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

   Family Winter 2014       Teen Winter 2014       Adult Winter 2014   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids, grades K-5, learn how to "speak for the trees" like the creature in Dr. Seuss's book, THE LORAX. Explore ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle in your neighborhood by turning trash into treasures.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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 24, 2014
Time
9:30 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
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
For 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 24, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
For children ages 3 1/2-K (on their own), share stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Families are invited to "Banish Boredom" on the library parking lot (rain site is children's room). Get photo ops, join a readers' theater, have popcorn and participate in a software beta test.

Kids ages 6 to 14 can play a video game called "Wandoo Planet," created by Evanced Solutions. Evanced wants kids to tell them where they got game right and where they need to make it better. Kids' feedback will help Evanced make Wandoo even better before its official release in the spring.

The software empowers children to explore their keenest interests by playing the game. Because Wandoo Planet is driven by an "adaptive algorithm," the more kids use the software, the "smarter" it will become; and the better its recommendations for books and movies will be for all the kids who use it.

Future versions of Wandoo Planet will be used by libraries to help children find more of what they like. The game is built on the premise that if children are actively learning about and doing the thing they love, they will transcend their reading levels.

In the game, kids decide if they love, like or dislike what they see. Once they have identified a few interests they love, their own interest sapling grows into an interest tree with individual branches. The branches then start to bud with suggested, kid-friendly content that directly relates to their choices.

No registration is required for this free festival.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, compete against friends in this month's building challenge. Construct a project using only two colors of bricks. (The day's creations will remain on display in the children's room for a month.) After the challenge, play Wii Lego Batman on the huge screen.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-3, enter Minecraft, a 3-D building game that lets players construct anything they can imagine with virtual blocks. Choose between two different modes: survival or creative. Mine for resources, create tools, or completely destroy the world. It’s up you. Children of all skill levels are encouraged to attend
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Children 12 and younger, in the wake of the polar vortex, chill during this animated comedy. A princess loses control of her powers and puts her kingdom in a permanent deep freeze. So her sister, a man who sells ice, and a summer-loving snowman join forces to restore the kingdom's weather (rated PG).
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Friday, May 09, 2014
Time
4:00 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.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 09, 2014
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.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time
All Day
Description
Both locations of the Hancock County Public Library will close for Mother's Day. Book drops at both buildings will also be closed. Items due during this time may be returned on Monday without fines.

Book drops on the parking lots of Mt. Comfort Elementary and Eastern Hancock Schools will remain open.

Cardholders may download eBooks, audio books, music, and magazines 24/7.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Please 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
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
This meeting is open to the public.
Location
GBC Community Room B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids, ages 9-12, enter Minecraft, a 3-D building game that lets players construct anything they can imagine with virtual blocks. Choose between two different modes: survival or creative. Mine for resources, create tools, or completely destroy the world. It’s up you. Children of all skill levels are encouraged to attend.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 16, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
The Friends of the Hancock County Public Library will hold their gently-used book sale from Friday to Monday, May 16 to 19, at the Greenfield location. The Friends also offer used audio books, DVDs and CDs.

From 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Friends shop their members-only preview sale. Walk-ins can join the organization at a cost of $15 and shop the preview that night. Pick up a membership form across from the library circulation desk.

The sale opens to the public on Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, from 1:00 to 3:45 p.m. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents.

Closeout prices start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. 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.

The next book donation date is Tuesday, May 13.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
All Day
Description
The sale opens to the public on Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, from 1:00 to 3:45 p.m. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents.

Closeout prices start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. 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, May 18, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Friends Book Sale
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 19, 2014
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Friends of the Library book sale closeout prices start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. 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.

The next book donation date is Tuesday, May 13.
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 four hours during the month of February.

  1. Sign up your family as a group.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Audiobooks do NOT count in this reading program. The books must be read aloud by a family member.

  5. 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 book fest.

Reviews
Title
Dinosaurs Before Dark
Author
Mary Pope Osborne
Review
The Magic Tree House series is fantastic! There are so many topics in the entire 50+ series that cover just about anything your child could like. The characters are believable and my son loves that the character has his name as well. We learned things we didn't know about dinosaurs as well in the first installment. We are looking forward to reading the rest of the series!
Rating
Title
Some Cat
Review
Cute story about Cat with attitude. When she is in trouble & gets help from her dog pals, she realizes being nice is best! Good lesson about behavior & treating others nicely!
Rating
Title
I'M NOT SLEEPY
Review
Cute bedtime story about a lil owl that doesn't want to go to sleep. The only part I did not enjoy was the lil owl yelling there was an emergency because he wanted Grandma to come back. I compensated by adding my own words on those pages to lil one that Moe was not being good & added an emergency is if you or someone is hurt or lost! Tot loves the book, we had to read it every night while we had it.
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