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Friends of the Horicon Public Library

Want to join a group of people who care about the library and want to make it even better for everyone? Then CONNECT HERE. Meet with us on the second Thursday of every other month, starting in January. We meet for an hour at 7-8 p.m. in the library.

What the Friends Do

The Friends of the Horicon Public Library is a non-profit organization committed to activities that support the library, encourage reading, and promote culture in the community.The Friends are responsible for much of the programming that happens at the library. They sponsor Cabin Fever, Summer Reading, National Library Month and Children's Book Week events.

Each year the Friends raise funds for programs by hosting a year-round book sale, a Book And Bake Sale during the Rockin' River Jam festival, craft sales, Raffle ticket sales and more.

With generous donations from Alliant Energy, John Deere and others, we have been able to provide financial support to the library for specific purchases. The Friends purchased the fountain in the front of the City Hall and contributed to the purchase of the children’s room furnishings. Also funded were shelving units, puppets, audio books, magazines and videos.

Origin of the Friends

The Friends were organized in 1987 for the purpose of helping the Horicon Public Library to provide the extras that the Library budget wasn’t able to do and to help the staff as volunteers.