Summer Reading Club Registration
Welcome to HCPL's Summer Reading Club 2016.

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, August 29, 2016
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, August 29, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Kids, ages 3 1/2-K, come to this unique session that combines traditional story time with a computer class. Crafts are included. Parents are asked to join their children in the computer lab 15 minutes before the session ends.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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, August 30, 2016
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, August 30, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens & teens (ages 9-19), challenge friends to Wii and Xbox 360 games, like "Star Wars the Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels" and "Rayman Legends." Enjoy Twister, UNO, and snacks between rounds.

Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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, August 31, 2016
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, August 31, 2016
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, August 31, 2016
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, August 31, 2016
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, August 31, 2016
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, September 01, 2016
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, September 01, 2016
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, September 01, 2016
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, September 01, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
All trainers, join us for a Pokémon Go hunt in New Palestine. We'll "lure" them in so you can "catch 'em all" at the post office Pokéstop next door. For those of you who think you've got what it takes, battle it out in our library "gym," open to players of all ages.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 05, 2016
Time
All Day
Description
The library and building book drops are closed for Labor Day. No due dates fall on this day. Drop boxes will still be open on the parking lots of Mt. Comfort Elementary School and Eastern Hancock Schools.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 05, 2016
Time
All Day
Description
We're closed on Labor Day, but we're always open online. Try our digital check-outs by clicking "Online Resources," or click "Reference & Research" to look through our databases at hcplibrary.org.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
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, September 06, 2016
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, September 06, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, compete against friends in this month's challenge by building a circle with LEGO's square bricks in honor of "Dot Day." Your creation will remain on display in the children's room for a month.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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, September 07, 2016
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, September 07, 2016
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, September 07, 2016
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, September 07, 2016
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, September 07, 2016
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, September 07, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens, ages 9-12, join our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) book club. The group reads books about solving novel problems with engineering and technology. We'll introduce “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,” by E.L. Konigsburg, with a book trailer and activities. Everyone gets to take a copy of the book home to read.

It's the story of twelve-year-old Claudia Kinkaid who decides to run away, taking her little brother Jamie along. They go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the MET) in New York City, wandering the halls, joining tour groups, and hiding from guards. One night a statue arrives. Claudia and her brother work to discover the statue’s secrets in the donor's mixed-up files.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

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Important Messages
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 above. The Kids Summer Reading Club is for babies up to students entering grade 5 in the fall.

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): receive a packet of coupons for free food and treats from local businesses.

  4. Read 15 hours (900 minutes): choose a free class, activity, or experience from a local business.

  5. All reading prizes must be earned and picked up by Monday, 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 Wednesday, August 10 at 9:00 PM.


Reviews
Title
Shoe Dog
Author
Phil Knight
Review
I enjoyed this book and learned a great deal from the author's story.
Rating
Title
Percy Jackson and the battle of the labyrinth
Author
Rick Riordan
Review
An amazing book a thrilling adventure with many twists and turns, a perfect combination of Greek myth and adventure.
Rating
Title
Star girl
Author
Jerry Spinelli
Review
I just Love this book it's just amazing I am currently reading a book called love star girl which is the second book they are very good
Rating
Title
Sea of Monsters
Author
Rick Riordan
Review
A great book a good combination of fairytale and Greek myth
Rating