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

   Family Winter 2017       Teen Winter 2017       Adult Winter 2017   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, February 20, 2017
Time
All Day
Description
Both locations of the Hancock County Pubic Library will be closed for staff training. Building book drops will also be closed, but drop boxes on the parking lots of Mount Comfort Elementary and Eastern Hancock Schools will remain open. No due dates fall on this day.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, waddle on in to explore penguins with this STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) event. Activities include experiments, acting, art, and a snack.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens, ages 9-12, our book this month is “Because of Mr. Terupt,” by Rob Buyea. Pick up a copy at the children’s desk in Greenfield. Then read the book before our meeting. We'll use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) methods to solve one of the characters' problems.

It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much--until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything--and everyone.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Clean up and help the library at the same time. 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, February 27, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Tweens and teens (ages 9-19), play the board game version of an "Escape the Room" adventure. Choose between a room in a stargazer's mansion or a spa retreat. Then attempt to unravel the mystery with other players. Find clues, solve puzzles and escape before time runs out!
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-2, create a clay vase and paper flowers with potter Jeremy South from Rocky Ripple Clayworks. Please dress for a mess.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
All Day
Description
Families, don't forget to log the time you've read together. Teens and adults, this is the last day to enter prize drawings.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades 3-5, create a clay vase and paper flowers with Potter Jeremy South from Rocky Ripple Clayworks. Please dress for a mess.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Join us for a fun-filled evening of friendly competition as the library holds its 3rd annual trivia contest. Entry is free!

Teams (up to six members of all ages) can consist of friends, family, coworkers--anyone. Decide on a captain, then list you team's name and enter the number of players. (Only one person per team needs to register. Please use your captain's name.)

First- and second-place teams win gift cards, and the team that shows the most spirit wins an award. We encourage you to decorate your table and wear costumes that match your team name.

Trivia night check-in begins at 6:00 p.m., and the contest begins at 6:30 p.m. Teams may bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for energy.

Space is limited to 15 teams. Please register by February 27, 2017.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids, ages 4-9, celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Watch "Horton Hatches the Egg," dream up your own critter to hatch, and race other kids in our Seuss-style egg races.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Kids ages 4-9, celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday on "Read Across America Day." Listen to Seuss's "Horton Hatches an Egg," do an egg experiment, and make an egg-citing craft to honor Dr. Seuss's 113th birthday.

This event supports the National Education Association’s signature program, “Read across America. “
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
The Friends of the Hancock County Public Library will hold their members-only book sale preview. Members get first choice on print and audio books, DVDs, and CDs. Anyone may join at the door: Individual $15, family $25 (check or cash).

Adult Hardback Books, $1
Adult Paperback Books, 50 cents
Children’s Hardback Books, 50 cents
DVDs, $1
Music CDs, $1
Audio Books, $1
Magazines, 25 cents
Special Items as marked.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Shop the "Friends of the Library" book sale and get gently-used print and audio books, DVDs, and CDs at prices you won't find anywhere else. This is a wonderful opportunity for teachers to stock up on children's and young adult books. Proceeds help fund concerts and summer reading club events.

Adult Hardback Books, $1
Adult Paperback Books, 50 cents
Children’s Hardback Books, 50 cents
DVDs, $1
Music CDs, $1
Audio Books, $1
Magazines, 25 cents
Special Items as marked.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Shop the "Friends of the Library" book sale and get gently-used print and audio books, DVDs, and CDs at prices you won't find anywhere else. This is a wonderful opportunity for teachers to stock up on children's and young adult books. Proceeds help fund concerts and summer reading club events.

Adult Hardback Books, $1
Adult Paperback Books, 50 cents
Children’s Hardback Books, 50 cents
DVDs, $1
Music CDs, $1
Audio Books, $1
Magazines, 25 cents
Special Items as marked.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Shop the "Friends of the Library" book sale and get gently-used print and audio books, DVDs, and CDs at prices you won't find anywhere else. This is a wonderful opportunity for teachers to stock up on children's and young adult books. Proceeds help fund concerts and summer reading club events.

Adult Hardback Books, $1
Adult Paperback Books, 50 cents
Children’s Hardback Books, 50 cents
DVDs, $1
Music CDs, $1
Audio Books, $1
Magazines, 25 cents
Special Items as marked.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
This is close-out day for the "Friends of the Library" book sale. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3, a plastic grocery bag for $2.

Proceeds help fund concerts and summer events for children.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Babies, who are read to, start to realize that words have meaning. Stories help them learn that words have a logical order.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Babies, who are read to, start to realize that words have meaning. Stories help them learn that words have a logical order.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
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, March 07, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, compete against friends during this month's challenge: build a marble maze. The day's creations will remain on display in the children's room for a month.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, join us for an evening of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities. Experiment with light, making rainbows and a kaleidoscope.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Babies, who are read to, start to realize that words have meaning. Stories help them learn that words have a logical order.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
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, March 08, 2017
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, March 08, 2017
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, March 08, 2017
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, March 08, 2017
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, March 09, 2017
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, March 09, 2017
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, March 09, 2017
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, March 09, 2017
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
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Tweens, ages 9-12, what's your favorite emoji? Use your imagination and creativity to make an emoji pillow. The library will provide all supplies for this no-sew project.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 11, 2017
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, March 13, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Babies, who are read to, start to realize that words have meaning. Stories help them learn that words have a logical order.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids, grades K-5, experiment with 3D art to make 2D sketches. Sculpt figures out of tin foil. Then sketch the shadows cast by your moveable art.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Babies, who are read to, start to realize that words have meaning. Stories help them learn that words have a logical order.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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, March 14, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, love LEGOs? Enjoy our LEGO Mania over spring break. No challenges, just free building for an entire hour.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Babies, who are read to, start to realize that words have meaning. Stories help them learn that words have a logical order.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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, March 15, 2017
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, March 15, 2017
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, March 15, 2017
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, March 15, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
All ages, spring break means vacation days and a llama at the library. Listen to a picture book favorite, "Llama, Llama, Red Pajama," then learn fun facts about this wooly pack animal. Everyone will have the opportunity to pet the llama afterwards.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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, March 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Watch the Pixar movie "Cars." In the story, Lightning McQueen is living in the fast lane--until he hits a detour and gets stranded in Radiator Springs, a forgotten town on Route 66. There he meets a heap of hilarious characters who help him discover there's more to life than fame.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
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, March 16, 2017
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, March 16, 2017
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, March 16, 2017
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 to compete on the library's private server.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Watch the Pixar movie "Inside Out." In the story, 11-year-old Riley moves to a new city, and her Emotions team up to help her through the transition. Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness work together, but when Joy and Sadness get lost, they must journey through unfamiliar places to get back home.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
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, March 20, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Babies, who are read to, start to realize that words have meaning. Stories help them learn that words have a logical order.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
In this Pixar movie, lovable Sulley and Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at MONSTERS, INC., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, monsters are scared silly; and it's up to Sulley and Mike to get her back home.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Babies, who are read to, start to realize that words have meaning. Stories help them learn that words have a logical order.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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, March 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Kids, grades K-5, learn about food from around the world with Katie Staples. Test your food knowledge at a produce petting zoo. Then use all your senses to make food art. Come with an open mind and be ready to taste test.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver, join a storytime that combines stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Babies, who are read to, start to realize that words have meaning. Stories help them learn that words have a logical order.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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, March 22, 2017
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, March 22, 2017
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, March 22, 2017
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, March 22, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
For children age 3 1/2-K (on their own), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts.
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, learn about food from around the world with Katie Staples. Test your food knowledge at a produce petting zoo, have fun using all of your senses, and make art with your food. Come with an open mind and be ready to try new tastes.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Tweens, ages 9-12, our book this month is "Chasing Vermeer" by Blue Balliett. Books are available for pick-up on March 1 at the children’s desk. Read the book before our meeting, and come prepared to use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) to solve one of the problems from the book.

When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen: seemingly unrelated events connect. An eccentric old woman seeks their company, and an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. As Petra and Calder are drawn clue-by-clue into a mysterious labyrinth, they must use their powers of intuition, their problem solving skills, and their knowledge of Vermeer. Can they decipher a crime that has stumped even the FBI?
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens ages 9-12, play "Pokémon Go" with an added twist. We'll host a scavenger hunt for virtual Pokémon on our apps, plus, we'll hide real Pokémon around the library! Snacks are included.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

If you have already registered for the 2017 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, or $1 off fines.

  • Hour 3: Choose one hardback book for the whole family.

  • Hour 4: Pick up a family library book bag.

Books are read aloud by family members, so audiobooks do NOT count in the Family program.

Prizes will be available for pick-up until Wednesday, March 8.

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

Reviews
Title
Barbie My First Pet
Author
Mary Man-Komg
Review
Great story. Good animal recognition. Had us talking about what pet we wanted.
Rating
Title
Disney Princess winter fun for everyone
Author
Irene trimble
Review
A story with all princesses in one. Great story.
Rating
Title
Disney Junior Storybook Collection
Review
Great story length.
Rating
Title
Trolls Poppy's party
Author
Frank berrios
Review
Great book. Easy reading.
Rating