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Christmas Stockings for Children at Hancock Hope House

On November 21, we decorated 40 stockings. Due to the generous donations of stocking stuffers by our teens and their families, we even had enough to stuff them all.


The decorated stockings lined up to dry.


Bags of stocking stuffers ready to be stuffed into some stockings.


Today (12/11/17), I delivered the stuffed stockings to the Hancock Hope House. Cindy said that any stockings that are not used at the Hope House will be given to kids at the soup kitchen.

Cindy Miller from the Hope House receiving the Christmas Stockings

A huge thank you to those of you who came out to decorate and donated items to put in the stockings. You have brought some Christmas joy to a child this season!

Teens Create Plush Monsters

 Yesterday, the teens created plush monsters. Not only did they show their creativity by creating some truly unique monsters, but they aplush monsterslso learned to sew buttons and different types of stitches.

If you missed out but still want to make your own monster, I have put the instructions below! Just click on the image to make it larger.


Instructions to creating your own monster


In case you are like me and unfamiliar with the stitches mentioned, I have put the instructions for those here:


Teen Anime & Manga Club – October

This month we watched Glass Fleet, which is about the start of a revolution in the dark reaches of space to free people oppressed by the aristocracy.

Glass Fleet Cover

If you liked Glass Fleet, check out some of these anime titles from our collection!
Last Exile
Cowboy Bebop

Do you know of other anime or manga titles that are similar to Glass Fleet? Put them in the comments!

Don’t miss the next Teen Anime and Manga Club on Thursday, November 30 from 4pm to 5pm!

P.S. Not finding the newest volumes of your favorite anime or manga titles at the library? Request them here!

Teens Learn Basic First Aid

hancock regional hospital logoOn October 19th, Adam, Jason, and Jocelyn from Hancock Regional Hospital came to the library to teach our teens some basic first aid. They taught them what they should do if they are with someone who is passed out, choking, bleeding, or having an allergic reaction. Because of those awesome instructors, the library has some teens that will know what to do in some crisis situations.



photo collage of first aid class

If you missed this program or are interested in more information on this topic, you can visit Hancock Regional Hospital online or contact Jocelyn, the AHA Training Center Coordinator, at




Teen Magical Lock-in

On Friday, October 13, HCPL hosted a Teen Magical Lock-in. There was pizza, crafts, games, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

In case you missed it, I thought I would post a little piece of the lock-in for you.

One of the crafts we made was a wand. Below are some wand making instructions.

Harry Potter Wands


Create a Wand

Materials Needed:

-paper                -paint

       -hot glue                 -paint brushes

-hot glue gun


1. Tightly roll a sheet of paper from the corner.

2. Hot glue the roll securely.

3. Cut ends and then plug them with hot glue to make rounded ends.

4. Use hot glue to create designs on your wand.

5. Let the hot glue harden and cool.

6. Paint your wand.

7. Let dry.

Don’t miss any awesome library events. Check out the Teen Events page for upcoming programs!