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Teen Winter Reading Club

Teen Winter Reading Club 2019 has arrived!

Signing up

Signing up is easy. All you have to do is go to our Teen Winter Reading Club Page and click “Sign Me Up.” Once there, you fill out the information and voilà, you are registered.

Once you are signed up, be sure to drop by the Children’s Desk at Greenfield or our new Sugar Creek location to pick up your registration prize.

That’s not all signing up does for you. Just for signing up, you are also automatically entered into our Weekly Prize Drawings. Each we draw 5 names to win $5 or $10 gift cards to the following yummy spots.

Logging your Reading

This year we are doing something new! You will be keeping track of the time you read. This makes it easier to keep track of all your logging. Plus it means more chances to get prize slips.

You get one prize slip for every hour you log!

Use these slips to enter into the Grand Prize drawing of your choice.

Grand Prizes



Of course, all during the month of February there will be awesome programs at both locations! Check out Library Calendar to get more information.


2019 Battle of the Books

Every year, Hancock County Public Library’s Teen Services hosts Battle of the Books. Schools from around the county are invited to form a team of 8th and 9th graders to read 10 books chosen by the Teen Services Librarian and participate in a trivia-style competition that covers these books.

Each winning team not only gets bragging rights, but also a traveling trophy to keep until next year, a plate with the team members’ names to be added to the plaque in the Teen Room, gift cards, and prize books.

This year’s competition will be held on Wednesday, April 17th. If you are currently in 8th or 9th grade and are interested in participating, either contact me through the Teen Services contact form ( or talk to your school’s Battle of the Book coach, which are listed below.

School – Coach

Greenfield Central High School – Kelly Swain-Leswing

Greenfield Central Junior High School – Lisa Potter

Mt. Vernon High School – Alyson Zelencik

Mt. Vernon Middle School – Dana Hochstedler

New Palestine Junior High School – Fred Fox and Melanie Nobbe

St. Michael Catholic School – Amber Klinck


2019 Battle of the Books Titles


Attention Teen Writers: Peculiar Writing Contest

Attention all writers! Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine???s Home for Peculiar Children, has opened a writing contest where the winner will receive a writing workshop led by the author himself for their library or classroom. If you are interested, learn more at


Also, don’t miss out on the latest installment of the Miss Peregrines’s Home for Peculiar Children series, A Map of Days.


Teen Summer Reading Club Winners

Summer Reading Club 2018 has ended. That means that books are all logged and grand prize winners have been drawn.

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners!

Hudson Maguire
Taylor Kline
Benjamin Mast
Emma Snyder
Emma Jensen
Autumn Wood
Brodie Stout
Audra Bloomer
Joseph Von Essen
Carter Jensen

More Prizes throughout the Summer

While you were all reading for chances to win your favorite grand prize, you had other opportunities to win throughout the summer. Between June 1st and August 1st, the Teen Summer Reading club gave away over 40 prizes. Here are some of those winners.

Top Five Readers

Together, you all logged 4,227 books, which is 92 more books than last year. However, these five readers were the ones who logged the most.

Savanna Whisman – 172 books logged
Melanie Williams – 115 books logged
Caleb Curry – 103 books logged
Keagan Rennier – 98 books logged
Annalese Schrank – 78 books logged

Just because summer is over doesn???t mean the library fun stops! Check out our events page for fun programs throughout the year and be on the lookout for Teen Winter Reading Club coming in February 2019, where there will be more prizes to win!

Libraries Rock! Teen Summer Reading Club 2018

Summer is coming. That means that it is time to get excited about Teen Summer Reading Club. If haven???t seen me or Shelby at your school yet or you lost our handy-dandy Teen Summer Reading Club handout, I will give you the low down.

How It Works

Teen Summer Reading Club starts on June 1st and ends on August 1st. During this time, every book you log earns you a prize ticket. You can then choose one of ten prize boxes to put your ticket into. At the end of the summer, we draw a winner from each prize box.

The cool thing is you don???t have to just stick to novels. You can log graphic novels, audio books, magazines, and ebooks. Regardless, the more you read, the better your chances are to win one of the awesome prizes mentioned below. Plus when you log 5 books, you automatically get to choose a prize book to keep and a Sky Zone Fishers bookmark that serves as a thirty minute free jump pass.


Also during Summer Reading Club, the library is hopping with activities and programs for you. So come down some afternoon and join us to watch Into the Woods, or make guitar picks, or play Rock Band on the big screen. We will also be hosting our Lock-in this summer, where you can stay in the library after hours to watch a movie, eat some pizza, and hang out. To wrap up this crazy summer of fun, we will also be throwing a Color Party in July. We will be playing dodge-ball and color war using colored powder. It should be a messy fun time.

As if you needed more of a reason to come, you can win stuff for attending programs. At the end of each program, all participants will be given a??Teen Summer Reading Club Scratch-off. You could win some candy, an extra prize slip, or an extra prize book.


Do you need volunteer hours or would like to help younger kids maintain their reading skills over the summer? If you thought ???Ummm???Yeah,??? you should sign up to be a Teen Volunteer for Teens Read the Way.

Every Thursday for 6 weeks, you can volunteer to be paired up with a Reading Buddy (age 3 to grade 5). For half of the time, you will sit with them and read books in the Children???s Room. (Pssstttt…. once you read 10 children’s books you can log that as one teen book! Just enter the title as “10 children’s books“) The second half you will be having fun with these kiddos doing activities like decorating guitars, going on a scavenger hunt, and making spin drums.

To thank you for your hard work throughout the summer, we throw a pizza party just for our Teen Volunteers. We watch a movie and hand out your Volunteer Letter that is your proof of the service you did this summer.


Every book you read and log is another chance at one of these 10 prizes.

$100 Walmart Gift Card

4 thirty-minute free jump passes & Sky Zone swag

Basic Senior Picture Package


$50 McCleerey’s gift certificate


$50 Lucy Couture gift card


$50 Legacy Cinema gift card


$25 Indie Art Studio gift certificate


$50 Hometown Comics gift certificate


$75 Greenfield Music Center gift certificate


$50 GameStop gift card


Signing Up

You can register in the Teen Summer Reading Club RIGHT NOW. However, you can???t log any books until June 1st (sorry guys).

As an added bonus, by registering you are automatically entered in our Teen Weekly Prize Drawing that will be happening every Monday all summer long. You could win a small gift card to some yummy place around town!

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