Support Your Library: donation and volunteer opportunities

Every gift makes a difference.

Public Libraries have the power to change lives and you can help us.  Supporting your library can happen in a variety of ways. You can help us with fundraising, sponsorship, or volunteer time!

The Hanover Public Library has played a key role in our community since 1906. We connect people to a world of information and learning.  By making a donation today you can help us create a lasting legacy. You can direct your gift to benefit our collections, programs, technology needs, furnishings, or wherever the need is greatest. Your gift will help the Library serve the community above and beyond what tax-based funding provides.

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 Monetary Donations

Donate in person, online, or by mail at any time.

Hanover Public Library
Attn: Chief Librarian
451 10th Avenue
Hanover, ON
N4N 2P1

The Hanover Public Library is a registered charity.  Our Charitable Registration # is 10812 6947 RR0001.  Every gift over $10.00 will receive a charitable tax receipt.  Donations can be acknowledged two ways:  gifts of $100-$499 will have their name added to the list of significant donors binder in the library.  Gifts of $500 and above will be recognized on the donor recognition board in the library corridor.  Your donation stays in your community to benefit individuals and families.  Your support helps ensure the Library’s long-term financial stability.  

Donate Online

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Donate online using, which enables us to accept secure online donations.  Credit Card donations are accepted, and you will receive a tax receipt by email.

In Memoriam Donations

Honour a life well lived by giving an In Memoriam donation. Increasingly, in lieu of flowers, many people prefer to make a donation to a not-for-profit organization as a tangible and permanent way to pay tribute. An In Memoriam donation to the Hanover Public Library is a meaningful way to pay tribute to the memory of someone who cared about their community.

Bequests and Planned Giving

Bequests and planned gifts are an excellent way to leave a legacy to support your Library. They will help us to provide quality programs for future generations. Your contribution will touch lives for many years to come.
There are a variety of ways to make a planned gift to the Library. The simplest one is to name The Hanover Public Library as a beneficiary in your will or living trust. If you would like to discuss a gift intention, Hanover Library staff would be happy to review your needs and intentions.

An easy way to support your library and get something nice for yourself.  Choose a title from our list of upcoming book releases. We buy the book for the library and when the book arrives you donate the cost to the library.  You get a tax receipt for the full amount of your donation and you will be the first borrower to read the book. Both adult and children’s collections can benefit from material adoption.  Your generosity can be acknowledged,  if you wish, by having a bookplate in the book so that everyone knows of your gift.
Donate Books & Materials

Donated items may be added to our collection or may be sold at the Annual Booksale in June. All money raised helps fund our Library programs and services.  We accept used books, DVDs, puzzles, games, or CDs to the sale.  Please review the Book Sale Donation Guideline for more information.  Small numbers of donations may be dropped off at any time. Please contact the Library at 519.364.1420 or for information about donating large amounts of materials.

Volunteering at the Library

We need your help to run events like the Hanging Basket Sale, sort donated books, add to our index of obituaries, deliver to home-bound residents, and fundraise! Why not sign up and explore the opportunities that appeal to you and suit your schedule.

Become a library board member

We are seeking new trustees to join the library board. As a trustee you will become a well-informed advocate for our library and actively support our efforts as we promote our library as a vital community hub and resource in the digital era. If you are interested please contact the CEO/Chief Librarian.

Computer Buddies

Computer Buddies pairs adults who need help using new technology with teens who need volunteer experience. The Buddies can offer help with basic computer stills orIMG_3030 devices such as eReaders, tablets, and smart phones and web applications such as Facebook, e-mail and Twitter.  This is a wonderful program for both teens and adults: it will give teens the opportunity to share their knowledge, and give adults skills that will enrich their lives. If you would like to become a Computer Buddy tutor, please call or visit the library.