Hancock County Public Library

TopLibrary News for Schools, Winter 2013 
Dear Principals and Teachers,

Please forward this useful information for educators to others who might benefit. Here's what's included:
Cathy Riley, Youth Services Manager criley@hcplibrary.org
Friends of HCPLibrary 
Save the dates! We've weeded stacks of children's and young adult books. They'll be available for the Friends of the Library book sale, 900 W. McKenzie Rd., Greenfield
  • Children's hardbacks cost 50 cents. Paperbacks cost 25 cents.
  • Teen & adult hardbacks cost $1. Paperbacks cost 50 cents.
  • DVDs are $1.
Friends Members-Only Preview Sale:
Friday, November 15, 6-7:30 PM (Join at the door for $10)

Open to the Public:
Saturday, November 16, 9 AM-4:30 PM
Sunday, November 17, 1-3:45 PM
Common Core Connection: NoveList
NoveList Plus
The Hancock County Public Library now offers NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8. Both are considered leading resources for book recommendations.
They are well-organized & easy to navigate, content is rich and varied, and you can access them remotely from the library's "Reference & Research" page.

On the right-hand side of the NoveList Plus landing page, explore the "Professional Resources" listings for teachers.

You'll find links to "Award Winners," a "Readers' Advisory Toolbox," and "Teaching with Books."

Plus, under "Common Core," teaching guides are available (by grade level) that help deepen student learning and support Common Core State Standards-based instruction.

Tutor.com: 10 Things Teachers Should Know


Students with a Hancock County Public Library card may use Tutor.com as a free, online tutoring service.


  1. Students get one-to-one help with specific assignments on demand.
  2. Tutors are available 24/7 (except on major holidays).
  3. Students say Tutor.com helps them complete homework and improve their grades. (Tutors don't give the answer: they help students find it.)
  4. Students are more likely to take an AP course if they have Tutor.com.
  5. All tutors complete a rigorous qualification process & background check.
  6. Students can get help with all math, science, social studies and English subjects (including essay writing).
  7. Tutor.com offers test prep (SAT, ACT, and other standardized tests).
  8. It's accessible at home, school, or anywhere with a mobile device.
  9. It's easy to use. Students sign in at www.hcplibrary.com, "online resources." They choose a subject and then ask a question.
  10. The library reserves its Greenfield computer lab for teens on regular school days, Mon.-Wed., 3-6 PM. From there, teens without home Internet may connect to Tutor.com.
Learning Express Library

LearningExpress LibraryLearningExpress Library offers advanced placement and college prep testing. The service analyzes test results and pinpoints what to study in free, self-paced courses.


Students can also use a combination of tests, courses, and eBooks to qualify for various professions.


There's even a test (with helpful aids) for taking tests.


Special Library Cards for Teachers

library card HCPLTeachers, 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 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, with yearly renewal starting August 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.

Receive Teacher Requests by Courier

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 desk, (317) 462-5141, ext. 238, childrens@hcplibrary.org


Hancock County Public Library 

900 W. McKenzie Rd.
Greenfield, Indiana 46140

(317) 462-5141



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