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

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 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, June 29, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
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, June 29, 2016
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Tweens, ages 9-19, 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 “Tuck Everlasting,” by Natalie Babbitt, with a book trailer and activities. Everyone gets to take a copy of the book home to read.

From the book jacket: Doomed to―or blessed with―eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.
Location
GBC Community Room A
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Kids (age 3-5th grade) pair with a teen reading buddy each week, and do brain exercises afterward. Kids earn a small prize at the end of each meeting--plus, you can log minutes for summer reading club credit.

"Teens Read the Way" is funded by a Youth as Resources grant from the United Way of Central Indiana. The grant was written and submitted by Hancock County students.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 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, June 30, 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, June 30, 2016
Time
10:15 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.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Kids (entering grades K-5), try some global sports. From toe wrestling to cheese rolling, we’ll try our hand (or foot) at crazy athletics from around the world.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Attend our first outdoor family concert at the new amphitheater in Beckenholdt Park (located on Franklin Street and County Rd. 300 North in Greenfield).

Bomar & Ritter play folk music, rock, ballads and blues. Sing along to the sweet sounds of summer; and afterward, enjoy the park's pond, wetland, observation deck, and walking paths.

Please note: in case of rain, the show will go on. Come to the library's GBC Community Room.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 04, 2016
Time
All Day
Description
The library buildings and their book drops will be closed on Independence Day. Free-standing drop boxes on the parking lots of Mt. Comfort Elementary and Eastern Hancock schools will remain open.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 04, 2016
Time
All Day
Description
Library closed on Independence Day. Book drop will also be closed. No items fall due on this day.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 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
Tuesday, July 05, 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, July 05, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Kids entering grades K-5, launch water balloons, join a relay water race, and get soaked just for fun. Please bring a towel. Rain or shine, we'll be out on the library lawn.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Kids entering grades K-5, launch water balloons, join a relay water race, and get soaked just for fun. Please bring a towel. Rain or shine, we'll be out on the library lawn.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

If you have already registered for the 2016 Summer Reading Club, enter your user name and click on the Login button. New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
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
Sea of Monsters
Author
Rick Riordan
Review
A great book a good combination of fairytale and Greek myth
Rating
Title
Henry Hyena Why won't you laugh?
Author
Doug Jantzen
Review
This book was about Henry being mean and laughing at the zoo animals. But then he changed and lost his laugh because he became nice.
Rating
Title
Super heroes amazing battles
Author
Rosie peet
Review
Its was nice
Rating
Title
Arthur and the poetry contest
Author
Marc brown
Review
It was good
Rating