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Cat Toys for P.A.W.S.

On January 16th, HCPL teens made three kinds of cat toys and even brought in some items to donate to Partners for Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.).

The following Thursday (January 18th), I delivered the toys and items to P.A.W.S. It seemed like the cats are really going to enjoy these toys. They were batting them around and one cat even decided to claim one as his own, refusing to share.


If you are interested in donating to P.A.W.S., click here for ideas of what would be most useful for them.


Cat Toy Instructions

If you would like to make your own cat toys, below are the directions for the ones made during the program.






Note: Instructions and pictures for cat toy instructions are from BabySavers, Friskies DIY Toys, and Craft Forest.



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!

Teen Volunteer Email Group

Be up to date on all community services opportunities at the library.

If you are interested in hearing about teen volunteer opportunities at the library, join the Teen Volunteer Email Group. By signing up you will receive an email each time the library hosts programs that center around community service or when the Friends of Hancock County Public Library has volunteer opportunities.

To join, go to the Contact Teen Services page and fill out the form. In the comments section, put “Add to Teen Volunteer Email Group”.


Teen Contact Webpage

Thank you!

This post is going to be mostly a thank you to our awesome teens at Hancock County Public Library and the Sugar Creek Branch, but it is also going to partly be a way for me to brag about the teens we have here.

This summer we decided to Build a Better World by dedicating some of our programs to community service projects. Due to our awesome teens, these programs were a hit!

These teens made pillowcases and craft bags for the children at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and helped local children practice reading. Thanks to their hard work and compassion, we were able to donate 55 pillowcases and over 200 craft bags!

So thank you, teen volunteers! This is truly awesome and you should be proud.

I know I am!


-Kristen, Teen Librarian


Volunteer for the Friends of Hancock County Public Library

Calling all Teens!

At 6:00pm on Wednesday, August 9th, the Friends of Hancock County Public Library need help moving boxes from the book sale.

In exchange for your help, you will receive a letter as proof of service. 

If interested, please contact Kristen White at the Children’s Desk.