your Way Across Canada in 6 Books.” Booklists and reading logbooks are now available at the library and at hanoverlibrary.ca. Completed logbooks are due by 5pm on September 7th to be entered into the prize draw. What will you discover?

Gardening Talk

Gardening season is here! The Hanover Public Library is hosting a free Gardening Talk by Jeff Davis of Davishill Nursery. Join us at the Heritage Square Amphitheatre on Tuesday, June 21st at 7pm. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out. Learn some awesome tips and tricks from a local gardening expert to up your gardening game this year.

Feeling inspired? Why not stop by the library to check out our selection of gardening books. We have over 80 titles to get you in the gardening groove. Stop by and have a look! This section begins at 635in the non-fiction section, and library staff are happy to show you the way.

Knights in the Classroom

The TD Summer Reading Club kick-off event is happening at 1pm on Sunday,June 26th. Join in the fun at the P&H Centre for a historically accurate battle presented by Knights in the Classroom. Remember to drop by the library to pick up your tickets if you haven’t already done so.

New Books

The library regularly adds new titles to our collection for you to enjoy. We’ve got some great new titles coming just in time for summer. For a full list, see hanoverlibrary.ca. Place your holds through our online catalogue or by contacting staff, or drop in to browseour “New Fiction” and “New Non-Fiction” displays. Don’t miss out on our new arrivals!

New fiction:

  • “With a Mind to Kill” by Anthony Horowitz
  • “Never Coming Home” by Hannah Mary McKinnon
  • “Nightwork” by Nora Roberts
  • “You Made a Fool of Death With your Beauty” by Akwaeke Emezi
  • “Every Cloak Rolled in Blood” by James Lee Burke
  • “The Honeymoon Cottage” by Lori Foster
  • “This Time Tomorrow” by Emma Straub
  • “Safe in his Arms” by Colleen Coble

New non-fiction:

  • “Peak Season: 12 Months of Recipes Celebrating Ontario’s Freshest Ingredients” by Dierdre Buryk
  • “Son of Elsewhere” by Elamin Abdelmahmoud
  • “A Bright and Blinding Sun: A World War II Story of Survival, Love, and Redemption” by Marcus Brotherton
  • “River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile” by Candice Millard
  • “A History of my Brief Body” by Billy-Ray Belcourt

May 26, 2022

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

It’s almost here! The Adult Summer Reading Challenge begins this Monday, June 6th. This year’s theme is “Read Your Way Across Canada in 6 Books.” Reading lists and logbooks will be available at the library and at hanoverlibrary.ca. Bring your logbook to the library to get a stamp for each book you read. Completed logbooks are due at the library by 5pm on Wednesday, September 7th to be entered into the prize draw. Happy reading!

Fun & Fitness Collection

Did you know? The library has a Fun & Fitness collection. We have plenty of games to keep you and your family entertained this summer! We have an assortment of outdoor games like Flick’n Chicken, Ring Toss, Soft Bocce Ball and Ladder Golf. We also have indoor games like Bananagrams, Hanover-Opoly, Yahtzee and Anomia.

Check out the descriptions of each game on our catalogue, or drop by to check out the collection. Items in this collection are loaned out for one week, and a one-week renewal might be available. Place your hold online, in person or by phone. As always, feel free to drop by and see what’s available instead of placing a hold! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, let us know—we’re always looking to expand our collection, and your suggestions matter.

Displays

June celebrates and brings awareness to many important issues including Pride month, and Indigenous History month—drop by to check out our great displays!

In addition to our usual displays, this year we recognize an important milestone. June marks Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. The Queen is the first British Monarch to have reigned for 70 years. Wow! Check out our display and borrow some titles to learn more about her interesting life.

Adopt-a-Book

The Hanover Public Library’s Adopt-a-Book program is a great way to support your library. How does it work? Have a look at our list of upcoming books and select one to be your adopted book. When the book arrives at the library we will let you know. You will then drop by with your donation of the cost of the book, and we will write you a tax receipt for your donation. The best part? You get to read your chosen book first! We will even put a bookplate in the front of the book acknowledging your generosity if you wish. It’s a win-win! Visit the front desk for details and to view the new book list.


May 12, 2022

Coffee With the Mayor

On Tuesday May 10th, the Hanover Public Library hosted Coffee With the Mayor. Mayor Sue Paterson joined us for coffee and a chat about what’s happening in Hanover, as well as to answer community questions. Due to popular demand, two sessions were held on the same day and both had excellent turnout. Both sessions had great discussions, including questions about the ongoing development of the trails, electric vehicle charging stations, and the hospital. Stay tuned for more Coffee With events.

Adult Summer Reading Program

The 2022 Adult Summer Reading Program will begin on Monday June 6th. This year’s theme is “Read Your Way Across Canada in 6 Books.” Fiction and non-fiction reading lists and reading logbooks will be available at the library and at hanoverlibrary.ca. Read all fiction, all non-fiction, or a combination—it’s up to you! Remember to bring your logbook to the library for a stamp after each book you read during this time. Completed logbooks are due at the library by 5pm on Wednesday, September 7th to be entered into the prize draw. Stay tuned—there are some great prizes to be won!

New Staff Member

The Hanover Public Library is pleased to welcome a new staff member to the front desk, Geoff El-Tantawy. Geoff grew up in Hanover and has recently returned to the area after finishing school. Geoff studied general arts at Conestoga College, and then studied history at Lakehead University.

An avid reader, Geoff enjoys science fiction, political fiction, and non-fiction about history and philosophy. His favourite book is Frank Herbert’s “Dune,” and he is currently reading a series by Robert Jordan. Geoff is a life-long library patron, beginning with the Thunder Bay Public Library when he was younger. When not working or reading, Geoff enjoys spending time with his dog and building computers.

Canadian Tire Hanging Basket Sale

The Hanover Public Library would like to remind you that the annual Canadian Tire Hanging Basket Sale is happening this long weekend. If you haven’t already done so, drop by the Canadian Tire Garden Centre from Wednesday May 18th until Monday May 23rd to purchase your hanging baskets. Start gardening season off right with a visit to the Garden Centre at Canadian Tire, and support your library by purchasing a hanging basket. Remember, $1 from every 11” hanging basket sold will be donated to the library.

Victoria Day Long Weekend Closure

Be sure to grab some library items to get you through the weekend! The Hanover Public Library will be closed from Saturday May 21st to Monday May 23rd for the Victoria Day long weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 24th from 10am-6pm. See you on Tuesday!


May 5th, 2022

Coffee With the Mayor

Coffee With is back! The Library is pleased to host Coffee With the Mayor Tuesday, May 10th at 10:30am. Join the Mayor of Hanover, Sue Paterson in person for coffee in the library. Mayor Paterson will discuss what is happening in Hanover and answer your questions. The event is free and open to the public. The library staff and the Mayor will be delighted to see you. There will be more Coffee With programmes in the future, so stay tuned!

Summer Student Needed

The Library is hiring! If you are a student who likes working with young readers and engaging with your community, this role is for you. The Summer Programme Assistant will assist the Children and Youth Services Librarian with the annual TD Summer Reading Club as well as a variety of online and in-person events, programmes, literacy-based activities and reading support. The job requires excellent computer skills, familiarity with Internet services, and social media platforms. Students working towards a qualification in library services, early childhood education or teaching are encouraged to apply. Visit hanoverlibrary.ca for the full job description and information about how to apply. The application deadline is May 15th at 5pm.

Hanging Basket Sale

The annual Hanging Basket Sale at Canadian Tire is coming soon! These fantastic baskets are a bargain and last all year. For every basket sold on the sale days, Canadian Tire will donate $1 to the library, so buy, buy buy!  Visit Hanover Canadian Tire on the long weekend, Thursday, May 19th through Monday the 23rd to purchase a lovely flower basket and give back to the library. These flowers make great gifts and are a wonderful way to spruce up your home just in time for spring. The library is looking for volunteers to help out on those days. If you are interested in volunteering contact the library or email ccaskanette@hanover.ca for more information.

Prenda Coding Club

The library has resources for school aged children who are looking to learn how to code.  Prenda, an online application that teaches coding skills, is a self-guided online software program that teaches you how to code through hundreds of coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects. Learn how to make websites, video games, apps, and animations. It’s fun, engaging, and designed for ages 8-18. Start coding today!

The library also has take home craft bags for children. Every week a new craft is offered to make at home. Learn a variety of artistic skills and flex your creative muscles. Pick up a craft bag the next time you’re in the library.

The Hanover Library website is a great source for online programmes for kids and families. You can find a variety of storytimes, online classes, and books to read by visiting hanoverlibrary.ca. Click Online Services and Kids and Families on the homepage.


April 28th, 2022

Coffee With the Mayor

Coffee With is back! The library is pleased to host a Coffee With the Mayor on Tuesday, May 10th, at 10:30am. Join the Mayor of Hanover, Sue Paterson, in person for coffee and conversation in the Library. Mayor Paterson will talk about the latest happenings in town and answer your questions. Coffee will be served. Space is limited so register today! You can call the library at (519) 364-1420 or visit the front desk to register. And stay tuned for more Coffee With events coming in the future.

Hanging Basket Sale

The annual Hanging Basket Sale at Canadian Tire is coming soon! These fantastic baskets are a bargain and last all year. For every basket sold on the sale days, Canadian Tire will donate $1 to the library, so buy, buy buy!  Visit Hanover Canadian Tire on the long weekend, Thursday, May 19th through Monday the 23rd to purchase a lovely flower basket and give back to the library. The library is looking for volunteers to help out on those days. If you are interested in volunteering contact the library or email ccaskanette@hanover.ca for more information.

Job Opportunity for a Summer Student

The library is looking to hire a Summer Programme Assistant. The role includes working with the Children and Youth Services Librarian to engage children in programming, challenges, and contests, including the annual TD Summer Reading Club, Coding Club, storytimes, and other summer activities. The Summer Programme Assistant will be asked to work a combination of in person and at home hours. They must have excellent computer skills, and be familiar with Internet services, social media platforms and with a variety of electronic devices. The role requires patience, creativity, and the ability to work with children of all ages and abilities. Please apply by 5 pm on Sunday, May 15th, 2022 to Attention: Agnes Rivers-Moore, Hanover Public Library, 451 10th Ave, Hanover ON N4N 2P1. Call (519) 364 -1420, or email arm@hanover.ca. Visit hanoverlibrary.ca to see the full job description.


April 21st 2022

Virtual Earth Day Event

The Hanover Library is pleased to present an online Earth Day event, Climate Change: Making a Difference, One Person at a Time this Friday, April 22nd from 2-3pm. Learn about climate change and what you can actually do to reduce your household or personal carbon footprint. You can measure your carbon footprint using the simple Carbon Calculator from Project Neutral at app.projectneutral.org. Presenters will talk about how it is possible for everyone to make a difference without spending a fortune too. Odette Bartnicki will be joined by Linda Swanston, Manager of Climate Change Initiatives at Grey County, among others. Email hnihlen@hanover.ca to register for the event to be held on Zoom. For books and other resources about climate change that are available at the library, check out the Earth Day list on koha.hanoverlibrary.ca

National Poetry Month       

April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, the library has displayed poems from local writers. This year’s theme is Intimacy. Enjoy some verses in the stacks, and perhaps discover your new favourite poet or revisit a timeless classic.

Coffee With the Mayor

Coffee With is Back! Join the Mayor of Hanover, Sue Paterson for coffee and conversation in person at the library Tuesday, May 10th at 10:30am. 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.

Give to the Library, Give to Your Community.

Donating your time and sharing your passion for the library is a great way to contribute to your community. The library is getting ready for its annual hanging basket sale at Hanover Canadian Tire on Victoria Day Weekend, May 21st through the 23rd. The library will need volunteers on those days to help with the fundraiser. The library is also looking for volunteers for a children’s reading programme. If you are interested in either programme, please contact the library at (519) 364-1420.

Saturday Hours

The library is open extended hours on Saturdays and will now be open from 10am to 4pm. From 2-4pm the library is asking that all patrons wear masks. This time is intended for visitors who are the most vulnerable or are not comfortable coming into the library otherwise. The library has masks if you need one.

Coats 4 Kids

Spring cleaning is in full swing, and perhaps you don’t know what to do with the winter coats, snow pants, boots, hats and mitts that your family has outgrown? COATS 4 KIDS will be collecting items at the Hanover Library to help keep kids warm. Items collected will be given out in October. Your donations are greatly appreciated and are distributed in our area. Visit hanover.ca/events/coats-4-kids-7 for more information.


April 14th 2022

Earth Day Event

The library will be hosting a virtual event on Earth Day, Friday April 22nd from 2-3pm. Climate Change: Making a Difference, One Person at a Time, to be held online via Zoom. Using the Carbon Calculator at app.projectneutral.org from Project Neutral, individuals can measure their own carbon footprint and then choose ways to reduce it using ideas from the website. The panelists will discuss climate change, the carbon footprint calculator, individual actions that you can take, and what is happening locally to lessen climate change. We’ll talk about how it is possible for everyone to make a difference without spending a fortune too. You can make a difference! See you on Earth Day, April 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm. Call the library at (519) 364 -1420 or email hnihlen@hanover.ca to register. Visit Saugeen Shores Environmental Alliance SEA Facebook page for more information about climate change.

Earth Day Resources

In addition to this event, the library has resources for you to learn more about what you can do to help the planet. Celebrate Earth Day by learning about climate change and what actions you can take to make the future better. Visit the library and check out the display of books, children’s books, audiobooks, dvds, and more. You can see the list of titles and place holds at koha.hanoverlibrary.ca

Canada Reads

The novel Five Little Indians by Michelle Good has been announced as the winner of Canada Reads. The book tells the story of five survivors of residential schools and their growing up and coming to terms with the experience. Good is a writer and lawyer from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. You can place a hold on Five Little Indians online at koha.hanoverlibrary.ca or by calling (519) 364 -1420.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny has visited Hanover and left Easter eggs throughout the library! When kids visit the library during Easter week they can go on an Easter egg hunt. Win a prize when you find them all! You’ll have to look closely, some of the eggs are hidden very well. See the front desk to get started.

April Hours

For the rest of April, the library will be extending Saturday hours and will be open from 10am to 4pm. The library asks that patrons wear masks between the hours of 2pm – 4pm on Saturdays. This time is intended for visitors who are more at risk or are hesitant to use the library otherwise. The library has masks available should you need one. And as a reminder, curbside and express pickup services are still available for those who want to use them. Call the library to make an appointment. And Easter weekend hours are as follows: the library is closed Good Friday, April 15th, OPEN Saturday the 16th, 10am – 4pm, Easter Sunday the 17th, and Easter Monday the 18th. The library staff wishes you a Happy Easter!


April 7th, 2022

Big Library Read is here! Through April 18th Libby and OverDrive users can download the featured title, Music is History by Questlove. This book is available as an ebook and audiobook with no holds or waitlists. Everyone gets simultaneous access! Music is History combines Questlove’s deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years. This is Questlove’s sixth book. He recently won the Oscar for best documentary feature for his film Summer of Soul about the Harlem Cultural festival of 1969. Questlove is a celebrated drummer and music producer and has been a leading member of the band The Roots since 1987. After finishing the book, readers can also join the conversation online by using the hashtag #biglibraryread on social media for a chance to win a pair of Airpod pros! There is also a discussion board available where they can chat with other readers. Enjoy access to this book and stay tuned for future Big Library Reads. Ask the library staff about Libby and OverDrive to access thousands of other titles.

Extended Hours Saturday

The library staff has been so glad to be seeing more people using the library services. Because of this increase in activity, the library is extending hours on Saturdays. Starting Easter Weekend, Saturday April 16th, the library will be open from 10 am to 4 pm. The library will be requiring visitors to be wearing masks from 2 pm to 4 pm. These two hours are intended for library users who are at risk or hesitant to come into the library. The new hours and mask only times will run until the end of April. The library always has masks available for anyone who needs one. Telephone or online requests for curbside delivery are still an option for those who would like to use that service. Easter weekend the library is closed Good Friday, April 15th, Easter Sunday the 17th, and Easter Monday the 18th.

Ukraine and Russia Display

The library is a source for information about current events. You can now find a display of books on the history of Russia and Ukraine at the library. This includes DVDs, books, and children’s books. Being an informed citizen and staying educated is a way to participate in global movements. World events affect everyone, and Hanover is a part of the story. Library visitors may have noticed the Ukrainian flag flying outside of the Civic Centre. Stay on top of world news at the Hanover Library.

Last Kids’ Science Workshop

Sign up today for the last virtual workshop in this series Sticky Science! Join us April 23rd at 10am. Call the library or email sperkins@hanover.ca. Spots are limited! Discover the science of sticky. Make your own glue from food products and test them to see how they hold. Create your own sticky art. And of course there will be silly putty!