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

   Family Winter 2016       Teen Winter 2016       Adult Winter 2016   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Parents with children ages 18 mo.-5-yrs., block parties are on at the library! Our host, Purdue Extension Educator Megan Addison, knows that when kids play with blocks, they freely create, solve problems and think like mathematicians. Join this interactive fun and receive a booklet to continue play at home.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Friday, May 06, 2016
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Children ages 12 and under, dress in your best and bring your mother, grandmother or a special adult to a tea party celebrating Mother’s Day. Enjoy tea or lemonade and delightful hors d’oeuvres. Then make a fun craft. Please register each child and adult.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, May 08, 2016
Time
All Day
Description
Closed for Mother's Day
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
For babies (birth to 2 yrs.), block parties are on at the library! Our host, Purdue Extension Educator Megan Addison, knows that when kids play with blocks, they freely create, solve problems, and think like mathematicians. Join this interactive fun, and receive a booklet for continued play at home.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
For kids ages 2-5, block parties are on at the library! Our host, Purdue Extension Educator Megan Addison, knows that when kids play with blocks, they freely create, solve problems, and think like mathematicians. Join this interactive fun and receive a booklet for continued play at home.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 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, May 14, 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
Monday, May 16, 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
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
For kids ages 2-5, block parties are on at the library! Our host, Purdue Extension Educator Megan Addison, knows that when kids play with blocks, they freely create, solve problems, and think like mathematicians. Join this interactive fun and receive a booklet for continued play at home.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Join the "Friends of the Hancock County Public Library" at the door and shop the members-only preview sale to get first choice on gently-used books and audio-visual items. Individual memberships are $15, families can join for $25.

All proceeds from book sales directly benefit the Hancock County Public Library.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Stop in and browse our "Friends of the Library" book sale. We've got a great selection of high-quality, gently used books and audio visual items at prices that can't be found anywhere else.

Open to the Public:
FRIDAY, 9 AM-5:30 PM; SATURDAY, 9 AM-4:30 PM; SUNDAY, 1-3:45 PM

Closeout Sale: MONDAY, 9 AM-7 PM. Last day: paper grocery bag of books $3; standard plastic grocery bag $2

All proceeds from the sale directly benefit the Hancock County Public Library and help fund library events and prizes.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Stop in and browse our "Friends of the Library" book sale. We've got a great selection of high-quality, gently used books and audio visual items at prices that can't be found anywhere else.

All proceeds from the sale directly benefit the Hancock County Public Library and help fund library events and prizes.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Stop in and browse our "Friends of the Library" book sale. We've got a great selection of high-quality, gently used books and audio visual items at prices that can't be found anywhere else.

All proceeds from the sale directly benefit the Hancock County Public Library and help fund library events and prizes.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 23, 2016
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Shop the Friends of the Library's close-out book sale. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3, a plastic grocery bag for $2.

All proceeds from the sale of these donated items benefit the Hancock County Public Library.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens & teens (ages 9-19), challenge friends to Wii and Xbox 360 games, like "Kirby’s Dream Collection" and "Iron Man 2." Enjoy Twister, UNO, and snacks between rounds.

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

Title
Date
Monday, May 30, 2016
Time
All Day
Description
Closed for Memorial Day
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 30, 2016
Time
All Day
Description
Library closed for Memorial Day
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Tweens, ages 9-12, 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 “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing,” by Judy Blume, with a book trailer and activities. Everyone gets to take a copy of the book home to read.

The story is about a boy named Peter Hatcher who has a terrible problem: his little brother Fudge! Judy Blume got the idea for Fudge when she saw a news article about a toddler who ate the family’s pet turtle.

Log your time reading this book for summer reading club credit.
Location
Daily Reporter Study Room
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 6.

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

Reviews
Title
Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labrynth
Author
Rick Riordan
Review
This book is awesome because it's funny and there's lots of action. This is the 4th book in a series of 5.
Rating
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