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

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens & teens (ages 9-19), challenge your friends to Wii and Xbox 360 games, like "Mario Super Sluggers" and "Sonic Generations." Enjoy Twister, UNO, and snacks between rounds.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
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, April 01, 2015
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, April 01, 2015
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, April 01, 2015
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, April 01, 2015
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, April 01, 2015
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, April 01, 2015
Time
2:15 PM
Description
Kids ages 3 1/2-K, come to a storytime when kids talk and everyone else listens. During the session, invent an original tale using dramatic play, props and puppets for inspiration.

Storytelling helps children visualize and think in sequence and prepares them to become better writers by the time they enter school.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 2015
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, April 02, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Kids ages 2-kindergarten (with a caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 2015
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, April 02, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Feeling stressed or tired? Worried about upcoming tests? 'Tweens and teens, ages 9-19, join us for a relaxing hour of yoga and snacks. Dress comfy and bring a yoga mat.
Location
GBC Community Room B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 06, 2015
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, April 06, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
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
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
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, April 07, 2015
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, April 07, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, compete against friends in this month's building challenge by assembling a hovercraft. (The day's creations will remain on display in the children's room for a month.) After the challenge, play "LEGO Indiana Jones 2" on a huge screen.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Kids ages 4-9, spring is for the birds at the Sugar Creek Branch. Hear stories about fine-feathered friends and have a sweet time building snacks with Peeps marshmallow chicks.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
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, April 08, 2015
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, April 08, 2015
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, April 08, 2015
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, April 08, 2015
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, April 08, 2015
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, April 09, 2015
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, April 09, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Kids ages 2-kindergarten (with a caregiver), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, April 09, 2015
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, April 09, 2015
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, April 09, 2015
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, April 10, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, celebrate the work of wildlife artist John James Audubon, who lived in the 18th century. Audubon tried to paint and describe all the birds of America, which made him famous. You are invited to paint a feathered friend on canvas to start a bird gallery at home.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 13, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
During National Library Week, April 13-18, those with fines on their Hancock County Public Library cards will have them waived in exchange for non-perishable food in cans or boxes or for unopened toilet paper, toiletries, or laundry detergent (which food stamps don't cover). Baby care items are also welcome. These essentials will help stock the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Bring donations to the library check-out desks. Each item equals a $1 off fines, up to $5 maximum. Food for Fines does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials or collection agency fees.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 13, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
During National Library Week, April 13-18, those with fines on their Hancock County Public Library cards will have them waived in exchange for non-perishable food in cans or boxes or for unopened toilet paper, toiletries, or laundry detergent (which food stamps don't cover). Baby care items are also welcome. These essentials will help stock the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Bring donations to the library check-out desks. Each item equals a $1 off fines, up to $5 maximum. Food for Fines does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials or collection agency fees.
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Monday, April 13, 2015
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, April 13, 2015
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Kids grades K-5, learn printmaking basics with resident artist, Deborah Reynolds. Use various techniques for printing unique artwork to take home. Dress for a mess.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
During National Library Week, April 13-18, those with fines on their Hancock County Public Library cards will have them waived in exchange for non-perishable food in cans or boxes or for unopened toilet paper, toiletries, or laundry detergent (which food stamps don't cover). Baby care items are also welcome. These essentials will help stock the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Bring donations to the library check-out desks. Each item equals a $1 off fines, up to $5 maximum. Food for Fines does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials or collection agency fees.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
During National Library Week, April 13-18, those with fines on their Hancock County Public Library cards will have them waived in exchange for non-perishable food in cans or boxes or for unopened toilet paper, toiletries, or laundry detergent (which food stamps don't cover). Baby care items are also welcome. These essentials will help stock the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Bring donations to the library check-out desks. Each item equals a $1 off fines, up to $5 maximum. Food for Fines does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials or collection agency fees.
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens & teens (ages 9-19), curious about $$$$? This workshop offers useful tips on how to be smart when spending and saving money.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
During National Library Week, April 13-18, those with fines on their Hancock County Public Library cards will have them waived in exchange for non-perishable food in cans or boxes or for unopened toilet paper, toiletries, or laundry detergent (which food stamps don't cover). Baby care items are also welcome. These essentials will help stock the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Bring donations to the library check-out desks. Each item equals a $1 off fines, up to $5 maximum. Food for Fines does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials or collection agency fees.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
During National Library Week, April 13-18, those with fines on their Hancock County Public Library cards will have them waived in exchange for non-perishable food in cans or boxes or for unopened toilet paper, toiletries, or laundry detergent (which food stamps don't cover). Baby care items are also welcome. These essentials will help stock the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Bring donations to the library check-out desks. Each item equals a $1 off fines, up to $5 maximum. Food for Fines does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials or collection agency fees.
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Dozens of local non-profits will set up booths to recruit volunteers. Match up with a local cause you care about, and get involved in the important work of an organization that needs you. There’s no need to register. Just drop in.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hancock County Public Library, Leadership Hancock County, and the United Way of Central Indiana.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
During National Library Week, April 13-18, those with fines on their Hancock County Public Library cards will have them waived in exchange for non-perishable food in cans or boxes or for unopened toilet paper, toiletries, or laundry detergent (which food stamps don't cover). Baby care items are also welcome. These essentials will help stock the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Bring donations to the library check-out desks. Each item equals a $1 off fines, up to $5 maximum. Food for Fines does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials or collection agency fees.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
During National Library Week, April 13-18, those with fines on their Hancock County Public Library cards will have them waived in exchange for non-perishable food in cans or boxes or for unopened toilet paper, toiletries, or laundry detergent (which food stamps don't cover). Baby care items are also welcome. These essentials will help stock the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Bring donations to the library check-out desks. Each item equals a $1 off fines, up to $5 maximum. Food for Fines does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials or collection agency fees.
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, April 16, 2015
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
Friday, April 17, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
During National Library Week, April 13-18, those with fines on their Hancock County Public Library cards will have them waived in exchange for non-perishable food in cans or boxes or for unopened toilet paper, toiletries, or laundry detergent (which food stamps don't cover). Baby care items are also welcome. These essentials will help stock the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Bring donations to the library check-out desks. Each item equals a $1 off fines, up to $5 maximum. Food for Fines does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials or collection agency fees.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 17, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
During National Library Week, April 13-18, those with fines on their Hancock County Public Library cards will have them waived in exchange for non-perishable food in cans or boxes or for unopened toilet paper, toiletries, or laundry detergent (which food stamps don't cover). Baby care items are also welcome. These essentials will help stock the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Bring donations to the library check-out desks. Each item equals a $1 off fines, up to $5 maximum. Food for Fines does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials or collection agency fees.
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Friday, April 17, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
You are invited to tour the new Hancock County Public Library Bookmobile. Our new vehicle has arrived, and we want you to see what it has to offer inside. Come meet our staff, check out items and receive a small token of our appreciation.
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Friday, April 17, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
You are invited to tour the new Hancock County Public Library Bookmobile. Our new vehicle has arrived, and we want you to see what it has to offer inside. Come meet our staff, check out items and receive a small token of our appreciation.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 17, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
On this night, the Friends of the Hancock County Public Library shop their members-only preview sale. Walk-ins can join the organization at a cost of $15 and shop the preview that night. Or pick up a membership form anytime, across from the library circulation desk.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
During National Library Week, April 13-18, those with fines on their Hancock County Public Library cards will have them waived in exchange for non-perishable food in cans or boxes or for unopened toilet paper, toiletries, or laundry detergent (which food stamps don't cover). Baby care items are also welcome. These essentials will help stock the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Bring donations to the library check-out desks. Each item equals a $1 off fines, up to $5 maximum. Food for Fines does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials or collection agency fees.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
During National Library Week, April 13-18, those with fines on their Hancock County Public Library cards will have them waived in exchange for non-perishable food in cans or boxes or for unopened toilet paper, toiletries, or laundry detergent (which food stamps don't cover). Baby care items are also welcome. These essentials will help stock the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Bring donations to the library check-out desks. Each item equals a $1 off fines, up to $5 maximum. Food for Fines does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials or collection agency fees.
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time
9:00 AM
Description
The Friends of the Hancock County Public Library will hold their gently-used book sale from Friday to Monday, April 17-20, at the Greenfield location. The Friends also offer used audio books, DVDs and CDs.

The sale opens to the public on April 18, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and April 19, from 1 to 3:45 p.m. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents.

Closeout prices start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. on April 20. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3, a plastic grocery bag for $2.

Proceeds will help fund concerts, children’s events, and summer reading club prizes for the library.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Book sale is open to the public April 19, from 1 to 3:45 p.m. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents.

Closeout prices start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. on April 20. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3, a plastic grocery bag for $2.

Proceeds will help fund concerts, children’s events, and summer reading club prizes for the library.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Closeout prices start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. on April 20. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3, a plastic grocery bag for $2.

Proceeds will help fund concerts, children’s events, and summer reading club prizes for the library.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens & teens (ages 9-19), challenge your friends to Wii and Xbox 360 games, like "Backyard Sports: Sandlots Sluggers" and "Jeopardy!" Enjoy Twister, UNO, and snacks between rounds.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Families with children entering kindergarten in the fall are invited to a free, hands-on workshop. Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority will demonstrate activities to practice over the summer that prepare children for school. Afterward, tour the library children's room and sign up for the smartest school supply of all: a library card.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

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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 8.

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

Reviews
Title
Llama llama
Author
Anna Dewdney
Review
My son loves all of her books but specifically askes for Llama Llama Red Pajama every time we walk into the library! He is 2.5yo & loves the story and rhyming
Rating