Paws 4 Stories

July 5, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
July 12, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
July 19, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
July 26, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
August 2, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
August 9, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
August 16, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
August 23, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Paws 4 Stories

Hey kids every Thursday 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.

July 5th-August 23rddog




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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!

Coding 4 Kids

July 3, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
July 10, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
July 17, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
July 24, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
July 31, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
August 7, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
August 14, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
August 21, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Are you between the ages of 8-13? Do you love a challenge and want to learn coding?

Every Tuesday afternoon from 1-2 p.m. starting July 3rd and running for 8 weeks, join Rachael in the Saugeen Room to learn about coding. Each week you will learn something new, and each week will get tougher and tougher!


$5/child for the full 8 weeks!

Program has space for 16 children.

Summer Storytime & Craft

July 6, 2018
10:00 amto11:00 am
July 13, 2018
10:00 amto11:00 am
July 20, 2018
10:00 amto11:00 am
July 27, 2018
10:00 amto11:00 am
August 3, 2018
10:00 amto11:00 am
August 10, 2018
10:00 amto11:00 am
August 17, 2018
10:00 amto11:00 am
August 24, 2018
10:00 amto11:00 am

Join us every Friday in July and August from 10-11 a.m. for a themed story time and a take home craft! All ages welcome and no registration needed!

July 6 – Hockey Time in Hanover

They shoot! They score! Enjoy a hockey filled hour with a craft that scores!

July 13 – Munsch Madness

You might have Smelly Socks, or be a Paper Bag Princess, but it turns out all good children love silly story times!

July 20 – Teddy Bear Take Over

Bring your teddy bears to the library to enjoy story time!

July 27 – Critter Tales

Critters here, there and everywhere! I wonder what a critter craft looks like??

August 3 – Dinosaurs Walk the Library

Let’s travel back in time to dinosaur days! And a dinoriffic craft to take home!

August 10 – Dance Dance Underpants

Ok don’t really wear only your underpants but do get ready to bust a move!

August 17 – Mo Pigeon, Mo Piggie

Mo of your favourites, just don’t let the pigeon take home your craft!

August 24 – Octopus’ Garden

I like to be under the sea, and take an ocean craft home with me!

March Break-S.T.E.M. Tuesday

March 13, 2018
1:30 pmto3:30 pm


Test your STEMiness by making fluffy slime, flying paper airplanes, playing Harold the Robot game and much more! Ages 5+  

Time: 1:30-3:30 pm   Location: Saugeen Room.  Cost: $2/child.  Registration is required; space for 25 kids.

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March Break-Lego Challenges

March 15, 2018
1:00 pmto3:00 pm


It’s a whole day of Lego! We will play Lego Walk, Lego Bingo to win prizes, and build a boat. Then after regular Lego building time. Ages 5+

Time: 1-3pm  Location: Saugeen Room  Cost: $1/child  Registration is required; space for 25 kids.

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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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Homeschoolers@ Hanover Public Library

January 8, 2018
10:00 am
January 15, 2018
10:00 am
January 29, 2018
10:00 am
February 5, 2018
10:00 am
February 12, 2018
10:00 am
March 5, 2018
10:00 am

 Monday January 8th, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., join Christine in the Children’s Area for our Homeschoolers Program! Each week we will explore a new topic of interest.  Every session will include a small visual lesson, a theme related craft, and a theme related story time! We also may try playing a game or cooking!  This program free to all homeschoolers in Hanover and the surrounding communities.  *NEW* Now if you bring your family to our homeschooling group, your child is able to get a student library card for only $10 a year!*

January 8th- All Things Snow

January 15th-Let Them Eat Cake and Drink Hot Chocolate

January 22nd-No Session

January 29th- Hockey

February 5th- Animals in Winter

February 12th- North Pole and South Pole

February 19th- Library Closed for Family Day

February 26th- Library Closed for Staff Training Day

March 5th- Let’s Program


Further Homeschooler Resources

Link to Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents


Link to Canadian Homeschooler Page