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

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, February 08, 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, February 08, 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.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 08, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, create music at the library. Make your own instruments to take home, hear different wind instruments from around the world, and learn valuable musical skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 08, 2016
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, create music at the library. Make your own instruments to take home, hear different instruments from around the world, and learn valuable musical skills.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 09, 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, February 09, 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, February 09, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Homeschoolers, grades K-5, create music at the library. Make your own instruments to take home, hear different instruments from around the world, and learn valuable musical skills.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 10, 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, February 10, 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, February 10, 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, February 10, 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, February 10, 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, February 10, 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, February 10, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Kids ages 3-Kindergarten, join us after storytime for an extended dance party. Dance, sing, use shakers and ribbons during this energetic program during Winter Reading Club.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 11, 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 2016
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
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-3, 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
Friday, February 12, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Tweens, ages 9-12, learn about different music styles from around the world. Then make a kazoo and windpipe to play in our home-grown band. All supplies are provided.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Families of all ages are invited to enjoy the works of three children’s authors. These theatrical readings will introduce the idea of nonsense poetry and the simple pleasures of silliness.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 13, 2016
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.

Skvarenina was named winner of the 2015 Hubert Hawkins History Award from the Indiana Historical Society, given to a local historian for distinguished service during his or her career in local history. Skvarenina has been the county historian since 1992. He serves on the boards of the Hancock County Historical Society, Indiana National Road Assn., Shirley Historical Society and Riley Old Home Society.
Location
Local History Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Families of all ages are invited to enjoy the works of three children’s authors. These theatrical readings will introduce the idea of nonsense poetry and the simple pleasures of silliness.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Monday, February 15, 2016
Time
All Day
Description
library closed
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids, grades K-5, do you have serious dance moves? Prove it! Compete against your friends in this dance competition.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Kids ages 4-8, get shakin' as you dance the hour away with fun activities and music. Learn some new, silly dance moves to teach your friends and family.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens (ages 9-12), enter 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 work your brain every moment. Players of all skill levels are invited.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 22, 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
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens & teens (ages 9-19), challenge your friends to Wii and Xbox 360 games, like "Angry Birds: Star Wars" and "Pac-Man 2 and the Ghostly Adventures." Enjoy Twister, UNO, and snacks between rounds.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Kids ages 4-8, get shakin' as you dance the hour away with fun activities and music. Learn some new, silly dance moves to teach your friends and family.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Come join us for a fun-filled evening of friendly competition. Enter as a team of up to 6 people and work together to answer questions from various categories to win bragging rights as the HCPL Epic Trivia champions! This community wide event is formatted so that all ages will enjoy working together with their unique knowledge of all things trivial. The 1st place team will receive a prize.

HCPL Epic Trivia is a fundraiser for the Hancock County Public Library Endowment Fund, and the cost per team is $50. We'll be awarding a prize for the best themed team, so pick a good Team Name and bring your team spirit! Teams can consist of friends, family, coworkers, anyone - just enter the names of your Team Members.
Decide on a Team Captain, then register your team here: http://hcp.li/EpicTrivia.

Will your team be the HCPL Epic Trivia: Smackdown, Throwdown, Showdown winner?
Space is limited to only 18 teams, so register today!

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

If you have already registered for the 2015 Winter Reading Club, enter your user name and click on the Login button.
New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
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.

Audiobooks do NOT count in this reading program. The books must be read aloud by a family member.

Prizes will be available for pick-up until Sunday, March 6.

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

Reviews
Title
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
Review
We love the whole Mercy Watson series! It's an exciting read about a pig, Marcy Watson, who loves hot, buttered toast. Full of colorful characters!
Rating