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

   Kids 2017       Teens 2017       Adults 2017   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Teens (6 grade-19 years old), see the newest additions to our anime/manga collection while watching some anime favorites and enjoying snacks (including pocky!).
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
This is the final week in a 5-week series (4/29-5/27) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Homeschool girls in grades 7-12, come out for a book discussion with other middle school girls. Pick up this month's title at the circulation desk. The talk will be student-led and moderated by Amy Middleton.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
"Build a Better World" is this year's summer reading club theme. We've got a line-up of creative events that involve construction over the summer. Come in for our kick-off, and build something cool to take home, play over-sized games, and snack on a free Popsicle. Be sure to sign up for the reading club at the library or at hcplibrary.org.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
"Build a Better World" is this summer's reading club theme. We've planned a line-up of creative events that involve construction activities.

People who sign up can “Build a Better World” when summer reading club kicks off on Wednesday, May 31, at the Hancock County Public Library.

Between 4 and 7 p.m. in Greenfield, Home Depot will be on hand with crafts for kids to build and take home. The Greenfield Fire Dept. is parking its fire truck out front for kids to tour, and they can visit the Greenfield Police Department's DARE vehicle nearby.

Hungry families have the option of purchasing dinner from the Wild Boar BBQ food truck.

Inside, kids are invited to read to service dogs from Bentley's Buddies & Friends and leave with a free frozen treat. It's an opportunity to sign up for the reading club using library computers and check out a stack of books. When children read for twenty minutes and log their time online, they'll receive incentives as time accumulates, including entries in grand prize drawings.

Hancock County residents of all ages may join the summer reading club from home at hcplibrary.org. Teens and adults have their own clubs, earning an entry in prize drawings for each book they read and log online.

Sign-up for free children’s events opens this day. Sign-up for teen and adult events is open now.

Reader dogs from "Bentley's Buddies and Friends" will share stories with children (4-7 p.m.) in our GBC Community Room. We'll have computers set up for easy summer reading club sign-up with staff ready to assist.

Stop by our free Popsicle table and pick up a summer event guide.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 02, 2017
Time
9:30 PM
Description
Watch THE LEGO MOVIE at Riley Park in Greenfield.

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy our favorite building blocks animated in a nonstop adventure during an outdoor screening under the stars.

Parking is available in front of the Patricia Elmore Center at 280 Apple Street. The movie will be shown on the sledding hill, south of the center. In case of rain, come to Riley Park’s shelter house.

This free event is co-sponsored by the Hancock County Public Library and Greenfield Parks and Recreation. No registration is required (rated PG).
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Join a new 5-week yoga series (6/3-7/1) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Time
2:45 PM
Description
Join a new 5-week series (6/3-7/1) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Teens ages 9-19, lend a hand by making child-friendly pillow cases that will comfort young patients in the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent. We'll supply tons of fun, patterned fabrics and do some basic sewing. Bring your own fabric if you'd like. Earn community service time during this event.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens (grade 6 to age 19), lend a hand by making child-friendly pillow cases that will comfort young patients in the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent. We'll supply tons of fun, patterned fabrics and do some basic sewing. Bring your own fabric if you'd like. Earn community service time during this event.
Location
GBC Community Room A
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens (grade 6 to age 19), help younger kids keep their reading skills over summer break. Be part of "Teens Read the Way," a weekly program that pairs teen buddies with children, age 3-grade 5. Read with a child and do activities together that encourage a love of books.

You only need to register once for the 6-week series. The final session includes a party for the kids and their teen buddies.

A teens-only volunteer reward party with pizza & a movie follows the buddy party. Signed volunteer service-hour letters will be handed out for your portfolios.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Rip it good 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.
Location
Grace Rea Study Room 3
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 09, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join funologist Amazon John and his live animals on a Silly Safari. Meet furry, feathered, scaly and really weird animals during their trip to the library. After the show, pet the animals and take pictures with them. Tickets will be available 30 minutes before the show on a first-come, first served basis. Weather permitting, this event may be held outdoors under the tent.

Don't forget to check out animal books, afterward, to read for summer reading club credit.

This free, family program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Hancock County Public Library through the sale of donated books, DVDs & CDs.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Friday, June 09, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Join funologist Amazon John and his live animals on a Silly Safari. Meet furry, feathered, scaly and really weird animals during their trip to the library. After the show, pet the animals and take pictures with them. Tickets will be available 30 minutes before the show on a first-come, first served basis. Weather permitting, this event may be held outdoors under the tent.

Don't forget to check out animal books, afterward, to read for summer reading club credit.

This free, family program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Hancock County Public Library through the sale of donated books, DVDs & CDs.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
This is the second week in a 5-week series (6/3-7/1) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time
2:45 PM
Description
This is the second session in a 5-week series (6/3-7/1) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Relax and enjoy art together at the library. Crayons and coloring sheets with popular cartoon characters will be available for kids along with more complicated designs for adults.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Teens (grade 6 to age 19), prepare for war with some messy fun. We'll use squirt guns filled with paint and play various games duing this colorful competition. Dress for a mess!

(Check our Facebook page for cancellation due to weather at facebook.com/HancockCountyPublicLibrary.)
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens (grade 6 to age 19), help younger kids keep their reading skills over summer break. Be part of "Teens Read the Way," a weekly program that pairs teen buddies with children, age 3-grade 5. Read with a child and do activities together that encourage a love of books.

You only need to register once for the 6-week series. The final session includes a party for the kids and their teen buddies.

A teens-only volunteer reward party with pizza & a movie follows the buddy party. Signed volunteer service-hour letters will be handed out for your portfolios.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Join a community of writers who gather for inspiration and support. People who attend this monthly meeting, whether they are published or not, discuss their work and give each other mutual encouragement.

Bring up to ten computer-printed pages of work to read aloud to the group and make six copies for everyone to share. First-time visitors are welcome to sit in and observe.
Location
Grace Rea Study Room 2
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 16, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
MadCap Puppets presents, "Monsters of Baseball." The sign at the ball park says "No Monsters Allowed!" but that doesn't stop Roscoe from sneaking a little monster named Gus in to see a baseball game. It seems they're not alone as more monsters begin slipping into the ball park to join the fun.

Celebrate America's favorite past time with giant puppets who bring the history and tradition of baseball alive through songs, stories and poems.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
MadCap Puppets presents, "Monsters of Baseball."

The sign at the ball park says "No Monsters Allowed!" but that doesn't stop Roscoe from sneaking a little monster named Gus in to see a baseball game. It seems they're not alone as more monsters begin slipping into the ball park to join the fun.

Celebrate America's favorite past time with giant puppets who bring the history and tradition of baseball alive through songs, stories and poems.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 17, 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
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
This is the third week in a 5-week series (6/3-7/1) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time
2:45 PM
Description
This is the third session in a 5-week series (6/3-7/1) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 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
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens (grade 6 to age 19), use what's provided during a contest to see who can build the tallest structure from food. The catch? You'll have limited HCPL bucks to buy building supplies that you can eat at the end. The winner gets a prize.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Teens (grade 6 to age 19), help younger kids keep their reading skills over summer break. Be part of "Teens Read the Way," a weekly program that pairs teen buddies with children, age 3-grade 5. Read with a child and do activities together that encourage a love of books.

You only need to register once for the 6-week series. The final session includes a party for the kids and their teen buddies.

A teens-only volunteer reward party with pizza & a movie follows the buddy party. Signed volunteer service-hour letters will be handed out for your portfolios.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Honor the 1986 sacrifice made by Captain Malcolm Grass, of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, by donating blood at the Indiana Blood Center's bus on the parking lot.

Grass was assisting the FBI with an extortion case when he was fatally wounded at age 43, survived by his wife, Carolyn, and two children. He had served with the sheriff’s office for 14 years.

Donors are welcome to drop in, but IBC can plan for staffing and supplies when appointments are made ahead of time by phone at 1-800-632-4722 or on the Web at www.indianablood.org.

In order to give blood, individuals must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in “good” general health. Be sure to bring a photo ID. It is normally safe to donate whole blood every 56 days.
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
This is the fourth week in a 5-week series (6/3-7/1) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time
2:45 PM
Description
This is the fourth session in a 5-week series (6/3-7/1) 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.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Sign up early for the Teen Summer Reading Club!

The program (and entering books on your reading record) will officially begin Wednesday, May 31.
Important Messages

Teen Summer Reading Club Guidelines:


Sign Up for the Teen Summer Reading Club by clicking the “Sign Me Up” button. The Teen Summer Reading Club is for those entering Grade 6 through Age 19.

Log Books that you read this summer by logging into your account and selecting Add/View Log. We only need the Title, but feel free to enter more information and leave a review! You may read and log books, graphic novels, magazines, ebooks, or listen to audiobooks.

Read to Others! Reading 10 children's books will count as 1 adult book. Simply type "10 children's books" in the title field of your entry log.

Earn a Free Book after reading and logging 5 books (limit 1 free book).

Get Entry Slips at the Information or Children's Desks, or from the Teen Librarian for every book you log.

Enter Prize Drawings by placing your entry slips in one of ten marked boxes:
  1. $50 Hometown Comics Gift Card

  2. $100 Walmart Gift Card

  3. $50 iTunes Gift Card

  4. $50 Regal Movie Theater Gift Card

  5. $25 Starbucks Gift Card + 4 Books

  6. Senior Photo Package - Shawna Marie Photography

  7. $50 GameStop Gift Card

  8. Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet

  9. Ten Toes Longboard

  10. Syma RC Quadcopter Drone
All entry slips must be in by August 1, 2016 at 9:00 PM. Grand Prize drawings will be held Wednesday, August 2 (one prize per person), and winners will be notified soon afterward. Weekly prize drawings will be held throughout the club. Winners have until Thursday, August 10 at 9:00 PM to claim their prizes.



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