Guthrie Memorial Library

Hanover’s Public Library Since 1911

Welcome! Guthrie Memorial Library - Hanover's Public Library is a welcoming environment representing education, recreation, and progress, forming a cultural connection that joins people through text, technology, and meeting spaces.

Our vision: To give Hanover area residents access to the information they need in order to live their best lives.

Enjoy three levels of community spaces, technology, and a friendly staff in your community library. Located just three blocks from the center of town on Route 94, we have been welcoming Hanover area families since 1911. We are known for our fun and educational activities for everyone in the family, and our early childhood programs are designed to meet state educational standards. Author visits, a teen library, a special space for kids, and high-speed Internet access can all be yours when you visit Guthrie Memorial Library!

Looking for information about our Pennsylvania Room? Please note that the PA Room houses special collections and rare materials and is only available for limited hours - it is not open the same hours as the rest of the library. Here is the monthly schedule of hours for the PA Room for September 2022. You can learn more about the Pennsylvania Room on our Amenities & Offerings page.

Available Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Public Computers
  • Tours & Group Visits
  • Printing, Copying, and Scanning
  • After Hours Book Drop
  • Test Proctoring
  • Faxing
  • Room Rental
  • Ongoing Used Book Sale
  • Public Restrooms
  • Study/Quiet Rooms
  • Play, Learn, Grow

Upcoming Events

  • Toddler Story Time
    on September 26, 2022 at 10:15 am

    Connect with other families with songs, stories, and fun! Toddler Story Time is geared towards children age 2 with caregiver. Call the library @ 717-632-5183 to register. Registration starting August

  • Bedtime Story Time
    on September 26, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Join Miss Kelly for songs, rhymes, and stories geared for Kindergarten and under. In person in the Program Room. No registration required.

  • Explore the Lincoln Highway Through South Central Pennsylvania
    on September 26, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    The Lincoln Highway is America’s first coast-to-coast Highway and due to our location, motorists travelled right through the heart of our South Central Pennsylvania area.  Tom Davidson, managing partner with

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