March Break-St. Patrick’s Day Storytime-EVENT CANCELLED

March 17, 2020
10:30 amto11:30 am

This event has been cancelled.

Come dressed in your greenest greens and drop in for a special celebration! We’ll read stories, sing songs and stay for a hand-on activity afterward.

Date: March 17th Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am Location: Children’s area

Free and open to all ages.

March Break-Traditional Storytelling and Craft-EVENT CANCELLED

March 20, 2020
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Sharon from the M’wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre will be sharing some traditional stories and puppets for a very special Friday storytime! Join us afterwards for a craft.

Date: March 20th Time: 1:00-2:00 pm Location: Children’s Area

Free and open to families of all ages.

Please pre-register at the library. Registration begins February 26th.

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Paws 4 Stories

July 11, 2019
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
July 18, 2019
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
July 25, 2019
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
August 8, 2019
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
August 15, 2019
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
August 22, 2019
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Paws 4 Stories

Hey kids on Thursdays in July and August join us for Paws 4 Stories! Kids who love dogs but not reading will read to a St. John Ambulance Therapy dog for 15 minutes. The dogs will sit and listen to you read. This will build confidence to read out loud with a encouragement from a furry friend!  Kids will need to register for their 15 minute spot. 

Paws 4 Stories is for ages 5 – 12.

Kids need to register for these programs. Space is limited to 6 kids per week. 

Every Thursday from 1-2:30 p.m.

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Wacky Wednesdays

July 4, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
July 11, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
July 25, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
August 1, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
August 8, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
August 15, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
August 22, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
Join us every Wednesday from 1:30-3:00 p.m. for programs that will challenge your creativity, make you laugh and have lots of fun!

For Ages 5-12. Registration for each Wednesday is required. Space is limited to 20 children per Wednesday program. 

July 4 – Lego Challenge

Are you ready for the challenge? OH and maybe a little thing called LEGO BINGO!

July 11 – Game ON! 

Nothing better than good old board games! Join us for a day that will entertain and challenge you.

July 25 – Slime Spree

Who doesn’t love slime?! Come on our for some slimey good fun…wear your old clothes!

August 1 – Art Attack

Calling all artists! Come and further your passion with lots of awesome art activities!

August 8 – Animals Among Us

Are you an animal lover? This is YOUR day! Join us for all things animal!

August 15 – Minecraft Me!

Zombies, ghosts and withers oh my! Come get your craft on.

August 22 – Escape the Saugeen Room

Do you live for the thrill of beating the timer? Come out and escape before time runs out!

Little Ray’s BIG Reptile Show

March 14, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm


Little Ray’s brings their awesome BIG show to Hanover! See reptiles, plus a LARGE SNAKE and a CROCODILIAN will make an appearance. AND an opportunity to touch them after the show!  You don’t want to miss out! Tickets go on sale Tuesday February 27th at Hanover Library.  All ages show. " "

Time: 1-2pm  Location: Civic Theatre  Cost: $3.50/ticket  

All persons attending show must have a ticket. Buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment, show will sell out!

Civic Theatre Address: 433 10th Ave, Hanover, ON 


Parking info: Civic Centre Lot, 341 10th Street; municipal parking lots located on east and west sides of 10th Avenue; street parking on 10th Street


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Homeschool Program

September 9, 2019
10:00 amto11:00 am
October 7, 2019
10:00 amto11:00 am
November 4, 2019
10:00 amto11:00 am
December 2, 2019
10:00 amto11:00 am
January 6, 2020
10:00 amto11:00 am
February 3, 2020
10:00 amto11:00 am
March 2, 2020
10:00 amto11:00 am

 First Monday of every month from 10 a.m.-11 a.m., join Stephanie in the Children’s Area for our Homeschool Program! We will explore a themed topic with a mini lesson, a craft, and a storytime! This program is free to all homeschoolers in Hanover and surrounding communities.

Program dates:

  • September 9th
  • October 7th
  • November 4th
  • December 2nd
  • January 6th
  • February 3rd
  • March 2nd
  • April 5th
  • May 3rd
  • June 7th

Further Resources

Link to Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents
Link to Canadian Homeschooler Page

Blooming Babies Storytime

January 7, 2020
10:30 amto11:00 am
January 14, 2020
10:30 amto11:00 am
January 21, 2020
10:30 amto11:00 am
January 28, 2020
10:30 amto11:00 am
February 4, 2020
10:30 amto11:00 am
February 11, 2020
10:30 amto11:00 am
February 18, 2020
10:30 amto11:00 am
February 25, 2020
10:30 amto11:00 am
March 3, 2020
10:30 amto11:00 am
March 10, 2020
10:30 amto11:00 am

Blooming babies storytime is a storytime made just for you and baby!

Join the Children’s Librarian for songs, stories and rhymes made just for little ones. We made this a shorter storytime with more songs and rhymes to capture baby’s attention. Siblings are welcome to join the fun. Meet in the Children’s area every Tuesday at 10:30 am.

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