Hanover Park will soon serve as a site for a Little Free Library after town council members agreed to place it near the park restrooms during a meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Hanover Clerk-treasurer Donna Pettitt said local little library organizers asked if there could be a place in town for the little library to be placed. Council members suggested a space at the park, but agreed to keep it away from a high traffic area where it might be damaged. 

The location on the south side of the park restrooms will be easily accessible and has a nearby sidewalk.

The little library – outdoor kiosks containing books for adults and children – allows visitors to select a book to borrow, keep or be exchanged for new donations to the libraries. It’s meant to help promote literacy throughout the county.

Town council members also set dates for the annual week-long Clean Up Hanover event. The event will begin June 9 and last until June 18. Dumpsters will be available for town residents to drop off unwanted household items and to help clean up properties.

Council members reminded residents that leaves may be transported to the compost center for disposal during regular hours.

Also during the meeting, council members approved the repair of the heating and air conditioning system at the Hanover Park building at a cost of $1,150.53. 

Council President Kenny Garrett said the units are at lease 19 years old and will need to be replaced eventually, but a repair should work for now. He suggested the council budget the replacement of one of the three units each year until all three are replaced.

Council members also approved an amendment to the 2017 salary ordinance, two budget transfers and a $6,580 agreement with Boyce Software for the clerk-treasurer’s office during the meeting.