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Your Friday Plans + Summer Reading

If you haven’t signed up for summer reading yet – What are you waiting for?! We’ve already given away these weekly prizes:

But wait – There’s MORE still to be won each week through August 1! Not to mention the grand prizes:

$100 to Wal-Mart

2 tix to Kings Island

Google Chromebook laptop

Sign here up and log your books online! 


Sarah – Currently reading, Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

TFIOS Signed Copy Winner


Troy T. was the winner of our copy of The Fault In Our Stars signed by John Green! Congrats Troy!

Thank you to all who came out to HCPL and filled out entries. I wish we had copies for you all! We’ll have more awesome giveaways throughout the summer, so stay tuned and DFTBA.

– Sarah, currently reading Blood Lad by Yūki Kodama

HCPL Survivors & Other Updates

Zombies: 0                        HCPL Teens: 2


Last week we held our Science of Survival series at both the Greenfield and Sugar Creek libraries. I have to say I was quite impressed with the survival skills of the HCPL teen population! I would be on your zombie apocalypse teams any day. And I take my apocalypse teams seriously 🙂

For those of you who missed out we still have a lot of other awesome stuff coming up this summer – So check it out and sign up!

This week we have:

Teens Read the Way @ Sugar Creek & Greenfield


Gaming Fight Club @ Greenfield


Elemental Letters @ Sugar Creek

Anime & Manga Club @ Greenfield


So many awesome things! AND if you haven’t signed up for Summer Reading yet DO IT HERE NOW! Plllease!

That is all for now.

Sarah – currently reading A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Walter


The Page Turners Cast List

We are so excited to announce the cast list for THE PAGE TURNERS, an original screenplay written by the New Palestine High School Writing Club. We had so many talented actors and actresses try out for this hilarious and creative production.
So, without further ado, we present the cast of THE PAGE TURNERS.

Mason – Austin Lines
Kylie – Allee Shaw
Deborah – Alison Kirklin
Steve – Cameron Vester
Sherlock – Sarah Fleck
Red Riding Hood – Emma Everhart
Katniss – Shelby Hoff
Edward – Dequan Hamilton
Briar Rose – Alex Ross
Wicked Witch – Cadence Roy
Wolf – Dallas Risley
Watson – Drake Smith
Moriarty – Tyler Blackford
Lestrade – Kyle May
Peeta – Drake Smith
Foxface – Cadence Roy
Cato – Jack Smith
Librarian – Grace Fleck
Understudy for Little Red/Extra – Cate Black
Understudy for Briar Rose/Extra – Lily Phipps
Understudy for Steve/Extra – Kyrel Patterson
Understudy for Deborah/Extra – Grace Richwine
Understudy for Kylie/Extra – Bailey Elliott

Production Crew: Bailey Elliot, Megan Rickert, Olivia Vester, Kegan Hoff, Isaac Woods, Josh Watson

We are still accepting members of the production and post-production crew. Please contact Sarah Schmitt at if you are interested.

Last Day for Casting Auditions!

Be Part of our Summer Movie Production

Today! Wed., June 11, 12-5 PM

5087 W. US 52, New Palestine, IN 46163


Today is the last day to audition for our TEEN MOVIE PROJECT sponsored by the library. CALLING ALL TEENS! If you or anyone you know has ever wanted to be part of a full movie experience, from acting to production and video editing, this is the summer to make it happen.

Audition scripts are available at the children’s desk at both Hancock County Public Library Locations.

In addition, the following productions positions are available. Sarah Schmitt will answer questions at


Production Team:
• Assistant Directors (2)
• Director of Photography
• Camera Operators
• Assistant Camera (or Focus Puller)
• Gaffer (Lighting Director)
• Best Boy (Lighting Assistant)
• Key Grip (Helps set up lighting and blocking.)
• Best Boy (Grip Assistant)
• Boom Operator (Microphone)

Set Design:
• Prop Master (Finds and manages props)


Costume/Hair/Make-up Dept.:
• Costume Supervisor
• Key Make-up Artist
• Hair/Wig Stylist

Post Production:
• Film Editor
• Visual Effects Editor