Library News articles from The Hanover Post

March 11

New DVDs at the Library

The Hanover Public Library receives shipments of new books weekly; but the library also receives new DVDs quite frequently. There have been some delays in getting new movies and TV shows, due to the fact that productions of these shows have been shut down for long periods because of pandemic precautions. But the supply has begun to flow once again now that new seasons of television shows and new movies are being made and issued on DVD for home use. Here are just a few of our latest acquisitions:

Movies:

  • – “Ammonite” starring Kate Winslet
  • – “Stars Fell on Alabama” starring Richard Maslow
  • – “Love, Weddings, and Other Disasters” starring Diane Keaton
  • – “The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee” starring Paul Hogan
  • – “Wild Mountain Thyme” starring Emily Blunt
  • – “Wrong Turn” starring Matthew Modine
  • – “Greenland” starring Gerard Butler
  • – “Elizabeth is Missing” starring Glenda Jackson

TV Series:

  • – “All Creatures Great and Small”, the new remake starring Samuel West
  • – “Victoria” Season 3 starring Jenna Coleman
  • – “The Long Song” starring Tamara Lawrance
  • – “Miss Scarlet and the Duke” starring Kate Phillips

DVDs can be borrowed for one week. You can select from the library’s collection of over 3,700 titles for all ages. All you need is a library card, and you can create some wonderful movie nights – just add popcorn!

Spring is Springing!

There are robins and red-winged blackbirds singing in the trees, and some people are even reporting snowdrops and crocus blooming in the gardens. Seed companies and plant nurseries say they had a banner year last year, and this year is looking to be even busier. It’s almost time to get into the garden, so be ready! Whether you are newbie or a seasoned gardener, the Hanover Public Library has loads of gardening books to help you plan, design, and create gardens and keep them looking and producing beautifully.

Here are just a few titles that we have in our collection – there are many more!

  • – “The New Canadian Garden” by Mark Cullen
  • – “Food to Grow: a simple no-fail guide to growing your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs” by Frankie Flowers
  • – “The Guide to Human Critter Control” by Theresa Rooney
  • – “Straw Bale Gardens Complete: breakthrough vegetable gardening method” by Joel Karsten
  • – “Pot It Up: 150 fresh ideas for beautiful, easy-to-grow containers” by Frankie Flowers
  • – “How to Make a Garden: 7 essential steps for the Canadian gardener” by Marjorie Harris
  • – “Dryland Gardening: plants that survive and thrive in tough conditions” by Jennifer Bennett
  • – “Landscaping Ideas that Work” by Julie Moir Messervy
  • – “Canadian Garden Design: ideas and inspiration for your garden” by Mark Cullen

If we don’t have what you’re looking for, please talk to library staff – we can request books through interlibrary loan from all over the province.


March 4, 2021

Interlibrary Loan

Public libraries in Ontario serve the communities in which they are located, but in a very real sense, we also serve the whole province. The interlibrary loan system has gone through some challenges in the past couple of years, but is still there to help all our users to access items not available locally.

Even though we were closed for a couple of months in 2020, the Hanover Public Library still brought in almost 300 items for our members from other libraries: books, audiobooks, and DVDs. (Normally we bring in around a thousand items, but numbers are down due to service interruptions.)

When someone asks us for an item we don’t have in our collection, we search for it in the interlibrary loan online system. If we can find it at another library, we make a request for it, and the system creates a list of all the libraries that have one. Each library is asked in turn until the request gets a “yes” from one of the libraries. The lending library pops it in the mail, and a few days later it arrives at our library. We get in touch with the person who requested it and get it into their hands as quickly as possible.

There are a few caveats, though. Newly-released items cannot be sourced through interlibrary loan, as they will be in high use at their home library, so we generally only request items that are more than a year old. Only some libraries will lend DVDs, so they can be a bit harder to track down. And you’ll want to return interlibrary loan items before the due date: the overdue fine for material belonging to other libraries is $1 per day. We can sometimes renew interlibrary loan material if the lending library agrees, but we need a few days’ notice before the due date, so get in touch if you need more time. We do our very best to find and access these materials for you, but sometimes they just aren’t out there to find. That’s rare, though – most of the time, some library in Ontario has what you want. At the moment, some libraries are still not offering interlibrary loans, but hopefully everyone should be back in business by the summertime.

So if there is something you’re wanting to read or view, and we don’t currently have it at our library, let us try to get it for you from another library. We will make every effort to get it for you!

Reminder: Appointments Still Needed

Although we have our doors open so you can come in to pick up your bags of books, DVDs, and audiobooks, or to use a computer, please remember we still need you to make an appointment. This is so we don’t have too many people show up at once – we can only have three people safely in our foyer. If you receive an e-mail that your material is ready for pickup, you can make an appointment yourself by clicking on the Appointlet link in the email; or you can call us at (519) 364-1420 for appointments for pickup and computer use.

Appointments are not needed for picking up printouts or bagtags.


February 25

Hanover Public Library has New Books!

As always, new books are arriving every week at the Hanover Public Library – we need to keep the many enthusiastic readers in our community happy! Here are a few of the latest titles – log into your account or call the library to place holds on your favourites:

Fiction
  • Missing and Endangered by J.A. Jance
  • A Fatal Lie by Charles Todd
  • Relentless: a Gray Man novel by Mark Greaney
  • A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson
  • The Beekeeper’s Daughter by Santa Montefiore
  • Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane
  • Faithless in Death by J.D. Robb
  • The Power Couple by Alex Berenson
  • The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
  • The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  • The Russian by James Patterson
  • The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher
  • Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Non-fiction
  • Keep Sharp: build a better brain at any age by Sanjay Gupta
  • A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • Two Trees Make a Forest by Jennifer Lee
  • Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
  • If I Knew Then: finding wisdom in failure and power in aging by Jann Arden
  • War: How Conflict Shaped Us by Margaret Macmillan
  • Animal, Vegetable, Junk: a history of food from sustainable to suicidal by Mark Bittman
  • Just as I am: a memoir by Cicely Tyson
  • Home Body by Rupi Kaur

Have you been enjoying the Bridgerton series on television? Did you know that series is based on books by Julia Quinn? The Hanover Public Library has the series, so if you have watched the series and are wishing there was more, try the books!

In fact, many of the most popular TV series are based on books that are available at the Hanover Public Library: Longmire, The Last Kingdom, Game of Thrones, The Queen’s Gambit, Shetland, Grantchester, Murdoch Mysteries, and Vera, just to name a few. You can take a deeper dive into the stories you loved on TV by reading the books!

Grey County Reads

For the past few years, South Grey News has been organizing a wonderful event called Grey County Reads. Patterned after CBC’s Canada Reads, Grey County Reads has people in the community advocate for books that they feel everyone in our region should read. The difference with Grey County Reads is that everyone can vote for their favourite book out of the year’s contestants, and prizes can be won, both by individuals and by their community’s public library. This year, Hanover Library’s Norma Graham is advocating for the book “From the Ashes: my story of being Metis, homeless, and finding my way” by Jesse Thistle. You can read about it and about all the books vying for the top spot on the Grey County Reads webpage at www.southgreynews.ca/grey-county-reads-books.  Then you can vote for the one you think all of Grey County should read!

February 18

Hanover Public Library Reopens This Week

Now that the Civic Centre is open to the public once again, the Hanover Public Library is happy to be welcoming people back in person into the library. As was the case back before Christmas, you may step into the vestibule of the library to pick up books, DVDs, magazines, and audiobooks.

As before, we can’t yet allow browsing of the shelves, but at least you can collect your borrowed material inside the building. There are safety measures in place, including plastic shields at the information desk, a debit machine that allows tap, and more. Hand sanitizer will be available as you enter and leave.

Our hours for being open to the public will be: Monday: 12 noon to 6:30 pm; Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 6:30 pm. We will not be open on weekends yet, since the Civic Centre building will be closed and locked.

Here are the rules to which we all must adhere for everyone’s safety:

Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn. If you cannot wear a mask, we will offer outdoor curbside service, but entry into the library will not be allowed. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

We still require appointments for pickups and for membership ID checks. Call the library at (519)364-1420 or visit our website, hanoverlibrary.ca, for more information on how to set up appointments.

We can only allow 3 customers in the vestibule at one time. Library visitors must stay 2 metres apart from each other for safety’s sake.

Do you need bag tags, photocopies, council meeting minutes, or tourism information pamphlets and maps? Are you just popping in for a short visit for WiFi, printing from your device, help with choosing your next read, questions answered? No appointment needed, but be aware you may have to wait a few minutes until there is space to allow you in.

If you need longer interactions with specific staff – such as computer help – you will need to make an appointment and you will be screened beforehand so everyone stays safe.

The library will have one computer in the vestibule, which can be used by appointment for email, printing, etc. It will be sanitized after each use.

Outdoor curbside pickup will still be available if you don’t wish to come inside. It will be by appointment, and we will ask you to call when you arrive so we can bring your items out to you.

Although we can’t yet allow the public to browse the shelves, we are happy to run and get you what you want. We will also have a selection of books and movies on a cart in the vestibule for you to choose from. These items will be sanitized and then quarantined at the end of each day and a new selection put in their place.

We will be very happy to see everyone again – we will be smiling behind our masks!

Ontario Parks Passes Now Available to Borrow

Borrow a Parks Day Pass with your Hanover Public Library card and enjoy free visits to Ontario’s Provincial Parks in 2021!

We know that time spent outdoors is good for our physical and emotional health. With more than 100 operating provincial parks to choose from, you can explore skiing and hiking trails and day use beaches across our beautiful province.

You can borrow a park pass for one week. There is a limit of one pass per household. Passes will only be loaned to adults.

We recommend that you check the Ontario Parks website for up-to-date information to plan your trip, as the pass does not guarantee park entry. Park operating dates and capacity limitations as well as COVID -19 restrictions may apply.

Any time is a great time to get outside and enjoy nature – and a free pass to Ontario’s provincial parks makes it that much better!


February 4, 2021

New at the Library: Online access to newspapers and magazines

Are you missing reading newspapers and magazines? The Hanover Public Library now offers online access to CPI.Q. This is a database that is filled with hundreds of newspaper and magazine publications and articles. CPI.Q is easily searchable if you’re looking for a specific topic, such as “dog behaviour” or “curry recipes”; or you can read the articles from a newspaper or magazine for a specific date, such as yesterday’s Kitchener-Waterloo Record or back issues of Chatelaine or Maclean’s. This is a superb resource for students or for anyone who likes to stay up to date on news and issues. Over 1300 publications are available on CPI.Q, and access is free to library members – you just need your library card number, then you can get browsing! If you don’t have a library membership, please contact us at the Hanover Public Library at (519)364-1420 about how to get one. This is only one of many online resources the library offers – especially important when we are staying home to stay safe.

Birds of Ontario Presentation

Although we are not currently able to have in-person programs and events, the Hanover Public Library is thrilled to offer an on-line presentation by David Chapman on the Birds of Ontario. David has visited the library several times as a speaker, and his beautiful video presentations are always well-attended and appreciated. This on-line show is available via the library’s website, hanoverlibrary.ca, for a few weeks yet, so make sure to visit and spend some time viewing the show. The colourful birds and fascinating information make for a pleasant break from winter, and it’s free to everyone, so don’t miss it.

Have you tried audiobooks?

Are you too busy doing crafts, household chores, or working from home to read? Do your eyes get tired and sore when you try to read? Give audiobooks a try! It’s a great way to enjoy a book while you do other things. The Hanover Public Library has over 1200 books on CD that members can borrow: novels, biographies, historical narratives, self-help, and much more! We have them for all ages too, from young children to teens to adults. I can tell you from experience that listening to an audiobook while housecleaning or washing dishes takes away much of the drudgery – you’ll be done the work before you know it, because you’ve been immersed in the story you’ve been listening to!

Here are a few of our newest audiobooks on CD at the library. Sign into your account and place holds on the ones that appeal to you.

  • “Troubles in Paradise” by Elin Hilderbrand
  • “The return” by Nicholas Sparks
  • “The Russian” by James Patterson
  • “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama
  • “The Paris Library” by Janet Skeslien Charles
  • “Dolly Parton, Storyteller: my life in lyrics” by Dolly Parton
  • “Camino Winds” by John Grisham
  • “Just as I Am: a memoir” by Cicley Tyson
  • “Credible Threat” by J. A. Jance
  • “Journey of the Pharaohs” by Clive Cussler
  • “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley

You can also download e-audiobooks from Overdrive and Libby – thousands to choose from! Check out details on our website about these and other on-line resources: https://hanoverlibrary.ca/e-resources. 


January 28, 2021

Family Day February 15

The Library will be celebrating Family Day virtually this year with some family fun! Get cozy and join Stephanie and Lainie for a live on-line storytime and craft. We will also be setting up a scavenger hunt for your family to complete around town, with prizes for the first family to finish! So whether you’re in the mood for some fresh air, or staying warm and toasty inside, be sure to join us for some family fun on Monday February 15th. More information will be available at hanoverlibrary.ca, or contact the library at (519)364-1420.

New at the Library: Remote Printing

We know from speaking to library users that one thing people in the community really miss is being able to print stuff. Not everyone has a functioning printer at home, and once in a while – whether it’s for a house sale, or a government service, or a course – you really need to have a paper copy. Since we have been closed, we have not been able to offer that service.

But there is good news! The library now has a remote printing app called Princh. This program allows you to send documents from your home computer or device to our printer and have them printed out. Then they can be collected via curbside pickup. Payment can be made on-line or with cash at pickup. We are thrilled to be able to offer this new service – where there’s a will, it seems, there is a way! We invite you to read more about how it works on our website: visit hanoverlibrary.ca/news/remote-printing

Good News for Genealogy Buffs

In the past, the wonderful genealogy resource Ancestry Library Edition has only been available to use for free in the library. We are pleased to tell you that you can now access it from home! Here’s how to do it:

  1. Visit our website, hanoverlibrary.ca. Click on the Koha logo on the top left.
  2. This takes you to the sign-in page. Enter your username and password – the same one you use for placing holds or doing renewals. If you don’t know what your username and password are, please contact the library at (519) 364-1420 or hanpub@hanover.ca.
  3. Once you have signed in, you will see a heading “Member Services” on the top right side. One of the services listed is Ancestry. (The other one is CPI.Q, with full-text articles from major newspapers back to 1983! Check it out too.)

If you don’t have a current membership, please contact the library to arrange for a curbside no-contact membership signup. Then you can start researching! If you would like assistance with learning how to use Ancestry Library Edition, contact Lauren at lbutchart@hanover.ca.

Reminder: Appointments are required!

We need to remind everyone that doing a curbside pickup at the library of any kind of material (including printing) requires an appointment. We need to have your requests ready to go, so staff and customers do not have any contact more than is strictly required. Also, please be punctual for your appointments. We have the deliveries organized by time of appointment, and if you are very early or late, it gets confusing for everyone. We know that sometimes life happens, so if you are going to be late, call us at (519) 364-1420 and let us know. Thank you!


January 21, 2021

Family Literacy Week is Now!

Wednesday January 27th is Family Literacy Day and we’ll be celebrating all week at the library. Keep an eye on the website, hanoverlibrary.ca, and our Facebook page, for a new activity each day. Be sure to register for our live Family Fun Trivia event which will take place Sunday January 31st at 3 pm. The family with the most points at the end will score an awesome family prize pack! 

We are also running a contest all week for families to design a postcard together. Show us where your family would love to visit: Hogwarts? Or maybe Narnia? The location can be real or imaginary or inspired by your favourite book. Postcards can be picked up through a curbside appointment at the library or printed at home from our website. Be sure to submit your finished postcard anytime through the drop box on the west side of the building, or take a picture and email submissions to sperkins@hanover.ca.

Most of all, remember to have fun and read together!

New Books and DVDs at the Library

Since 2021 began, new books, audiobooks, and movies have been flooding in from our suppliers. It’s great to have so much new stock to offer to our users, especially now when staying at home and reading, listening to a book, or watching a movie is so advisable! Here are just a few of the newest items on our shelves – place a hold or call us to do it for you if you see something you like.

New fiction

  • “Miss Julia Knows a Thing or Two” by Ann B. Ross
  • “Before She Disappeared” by Lisa Gardner
  • “Find Me in Havana” by Serena Burdick
  • “The Royal Governess: a novel of Queen Elizabeth II’s childhood” by Wendy Holden
  • “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • “The Queen’s Gambit” by Walter Tevis
  • “Ready Player Two” by Ernest Cline
  • “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett
  • “Next to Last Stand” by Craig Johnson
  • “Dark August” by Katie Tallo

New non-fiction

  • “The British Baking Book” by Regula Ysewijn
  • “Hold On But Don’t Hold Still: hopw and humour from my seriously flawed life” by Kristina Kuzmic
  • “This Is Not the End of Me: lessons on living from a dying man” by Dkashana Bascaramurty
  • “War: how conflict shaped us” by Margaret MacMillan
  • “Dearly: Poems” by Margaret Atwood
  • “Two Trees Make a Forest: in search of my family’s past among Taiwan’s mountains and coasts” by Jessica Lee
  • “The Joy of Movement: how exercise helps us find happiness, hope, connection, and courage” by Kelly McGonigal
  • “Trust: America’s Best Chance” by Pete Buttigieg

New DVDs

  • “Vera: Set 10” starring Brenda Blethyn
  • “Elizabeth is Missing” starring Glenda Jackson
  • “The War with Grandpa” starring Robert de Niro
  • “Battle of the Bulge” starring Tom Berenger
  • “Honest Thief” starring Liam Neeson
  • “The Keeper” starring David Kross
  • “Playing with Fire” starring John Cena

New Audiobooks on CD

  • “Camino Winds” by John Grisham
  • “Just As I Am: a memoir” by Cicely Tyson
  • “The Black Swan of Paris” by Karen Robards
  • “Journey of the Pharaohs” by Clive Cussler
  • “Credible Threat” by J.A. Jance
  • “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama
  • “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley

January 14, 2021

The Library is Still Here For You

Once again, we are dealing with a change in our lives because of the pandemic. We are under a Stay At Home order, and it is really important that people only leave home to accomplish essential errands or go to work.

According to the provincial rules, public libraries are still allowed to offer curbside pickup service. The Hanover Public Library encourages everyone to follow the guidelines that will help to keep us all safe. We recommend that library members pick up several books and DVDs at a time so that you come out less often. Perhaps organize your essential errands so that you can do them in a short period of time: groceries, pharmacy, library pickup, then home. If you’ve been in the habit of picking up one or two books at a time, please choose enough for a month, or ask library staff to select some extras for you. You don’t have to read them all – but you may discover a new author or genre that you will enjoy. Most items are loaned for 4 weeks, and you can renew your books yourself by logging in to your account, or just call us at (519) 364-1420 or e-mail hanpub@hanover.ca, and we can renew them for you if they aren’t on hold for anyone else. Our returns dropbox remains open for now.

We don’t know how long we will be able to continue curbside service – it depends on how effective these new measures are in flattening the curve and protecting our hospitals from overload – so make sure you are well stocked up with reading and viewing material in case things change again. Reading a good book or watching movies or television series can give you a break from thinking about the current situation and support good mental health.

We also have on-line resources available to members, such as e-books and e-audiobooks from Overdrive and Libby; streaming video from RB Digital; and we have added new ones this January to keep you entertained and learning! Ask us how, or see the e-resources page on our website for more details: hanoverlibrary.ca/e-resources.

World Book: Knowledge for Everyone

Make learning fun! This year, the Hanover Public Library has added a subscription to the World Book Encyclopedia Online as part of your library membership. This resource includes different levelled options, from World Book Early Learning for toddlers and preschoolers all the way up to World Book Advanced for teens and adults.

As parents know, a Google search is not always “kid-safe” and a Wikipedia result is not necessarily reliable. The World Book Kids and World Book Student products function as a child-friendly encyclopedia at your family’s fingertips! Students can search for a specific topic that they may need to research or they can browse through the endless categories. There are articles, videos, maps and more to help supplement your child’s learning and encourage their curiosity. There is even an Activity Corner, with crafts and activities for all age groups, and even some that are correlated to curriculum. This is a wonderful resource for parents who are homeschooling or supporting virtual learning while the schools are closed.

Start exploring today at hanoverlibrary.ca/e-resources and scroll down to click on World Book.


January 7, 2021

Exploring the Birds of Ontario

We can’t currently have any in-person programs at the library, of course; but we are thrilled to present David Chapman’s show, “Exploring the Birds of Ontario II” via the library’s YouTube channel. You can find it via the link on our website, hanoverlibrary.ca.

David has presented his wonderful photo and video shows at the library many times, and they are always very popular.

In this program you will see photos and videos of songbirds as well as warblers, winter finches and herons. We will also be looking at the nesting process of owls, and a particularly popular songbird that most everyone has had the pleasure to enjoy in their own yard. This show will have humour, bloopers and facts along with stunning imagery that audiences of any age will enjoy. This program will be available for viewing on the library website for a few months, so be sure to check it out.

Grey County Reads

This month, Grey County Reads begins once more! What will be the next great book to read in Grey County? Vote daily for your favourite starting February 22, and you might win a prize!

Six great books have been selected for the 2021 Grey County Reads contest:

  • Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle
  • The Company We Keep by Francis Itani
  • The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • Women Talking by Miriam Toews

Find more information about Grey County Reads at www.southgreynews.ca/grey-county-reads or ask us at the library.

New E-Resources Available Now

As difficult as it is being locked down, this might be the perfect time to do some reading and learning using the Hanover Public Library’s wonderful on-line resources. In addition to e-books and e-audiobooks via Overdrive and Libby, and streaming video via RB Digital, we have now added some great new resources that will appeal to all ages.

Mango Languages and Little Pim: learn a new language with Mango Languages! This on-line program teaches practical conversation and simulates the way people learn when immersed in a foreign culture. Explore more than 70 world languages and ESL/ELL courses in a self paced learning environment.

Little Pim is Mango for kids – a wonderful way to keep children engaged in learning, and loads of fun, with activities and conversation.

CPI.Q: Are you missing your newspaper and magazine reading? Check out CPI.Q on our website. It includes more than 1,300 Canadian periodicals, a bilingual interface (English/French), full-text articles from 1983 forward, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, The Kitchener Waterloo Record, Maclean’s magazine, and much more.

You will need a current Hanover Library membership in order to access these resources. If you don’t have one, get in touch with us at (519)364-1420 or e-mail hanpub@hanover.ca, and we can get you connected.


December 10, 2020

Library Offers New E-resources in the New Year

There is lots to look forward to in 2021: the Hanover Public Library is adding to our selection of on-line resources beginning in January.

Many people in our community made frequent use of our e-books and streaming video during the weeks we were closed, and found out how easy it is to use these options. Demand has definitely increased, so the decision was made to add to our offerings, especially since many families have chosen home-school and virtual learning options for their children.

Here are some of the services that will be added beginning in the new year:

Mango Languages and Little Pim for ages 0-5

Mango is the highest-rated language learning program on-line. You can select from over 70 languages, to learn the basics of that language and the culture that speaks it. Ideal for beginners, Mango uses a combination of listening, speaking, reading, and repetition to help you understand and speak the language of your choice with confidence. This is an ideal time to do some learning, and if you’ve always wanted to learn a new language – or a bunch of languages – Mango can help you make it happen.

Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly (CPI.Q)

This on-line resource features a wealth of Canadian and international periodicals, including The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and Canadian News Facts. CPI.Q offers coverage of a wide range of topics and issues related to Canada, including current events, health, technology, the arts, history, culture and business. It’s a wonderful option for students doing research, because they are able to easily search a topic across hundreds of periodicals including magazines and newspapers. For our many regular customers who like to come in and read the newspapers or leaf through our magazines in our seating area: we can’t open up quite yet, but we invite you to use CPI.Q as an alternative until we can all be together again safely.

WorldBook Reference Suite

For all the people of any age who are doing research for coursework or for curiosity, check out WorldBook Reference Suite in the new year. This wonderful resource offers articles, videos, educator tools, eBooks, research guides and more. Just about anything you want to know about can be found in WorldBook, and you can be confident that the information is true, current, and reliable.

Activity Corner

Contains thousands of low-cost, fun projects for the classroom, homeschoolers, after school programs, and library programming. Activity Corner enables users to browse, save, and create activities for all ages. Since we aren’t able to offer craft and hobby projects in the library at this time, Activity Corner allows you to be creative at home.

In addition to these new resources, we will continue to provide e-books and downloadable audiobooks from Overdrive and Libby. We will also be continuing to offer Acorn TV, Great Courses, and Qello concerts via our video streaming service.

All these wonderful resources are available to library members – you just need your library card to unlock a wealth of great content! If you don’t have a library membership yet, call the library at (519)364-1420 or e-mail hanpub@hanover.ca to set up a time to come in and join up. If you live or own property in the Town of Hanover, your library membership is free. If you live outside of town, there is a fee to join the library, but it’s a fair price when you consider all we have to offer.