Summer Reading Club Registration
Welcome to HCPL's Summer Reading Club 2017.
Ask A Local History Expert
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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.
Local History Room
HCPL - Central Library
Monday, August 21, 2017
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. Childrens 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.
HCPL - Central Library
HCPL Kids Site
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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
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).
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.
for reaching reading milestones:
Read 1 hour (60 minutes)
: Raid our prize stash! Choose one free small toy from the Children's Desk.
Read 5 hours (300 minutes)
: pick out a free paperback book from our book cart.
Read 10 hours (600 minutes)
: receive a packet of coupons for free food and treats from local businesses.
Read 15 hours (900 minutes)
: choose a free class, activity, or experience from a local business.
All reading prizes must be earned and picked up by
Tuesday, August 1 at 9:00 PM.
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
Thursday, August 10 at 9:00 PM.
Elephant and Piggie book series
My daughter has loved reading these books this summer. They have been great books for her to beginning reading on her own without help. Cute and funny too!
We are in a Book
My daughter loved this book. It's funny!