Hancock Library Closings
All locations of the Hancock County Public Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 25th, 26th; December 24th, 25th, 27th for Christmas; and December 31, January 1 for New Year’s.
Children’s Programs at HCPL
Storytime is back in person!
On Mondays, Storytime will be at the Hawesville library and on Wednesdays, Storytime will be held at the Lewisport library. We have three age groups: babies (0-24 months), toddlers (2-3 years), and preschool (4-5 years). Baby Storytime begins at 9:30 am, toddler Storytime begins at 10:15 am, and preschool Storytime begins at 11:00 am. We hope to see you and your littles soon! Just a reminder, there will be no Storytime the week of November 22nd and 24th.
Tea Bag Folding Christmas Tree
Just in time for the holiday season, learn how to create a fun folding craft that would be perfect on a gift card or as decoration! Taught by the Hancock County Homemaker’s Club, this is a program you won’t want to miss out on! This is a registered event held at the Hawesville location. Please call 270-927-6760 to sign up.
Create an Edible Ornament
On Tuesday, November 23rd at the Lewisport Branch from 5-7 pm or Tuesday, November 30th at the Hawesville Library from 5-7 pm, join us to create your own edible ornaments and enjoy an evening Storytime. All supplies will be provided. Please be aware: ornament ingredients include bread, peanut butter, and bird seed. To register: Please call the library where you plan to attend the program.
Christmas in the Park
The library invites you to an evening filled with Christmas cheer!
On Friday, December 3rd, from 6-8 pm, downtown Lewisport will be hosting Christmas in the Park. Join us at 6 pm for the tree lighting and at 6:30 pm, Santa Claus will be making his big arrival! Be sure to bring your appetite as local vendors will be serving soups, tacos, pizza by the slice, and other goodies. Activities include a live nativity, free cookies and hot chocolate, a meet and greet photo opportunity with “Belle”, “Cinderella”, and “Batman” characters, and more! If you’re interested in getting started (or finishing up) on your holiday shopping, be sure to stop by the Christmas Market and visit our talented vendors. Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget to bring your edible ornament to decorate the live tree!
During the month of November, all charges will be erased for each long overdue item returned in usable condition. No matter the length of time you’ve had the item, as long as it is still in good condition, charges will be waived for the item. All you need to do is return the item to the Hawesville or Lewisport circulation desk or the Bookmobile, so we can be sure it is linked to your account. It’s that easy! What if I’ve already returned my item and now I have charges on my account? We are accepting donations of canned food items to help with those charges too. Up to $5 for each canned food item donated will be waived. Refunds and/or credits will not be issued. Canned food items will be donated to our local food pantries.
If that lost book or those charges have been keeping you from using our services, we hope to see you again soon!