President- Bob Buenger

Vice-President: Kathy Jones

Secretary- Sharon Livingston

Treasurer- Susie Billings

Board Members

Don Barney

Joyce Benbow

Diane Buenger

Mary Cross

Rachel Hilligoss

Jody Webb

David Willis

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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library board meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the library at 1:00 p.m.

Friends of the Hancock County Public Library is a membership supported, non-profit organization that raises money through the sale of donated books, DVDs, and CDs. Our Friends group was established in 1979 and since that time has given countless dollars to cover the costs of programs for all ages, summer & winter reading clubs, and music programs.

We invite you to invest in the success of the library with a membership. In addition to becoming a member, you might also wish to donate some of your time. Whether you choose to work during book sales, help with mailing, assist at a special event, or even join the board, Friends can always use a helping hand.

Book Sale

The Friends of the Hancock County Public Library will hold their gently-used book sale from Thursday to Monday, August 16-20, at the Greenfield location. The Friends also offer audio books, DVDs and CDs.

On Thursday, August 16, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., members of the Friends get first choice at the members-only preview sale. Walk-ins may join at the door at a cost of $15 for individuals, or $25 for families to shop the preview that night. Those interested can pick up a membership form across from the Information Desk.

The sale opens to the public on Friday, August 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM; and Sunday, August 19, from 1:00 to 3:45 PM. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents. Children's books are 50 cents and 25 cents. DVDs, CDs and audio books are only $1.

Closeout prices start on Monday, August 20, at 9:00 AM and end at 7:00 PM. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3, a plastic grocery bag for $2.

Proceeds from this book sale will help fund concerts, children's events, and summer reading club prizes.

Book Donations

Make room at home and get a tax break for helping the Hancock County Public Library. On Mondays, July 16 and August 13, drop off your gently used books, DVDs, and music CDs at the side delivery entrance (northeast corner) of the library in Greenfield between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM. 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. Prices range from 50 cents to two dollars. 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 free concerts and children’s events.