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Welcome to HCPL's Summer Reading Club 2018.

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Date
Monday, October 22nd, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
4:00pm
Description
Kids, grades 1-5, experiment with textures and colors as you make different slimes to take home. Dress for a mess.  

Date
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
4:00pm
Description
'Tweens & teens (ages 9-18), challenge friends to Wii and Xbox 360 games, like "Super Mario Brothers" and "Guitar Hero." Enjoy snacks and table top games between rounds. 

Date
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
5:00pm
Description
Tweens (ages 9-12), you're invited to a party at the library with a glow-in-the-dark theme. We'll play games, snack, wear glow necklaces and bracelets, and make crafts that glow.

Date
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
7:00pm
Description
The Indiana Folk Music Society (also known as The Central Indiana Folk Music and Mountain Dulcimer Society) performs concerts throughout Indiana.  Its stated mission is, "to preserve folk music and present it to all generations.” Society members are passionate about sharing their love and talent for the genre with everyone.  They play and sing folk, gospel, and old-time music. The group has mastered a variety of acoustic instruments such as guitar, bass, autoharp, both mountain and hammered dulcimer, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and ukulele.  The audience is always invited to sing and clap along. After the performance, musicians invite interested participants to try out their instruments.

Date
Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Greenfield
Grace Rea Study Room 3
Time
6:30pm
Description
Knitting is the new yoga 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.

Date
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
8:00am
Description
Registered voters living in Hancock County may vote early in the 2018 election at either of our libraries in Greenfield or New Palestine. On Election Day, you may vote at the library in Greenfield (NOT new Palestine).

Date
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
8:00am
Description
Registered voters living in Hancock County may vote early in the 2018 election at either of our libraries in Greenfield or New Palestine. On Election Day, you may vote at the library in Greenfield, only (NOT New Palestine).

Date
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
9:15am
Description
This is the fourth week in a 5-week yoga series  (October 6-November 3) normally at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine for both beginning and advanced students. 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. NOTE: THIS WEEK'S CLASS and  the November 3 class will be held in Greenfield in the Youth Program Room.  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. A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those 60+ may attend free.  

Date
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
10:15am
Description
This is the fourth week in a 5-week yoga series  (October 6-November 3) usually at the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine for both beginning and advanced students. 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. NOTE: This week's class & the November 3 class will be held in Greenfield in the Youth Program Room.  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. A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those 60+ may attend free.

Date
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
1:30pm
Description
This is the fourth week in a 5-week series (October 6-November 3) 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. NOTE: Classes on October 27 and November 3 will meet in the Youth Program Room.  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. A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those 60+ may attend free.

Date
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Greenfield
Youth Program Room
Time
2:45pm
Description
This is the fourth week in a 5-week series (October 6-November 3) 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. NOTE: CLASSES  on October 27 and November 3 will meet in the Youth Program Room 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. A $25 fee is paid to the instructor at the first session. Those 60+ may attend free.

Date
Sunday, October 28th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
1:00pm
Description
Registered voters living in Hancock County may vote early in the 2018 election at either of our libraries in Greenfield or New Palestine. On Election Day, you may vote at the library in Greenfield (NOT new Palestine).

Date
Sunday, October 28th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
1:00pm
Description
Registered voters living in Hancock County may vote early in the 2018 election at either of our libraries in Greenfield or New Palestine. On Election Day, you may vote at the library in Greenfield (NOT New Palestine).

Date
Sunday, October 28th, 2018
Greenfield
Time
1:30pm
Description
Practice your read-aloud skills with the friendliest audience ever: dogs from Bentley's Buddies & Friends. No need to sign up. Just join us in the children's room.

Date
Monday, October 29th, 2018
Greenfield
GBC Community Room A & B
Time
1:00pm
Description
Registered voters living in Hancock County may vote early in the 2018 election at either of our libraries in Greenfield or New Palestine. On Election Day, you may vote at the library in Greenfield (NOT new Palestine).

Date
Monday, October 29th, 2018
New Palestine
Lilly Technology Room
Time
1:00pm
Description
Registered voters living in Hancock County may vote early in the 2018 election at either of our libraries in Greenfield or New Palestine. On Election Day, you may vote at the library in Greenfield (NOT new Palestine).

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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).

Between June 1 and August 1
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): choose a free class, activity, or experience from a local business.

  4. Read 15 hours (900 minutes): receive a packet of coupons for free food and treats from local businesses.

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

Teens and Adults who read 10 children's books can take credit for one book in their own clubs. So read to a child this summer!



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Title
The Everything Kid's Baseball Book
Author
Rich Mintzer
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Title
Let's Play Ball
Author
Al Janssen
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Title
Jump into Sports: Baseball
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Title
My First Book of Baseball
Author
Sports Illustrated
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