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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.

JUN 15
10:00 AM

@ the Library



The Etna Library and the Hanover Conservancy will be updating the library's Story Walk with poems. Join us for this family event as we walk into the beautiful hills of Hayes Farm Park reading the poems and exploring nature.

Afterwards, at the library, we'll have snacks and kids will have a chance to write their own short poems that we'll then place on display.​

Free and open to all!

JUN 20
10:00 AM

@ the Library


Amazing World of Lobsters

The UNH Marine Science docents will be visiting the Etna Library to teach kids all about the amazing world of lobsters! There will be lots of hands-on activities, exhibits, and displays. 

This program is designed for kids in grades K-4. This event is free and open to the public; no registration required.

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JUN 24
(All Day)

@ the Library


Dog Library 
Grand Opening!

We're adding a Dog Library to the porch, with the canine-friendly motto: 'Take a Stick, Leave a Stick'!

Besides 'circulating sticks,' the dog library will also feature a water bowl, dog toys, and a sign-in log.

Plus, the library will now keep dog biscuits inside - drop in and grab your furry friend a treat! At this Grand Opening, there will be treats for humans, too. And we'll have a visit at 4pm from Scooter the Therapy Dog!

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Explore the Library

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Happy Pride Month

The Etna Library is celebrating all throughout June with three different Pride displays.

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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