Summer Reading Club Registration
Welcome to HCPL's Summer Reading Club 2017.

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, join us for an apple-icious evening to celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday. Fun will include experimenting, making applesauce, and of course, eating apples!
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
September is "Library Card Sign-up Month." From September 1-30, each time you check out items from our locations in Greenfield or New Palestine, you'll find a prize entry form at the bottom of your receipt.* Enter it for a chance to win an iPad (one of two) in a random drawing on October 2.

There's more! Encourage someone you know, who lives in Hancock County, to get a new library card. Those who apply for the FIRST time will be eligible to enter a second drawing for one of five $20 Walmart gift cards on October 2.

If you haven't been in for a while, come see what you've been missing.

*Online check-outs aren't included.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 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.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 20, 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, September 20, 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, September 20, 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, September 20, 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, September 20, 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, September 20, 2017
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Curious tweens (ages 9-12), ever wonder about how everyday things are created? Like the show "How It's Made," we'll take an ordinary object, find out what it's made of, and then turn it in to something else during this STEM event.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
September is "Library Card Sign-up Month." From September 1-30, each time you check out items from our locations in Greenfield or New Palestine, you'll find a prize entry form at the bottom of your receipt.* Enter it for a chance to win an iPad (one of two) in a random drawing on October 2.

There's more! Encourage someone you know, who lives in Hancock County, to get a new library card. Those who apply for the FIRST time will be eligible to enter a second drawing for one of five $20 Walmart gift cards on October 2.

If you haven't been in for a while, come see what you've been missing.

*Online check-outs aren't included.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 21, 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, September 21, 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, September 21, 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, September 21, 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.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 22, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
September is "Library Card Sign-up Month." From September 1-30, each time you check out items from our locations in Greenfield or New Palestine, you'll find a prize entry form at the bottom of your receipt.* Enter it for a chance to win an iPad (one of two) in a random drawing on October 2.

There's more! Encourage someone you know, who lives in Hancock County, to get a new library card. Those who apply for the FIRST time will be eligible to enter a second drawing for one of five $20 Walmart gift cards on October 2.

If you haven't been in for a while, come see what you've been missing.

*Online check-outs aren't included.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
September is "Library Card Sign-up Month." From September 1-30, each time you check out items from our locations in Greenfield or New Palestine, you'll find a prize entry form at the bottom of your receipt.* Enter it for a chance to win an iPad (one of two) in a random drawing on October 2.

There's more! Encourage someone you know, who lives in Hancock County, to get a new library card. Those who apply for the FIRST time will be eligible to enter a second drawing for one of five $20 Walmart gift cards on October 2.

If you haven't been in for a while, come see what you've been missing.

*Online check-outs aren't included.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Drop off your gently used books, DVDs, and music CDs at the side delivery entrance (northeast corner) of the library in Greenfield between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. As a service project, student volunteers will assist when you ring the bell. Please request your tax receipt at the same time.

Because of limited space, donations can only be made on specified dates.

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
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
As a service project, student volunteers will collect donations of gently used books, DVDs, and music CDs at the library in New Palestine between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Please request your tax receipt at the same time.

Proceeds from sales by the Friends of the Hancock County Public Library, a non-profit volunteer group, fund programs and special equipment.
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Kids & teens (ages 9 to 19), get your game on! From classic board games to video games, we'll have something for everybody. Bring your friends and enjoy off-screen time playing Sorry, Heads Up! and others. Or perfect your virtual moves with Just Dance on the Wii and more. Snacks are provided.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
September is "Library Card Sign-up Month." From September 1-30, each time you check out items from our locations in Greenfield or New Palestine, you'll find a prize entry form at the bottom of your receipt.* Enter it for a chance to win an iPad (one of two) in a random drawing on October 2.

There's more! Encourage someone you know, who lives in Hancock County, to get a new library card. Those who apply for the FIRST time will be eligible to enter a second drawing for one of five $20 Walmart gift cards on October 2.

If you haven't been in for a while, come see what you've been missing.

*Online check-outs aren't included.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 25, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
September is "Library Card Sign-up Month." From September 1-30, each time you check out items from our locations in Greenfield or New Palestine, you'll find a prize entry form at the bottom of your receipt.* Enter it for a chance to win an iPad (one of two) in a random drawing on October 2.

There's more! Encourage someone you know, who lives in Hancock County, to get a new library card. Those who apply for the FIRST time will be eligible to enter a second drawing for one of five $20 Walmart gift cards on October 2.

If you haven't been in for a while, come see what you've been missing.

*Online check-outs aren't included.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 25, 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.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 25, 2017
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Kids ages 4-8, celebrate the Elephant and Piggie book series, by Mo Willems, during an "Elephant Appreciation Day" party. The stories are about friends who are opposites. Play games, snack and make a craft to take home.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 25, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Grab your backpack and sleeping bag. Fall is camping time! Listen to creepy tales, create story stones for campfire storytelling, and stack up a s’more snack during this indoor family event. Both parents and children should register.
Location
GBC Community Room B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
September is "Library Card Sign-up Month." From September 1-30, each time you check out items from our locations in Greenfield or New Palestine, you'll find a prize entry form at the bottom of your receipt.* Enter it for a chance to win an iPad (one of two) in a random drawing on October 2.

There's more! Encourage someone you know, who lives in Hancock County, to get a new library card. Those who apply for the FIRST time will be eligible to enter a second drawing for one of five $20 Walmart gift cards on October 2.

If you haven't been in for a while, come see what you've been missing.

*Online check-outs aren't included.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 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.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 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, September 26, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
'Tweens & teens (ages 9-19), challenge friends to Wii and Xbox 360 games, like "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection." Enjoy snacks between rounds.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
September is "Library Card Sign-up Month." From September 1-30, each time you check out items from our locations in Greenfield or New Palestine, you'll find a prize entry form at the bottom of your receipt.* Enter it for a chance to win an iPad (one of two) in a random drawing on October 2.

There's more! Encourage someone you know, who lives in Hancock County, to get a new library card. Those who apply for the FIRST time will be eligible to enter a second drawing for one of five $20 Walmart gift cards on October 2.

If you haven't been in for a while, come see what you've been missing.

*Online check-outs aren't included.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 27, 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.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 27, 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 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, September 28, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
September is "Library Card Sign-up Month." From September 1-30, each time you check out items from our locations in Greenfield or New Palestine, you'll find a prize entry form at the bottom of your receipt.* Enter it for a chance to win an iPad (one of two) in a random drawing on October 2.

There's more! Encourage someone you know, who lives in Hancock County, to get a new library card. Those who apply for the FIRST time will be eligible to enter a second drawing for one of five $20 Walmart gift cards on October 2.

If you haven't been in for a while, come see what you've been missing.

*Online check-outs aren't included.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 28, 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, September 28, 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, September 28, 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, September 28, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Kids ages 2-6, with a caregiver, wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend as we share stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Siblings are welcome to attend.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Friday, September 29, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
September is "Library Card Sign-up Month." From September 1-30, each time you check out items from our locations in Greenfield or New Palestine, you'll find a prize entry form at the bottom of your receipt.* Enter it for a chance to win an iPad (one of two) in a random drawing on October 2.

There's more! Encourage someone you know, who lives in Hancock County, to get a new library card. Those who apply for the FIRST time will be eligible to enter a second drawing for one of five $20 Walmart gift cards on October 2.

If you haven't been in for a while, come see what you've been missing.

*Online check-outs aren't included.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
September is "Library Card Sign-up Month." From September 1-30, each time you check out items from our locations in Greenfield or New Palestine, you'll find a prize entry form at the bottom of your receipt.* Enter it for a chance to win an iPad (one of two) in a random drawing on October 2.

There's more! Encourage someone you know, who lives in Hancock County, to get a new library card. Those who apply for the FIRST time will be eligible to enter a second drawing for one of five $20 Walmart gift cards on October 2.

If you haven't been in for a while, come see what you've been missing.

*Online check-outs aren't included.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 02, 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.

When babies are read to, they experience the rhythm and melody of language even before they understand the spoken or printed word.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

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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).

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): receive a packet of coupons for free food and treats from local businesses.

  4. Read 15 hours (900 minutes): choose a free class, activity, or experience from a local business.

  5. All reading prizes must be earned and picked up by Tuesday, 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 Thursday, August 10 at 9:00 PM.


Reviews
Title
Judy moody
Review
Great
Rating
Title
Trolls
Author
Dave leman
Review
Excellent
Rating
Title
Elephant and Piggie book series
Author
Mo Williems
Review
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!
Rating
Title
We are in a Book
Author
Mo Willems
Review
My daughter loved this book. It's funny!
Rating