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The Etna Library

The original Hanover Town Library. Located in Etna, NH.

Photo of front of library building

Where yesterday mingles with today, beneath one roof.

Call us the Hanover Town Library because our Classical Revival building was the public first library for the entire town of Hanover. Or, call us the Etna Library, because of our location and our status as a cornerstone of the Etna community.

No matter which name you choose, we've been connecting people with ideas, entertainment, and one another since 1898, and will continue to for years to come!

Program Highlights

From children's story times to visits from best-selling authors, the Etna Library has unique programming for all ages and interests.

JUL 23
(All Day)

@ the Library



We'll have several awesome bubble stations set up in the library's reading garden for you to play with!


Inside, we'll offer snacks and bubble-filled stories!

JUL 24
4 PM

@ the Library


Stories With

Scooter the Therapy Dog returns to the Etna Library! Stop by and take a turn reading to the most non-judgmental, friendly (and furriest) listener around! Hang out with Scooter, reading to him and petting him.

We'll also have free dog biscuits you can take with you for the dogs in your life!

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JUL 26
4:30 PM

@ Trumbull Hall

Alyx Hilshey Philadelphia Smoke and Mirrors Photo 2022 -- Credit Jennifer Gershon Vizzzual

Alyx the

Alyx Hilshey is a Vermont-based, nationally touring comedy magician who is bringing her super fun, family show to the Etna Library for the third summer in a row!


Alyx is a terrific performer and was recently featured on the television show Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

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Explore the Library

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Summer Reading

The Library has Reading Challenges for kids, young adults and adults, with amazing raffle prizes on offer.

New Arrivals

(Clicking on any of the titles above will open a new browser window to the Catalog, which the Etna Library shares with the Howe Library)

An open story book with the pages coming to life


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More photos on the Etna, NH Flickr page

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