Library News for Schools 

TopLibrary News for Schools, August 2012 
Dear Principals and Teachers,

Please forward this useful information from the Hancock County Public Library to others who might benefit. Here's what's included:
Cathy Riley, Youth Services Manager
Christy Beaver, Teen Dept. Head

EdwardsDr. Chris Edwards:
How to Inspire Genius in Students
Chris Edwards: Teaching GeniusWed., Aug. 22, 7-8 PM
Hancock County Public Library, Greenfield


Meet Dr. Chris Edwards, who will discuss how to help your students think in larger terms by connecting ideas from across several disciplines.

He offers methods for educators looking to invigorate their classroom practices in his latest book, Teaching Genius: Redefining Education with Lessons from Science and Philosophy.
Edwards holds a social studies degree from Indiana University, a master's degree in curriculum instruction from the University of Indianapolis and a doctorate in teacher leadership from Walden University.
After the discussion, he will sign copies of his book. All royalties go to Riley Hospital for Children.


See a recent article on Edwards' Riley connection from the Daily Reporter.
voicesHistoric Voices: Bringing the Past Alive

Neil Armstrong Library of CongressThe library's vast collection of free, downloadable music, Freegal, now includes historic voices.

Teachers and students with a Hancock County Public Library card can hear famous words, such as Frankiln D. Roosevelt's first inaugural address ("The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."), JFK during the Cuban missile crisis, Jesse Owens' Olympic victory, or Ernest Hemingway's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.
It's easy. Go to and click online resources > music downloads. In the Freegal search box under "Album," type "Historic Voices." (You may also search by name under "Artist.")
The MP3 files never expire and can be saved permanently to an iPod or computer and burned to a disc. Download up to 3 files a week. 
hispanicCelebrate Hispanic History Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15 
La Telarana de Carlota

La Telarana de Carlota (Charlotte's Web), para E.B. White (SPANISH J WHI). Cathy recommends this well-known classic about a pig who befriends a spider.

Browse through our foreign language collections in both the children's and adult sections. No habla espanol? Several children's titles are written in both English and Spanish.

We also have foreign language TumbleBooks online that read themselves aloud. To get there, click the link on the kids' page.

requestsTeacher Requests 

Get customized collections delivered by courier to your school. Request extended loans on books, DVDs, and other materials to enrich your students' classroom experience. Click here for a "Material Request Form" or talk to us directly:


Children's collection, Cathy Riley, (317) 462-5141, ext. 218,

Teen collection, Christy Beaver, (317) 462-5141, ext. 225,

cardsSpecial Cards for Teachers 

library card HCPL Teachers, school administrators, or professional staff members working directly with students at a public or private Hancock County school may request a special teacher card from the Hancock County Public Library. Home-school teachers who provide a current curriculum are also eligible.


With the professional card, request extended loans on books for twice the normal period, or reserve a video for the classroom. You are still responsible for all materials borrowed, including fines and lost or damaged items.


The cards are intended for school and professional use only, from August 1 to July 1. If you reside in the county, you may still hold a regular card for personal use.


To apply, present identification, such as a current school ID card, paycheck stub, or document on a school letterhead.


Hancock County Public Library 

900 W. McKenzie Rd.

Greenfield, Indiana 46140
(317) 462-5141


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