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

   Family Winter 2017       Teen Winter 2017       Adult Winter 2017   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
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
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Celebrate the first year of Imagination Library. Families who have registered their babies for this early literacy program are invited to a special 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
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Celebrate the first year of Imagination Library. Families who have registered their babies for this early literacy program are invited to a special 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
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Kids in grades K-5, compete against friends during this month's challenge to build a LEGO bridge. The day's creations will remain on display in the children's room for a month.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Parents with children ages 18 mo.-5 yrs., block parties are on at the library! Our host, Purdue Extension Educator Megan Addison, knows that when kids play with blocks, they freely create, solve problems and think like mathematicians. Join this interactive fun and receive a booklet to continue play at home.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Kids (3 1/2 to 5 years) & parents, traditional preschool storytime will expand with block play. Purdue Extension Educator Megan Addison knows that when kids play with blocks, they freely create, solve problems and think like mathematicians. Join this interactive fun and receive a booklet for continuing play at home.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 12, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Kids (2 to 3 1/2 years) and parents, traditional toddler storytime will expand with block play. Purdue Extension Educator Megan Addison knows that when kids play with blocks, they freely create, solve problems and think like mathematicians. Join this interactive fun and receive a booklet for continuing play at home.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 12, 2017
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. Please register each child and adult.
Location
Lilly Technology Room
Library
HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, May 13, 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
Monday, May 15, 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, May 16, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Kids (birth to 2 years) & parents, traditional baby storytime will expand with block play. Purdue Extension Educator Megan Addison knows that when kids play with blocks, they freely create, solve problems and think like mathematicians. Join this interactive fun and receive a booklet for continuing play at home.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 18, 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 on the library's private server.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
"Friends of the Library" members who attend this book sale preview get first choice of books, DVDs, and CDs. Anyone may join at the door: $15 individual, $25 family.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 19, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Shop the "Friends of the Library" book sale. They offer bargain prices you can't find anywhere else:
>Adult hardbacks cost $1, paperbacks 50 cents.
>Children's hardbacks cost 50 cents, paperbacks 25 cents.
>DVDs, music CDs, and audio books cost $1.

Proceeds from the sale of these donated items fund music concerts and children's performers.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Shop the "Friends of the Library" book sale. They offer bargain prices you can't find anywhere else:
>Adult hardbacks cost $1, paperbacks 50 cents.
>Children's hardbacks cost 50 cents, paperbacks 25 cents.
>DVDs, music CDs, and audio books cost $1.

Proceeds from the sale of these donated items fund music concerts and children's performers.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Shop the "Friends of the Library" book sale. They offer bargain prices you can't find anywhere else:
>Adult hardbacks cost $1, paperbacks 50 cents.
>Children's hardbacks cost 50 cents, paperbacks 25 cents.
>DVDs, music CDs, and audio books cost $1.

Proceeds from the sale of these donated items fund music concerts and children's performers.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 22, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Come to our book sale closeout. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3, a plastic grocery bag for $2. You choose what goes in the bag.
Location
GBC Community Room A & B
Library
HCPL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Tweens, ages 9-12, our book this month is “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" by Tom Angleberger. Books are available for pick-up on May 1 at the children’s desk. Read the book before our meeting and come prepared to use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) to solve one of the problems from the book.

In this funny, accurate portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren’t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless.
Location
Youth Program Room
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 4 hours during the month of February.

Sign up your family as a group by clicking the “Sign Me Up” button above.

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.

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, or $1 off fines.

  • Hour 3: Choose one hardback book for the whole family.

  • Hour 4: Pick up a family library book bag.

Books are read aloud by family members, so audiobooks do NOT count in the Family program.

Prizes will be available for pick-up until Wednesday, March 8.

* Teens and adults may participate in both the family reading club and the teen and adult winter reading club.

Reviews
Title
Barbie My First Pet
Author
Mary Man-Komg
Review
Great story. Good animal recognition. Had us talking about what pet we wanted.
Rating
Title
Disney Princess winter fun for everyone
Author
Irene trimble
Review
A story with all princesses in one. Great story.
Rating
Title
Disney Junior Storybook Collection
Review
Great story length.
Rating
Title
Trolls Poppy's party
Author
Frank berrios
Review
Great book. Easy reading.
Rating