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

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Date
Wednesday, November 14th, 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, November 14th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:00am
Description
Kids, ages 1-K (with caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and sensory play (November 7 - December 12). 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, November 14th, 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, November 14th, 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, November 14th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
2:00pm
Description
Homeschool students (ages 9-18), find your inner craftiness! Join our club that meets once a month for snacks, a small craft, and lots of fun! For our November project, have fun layering scraps of colorful fabric to create an art collage. All supplies are provided. Non-homeschool students are also welcome to attend.

Date
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
4:00pm
Description
Tweens and teens (ages 9-18), find your inner craftiness! Join our club that meets once a month for snacks, a small craft, and lots of fun! For our November project, have fun layering scraps of colorful fabric to create an art collage. All supplies are provided.

Date
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
4:00pm
Description
Kids, grades 1-5, make a colorful, dancing marionette from recycled supplies.     

Date
Thursday, November 15th, 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, November 15th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:00am
Description
Kids, ages 1-K (with caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and sensory play (November 8 - December 13). 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, November 15th, 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, November 15th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
11:00am
Description
Kids ages 3-6, artist Deborah Williams 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. 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, November 15th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
4:00pm
Description
Teens (grades 6-12) drop in and watch two of your favorite childhood characters, Shaggy and Scooby, make the ultimate sandwich while they solve mysteries with the gang. We'll lay out fixin's that you can stack into a towering sandwich of your own. If you have a food allergy, please let us know ahead of time.

Date
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Greenfield
Grace Rea Study Room 2
Time
6:00pm
Description
Join a community of writers who gather for inspiration and support. People who attend this monthly meeting, whether they are published or not, discuss their work and give each other mutual encouragement. Bring up to ten computer-printed pages of work to read aloud to the group and make six copies for everyone to share. First-time visitors are welcome to sit in and observe.

Date
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
6:00pm
Description
"Friends of the Library" shop their members-only preview sale. Walk-ins can join the non-profit organization at a cost of $15 and shop the preview that night. Ask for a membership form at the library circulation desk, or click the link below. Proceeds fund free concerts and children's special events. Join the Friends of the Library http://hcplibrary.org/files/FriendsBrochure.pdf.

Date
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
6:30pm
Description
Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng, is the featured novel for discussion in New Palestine. We encourage you to read the selection in advance. Ask for a copy at the desk. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood--and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.Enter Mia Warren, an enigmatic artist and single mother, who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. 

Date
Friday, November 16th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
9:00am
Description
Shop the "Friends of the Library" book sale, open to the public. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents. Children's books are 50 cents and 25 cents. DVDs, CDs and audio books are only $1. Proceeds fund free concerts and children's special events.

Date
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
9:00am
Description
Shop the "Friends of the Library" book sale, open to the public. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents. Children's books are 50 cents and 25 cents. DVDs, CDs and audio books are only $1. Proceeds fund free concerts and children's special events.

Date
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
9:15am
Description
This is the second  week in a 5-week yoga series  (November 10-December 8) 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. Hatha yoga is a term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. It generally means that you will get a gentle introduction to the most basic postures. You should end up leaving class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed without working up too much of a sweat. 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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