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

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Date
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Greenfield
Time
10:30am
Description
DUE TO WEATHER, THE COLOR PARTY HAS BEEN MOVED TO WEDNESDAY JULY 25. Teens (grades 6 to 12) finish out summer reading club in a cloud of color--color powder, that is. Definitely dress for a mess and play spectacular games bursting with color. To participate you'll need to register AND turn in a completed permission slip to the children's desk by 9 PM on Thursday, July 19. For a slip, click the link under the photo or ask for a copy at the desk.

Date
Thursday, July 26th, 2018
Greenfield
Grace Rea Study Room 3
Time
6:30pm
Description
Knit in the corner among this social circle, open to congenial people of all skill levels. Beginning and experienced crafters offer advice on each other's handiwork. Bring supplies for a project.

Date
Thursday, July 26th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
7:00pm
Description
Gary Wasson plays bass guitar and has been performing as both a solo artist and band member for over 20 years. His trio is equally accomplished. They draw influences from a  variety of musical styles and genres to make their own distinctive sound: little bit of blues, little bit of bluegrass, little bit of folk music and old country. Hear songs by classic artists such as Johnny Cash, the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, and Marty Stuart.

Date
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
9:15am
Description
This is the first week in a 5-week yoga series ( July 28-August 25 ) 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. Yoga increases strength, stamina, and flexibility and has been credited with improving mental health. 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. This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series and will receive a reminder email before each event.

Date
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
10:15am
Description
This is the first week in a 5-week yoga series ( July 28- August 25 ) 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. Yoga increases strength, stamina, and flexibility and has been credited with improving mental health. 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. This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series and will receive a reminder email before each event.

Date
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
1:30pm
Description
This is the first week in a 5-week series (July 28- August 25) in Greenfield for adults already familiar with yoga. Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, instructs the classes. Yoga increases strength, stamina, and flexibility and has been credited with improving mental health. 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. This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series and will receive a reminder email before each event.

Date
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
2:45pm
Description
This is the first week in a five week series (July 28-August 25) in Greenfield for adults beginning yoga. Susan Goodart, a certified yoga teacher and fitness adviser, instructs the classes. Yoga increases strength, stamina, and flexibility and has been credited with improving mental health. 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 for the entire series is paid at the first session. Those ages 60+ may attend free.  This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series and will receive a reminder email before each event.

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club!
Earn prizes by tracking what you read this summer.

If you have already registered for the 2018 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. 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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The Everything Kid's Baseball Book
Author
Rich Mintzer
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Let's Play Ball
Author
Al Janssen
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Jump into Sports: Baseball
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My First Book of Baseball
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Sports Illustrated
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