Winter Reading Club Registration
Welcome to HCPL's Winter Reading Club!

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Get a tax break for helping the library. Drop off your gently used books, DVDs, and music CDs at the side delivery entrance (northeast corner) of the library in Greenfield between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A volunteer will assist when someone rings the bell. Please request your tax receipt at the same time.

Because of limited space, donations can only be made on specified dates.

Look for bargain books and other media for sale on shelves near the Greenfield entrance, to the left. Children’s books run 50 cents to $1.00. The branch in New Palestine also has sale items on a marked cart.

Proceeds from sales by the Friends of the Hancock County Public Library, a non-profit volunteer group, fund programs and special equipment.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun!
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months (with a caregiver), share stories, songs, baby bounces, and fingerplays. It's never too early to read aloud to children. Experts recommend starting as soon as they're born.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun!
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Kids ages 2-3 1/2 (with a caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Kids, ages 3 1/2-K, join us for crafts, stories, and songs.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
For children age 3 1/2-K (on their own), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun!
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Kids ages 2-K (with a caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Younger siblings are welcome to attend.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Kids, ages 3 1/2-K, join us for crafts, stories, and songs.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, play Minecraft, a game about building virtual blocks into just about anything. In Minecraft, kids experiment, take risks and learn from their mistakes in a fun and engaging environment. It's an interactive playground where constant challenges require your brain to think every moment. Players of all skill levels are invited.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Kids ,ages 3-6, wear your pajamas to the library for a chilly story time. Celebrate winter with super "cool" crafts: snow doh and fake snow.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun!
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Kids (grades K-5), celebrate the wonderful world of author Roald Dahl. Build your own giant out of LEGOs while watching the newly released movie based on Dahl's classic book THE BFG.

In this imaginative tale filled with magic, wonder and unexpected friendship, a young girl is launched on an enormous adventure when she crosses paths with a mysterious being called the Big Friendly Giant.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
All Day
Description
Warm up with a good book during the bleak mid-winter all through February. We've got clubs for families who want to read together, teens and adults.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months (with a caregiver), share stories, songs, baby bounces, and fingerplays. It's never too early to read aloud to children. Experts recommend starting as soon as they're born.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun!
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Kids ages 2-3 1/2 (with a caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Kids, ages 3 1/2-K, join us for crafts, stories, and songs.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
For children age 3 1/2-K (on their own), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun!
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Kids ages 2-K (with a caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Younger siblings are welcome to attend.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Kids, ages 3 1/2-K, join us for crafts, stories, and songs.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Kids ages 2-6, with a caregiver, wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend as we share stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Siblings are welcome to attend.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Friday, February 03, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids, grades K-5, make and decorate your own fleece scarf to cozy up with this winter. Keep it for yourself or give it away as a gift. Sip hot chocolate to keep your hands warm while crafting. All materials will be provided.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
LINK will be hosting FAFSA Day to help graduating high school students and adult learners who are going to college fill out forms for student aid.

Experts from the National Center for College Costs will be on hand to help you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Questions? Call (317) 462-8870 or email kcoffin@giveHCgrowHC.org
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Talk to Hancock County's official historian, Joe Skvarenina, about the past. He will be available for informal conversations on local history.

The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau reappointed Joe Skvarenina as Hancock County historian last December. He has served in that position since 1991.

As a volunteer, the county historian serves as an ambassador and collaborator with different groups and acts as an educator about county history. Skvarenina writes a weekly column for the "Daily Reporter" and hosts a history program for the NineStar Connect’s cable network. He has written several books on Hancock County history.
Location
Local History Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
'Tweens (ages 9-12), make your own special hot chocolate blend with various syrups and candy, and design a sharpie mug to take home.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Monday, February 06, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 06, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Kids and families, help a forgetful blue tang named Dory find her family in this animated children's movie. Eat goldfish crackers and decorate your fins with temporary tattoos as Dory keeps swimming and searching.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 06, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Bright Star Touring Theatre, a professional touring company based in Asheville, NC, is visiting the area with their production of "Freedom Songs." This musical revue provides an energetic and engaging approach to learning about black history.

Music has long been an integral part of American history. Songs that carried secret messages for navigating the Underground Railroad, powerful anthems of the Civil Rights Movement, and the "Beale Street Blues" are celebrated in this performance.

Bright Star’s professional actor/singers take audiences on a musical tour through hundreds of years of history, sampling songs that spread across centuries and continents and explaining the history behind these famous ballads, hymns and musical styles.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun!
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, compete against friends during this month's Winter Reading Club challenge by building a cozy house. The day's creations will remain on display in the children's room for a month.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months (with a caregiver), share stories, songs, baby bounces, and fingerplays. It's never too early to read aloud to children. Experts recommend starting as soon as they're born.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun!
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Kids ages 2-3 1/2 (with a caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Kids, ages 3 1/2-K, join us for crafts, stories, and songs.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
For children age 3 1/2-K (on their own), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, celebrate National Pizza Day (Feb. 9); and build your own pizza from delicious ingredients.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun!
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Kids ages 2-K (with a caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Younger siblings are welcome to attend.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Kids, ages 3 1/2-K, join us for crafts, stories, and songs.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Kids ages 3-6, artist Deborah Reynolds offers a creativity class each month. Learn about artists; talk about simple concepts, such as color and line; and have a great time experimenting with art media.

Dress for a mess.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens, ages 9-12, favorite books deserve more than a scrap of paper to mark your place. Use paper, markers, sequins, stickers and more to design one-of-a-kind bookmarks. All materials provided.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens and teens, ages 9-19, pose for a bookface. This optical illusion involves lining up your face or another body part alongside a matching book cover and snapping a photo that melds life with art. 
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, join us as we warm up our hearts! We will whip up a healthy snack, get our hearts pumping with a dance party, and make a fun Valentine craft.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, play Minecraft, a game about building virtual blocks into just about anything. In Minecraft, kids experiment, take risks and learn from their mistakes in a fun and engaging environment. It's an interactive playground where constant challenges require your brain to think every moment. Players of all skill levels are invited to compete on the library's private server.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A fairy tale favorite takes a "tale spin" in "Little Red's Most Unusual Day." This opera for kids features music from composers Offenbach and Rossini.

Forest Ranger Dudley is too shy to ask Little Red’s mom, the widow Hood, to the Forest Ranger Ball. For that reason he leaves a written invitation in a basket of flowers outside Little Red’s house. Unfortunately for Dudley, the basket is delivered to Granny. Granny simply loves men, especially men in uniform. In the resulting confusion Dudley loses his pants, Granny kisses the Wolf, Mom gets impatient and Little Red gets in trouble. In fact, everyone experiences, in one way or another, a very, very unusual day.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 20, 2017
Time
All Day
Description
Both locations of the Hancock County Pubic Library will be closed for staff training. Building book drops will also be closed, but drop boxes on the parking lots of Mount Comfort Elementary and Eastern Hancock Schools will remain open. No due dates fall on this day.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, waddle on in to explore penguins with this STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) event. Activities include experiments, acting, art, and a snack.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens, ages 9-12, our book this month is “Because of Mr. Terupt,” by Rob Buyea. Pick up a copy at the children’s desk in Greenfield. Then read the book before our meeting. We'll use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) methods to solve one of the characters' problems.

It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much--until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything--and everyone.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

The program has not started yet but will begin on Wednesday, February 01, 2017.
Important Messages

Guidelines:

Join our Winter Reading Club, and read together as a family for a total of 4 hours during the month of February.

Sign up your family as a group by clicking the “Sign Me Up” button above.

Log your family’s reading time by logging into your account and selecting Add/View Log. Then collect your prizes at the Children’s Desk.

Earn a prize for every hour your family reads together.
  • Hour 1: Each child and teen receives a small prize.

  • Hour 2: Each child and teen receives a food coupon.

  • Hour 3: Choose one hardback book for the whole family.

  • Hour 4: Pick up a family library book bag.

Books are read aloud by family members, so audiobooks do NOT count in the Family program.

Prizes will be available for pick-up until Wednesday, March 8.

* Teens and adults may participate in both the family reading club and the teen and adult winter reading club.

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