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  1. Celebrating Veterans Day
     Badger Honor Flight Logo

    On Thursday, November 8, 2018, Kelly McMillan spoke on behalf of the Badger Honor Flight program at the Horicon Public Library. (Original presenter Jim Bublitz was unable to attend while he supports hurricane recovery efforts in Florida.) A dedicated volunteer, Kelly helps organize flights to Washington DC, recruit bands to play and teams of enthusiastic supporters to both send-off and welcome home groups of Veterans upon their return from visiting monuments dedicated to their service in our Nation’s Capital. “It is a lot of work, but the rewarding experience provided to Veterans and their families are well worth the time put into making their day of travel a success.” Kelly spoke in awe of the generosity of the people of Wisconsin and their eagerness to contribute both time and funding for the Honor Flight Program.

    Library Director, Alex Harvancik, a veteran herself, said “Becoming a service member changes the person you are at least twice.  Upon entering you must lose yourself to become part of the mission, and while serving are forever changed by your experiences, for some unimaginable.  Coming home can be very difficult for many as they no longer have the same shared life experiences with friends and family.  Honor Flights are an opportunity for both the veteran and a grateful nation to remember, honor, and heal from sacrifices made.”

    The Badger Honor Flight operates out of Madison, WI. It is one of six Honor Flight Programs to operate out of our state. Badger Honor Flight serves Veterans living in southern Wisconsin, stretching from Madison to Beaver Dam. For more information, please visit www.badgerhonorflight.org

  1. Monarch2Go

    The library has a new mobile app called Monarch2Go.  With this device friendly app, you can search the catalog, place holds on materials, check your account, renew materials, scan UPCs to see if the consortium owns what you’re looking for, and generate your patron barcode for libraries that will accept a digital version.  (We do.  One less card to carry!)  It’s available for Apple and Android operating systems.  Just head to your app store and download it for free. 

    For those of you already using our HoriconLib2Go app, it will be phased out over the next few months as you transition to Monarch2Go.  We’ve already had a report the new app is “much improved.”