Summer is quickly approaching here in Indianapolis, and we want to point out all the fun opportunities that our local libraries have in store for this summer. We know that writing about every library’s unique offerings in one post would be overwhelming and lead to information overload. Therefore, we’re highlighting a different local library every day this week to give our Cheapsters a well-rounded preview of what’s happening this summer.
Today’s spotlight focuses on the Hancock County Public Library (located at 900 W. McKenzie Road in Greenfield). Like the other libraries we’ve discussed, Hancock County has a summer reading program for kids in our community. Also like the others, the programs vary depending on your age bracket. So, what part of the arrangement sets Hancock County apart? You’ll find out if you drop by the library on the last day of this month. All day on Saturday, May 31, HCPL will be kicking off the summer reading clubs with parties.
The younger kids will have their kick-off party at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 31. Community heroes from the police and fire departments will be on hand, and you’ll be able to select books after you sign up for the summer reading club. Meanwhile, the teenagers have their kick-off at noon, and they can enjoy food off the grill and the opportunity to play Xbox and Wii inside.
The reading program itself isn’t all that different from others, but we think kids on the east side are particularly in luck with these awesome parties to start the summer. The Hancock County Public Library believes in starting with a bang, as you’ll see for yourself if you pay them a visit. Look us up again tomorrow for our final summer library preview. Also, you can check out our other library previews from this week at the below links: