Library News articles from The Hanover Post

September 22nd, 2022

Library Gala Gold Sponsor

The Hanover Public Library would like to thank Electrical Contacts Limited for their generous donation towards our Library Gala, “Art Under the Harvest Moon.” This donation will go a long way towards making our Gala evening a success.

This year’s Library Gala will be held at the Hanover Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, October 15th, from 7pm-11pm. There will be an art exhibition and sale featuring work by members of the Saugeen Artist’s Guild, a partner in making this event possible. There will be jewelry, leather goods, acrylics, oils, water colours, and fused glass. The Gala will be a great opportunity to view some great works by local artists.

Tickets are on sale at the library; drop by, or contact us for more details.

The Library Gala is also supported by HIPP Culture.

Goodbye OverDrive, Hello Libby

Attention OverDrive app users! The OverDrive app will be discontinued in early 2023, and users will be transitioned to the Libby app. Libby is OverDrive’s newer app for enjoying digital content. It’s time to give Libby a try! All your loans, holds, and wish list items will be waiting for you in Libby when you add your library card. Libby also comes with new features we know you’ll love, like:

  • Tags to categorize books however you’d like—you can even sync your OverDrive wish list into a tag!
  • A central bookshelf for all loans and holds;
  • Customizable notifications for ready holds, new magazines, and more;
  • Compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Sonos speakers;
  • And learning and entertainment resources, like Qello Concerts, IndieFlix, and the Great Courses.

You can access Libby through your device’s app store, or through a web browser at libbyapp.com. We’re sure you’ll find Libby convenient and easy to use, but staff at the Hanover Public Library would be happy to lend a hand with the app.

Large Print Collection

The Hanover Public Library works hard to expand our accessible collections, including books. We are happy to bring you large print copies of great books, including new authors, new books by popular authors, and even some classics!

Our large print section is the only adult collection where we continue to mark the genre of books on the spine for your convenience. Look for the colourful dots in our large print section, indicating the genre of the book. Fiction books in this section are still organized by the last name of the author, and non-fiction books are organized by call number based on their subject. However, we have an easy colour system to help you find what you’re looking for. See the legend in the large print section for more details.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Library staff would be happy to help—all you have to do is ask. We’re always happy to help you find your next great read!


September 15th, 2022

Library Gala Gold Sponsor

The Hanover Public Library would like to thank Wightman for their generous donation of $600 towards our “Art Under the Harvest Moon” Library Gala. Board member Susan Sakal accepted Wightman’s contribution on behalf of the library, meeting with Cameron Green, VP of Sales and Marketing; and Dave Foerster, Business Sales Representative. We are very grateful for this wonderful support from a local company. The sponsor funds will help create a sparkling gala event with elegant decor and delicious food.

The Library Gala will be held at the Hanover Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, October 15th from 7pm-11pm. Tickets are on sale for $50 at the library.

This event is also supported by HIPP Culture.

Orange Shirt Day

Staff at the Hanover Public Library will proudly wear orange shirts on September 30th to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day.

We are already displaying examples of local First Nations crafts; come see our collection of stunning quill boxes.

How else will the library show their acknowledgement of Indigenous peoples and communities? The library continually orders Indigenous content to keep our collection diverse. There will be a selection of Indigenous books and movies displayed in the library leading up to Truth and Reconciliation Day. We also have helpful lists featuring Indigenous content, available on our website under “Lists” > “Public Lists” near the top—look for “Indigenous Matters” or “Indigenous Matters for kids” to take a look.

Storytime with Stephanie

Beginning Tuesday, September 27th at 10:30am, our weekly Storytime with Stephanie will resume. Join us in the Hanover Civic Theatre Community for stories, songs and fun! Children of all ages are welcome.

Adult Summer Reading Challenge Winners

The Hanover Public Library would like to congratulate the winners of our Adult Summer Reading Challenge.

The winners are:
Judy Webb-Mackie, who won a $50 gift card donated by Grants Your Independent Grocer;
Lynne Heffernan, who won $25 Chamber Bucks donated by the Hanover Chamber of Commerce;
and Liz Boshart, who won our Books and Tea Gift Basket.

We would also like to thank our prize donors for their contributions. We hope everyone enjoyed the Adult Summer Reading Challenge, and got to explore some great books.

Culture Days Reminder

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Ontario’s annual Culture Days celebration is happening at Heritage Square all weekend long. There will be fun events and activities for the whole family to enjoy!

The library’s contribution to Culture Days will be a unique performance. We have booked the Orange Peel Morris Dancing Troupe to perform on Saturday, September 24th. There will be three performance times: 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. You won’t want to miss out on this British folk dance performed by such a great group!


September 8th, 2022

Library Gala Gold Sponsor

The Hanover Public Library would like to thank Meridian Credit Union and Grey Rose Suites for their generous donations towards our “Art Under the Harvest Moon” Library Gala.

This year’s Library Gala will be held at the Hanover Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, October 15th from 7pm-11pm. This elegant evening, supported by HIPP Culture, features an art show and sale, as well as a live auction, hors d’oeuvres, and live music.

Tickets are on sale for $50. You can purchase your tickets at the library using cash or debit, or you can call the library to order your tickets for pickup and arrange to pay via e-transfer.

Computer Buddies

If you’re looking for technology help, the Hanover Public Library is the place to find it! If you would like assistance finding something online, using an online program, or if you’re just learning to use your device, we’ve got you covered. Our tech helper has helped many library patrons, and we’re sure he can help you too! William has helped with:

  • finding and printing various documents from online
  • starting Kijiji and Facebook accounts
  • renewing licenses, health cards, etc. online
  • email accounts
  • using a smartphone
  • searching and printing information
  • And so much more!

If you’re looking for tech help, contact the library to set up your session with William!

Culture Days

Ontario’s annual Culture Days celebration will take place in Hanover on September 24th and 25th. There will be plenty of events and activities for you and your family to enjoy all weekend long! Drop by the Heritage Square in town to join in the festivities. If it’s a rainy weekend, the fun will be held inside at the Hanover Civic Centre Theatre.

The library’s contribution to Culture Days will be a unique performance. We have booked the Orange Peel Morris Dancing Troupe to perform on September 24th. There will be three performance times: 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. The Orange Peel Morris Dancers are from the Brampton/Orangeville area, and have been dancing together since 1996. You won’t want to miss out on this ancient British folk dance performed by such a fun group of people!

This year during Culture Days, Hanover is celebrating theatre to honour a milestone in our community. The Paramount Theatre is turning 100 years old! We are so lucky to have such a great piece of local history in the town.

Author Talk: Ted Barris

Canadian author and historian Ted Barris will be joining us on Friday, October 7th in the Civic Centre Theatre. Ted’s books will be available for purchase at the event, including his new release “Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory,” and he would be happy to sign them for you. This event is sure to be popular, so purchase your tickets at the library early to avoid disappointment.


September 1st, 2022

New DVDs

The Hanover Public library works hard to bring you an updated selection of DVDs and TV shows to keep you entertained. We recently got a new shipment of titles that we think you’ll enjoy, including:

Fiction TV Shows:

  • “Westworld” Season 3
  • “A Place to Call Home” Season 6
  • “Grantchester” Season 5
  • “The Brokenwood Mysteries” season 2
  • “Young Sheldon” season 2, a prequel series to “The Big Bang Theory” series
  • “Criminal Minds” seasons 10-12
  • “Good Karma Hospital” season 4
  • “Northern Exposure” seasons 1-6

Fiction:

  • “Downton Abbey: A New Era”
  • “Jurassic World: Dominion” starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard
  • “The Photograph” starring Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield and Chante Adams
  • “Fatherhood” starring Kevin Hart
  • “The Lost City” starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” starring Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu and Ke Huy Quan
  • Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen
  • “Top Gun” starring Tom Cruise

Documentaries:

  • “Hello, Bookstore”
  • “The English Royal Family”
  • “Pilates”
  • “The Curse of Oak Island” season 3

New Books

What else is new at the library? Books of course! The Library recently received several boxes of books for adults, including:

Fiction:

  • “Girl, Forgotten” by Karin Slaughter
  • “The Hunt” by Faye Kellerman
  • “Love on the Brain” by Ali Hazelwood
  • “Haven” by Emma Donoghue
  • “The Ninth Month” by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
  • “Fox Creek” by William Kent Krueger
  • “Hit & Mrs.” By Lesley Crewe
    “Elizabeth Finch” by Julian Barnes
  • “Acts of Love and War” by Maggie Brookes
  • “The Challenge” by Danielle Steel
  • “Overkill” by Sandra Brown
  • “Reckoning” by Catherine Coulter

Non-fiction:

  • “Zelensky: A Biography” by Serhii Rudenko; translated by Michael Naydan and Alla Parminova
  • “Diana, William and Harry” by James Patterson and Chris Mooney
  • “Lunchbox: 75+ Easy and Delicious Recipes for Lunches on the Go” by Aviva Wittenberg
  • “Sinkable: Obsession, the Deep Sea, and the Shipwreck of the Titanic” by Daniel Stone
  • “Adrift: The curious Tale of the Lego Lost At Sea” by Tracey Williams
  • “Phantom Plague: How Tuberculosis Shaped History” by Vidya Krishnan

Board Meetings

The Hanover Public Library would like to remind the community that Library Board Meetings are open to the public. Board meetings are held at 6pm on the 4th Thursday of every month. This month’s meeting will be held on September 22nd at 6pm via Zoom. Use our contact page or email the CEO/Chief Librarian before the meeting date if you plan to attend, or to request an electronic copy of the meeting agenda. Visit our website at hanoverlibrary.ca under About Us for more information, or to access past meeting minutes.


August 25th, 2022

Waive Goodbye to Unpaid Fines Drive

Our Waive Goodbye to Unpaid Fines Drive is well underway. What’s this all about? If you haven’t already done so, drop by the Library before the end of the year to have staff forgive any unpaid fines still owing on your account. If past fines have prevented you from coming back in or renewing your membership, you don’t want to miss this one-time opportunity! Just bring a piece of ID with you, and your library card if you still have one.

We aren’t going fine free, but we wanted to offer community members a chance to refresh their memberships and come back into the library worry-free. We have helped many patrons say goodbye to their past fines since we started this promotion in July. Why not take us up on this great offer while you still can?

Author Talk: Ted Barris

Have you heard? Canadian author and historian Ted Barris will be joining us on October 7th in the recently-renovated Civic Centre Theatre. Tickets for this talk will be available for purchase at the library beginning this Tuesday, September 6th. This event is sure to be popular, so come early for your tickets to avoid disappointment.

Ted Barris has a new book coming out in September, “The Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory.” We’re sure this book will be popular as well. Interested? You can place your hold today, either through our online catalogue or by giving us a call at 519-364-1420.

Parks Passes

Autumn is in the air! The official start of the season is just around the corner, beginning Thursday, September 22nd. If you’re looking to see the leaves change colour, or if you just want to get outside to enjoy the upcoming fall weather, might we recommend checking out one of our Parks Passes?

The Hanover Public Library has Ontario Parks Passes available to borrow for free with your library card. These passes provide full-car entry to all Ontario Provincial Parks, and are available to borrow for one week. You can even use the pass every day while you’ve got one if you’re feeling adventurous. Place your hold online or by phone, or drop in to see if one is available.

Library Gala

Tickets for the Library Gala are now available for purchase at the library. This year’s theme is “Art Under the Harvest Moon.” The Library Gala will be held at the Hanover branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, October 15th from 7pm-11pm. Pull out your Sunday best—the Gala will be a great opportunity to dress up. There will be an art show and sale, featuring pieces by Saugeen Artists Guild members. There will also be scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a live auction. This event is supported by HIPP Culture.


August 18th, 2022

New Books on CD

The Hanover Public Library is happy to regularly bring you a selection of new Books on CD. We have some great new titles ready to borrow. You can take a look online, or drop in to take a look. We’ve got plenty of great new books for you to listen to, including:

Adult Fiction:

  • Sugar and Salt by Susan Wiggs
  • The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda
  • The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci
  • Grace Under Fire by Julie Garwood
  • Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva
  • Shattered by James Patterson
  • The Hidden One by Linda Castillo
  • Rising Tiger by Brad Thor
  • Clive Cussler’s Dark Vector by Graham Brown

Adult Non-fiction:

  • James Patterson: The Stories of my Life by James Patterson
  • Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown
  • The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves us Forward by Daniel H. Pink
  • The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams

Book Donations and Book Sale

The library is now accepting small numbers of items for the Book Sale on-site. Large donations will continue to be accepted at the home of a volunteer due to space limitations at the library. Check out our donation guidelines to see what we can and cannot accept—these are available at the library, or at hanoverlibrary.ca under Support Your Library.

Donations will be sorted by staff or volunteers, and items we can accept will end up either as part of the library’s collection, on our book sale cart, or at our annual Book Sale in November. All proceeds from the sale of items will go directly towards Library programs and services.

Mark your calendars: our annual Book Sale will be held at the Hanover Raceway in November. The ticketed preview evening will be November 17th from 6pm-8pm, and tickets will be available at the library closer to the date. Tickets are $10 each, and kids under 12 are free. The free sale days will be the 18th 9am-8pm and 19th 9am-6pm. We will also be looking for volunteers to help run our Book Sale. Stay tuned for details.

Fiero Code Club for Kids

Did you know? Our kid’s coding resource has a new name. Prenda Code Club is now Fiero Code Club. This is an online program that teaches kids 8-18 how to code. The program is self-guided, and there are plenty of coding tutorials and projects to help kids get started. Learn to make websites, video games, and animations. Need some encouragement? Kids will earn badges as they progress. Check it out at hanoverlibrary.ca under “Online Resources.” Happy coding!


August 11th, 2022

News Release from Hanover Public Library

Young Adult (YA) Summer Reading Challenge

September is just around the corner! Our YA Summer Reading Challenge will end at the beginning of the month. Bring your completed review booklets to the library by 5pm on Friday, September 2nd in time for the draw. There will be an awesome prize basket going home with one lucky winner, including an Ashanti gift certificate.

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Our annual Adult Summer Reading Challenge will also end at the beginning of next month. Don’t forget to bring your completed reading log books to the library by 5pm on Wednesday, September 7th to be entered into the prize draw. There are some great prizes to be won, including a $50 gift certificate donated by Grant’s Independent, and Chamber Bucks donated by the Hanover Chamber of Commerce.

Author Talk: Ted Barris

Save the Date! Canadian bestselling author and historian Ted Barris will be joining us on October 7th in the newly-refurbished Civic Centre Theatre. Tickets for this event will be available for purchase at the library beginning September 6th.

Barris has a new book coming out in September, “The Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory,” which is sure to be another bestseller. We’ve pre-ordered the book so you can place an early hold on it—give us a call or visit our online catalogue to put your name on the waitlist.

Thank You Summer Students

The Hanover Public Library would like to thank our summer students, Sam Beals and Shem Tomino, for their hard work and dedication this summer. With their help, the library was able to welcome back in-person programming for the first time in over two years! We had a great turnout for all of our kids programmes and events, and we appreciate Sam and Shem for helping to make this possible. Their final days at the library will be at the end of August. Sam and Shem will be headed to Trent University in the fall, and we wish them the very best in all their future endeavors.

Novelist Plus

Did you know? Novelist Plus is integrated into our library’s online catalogue, Koha, to give you series information and to help you find your next read. It’s like having online access to personalized book recommendations, all the time. What’s not to like? To get started, search a title in our catalogue and scroll down—you’ll see Novelist Plus on the right. There, you’ll see information about the book series (if applicable), lists of similar books and series, and even similar authors. You can also choose to browse by story elements that describe the book you’ve pulled up. You can also access Novelist Plus through our website under Online Resources. Not sure how to get started? Library staff members are happy to help.


August 4th, 2022

Ancestry Library Edition

Did you know? The library offers free access to Ancestry Library Edition. You can access this great resource at the library—ask us how. Ancestry Library Edition offers 7,000 databases from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, as well as other international collections. Records include census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Interested in genealogy research? Ancestry Library Edition is one of the premier resources for you!

New DVDs

Libraries aren’t just for books! The Hanover Public Library regularly orders new movies and the latest seasons of popular TV Shows to refresh our viewing collection. We display new titles in the DVD section to show off what just arrived, so drop by during our open hours to check them out. To view the full list of new DVDs and place holds if you wish, visit hanoverlibrary.ca. We now have the following DVDs ready to borrow from our adult collection:

Fictional TV Shows:

  • “Chicago Fire” seasons 7-10
  • “The Brokenwood Mysteries” season 1
  • “Good Karma Hospital” season 3
  • “Murdoch Mysteries” season 14
  • “Sanditon” season 2
  • “Blue Bloods” season 11

Fictional Movies:

  • Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” starring Benedict Cumberbatch
  • “Marry Me” starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson
  • DC’s “Wonder Woman 1984” starring Gal Gadot
  • “Dog” starring Channing Tatum
  • “The Dry” starring Eric Bana
  • “Uncharted” starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg
  • Documentaries:
  • “The Beatles: Get Back”
  • “Summer of Soul”
  • “The Cannabis Question”

Library Gala

It’s official! Mark your calendars: the Library Gala will be held at the Hanover branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, October 15th from 7pm-10pm. The Gala will be a great opportunity to dress up and enjoy a night on the town. This year’s theme is “Art Under the Harvest Moon.”

The library would like to thank Hanover’s Innovative People Program (HIPP) Culture for their generous grant in support of this event. Tickets will be on sale at the library soon. Stay tuned for more details.

Book Donations

We are now taking small donations of items for the Book Sale at the library. Larger donations will continue to be accepted at the home of a volunteer, as we cannot take large donations at the library due to space limitations. Remember to take a look through our library guidelines for information about what we can and cannot accept—these are available at the library, or at hanoverlibrary.ca under “Support Your Library.” If you drop by the library with your small donation of items, staff will take a look through them to make sure that we can accept them for the Book Sale. We appreciate your donations!

Save the dates: our annual Book Sale will be held at the Hanover Raceway in November. The ticketed preview night will be November 17th, and the regular sale days will be the 18th and 19th. Sale times will be announced as soon as possible, so watch this space.


July 28th, 2022

Kid’s Summer Programmes

Don’t forget to sign your kids (or grandkids) up for our August programming. You must pre-register at the library for all programmes. There are still spots available for Summer Storytimes and School-Age Shenanigans. There will also be other activities, crafts, and fun events happening this summer! Call us or drop by the library for more information. You can also email sperkins@hanover.ca or hplsummerprogram@gmail.com.

New Books

The Hanover Public Library regularly adds new books to our collection. We order a mix of the newest titles from popular authors, and new books by other authors we think you’ll love. Watch for our new fiction and non-fiction displays at the library, or view the full lists of new fiction and non-fiction at hanoverlibrary.ca. We now have the following books for adults ready to borrow:

Fiction:

  •  “Switchboard Soldiers” by Jennifer Chiaverini
  •  “The Friendship Pact” by Jill Shalvis
  •  “The Locked Room” by Elly Griffiths
  •  “Chrysalis” by Lincoln Child
  •  “The 6:20 Man” by David Baldacci
  •  “The Heart of Summer” by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
  •  “The Edge of Summer” by Viola Shipman
  •  “The It Girl” by Ruth Ware
  •  “Treasure State” by C. J. Box
  •  “The Falcon’s Eyes” by Francesca Stanfill
  • “Upgrade” by Blake Crouch
  • “The Best is Yet to Come” by Debbie Macomber

Non-Fiction:

  •  “Black Water: Family, Legacy, and Blood Memory” by David A. Robertson
  •  “A Life in Light: Meditations on Impermanence” by Mary Pipher
  •  “Deaf Utopia: A Memoir and a Love Letter to a Way of Life” by Nyle DiMarco
  •  “How to Raise an Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi
  •  “The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times” by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams
  •  “When I am Gone: Twelve Essential Questions to Tell a Life Story” by Steve Leder
  •  “Happy-Go-Lucky” by David Sedaris

Libby App

Have you met Libby? The Hanover Public Library offers free access to Libby for eBooks, digital Audiobooks, video streaming services, and a great selection of digital magazines. Visit libbyapp.com or download the Libby app on your smartphone or tablet. Setting up Libby is easy—just look for Hanover Public Library, part of the Ontario Library Service Consortium. Enter your library card number and you’re ready to read. Libby is user-friendly, and offers many settings to customize your reading experience and make the app work for you.

Search for a specific title or author if you know what you’re looking for, or browse one of the app’s many suggested reading lists. You can even filter your results to browse specific types of items—for example, browse only items Available Now, or choose to see only books or audio items. There are thousands of books, magazines, and audiobooks to choose from.

Need a hand with Libby? Contact the library and we would be happy to give you a crash course!


July 21st, 2022

Civic Holiday Closure

The Hanover Public Library will be closed Monday, August 1st for the Civic Holiday. Drop by during our regular hours this week to stock up on library items. Remember, we’ve got indoor and outdoor activities to keep you and your family entertained this long weekend. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, August 2nd, when we will be open 10am-8pm. Happy long weekend everyone!

New Collection

The Hanover Public Library is pleased to offer a new accessible collection! We have acquired two book-streaming devices for those with visual and/or print disabilities who cannot use our regular collection. These devices were created by individuals with print and visual disabilities, making them easy to use. Devices come with easy-to-follow instructions outlining how to use the devices, and how to easily switch between books. One of these devices will also play discs from our Book on CD and CELA Daisy Books collections, giving you even more book options!

Come by the library or give us a call to request a device, and to give us your list of books you would like to read. Library staff will then pre-load your selected titles onto the device for you, and give you a call when it is ready to be picked up. We can’t wait to share these great devices with those who might benefit from them!

Transparent Language Online

Have you been thinking about learning a new language “someday,” but haven’t quite found the time? The library now offers an online language learning resource, Transparent Language Online. This resource is an effective and engaging experience for language learners of all ages to build vocabulary, and to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Young language learners will use Kidspeak, available through Transparent Language Online in the navigation panel at the top. Languages available for kids are: Chinese, French, German, English, Italian, and Spanish. Additional languages are available for adults.

Transparent Language Online can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on almost any device. Practice a little or a lot, at home or on the go—the choices are yours. This great resource is available at hanoverlibrary.ca under “Online Resources,” or you can download the app on your mobile device. Get started anytime – just create your free account using your library card number. What language will you learn?

Kid’s Summer Programmes

Don’t forget to register for our kid’s August programming. You must pre-register your children at the library for all programmes. We are still signing kids up for Summer Storytimes, School-Age Shenanigans, and the Fiero Code Club Program. There will also be other activities, crafts, and fun events happening this summer! You can call us at 519-364-1420 or drop by the library for more information. You can also email sperkins@hanover.ca or hplsummerprogram@gmail.com.


July 14th, 2022

Thank You to the Lions Club

The Hanover Public Library would like to thank the Hanover Lions Club for their generous donation to our TD Kid’s Summer Reading Club Program. This donation will be put towards making quality programming for children possible this summer. We are especially excited to welcome back in-person children’s programming, as it has been over two years since we have been able to hold any programmes in-person. Contact us for more details.

Local History Room

Calling all local historians! We are pleased to announce that we have reopened our Daniel Knechtel Room, which houses our local history collection. There are tables and chairs, a permanent place to use our microfilm reader, and access to our local history collection for use in the library. Our local history room is also home to an antique desk from the Knechtel furniture factory, and a collection of their old furniture catalogues. This special collection is a must see for all local history fans.

Our Local History Room makes a great study space, available during our open hours. Exam proctoring will also be available in the Knechtel Room again—contact us for details.

Seating is Back

Have you heard? The library has also reopened our reading area! Tables and chairs are available, and we have resumed many of our newspaper and magazine subscriptions that were suspended due to COVID-19. We have also added some arm chairs to our reading area for your comfort. Drop by to read, use our free wifi, or just have a seat. We look forward to having you back in the library.

Computer Buddies

Looking for help using your mobile device or a specific app? There’s a library service for that! Library staff can help you with your smart phone, laptop, tablet, our public computers, and even our wifi. Library staff can also help you with social networks (like Facebook or Youtube), email, our online resources (such as Libby for eBooks), search engines, and so much more. Give us a call at 519-364-1420 to request an appointment with William. Whether you need a little or a lot, William is happy to help!

Museum Display Cabinet

The Hanover Public Library regularly updates our displays to keep our space relevant, fresh, and inviting. We have regular book displays throughout the library, and a museum cabinet where we display plenty of cool stuff. We’ve got some great displays planned for our museum cabinet this summer – drop by to check it out! This year, we have planned a few displays related to our TD Summer Reading Club theme, myths and legends. You never know what you’ll see in our display cabinet.