Summer Reading Club Registration
Welcome to HCPL's Summer Reading Club 2018.

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Date
Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
Greenfield
Time
1:30pm
Description
Practice your reading aloud skills with the friendliest audience ever: dogs from Bentley's Buddies & Friends. No need to sign up. Just join us in the children's room.

Date
Monday, September 24th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
9:30am
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. Please note: when events are full, children who have not registered but who are present will be admitted when there are openings. Those on the waiting list will be admitted first.

Date
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
9:30am
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. Please note: when events are full, children who have not registered but who are present will be admitted when there are openings. Those on the waiting list will be admitted first.

Date
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
10:15am
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun! Please note: when events are full, children who have not registered but who are present will be admitted when there are openings. Those on the waiting list will be admitted first.

Date
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
4:00pm
Description
'Tweens & teens (ages 9-18), challenge friends to Wii and Xbox 360 games, like "Super Mario Brothers" and "Guitar Hero." Enjoy snacks and table top games between rounds. 

Date
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
9:30am
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. Please note: when events are full, children who have not registered but who are present will be admitted when there are openings. Those on the waiting list will be admitted first.

Date
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:00am
Description
Kids, ages 1-K (with caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and sensory play (September 5 - October 10). Younger siblings are welcome to attend. Please note: when events are full, children who have not registered but who are present will be admitted when there are openings. Those on the waiting list be will be admitted first.

Date
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
10:15am
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun! Please note: when events are full, children who have not registered but who are present will be admitted when there are openings. Those on the waiting list will be admitted first.

Date
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
11:00am
Description
Kids, ages 3 1/2-K, join us for crafts, stories, and songs. Please note: when events are full, children who have not registered but who are present will be admitted when there are openings. Those on the waiting list will be admitted first.

Date
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
4:00pm
Description
Tweens, ages 8-12, will you accept this month's challenge? Use your engineering skills to design and build a structure using only the supplied mystery items. Hint: Your creation will have to support weight.   

Date
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
5:00pm
Description
Witches and wizards in grades 3-5, hop on the Hogwarts Express and enter the wizarding world of Harry Potter (here at the library) for a potions class! Make various concoctions that are slimy and sticky--and some even tasty, too! All supplies are provided.

Date
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
7:00pm
Description
Matthew Weedman, Assistant Professor of Art at Wabash College, presents It’s Alive! Electricity, Cinema and Metaphor in Frankenstein. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was sparked from amazing tales of galvanization: re-animating human tissue with man’s burgeoning power to wield electricity and excite a world barreling towards industrialization. Professor Weedman will examine how the invention of electricity birthed the interconnected lives of Frankenstein and cinema as well as how this promethean symbol has evolved through film and proven itself critical to a society increasingly reliant on technology. He will discuss this history through images, clips and humorous tales of wild ambition.    One State / One Story: Frankenstein is an Indiana Humanities program and has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the book. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Date
Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
9:30am
Description
Kids (ages 2-3 1/2 with a caregiver), join us for stories, music, crafts and lots of fun! Please note: when events are full, children who have not registered but who are present will be admitted when there are openings. Those on the waiting list will be admitted first.

Date
Thursday, September 27th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:00am
Description
Kids, ages 1-K (with caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and sensory play (September 6 - October 11). Younger siblings are welcome to attend. Please note: when events are full, children who have not registered but who are present will be admitted when there are openings. Those on the waiting list be will be admitted first.

Date
Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
10:15am
Description
Kids, ages 3 1/2-K, join us for crafts, stories, and songs. Please note: when events are full, children who have not registered but who are present will be admitted when there are openings. Those on the waiting list will be admitted first.

Date
Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Greenfield
Grace Rea Study Room 3
Time
6:30pm
Description
You'll be knitting on a gold mine among this social circle, open to congenial people of all skill levels. Beginning and experienced crafters offer advice on each other's handiwork. Bring supplies for a project.

Date
Saturday, September 29th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
9:15am
Description
This is the fifth week in a 5-week yoga series ( September 1-29 ) at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine for both beginning and advanced students. Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, instructs the classes. Yoga increases strength, stamina, and flexibility and has been credited with improving mental health. Use a chair or the floor depending on your abilities. Bring a mat or towel and a small pillow, and wear loose-fitting clothes. People with health issues should speak to their physicians before beginning any exercise. A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those 60+ may attend free.

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Parents, our summer reading program for kids now counts time. Research shows that children reading 20 minutes a day maintain their reading skills over the summer. We want to help your children continue to succeed in school and life.

Kids Summer Reading Club Guidelines


Sign Up for the Kids Summer Reading Club by clicking the “Sign Me Up” button. The Kids Summer Reading Club is for babies up to students entering grade 5 in the fall. Looking for the Adult and Teen clubs? Click the tabs above (or the Home button on mobile).

Between June 1 and August 1
Read
20 minutes each day, then log your time by logging into your account and selecting Add/View Log. Need help? Ask at the Children’s Desk.

Earn Prizes for reaching reading milestones:
  1. Read 1 hour (60 minutes): Raid our prize stash! Choose one free small toy from the Children's Desk.

  2. Read 5 hours (300 minutes): pick out a free paperback book from our book cart.

  3. Read 10 hours (600 minutes): choose a free class, activity, or experience from a local business.

  4. Read 15 hours (900 minutes): receive a packet of coupons for free food and treats from local businesses.

  5. All reading prizes must be earned and picked up by Wednesday, August 1 at 9:00 PM.

Keep Reading books all summer long for more prizes! Every 20 minutes read gains one entry into our Grand Prize Drawings. The more you read, the greater your chances. The drawing takes place after August 1, and the winners will be notified. All Grand Prizes must be picked up by Friday, August 10 at 9:00 PM.

Teens and Adults who read 10 children's books can take credit for one book in their own clubs. So read to a child this summer!



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The Everything Kid's Baseball Book
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Let's Play Ball
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Jump into Sports: Baseball
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