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

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, December 02, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Tweens, ages 9-12, the biggest holidays of the year are just around the corner. Assemble clever gifts for family and friends from popsicle sticks: a fashion bracelet, a skinny snowman and a tree ornament. This palooza and all supplies are free.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 05, 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, December 05, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Families, welcome, welcome, fah Who foraze. Watch a cartoon feature based on the book HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, by Dr. Seuss.

It’s a Grinch pajama party, so KIDS can wear their favorite PJs and bring a pillow to cuddle up with during a show that makes the heart two sizes bigger.

Instead of roast beast, have holiday snacks and join in Grinch activities together. Please register each person attending.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 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, December 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, December 06, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, compete against friends in this month's holiday challenge by building a gift box with surprises inside. 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
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Sign up each family member coming to this all-ages craft night at the library. Each person makes and takes home a Christmas ornament to add to your tree. This time, make a penguin mini-snow globe.

All supplies are provided for this free event.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 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
Thursday, December 08, 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, December 08, 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, December 08, 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, December 08, 2016
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
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
You don’t have to run fast to catch the gingerbread man! Families can walk through the library in New Palestine anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and enjoy gingerbread man crafts, snacks, play centers, and books.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
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, December 12, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens & teens, ages 9-19, find your inner poet. Create a literary masterpiece by blacking out parts of old book pages to reveal hidden lines of poetry. All supplies will be provided.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Silly Safaris' Reindeer Reserve, starring Jingle John the Elf, brings live reindeer and other animals from the North Pole. Audience members interact with John's menagerie during the show, and everyone may pet the animals afterward. This free event is open to people of any age. Tickets will be available 20 minutes before the show on a first-come, first-served basis.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Tweens, ages 9-12, our book this month is “The City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau. Books are available for pick-up starting December 1 at the children’s desk in Greenfield. Read the book before our meeting and come prepared to use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) to solve one of the problems from the book.

Ember was built far underground centuries ago to protect a group of people from a war. However, as time passed the city’s people have forgotten that they live underground. The trouble starts when Lina and Doon learn that Ember is doomed.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Sign up each family member coming to this all-ages craft night at the library. Each person makes and takes home a Christmas ornament to add to your tree. This time, make a holiday cupcake.

All supplies are provided for this free event.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Silly Safari's Reindeer Reserve, starring Jingle John the Elf, brings live reindeer and other animals from the North Pole. Audience members interact with John's menagerie during the show, and everyone has an opportunity to pet the animals afterward.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 15, 2016
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
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Silly Safari's Reindeer Reserve, starring Jingle John the Elf, brings live reindeer and other animals from the North Pole. Audience members interact with John's menagerie during the show, and everyone has an opportunity to pet the animals afterward.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
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
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