Programmes & Activities


National Reading Competition

National Reading Competition

The National Reading Competition is an annual event which is undertaken by all parish libr...

Weeny Wednesday

Weeny Wednesday

    Students enjoying their activities during their Weeny Wednesday session

Tablet Tutorial

Tablet Tutorial

    Library users learning how to use their gadget

Story Hour

Story Hour

The Library offers weekly stories for young children. This is an exciting programme that i...

Coffee & Conversations

Coffee & Conversations

A group of library users enjoying talks while sipping coffee during club meeting

Armchair Travel

Armchair Travel

Children participating in the Armchair Travel activity which is held every 4th Friday at 3...

Overview


Set against the blue- green Caribbean the Hanover Parish Library in Lucea offers a constant invitation to young and old to access information in its spacious rooms. The building was erected in two stages, the first wing in 1963 and the second in 1965. Built at a total cost of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000), it was designed by the firm of Harold Ashwell and Associates who pioneered the design of public library buildings in Jamaica.Notably, the main feature of the Ashwell-designed public library was the level which provided maximum ventilation and light without reducing the wall area available for shelving. The books were also protected from direct sunlight by this positioning of the windows.  READ MORE...

Branch Libraries Opening Hours


The Hanover Parish Library has several branches located all over the parish, offering varying programmes and services. Please see below a list of all branch libraries.

Parish Library

Watson Taylor Drive
P.O. Box 99
Lucea

(876) 956-2205 / 3410
(876) 956-2829

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (SAT)

Askenish

Askenish P.O.
Hanover

(876) 315-8433

Monday - Friday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Chester Castle

Chester Castle P.O
Hanover

(876) 694-1673

Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Hopewell

Hopewell P.O.
Hanover

(876) 956-5182

Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:00 pm (SAT)

Jericho

Jericho P.O
Hanover

(876) 543-3983

Monday - Friday
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Closed on Saturdays

Pondside

Pondside P.O.
Hanover

(876) 330-3742

Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Closed on Saturdays

Green Island

Green Island P.O.
Hanover

Temporarily Closed