President- Mary Cross

Vice-President: Bob Buenger

Secretary- Sharon Livingston

Treasurer- Susie Billings

Board Members

Don Barney

Joyce Benbow

Diane Buenger

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 4:30 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 cultural events, library equipment, and reading incentives.

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 Tuesday, November 12-16, at the Greenfield location. The Friends also offer audio books, DVDs and CDs.

On Thursday, November 12, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Friends shop their members-only preview sale. Walk-ins can join the organization at a cost of $15 and shop the preview that night.  Pick up a membership form across from the library circulation desk.

The sale opens to the public on Friday, November 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, November 14 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM; Sunday, November 15 from 1:00 - 3:45 PM; and Monday, November 16, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Most hardbacks cost only a dollar, and paperbacks cost 50 cents.

Closeout prices start on Monday, November 16 at 9:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3, a plastic grocery bag for $2.

Proceeds from this book sale will go to a special endowment for Imagination Library at the Hancock County Community Foundation.

Book Donations

Make room at home and get a tax break for helping the Hancock County Public Library. On Monday, October 19, 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 AM and 5:00 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.