Hancock school public library

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We are temporarily canceling our weekly Storytimes. We hope to resume them this summer- stay tuned!

The next meeting of our Community Crafting Club will be on Saturday, February 11 at 11am. Come try our craft challenge or bring something of your own to work on while meeting new people. Welcome to all ages.

Now open Saturdays! 10:00-2:00pm. Stop in!

Our monthly LEGO CLUB starts October 24th! It runs from 6:00-7:00pm, usually on the last Monday of the month (if that falls on a holiday, it will be the Monday before that). Come join us- it’s free and open to kids aged 5-13.

Have you heard about the Innovative Community Library Grant we have received? We have BIG IMPROVEMENTS planned! Stay tuned!

The exterior library door will be locked during school hours (10am-3:30pm weekdays when school is in session) but we now have our own door buzzer! Please simply press the intercom button to the RIGHT of the doors, smile for the camera, and we will say Hi! and buzz you in. Whenever school is not in session, the door will be unlocked as usual.

Curbside pickup of library materials is available. Users can also login to the online catalog with their library card to reserve materials.

Hancock School Public Library receives $212,000 grant from Michigan Department of Education

New Hancock Library Media Lab Now Available to All

Write MI Short Story Contest Returns

Hancock Library Receives Grants, New Technology and Furniture

Hancock Library Wins School Service Award

PLDL, Hancock Library Win Award for Service Excellence

Library Programs and Events

We currently have monthly Lego Club, adult Book Club, and Community Crafting Club. Check out the calendar below for recurring and special events.

Our Story

As of November 1, 2018, the Hancock School Public Library is operated by the Portage Lake District Library (PLDL). PLDL will staff the Hancock library and provide books and other materials, access to library databases, interlibrary loans that enable patrons to borrow books from other libraries, and programming.

The agreement does not give Hancock residents access to the main library in Houghton. They will still have to purchase out-of-district memberships to make full use of the PLDL in Houghton.

You can read more details about the partnership between PLDL and the Hancock School Public Library in our press release.

Library Hours


Monday – Tuesday: 10am-7pm

Wednesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm

Saturday: 10am-2pm


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Contact Us

501 Campus Drive Hancock, MI 49930

hancock@pldl.org 906-487-5925 ext. 8005