National Friends of Libraries Week
The Horicon Public Library gets by with a little help from our Friends . . . actually, we get by with a lot of help from our Friends! Established in 1987, over the last five years, our Friends of the Library group has given nearly $17,000 to fund children’s programming, provide new furniture, contribute towards new and emerging technology, and provide access to some of Wisconsin’s many attractions. Also, the Friends have rallied countless times to advocate for the library and participate in coordination with the library board helping to plan for your library’s future.
October 21-28, 2018 is the 13th annual National Friends of Libraries Week, and it’s the perfect opportunity for the administration and trustees of the Horicon Public Library to give our Friends a big shout out for all they do to make a difference for us every single day.
We know the Friends are always looking for new members and volunteers. They have so much fun while working to make our community better. It’s easy to join, just log on to www.horicon.lib.wi.us and hit the Friends page. Be sure to fill out the membership application while you’re there, and you’ll get a quick response.
Joining the Friends of the Library is a terrific way to make new friends of your own and give back to our town making your library even better.
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.”
Tue Oct. 23Storytime Little ones and their caregivers are welcome to join us each Tuesday at 10:30am for Storytime. We read picture books, sing songs, have reading adventures, and create unique craft projects to take home. Everyone is welcome at Storytime!Read More
Wed Oct. 24Morning Knitting Group Our Morning Knitting Group meets each Wednesday beginning at 9:30am. New knitters are always welcome!Read More
Wed Oct. 24Movie: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! We'll be showing the Halloween classic, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Beginning at 6:00pm. Join us for popcorn and fun!Read More