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The Etna Library

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

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 1905, 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.

Wednesday, April 24 @5:30pm (at Trumbull Hall)

Following my Father's WWII Footsteps in Fila Sneakers


Bill Hammond discusses the journey he took following the route that his father had taken during World War II.


The trip, taken during October of 2023, was a way for Bill to honor his father, to recognize his and his fellow soldiers' sacrifice, and to reinforce a bond with his brothers. This talk will focus on the marvels of the excursion and the serendipity in finding things you believe impossible.

Saturday, May 4 @10am (at the Library)

Build your own Bluebird nesting boxes


Spaces are limited! Please sign up at:

Enjoy this family event at Hayes Farm Park and the King Bird Sanctuary! We'll build bluebird nesting boxes, have snacks, and read books about birds! All ages welcome; no cost.

Every 1st Wednesday of each month @12-1pm

Cookbook Club


Every first Wednesday of each month, the Cookbook Club meets at a potluck where we try different recipes from a selected cookbook.

For May, the club is crafting recipes from Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking.


Email us at to borrow a copy of this month's book and for more information.​

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Explore the Library

Cookbook Club

The Cookbook Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month, at noon. 

The group is currently crafting dishes from Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking.


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)



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