Library News articles from The Hanover Post

Sept. 16, 2021

Local Authors at Culture Days Event

This is a quick reminder to join us this Saturday, Sept. 25, when three local authors will be signing their books at the library tent in Heritage Square next to the Eat Well Market. We will host Greg Dow at 10 am, Ellen Rumsey at 11 am (both are authors of lovely published children’s books), and at noon, local musical star Larry Mercey will be signing copies of his autobiography, “Have Mercey”. All authors will have copies of their books for sale and will happily sign them for you. (Larry’s book is also available to purchase at Holst’s if you want to get it ahead of time.)

Fingers crossed for good weather, and we will see you there!

Hanover Library Marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Sept. 30

September 30th, 2021 will be the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The Hanover Public Library Board and staff want to foster understanding, and to support Indigenous people and culture. To do this, the library is focusing attention on opportunities to help people learn about events and issues in ways that promote the goals of Truth and Reconciliation.  September 30th is just such an opportunity.

The need to learn about and understand the painful legacy of the Residential School system has been thrown into sharp relief recently with the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of children who perished, far from their homes and parents. In our library, we will raise local awareness of the lasting damage the Residential School system caused families and communities.  We will further the cause of reconciliation and honour those lost children by sharing the stories of Residential School survivors, their families and communities.

Please visit the library in the week leading up to September 30th. View the display in our museum cabinet about the Residential Schools and their legacy. See featured books from our collection on Residential Schools, Indigenous matters, and works by Indigenous authors. Pick up a Take and Make craft (for adults and children), and write your thoughts in our display visitor book.
On September 30th, watch visual story books on our large screen TV, telling stories of the Residential School experience. Library staff will wear orange shirts on that day with “Every Child Matters” badges, as a visual reminder to acknowledge the legacy that Orange Shirt Day commemorates. The library offers reading lists of books that examine the issues faced by the Indigenous people of this country, and the ongoing legacy of the past. We encourage everyone to read and learn about the Residential School system, and the intergenerational trauma it caused to survivors, their families and all Indigenous people. We can all be part of Reconciliation; healing begins with understanding and empathy.

Tickets Available Now for Book Sale Preview Evening

You can now purchase tickets at the library for the book sale preview evening at Hanover Raceway on Thursday, October 21st. Tickets are $10 for the preview evening – children may attend free.

The book sale will continue with free admission on Friday and Saturday, October 22 and 23.

Sept. 9

Election Info and Vaccination Receipts at the Library

Canadians will be going to the polls on September 20 to elect a federal government. Staff at the Hanover Public Library can assist you in finding out if you are registered to vote, where to vote, voting dates and lists of candidates. Come in and ask us! We are now open on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm, in addition to weekday hours 10 am until 6 pm.

You can also download and print out your vaccination receipt at the library. Soon, you will need that to enter restaurants for dining in, gyms, sports events, and many other gathering places. We can assist you to access the receipt, print it, and shrink it if you wish. You can also print it from home using our remote printing app, Princh. Call us for more information at (519)364-1420.

Local Authors at Culture Days Event in Heritage Square

On Saturday, September 25, join us in Heritage Square at the Library Tent to meet some wonderful local authors! This event will take place during the Eat Well Market. Beginning at 10 am, children’s author Greg Dow will be at the tent with copies of his children’s book, “Caleb Climbs”, which you can purchase and he will dedicate and sign. Ellen Rumsey joins us at 11 am, another wonderful children’s author, with her books “Finders Keepers” and “Bad Kitten” for sale and signing. At 12 noon, Larry Mercey, founding member of the Mercey Brothers, will be there with copies of his autobiography, “Have Mercey”. You can also get his book at Holst’s in advance if you prefer, and bring it to Larry for a dedication and signature – and a chance to chat about music and old times.

This will be a unique opportunity to do a little early Christmas shopping and support our talented local authors, so don’t miss it!

Watch this space for news about another upcoming event at the library in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Thursday, September 30.

Book Sale: New Location!

Great news – the Hanover Public Library’s Gigantic Book Sale will be happening this year! Due to the renovations in the Civic Centre, we are going to be setting up the book sale at the Hanover Raceway – many thanks to the Raceway for making this possible.

The book sale will be taking place October 21st – 23rd. Thursday the 21st, 5:30 – 8:30 pm will be the special preview evening. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance at the library, or at the door.  Visitors on the preview evening get first pick of the amazing selection of books, puzzles, movies, and more on offer. Friday October 22 and Saturday October 23rd the sale starts at 9 am and runs to 8 pm. Entry will be free on the Friday and Saturday. The cost of your selections will be a donation to the library.

If you have books, movies, puzzles, or games to donate to the sale, please call us at (519)364-1420, or e-mail We will be pleased to accept donations in very good condition, but NOT at the library – we have no space to store them at the moment! We will put you in touch with our volunteers and they will arrange a time for you to pass the material directly to them.

If you have questions as to what we can accept for the book sale, please call the library, or see the Book Donation Guidelines on our website at

Sept. 2nd

Vaccination Receipts: We Can Help

The provincial government recently announced that, as of Sept. 22, everyone entering a restaurant, casino, gym, or other indoor public setting will be required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 along with photo ID. The Hanover Public Library can help you with acquiring your vaccination receipts as long as you have received both shots. If you gave an e-mail address when you had your shots, your receipts will have been e-mailed to you. We can help you print it out, either by logging in to your e-mail on a library computer and printing, or by using Princh, our remote printing app, from your home computer or other device. If you didn’t give an e-mail address or deleted your e-mail accidentally, the receipt can also be accessed online at Ontario Health, using your health card and birth date.

If you haven’t received both shots, we can also help you find locations where you can receive them. Although the Hockey Hub vaccination centre has been closed down, there will be pop-up vaccine clinics, and many pharmacies are offering free vaccinations.

The library is open Mondays noon-6 pm and Tuesdays through Fridays 10 am – 6 pm. Starting September 11, we will also be open Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. We are here to help.

New Books at the Library

As always, there are new books arriving every week at the Hanover Public Library. You can come in and browse the New Book shelves (please wear a mask), or click on the New Books button on our website,, to see the latest additions. Here are just a few:


– “The Missing Sister” by Lucinda Riley

– “Operation Angus” by Terry Fallis

– “A Slow Fire Burning” by Paula Hawkins

– “19 Yellow Moon Road” by Fern Michaels

– “Lightning Strike” by William Kent Krueger

– “Fight Night” by Miriam Toews

– “The Madness of Crowds” by Louise Penny

–  “The Winter Wives” by Linden MacIntyre

– “Another Kind of Eden” by James Lee Burke


– “Canadian Courage: true stories of Canada’s everyday heroes” by Linda Pruessen

– “Forgetting: the benefits of not remembering” by Scott A. Small

– “Somebody’s Daughter: a memoir” by Ashley C. Ford

– “Racing the Clock: running across a lifetime” by Bernd Heinrich

– “The Mediterranean Diet Made Easy: fresh, vibrant recipes for better health” by Brynn McDowell

– “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” by Emmanuel Acho

– “Call Me Indian: from the trauma of residential school to becoming the NHL’s first treaty Indigenous player” by Fred Sasakamoose

– “Perversion of Justice: the Jeffrey Epstein story” by Julie K. Brown

– “The Premonition: a pandemic story” by Michael Lewis

Get reading this fall with the Hanover Public Library! If you’re not  yet a member, give us a call at (519)364-1420 and find out how to join – we will be happy to welcome you to the library.

August 19, 2021

Adult Summer Reading Program Ends Soon

Hanover Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading program has been a great success this year, with more than 40 people taking part. The theme this summer has been “Through Time in Six Books”, and participants read books from each of six time periods. The program will be winding up after the Labour Day weekend, so make sure to get your completed booklet stamped and handed in to us before the draw takes place on September 8th. The prizes this year were donated by the Hanover Chamber of Commerce: Chamber Bucks, which can be spent like cash at over 50 different shops and services in Hanover. Thanks to the Chamber for their generous donation.

Reminder: We Are Open for Browsing!

In case you missed our announcement a couple of weeks ago: we are open for you to come browse the collection and select your own books, audiobooks, and DVDs. It’s been wonderful to see everyone coming back into the library and finding their next great read on our shelves. During the past year and a half, new books and movies have been arriving – but no one could see them (except on our website). So do come in when you can and have a look at what’s new – you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy reading or watching. Currently we are open Monday noon-6 pm and Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. We need all visitors to wear a mask, and we are limited to 14 guests in the library at one time.


Would you like to help support the library while doing something nice for yourself? We would like to suggest Adopt-a-Book! Here’s how it works: have a look at our list of upcoming new books. Select one to be your adopted book (or suggest another title, subject to library discretion). When the book arrives, you will give the library a donation of the cost of the book, and you get to read it first! We will even put a bookplate in the front of the book acknowledging your generosity if you wish; AND you get a tax receipt for your donation. It’s a win-win.

Generous donation allows Hanover Library to ‘lend the Internet’

Hanover Public Library is launching a new technology service with the help of local Hanover business, Electrical Contacts Limited. You can now borrow the internet with your library card! The library has purchased 6 Kajeet SmartSpots to lend to library members who may not have internet at home or lack reliable broadband internet.

Library customers need a Wi-Fi-ready device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop to use this electronic device. Three of the SmartSpots connect to the Bell cellular network and three connect to the Rogers cellular network so they are perfect for home use, cottage use, or on-the-go anywhere in Ontario.

The Kajeet SmartSpot acts as a connector between your laptop, smartphone, tablet or other wireless-capable device and the internet through the mobile phone network. Just as you can use the wireless network in the library, you can now carry that connection with you to access the internet where you are. The SmartSpots come in a kit that includes the Kajeet SmartSpot, a charging cable and power adaptor along with instructions for connecting and troubleshooting.

This new service has been made possible by a very generous donation from Electrical Contacts Limited. ECL, a long standing Hanover business truly invested in supporting our library and our community. ECL has previously donated to our library at our 2018 Art Gala as a Gold level sponsor, and in 2020 when we were unable to run our regular book sale fundraiser. This year they have donated enough for six SmartSpots and a year of data service. We would not be able to provide this new service without their support. We are very grateful to ECL for their donation. 

Customers wishing to borrow the Kajeet SmartSpots must have a full borrowing membership and must sign the user agreement to check out a SmartSpot. The device goes out for fourteen days, no renewals. It will allow several members of one family to connect for educational courses, to browse the Internet or to check email. To ensure that we reach as many families as possible, the library will only loan one SmartSpot per household at any one time.

July 27, 2021

Hanover Library is Open!

We have some great news for our community: we are once again open to the public! This means you can come in and browse the shelves. We know it’s been a long time (since March 13, 2020!) since you could come right in and select your own books, movies, and games, but we are finally able to welcome you back in. Hundreds of new books, audiobooks, and DVDs have been added to our collection since we had to close; and we have added some new items such as Provincial Park Passes, so come in and see what’s new.

There are a few things we require of everyone who visits the library: wear a mask or face covering, please don’t visit if you’re feeling unwell, and understand that we may only have 14 customers in the library at one time, so you may have to wait in the corridor for a few minutes until there’s a spot for you. There won’t be any comfy chairs available for reading quite yet. Please call ahead for computer use, as we have just a few computers available, and sessions will be limited to 45 minutes. These measures are in place so we may continue to keep our staff and our users safe and well.

If you don’t wish to come in to the library and would like to have curbside pickup, please call the library when you arrive and we will bring out your selections. If you are picking up items you’ve placed on hold, making an appointment is advisable, though no longer required.

It’s going to be wonderful to see you in the library once again – it’s been a long, long time!

A Kind Donation 

Library staff were truly touched recently when one of our young members made a lovely donation to the library. Myrna Sararus, who has been a library user for her whole life had a lemonade stand last summer at her family’s rural home. Many thirsty ATVers stopped at Myrna’s lemonade stand and made purchases. Last week, Myrna donated her income from her stand to the Hanover Public Library! We are very grateful for her generosity.

The Story Walk is Back!

Hanover Public Library is pleased to share the news that our Story Walk is now up in its new home in Heritage Square, across from the library. What’s a Story Walk, you may ask? It’s an outdoor walk-and-read activity, great for families to enjoy. A story book – with illustrations – is reproduced on a series of boards on a trail. Our Story Walk is called “The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do” by Ashley Spires. You can walk around Heritage Square and read the book at each stop. We have maps at the library information desk if you would like to pick one up and take part in this activity with the kids or grandkids. You can also view the map on our website,

Wi-fi Hotspots Coming Soon!

Hanover Public Library recently received a grant to purchase wi-fi hotspots. What are hotspots, you might ask? Hotspots are internet-to-go: portable wi-fi devices that library members can borrow and use at home for internet access. If you don’t have internet at home, these portable hotspots can give you access. If you would like to borrow a hotspot, all you need is a library membership! Call the library at (519)364-1420 for more information about borrowing a hotspot.

July 22, 2021

The Story Walk is Back!

Hanover Public Library is pleased to share the news that our Story Walk is now up in its new home in Heritage Square, across from the library. What’s a Story Walk, you may ask? It’s an outdoor walk-and-read activity, great for families to enjoy. A story book – with illustrations – is reproduced on a series of boards on a trail. Our Story Walk is called “The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do” by Ashley Spires. You can walk around Heritage Square and read the book at each stop. We have maps at the library information desk if you would like to pick one up and take part in this activity with the kids or grandkids. You can also view the map on our website,

Local Tourism Information at the Library

Are you taking some vacation time to explore our beautiful region? Need maps and brochures? We have them! Call the library ahead of your visit and we can put together a package of local tourism information you can use to plan your drive and activities. If we don’t have a particular brochure, we can look up the information for you on-line and print it out. The Library is your information station – we can help make your travels a delight!

Adult Summer Reading Challenge Continues

Lots of people have signed up for our Adult Summer Reading Challenge, “Through Time in 6 Books”. It’s not too late to join in! When you sign up, you will receive a booklet to track your reading, and a reading list featuring books about different eras in human history. You can read in any order you like: start in ancient times and work your way forward, or start in the future and work your way back, or start in the middle and get random! When you have read six books, one from each time period, hand in your booklet to be entered in the draw for Chamber Bucks, kindly donated by the Hanover Chamber of Commerce. The contest ends September 7, so you still have time to get reading! Call the library at (519)364-1420 for more information, or e-mail

May 27, 2021

Upcoming Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Now that our Memoir Month program is about done (the draw for the $25 gift card from Grant’s Your Independent Grocer will take place June 16th, so get your ballots in before that!), it’s time to look forward to another reading program we are doing for the summer.

Beginning June 21 – the first official day of summer! – the Hanover Public Library will be holding an Adult Summer Reading Challenge. You may remember that we did one during the summer of 2019 called “Around the World in 7 Books”. It was hugely successful, with lots of folks taking part and winning prizes. This summer we will be doing it again, only this time the theme is “Through Time in 6 Books”. When you sign up, you will receive a booklet to track your reading, and a reading list featuring books about different eras in human history: Ancient Times, Middle Ages, Renaissance, 18th/19th Centuries, 20th Century, and Current and Future. There will be lots of books to choose from on the list, both fiction and non-fiction, and you can read in any order you like: start in ancient times and work your way forward, or start in the future and work your way back, or start in the middle and get random! When you have read six books, one from each time period, hand in your booklet to be entered in the draw. This year, the Hanover Chamber of Commerce has kindly donated Chamber Bucks to be used as prizes for this program. Chamber Bucks are great – you can spend them like cash at any participating shops and services, and the money stays in our community to support local businesses. (Hint: they make great gifts, and are available for purchase at the Chamber office.)

Any adult library member is eligible to participate. (If you’re not a member yet, get in touch with us at (519)364-1420 or so we can remedy that situation!) The program will run from June 21 until September 7, so you will have lots of time to get your reading done. Watch this space in the Post for more details, or check out our website,, and get ready to time-travel with us this summer!

Thank You!

The 2021 Canadian Tire Hanging Basket Sale is over for another year, and we just wanted to send out a great big thank you to a bunch of people. To Dale and Cathy Cousins, the store owners who do this great thing to support Hanover’s public library, and to their wonderful staff at Canadian Tire Hanover, you’re the best! We appreciate this support deeply, and are thrilled to be able to do more for our community due to your generosity and hard work. And to everyone who came out and bought hanging baskets at Canadian Tire during the month of May, thank you for doing this good deed. We hope your flowers bring you happiness this summer. As soon as we know the grand total we will share the good news with everyone.

May 20, 2021

Still Time to Visit Hanging Basket Sale!

There are still a few days left in May, and that means you still have time to take advantage of the Canadian Tire Hanging Basket sale in support of the Hanover Public Library. You can snag some gorgeous floral hanging baskets for a superb price – just $10.99 each – and $1 from the sale of each one will be donated to the library to support our programs and services in the community. Surround yourself with beauty and know you’ve helped a worthy cause. The sale ends when the month of May does, so make sure to get there soon!

We Are Hiring for Summer!

Do you know a young person who is looking for a great summer job? The Hanover Public Library is searching for a summer student to work as our Children’s Programme Assistant. We are looking for someone who can help engage our kids in online programming, challenges and contests. Working hours for the Programme Assistant are flexible and may be completed at home, at the library or a mix of both depending on how government health restrictions evolve. Shifts may include some evenings and weekends. As this position is funded by Young Canada Works, there are certain conditions which must be met: applicants must be 16 – 30 years of age. Applicants must also have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the job, and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the summer. If you know of someone for whom this job would be a good fit, please let them know to visit our website to see further information on how to apply. The deadline for applications is May 28, so don’t delay!

 Memoir Month Wraps Up Soon

May has been Memoir Month, and library members have been participating enthusiastically by borrowing and reading non-fiction biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. You have until end of May to borrow biographies and receive a ballot to enter the contest, and we will be doing the draw on Wednesday, June 16, so you will have a couple of weeks to get the book read and your ballot returned to us. The prize is a $25 gift card for Grants Your Independent Grocer, so it’s well worth taking the time to borrow a biography! Our thanks go to Grant’s for their kind donation in support of the library.

If you would like to participate but need help selecting a biography, please let us know by calling (519)364-1420 or e-mailing We would be pleased to assist you in choosing a book you’re sure to enjoy!

May 14, 2021

Canadian Tire Hanging Basket Sale

The long weekend is almost here, and you’ll have plenty of time to get to the Hanover Canadian Tire to pick up your hanging baskets! The garden centre is open for you to browse and shop, and your gardener’s heart will be made happy by the huge variety of beautiful plants and flowers. The 10” hanging baskets are only $10.99 each – a very special price – and $1 from the sale of each one will be donated to the Hanover Library. This is a terrific opportunity to get something for yourself – or for a friend or loved one – and do something good for your community as well. Fresh shipments are coming in every few days, with gorgeous petunias, million bells, fuchsias, begonias, geraniums, ferns, and much more to choose from. Now that the weather is improving and the days are longer and warmer, any plants you select are likely to thrive (just remember to water them.) Make your home beautiful and support your library too – it’s a win-win!

Curbside Pick-up Continues at the Library

It looks like we will be carrying on with curbside pickup for a while yet – but that’s okay, we’ve gotten quite good at it, and so have our library users! Remember, you can see what we have available to borrow on our website, – simply click on the Koha icon on our main page and you can search for your favourite authors or search by title or subject. Also at the top of our main page are buttons you can click on to find out what’s new in books and movies, and what books are coming soon. You can sign in with your username and password to place your own holds on items, or call (519)364-1420, or e-mail and we can do it for you. Not sure what you want? Just ask us! Library staff members are very good at finding books and movies for you that you will enjoy. Now that the weather’s improving, reading on the deck or in the back yard is an appealing thought, and the library can help you make it happen.

May 6, 2021

Memoir Month

The forget-me-nots are blooming, and when you see them, let them remind you to take part in the Hanover Library’s Memoir Month contest. We have some absolutely unforgettable stories of real people and real lives in our extensive biography section, and this month you can enter to win a prize just for borrowing and reading some!

Simply place a hold on a biography or memoir. You can sign in on our website to your library account and then browse the collection on-line; or call or e-mail the library and ask us for a recommendation based on your interests. Pick the book up curbside, and receive a ballot with the book as your draw entry. You can return the ballot with the book, or you can call (519)364-1420 or e-mail us at, and we will enter a ballot on your behalf. The contest closes at the end of May and the draw will be held in mid-June for a $25 gift card from Grant’s Your Independent Grocer in Hanover. Our thanks go out to Grant’s for their kind donation of this valuable prize.

We have biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs that recount the lives of movie stars, musicians, politicians, soldiers, journalists, royalty, artists, and just ordinary people who found themselves in extraordinary situations. Some of the greatest stories you will ever read can be found between the covers of biographies, so join us for this special program in May. Not a library member yet? Call or e-mail us and find out how you can get your library card at curbside.

Here are just a few of our most recently-acquired biographies:

  • “Walking With Ghosts: a memoir” by Gabriel Byrne
  • “All Together Now: a Newfoundlander’s light tales for heavy times” by Alan Doyle
  • “Crossroads: my story of tragedy and resilience as a Humboldt Bronco” by Kaleb Dahlgren
  • “Broken (in the best possible way)” by Jenny Lawson
  • “The Happiest Man on Earth: the beautiful life of an Auschwitz survivor” by Eddie Jaku
  • “Lady in Waiting: my extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown” by Anne Glenconner
  • “Extraordinary Canadians: stories from the heart of our nation” by Peter Mansbridge
  • You can see, even from this small sample, the wide variety of biographies that awaits you at the Hanover Library, so get in touch with us and read about some fascinating lives!

Hanging Basket Sale in Full Swing

The greatest thing about May in Hanover is the Canadian Tire Hanging Basket Sale. Once more this year, it’s running the entire month of May, so you don’t have to wait until the Victoria Day weekend to shop. This is to avoid the crowds so that shopping for your beautiful hanging baskets will be safer. They’re only $10.99 each, and $1 from the sale of each one will be donated to the Hanover Library, so it’s a win for everyone! Drop by Canadian Tire’s garden centre and have a look – you will be impressed! Thanks as ever to Dale and Cathy Cousins and their wonderful staff for their continued support of the library.

April 29, 2021

Hanging Basket Sale 2021 Has Begun!

Here’s an easy way to support the Hanover Public Library and get something beautiful for yourself or a loved one: the Canadian Tire Hanging Basket Sale! Once again this year, Canadian Tire Hanover has organized a sale of lovely hanging baskets, to run the entire month of May. (Normally it’s the long May weekend only, but in order to avoid creating crowds, Dale and Cathy Cousins and their staff have extended the sale for the whole month. This includes Mother’s Day, just saying…). They will be getting in gorgeous, lush hanging baskets all month long, with fresh shipments frequently, so you’ll have lots to choose from. The price is unbeatable – only $10.99 – and $1 from the sale of each one will be donated to the library. Canadian Tire Hanover has been supporting the library in this way for several years now, and we are so grateful for this funding which helps us offer more resources to our community. Be a part of this grand event this year by beautifying your home with hanging baskets from Canadian Tire!

Age-Friendly Committee Needs Your Help!

The Hanover Age Friendly Committee (of which the library is a part) is presently working on a Seniors’ Directory, an easy-to-use listing of services in our community. Now the committee needs your help:  if you are a current or former Hanover resident, finish this sentence: “I remember when…”. Quotes should reflect what life was like in Hanover in years past. Here are a couple of examples to get you started:

– I remember when…..Traveling down Main Street meant there were two ruts in the road to help guide your car through.”  

– I remember when…..On Victoria Day in May you had to go for a swim in the river or you were called a chicken.”  

Can you contribute an “I remember when…” for this worthwhile project? Send your quote to by May 13. Thanks for your help!

Bruce and Grey Community Health and Well-being Survey

The municipalities in Bruce-Grey are doing a survey of citizens to find out how we are all feeling about our communities. Do you feel safe living here? Are you happy with the way things are or do you see room for improvement? You can make your voice heard by filling out this survey on-line at You can also request a paper copy from the Hanover Library. Simply call the Library at 519 364 1420 and ask for the survey. We will make an appointment for you to pick up through our contactless curbside service. At your appointment time, come to the east door of the Civic Centre (Clock Tower side). If driving, open the trunk or a window away from the driver/occupants, and staff will drop the survey in through your vehicle window. If walking/cycling, staff will place it on a table outside the building for you to pick up. Completed surveys can be dropped off through the Town mail slot on the east side, or the Library book drop on the west side of the Civic Centre. 

April 22, 2021

Curbside Pickup Is Back at the Library

The current pandemic situation in Ontario means we all have to be flexible and be ready to pivot at a moment’s notice in order to be safe. Provincial guidelines make it possible for the Hanover Public Library to offer curbside pickup of books, DVDs, and other library materials. Now that case numbers are starting to settle downwards in Grey Bruce, we feel we can get back to doing what we do best. Please call the library at (519)364-1420 or visit our website,, for more information about how curbside delivery works, how to place holds, and how to make appointments for pickup.

May is Memoir Month

As the forget-me-nots bloom in May, let them remind you to get in touch with the library and request some books! In May we are running a special program to encourage our community to enjoy more memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies. The Hanover Library has a wonderful selection of these types of books, in regular and large print, and as audiobooks. The Biographies section includes books about the lives of artists, writers, movie stars, musicians, politicians, soldiers, royalty, and sometimes, just ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Every time you borrow a biography book in the month of May, you will receive a ballot. When you return the book, return the ballot with your contact information and the name of the book you read. You may also phone us at (519)364-1420 or e-mail and we will fill out a ballot for you. In early June we will draw from all the entries, and the winner will receive a $25 grocery gift card from Grant’s Your Independent grocer! Many thanks to Grant’s for their generous donation of this great prize. We hope you participate in this engaging program, and if you would like some help selecting a biography that would interest you, just ask us!

Hanging Basket Sale is Coming Closer

It’s almost time for Canadian Tire’s Hanging Basket sale in support of the Hanover Public Library! Once again this year, in order to avoid crowding, the sale will run the entire month of May. Gorgeous hanging baskets of flowers will be available for a special low price, and one dollar from the sale of each one will be donated to the library. We are so grateful to Dale and Cathy Cousins and their staff for their ongoing support of the library. We hope to see you there in May!

Winners from April Break Contest

Our Children’s Services librarian, Stephanie, has just revealed the names of the winners from the April break contests at the library. Each time someone participated in an event (and sent us a photo) they got an entry into the prize draw. Events included the escape room, craft activities, STEAM activity and Lego Bingo. The winners are Adalyn Garland, Lauren McCulloch, and Marika, Ruth and Rien Claassen. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated.