The Kid’s Zone is the place to find:
- Board Books
- Picture Books
- Easy Reader Books
- Chapter Books
- Non-Fiction for many age levels
- Early Literacy Stations
- Books on CD
- French Language Collection
- Blu-Ray & DVD movies
- Online Resources specific to kids and teens
- eBooks & Audiobooks to download or stream
We made a librarian approved list of resources for kids and families to help those staying at home. Find age appropriate ebooks and audiobooks as well as craft resources and family activities!
ebooks and Audiobooks for kids & teens
Discover classic and new titles, fiction, non-fiction. Separate collections for kids and teens/tweens. Offering simultaneous use. It’s as easy as browse, click, listen. Discover these collections in the Libby app or Libby website.
Libby Kid’s reading room
Did you know that our Libby catalogue has a collection of “Read-Along” kid’s books? These books are great for emerging readers. As the narrator reads the story out loud, each word being read is highlighted on the page for your child to follow along. A fun way to encourage literacy!
Libby Teen’s reading room
A collection just for teens and tweens. New release fiction and classic titles. Available in ebook and audiobook format. Discover in Libby.
EyeDiscover Optic Readalongs
An exciting fusion of print, video, and audio featuring the innovative Optic Readalong. EyeDiscover is designed to inspire and motivate children at the Kindergarten to Grade 2 levels to read in a fresh, new way.
Each title is packed with special features designed for reluctant readers. An optic readalong included with each title features professional narrators reading the book aloud. This allows beginning readers to listen at their own pace.
Tumble Book Library Readalongs
Find animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish. Access available until May 31st, 2022.
World Book Early Learning
- Emergent readers will engage in an interactive and playful environment of topical content worlds with bursts of information to support microlearning.
- Guided reading program with stories spread across Lexile® levels provides building blocks for early learners
- Includes read-aloud capabilities with easy-to-recognize icons that allow pre-emergent readers to learn independently
- New! Early Learning Basics is a fun, developmentally appropriate way to teach foundational reading and math skills to young children.
- Videos are categorized by subject and are designed to provide visual, real-world examples of high-interest topics.
- Games and activities reinforce early childhood building blocks and stealth learning.
Prenda Code Club is a self-guided online software program that teaches you how to code through hundreds of coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects. Prenda offers a gamified learning experience ― as you progress through the activities, you’ll earn clothes and accessories for your personal avatar.
Learn how to make websites, video games, apps, and animations. It’s fun, engaging, and designed for ages 8-18. Start coding today!
Language Learning by Kids Speak
KidSpeak™ is a fun, age-appropriate online language course designed for children ages 6 and up! Accessible through Transparent Language Online, KidSpeak introduces children to English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese. The program teaches words and phrases suitable for learners’ age, needs, and interests. More than 40 activities, puzzles, and songs guide young learners through the basics, along with a cartoon “friend” who speaks the language. KidSpeak™ works on computers, tablets, and phones – so your little ones can learn on the go, at home, or in the library.
Check out more online activities we created for you! Watch more storytime videos, find STEAM activities and more!
1000 Books Before Kindergarden
Give your child a great head start in learning before they start kindergarten. Reading to your child helps them get a head start in life!
How to get started: Register your child with the Hanover Public Library & track what is read. Any book read can be counted! At every 100th book come in to the library to report on your progress and get a prize! Your child will earn a final prize at the 1000 book mark!
Reading log sheets available in the library or at https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/resources/
All in person programming activities are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. Programmes will resume when it is safe to do so.
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 am in the children’s area
A story time just for babies and their caregivers. Sing songs, learn rhymes and enjoy a story together all year long!
All Ages Storytime
Fridays 10:30 am – 11:30 am in the children’s area
Storytime is fun for all ages! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fun with new friends every week, all year long!
Last Monday of every month, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Join us for one hour of free Lego building and play. We provide the lego you bring the imagination.
We thank Community Foundation Grey Bruce for the purchase of our new children’s furniture.