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Teen Summer Reading Club 2017

Guys, it is that wonderful time again. School is ending, the sun is coming out, and Teen Summer Reading Club is starting!

This year you don’t even have to wait to register for our Summer Reading Club. You can register right now!

The Club

  • For those going into 6th grade to 19 years old
  • Officially starts May 31st and ends August 1st
  • Earn 1 ticket for every book you log. Each ticket can be put in a prize box of your choice.
  • After logging 5 books, you get a free book to keep.
  • Print books, graphic novels, magazines, ebooks, audiobooks, and 10 children’s books can all be logged.
  • Drawings for prizes will take place on August 2nd. Prizes must be picked up by August 10th

 

The Prizes

 

The Programs

This year’s theme is “Build a Better World” so there will be many programs that revolve around that theme.

Some of the programs we have lined up for you are:

You can register right now by clicking on the links!

 

The Volunteer Opportunities

Building a Better World can also mean helping others, which is why we are having some programs where you can earn service hours.

Teens Read the Way: You can help children (age 3 to grade 5) keep their reading skills over the summer by reading with them and doing activities each week. At the end of the 6 weeks, those who volunteered will not only receive signed volunteer service hour letters but also a reward party with pizza and a movie.

Make Hospital Pillow Cases for Kids: Make fun pillow cases for kids in Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent. Not only will it be fun and bring some joy to a kid, but it will also earn you service time and you get to learn some basic sewing.

 

 

So come join us over the summer for fun programs, reading, and prizes!

7 Must Have Apps

Hancock County Public Library provides you with more than just physical books, DVDs, and video games, we also have multiple online resources and apps that let you have access to digital materials and more. The best part is that it is all FREE with your library card.

You can access the following apps and others on HCPL’s Online Resources page.

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 Hancock County Public Library App –  Search our catalog, keep up with your account, view downloads, and register for events right from your phone or tablet.

 

 

 

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Overdrive – Check out and enjoy our collection of ebooks and audiobooks right from your device. It also remembers your library card number so you don’t have to enter it in every time!

 

 

 

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Hoopla – Never be bored again with this app, which as music, movies, tv shows, audiobooks, and comics.

 

 

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Zinio – Access some of your favorite magazines without a personal subscription. Some magazines you can view are Elle, Discover, ESPN.  Knits, MacWorld,  National Geographic, Popular Science, and MotorTrend.

 

 

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Freegal – Legally download music by some of your favorite artists like Adele, The Chainsmokers, Bruno Mars, and Pharrell Williams.

 

 

 

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Brainfuse Mobile – Get help with homework on the go. Submit questions to tutors, track assignments, and access your flashcards from anywhere.

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Mango – Access over 60 foreign-language courses to help you learn a new language.

Warm Up With a Good Comic Book

As many of you may know, the Teen Room is home to many of your favorite superhero comics. However, did you know that you can access some of these comic books (and some that we don’t physically have) through Hoopla?

Well, you can! Here is just a small sample of what you can find on Hoopla:

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Now I know what you’re probably thinking: “That’s great, Librarian Lady, but how do I even get to this thing?”

Very, very simply my friend. You can find it on the main page of the library website. You just click the link!

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The best part about Hoopla is it’s FREE through HCPL.

So, there is literally nothing between you and your favorite world saving hero. What are you waiting for?

 

Comic-Making Workshop with the Creators of Little Guardians

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Join us TODAY (June 13, 2015) for a free comic workshop led by the professional creators of the Little Guardians web-comics and graphic novels. Writer, Ed, and Artist, Lee, will demonstrate how to develop a blank panel into a finished comic page! A Q&A session will be held afterward for all your comic-making questions. Check out their all-ages web-comics on the Little Guardians website: http://www.littleguardianscomic.com/

See you this afternoon!
Sarah