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April Teen Programs at the library

April 1, 2014 in homepage, kids, teens by scournoyer

BannerTeen3_LizThere are lots of teen programs at the library this month:

  • Teen Poetry Workshop on April 10 at 5:00 pm – featuring blackout poetry, haikus, and freeform
  • Teen Lego on April 10 at 6:00 pm
  • Two Friday Movies both PG-13 – one on April 11 at 4:00 pm and one on April 18 at 3:00 pm – includes free popcorn

Spring Raffle Drawing will be Monday, April 14 at noon

April 1, 2014 in homepage by scournoyer

BasketRaffle2014_SnackCoolerThere are many ways to support your local library and the Friends of the Horicon Public Library’s Spring Basket Raffle is one of them. You can also join the Friends, buy books from the booksale room, attend programs, donate to the Summer Library Program, and more.

Winners will be drawn at noon on Monday, April 14 and need not be present to win.

Storytimes are on Tuesday & Wednesday through May 7

April 1, 2014 in homepage, kids by scournoyer

Storytime_April1_DiffusionFlowers (5)Bring in your little ones for stories, rhymes, songs, and crafts. Miss Sarah has three storytimes you can choose from each week until May 7:

  • Lapsit Storytime on Tuesday at 10:30 am – Featuring action rhymes, wiggles, and very short board books for prewalkers and walkers.
  • Children’s Storytime on Tuesday at 11:00 am – Featuring stories, rhymes, songs, dance, and crafts for preschool or homeschool children.
  • Family Storytime on Wednesday at 6:30 pm – Featuring stories, rhymes, songs, games, and crafts for all ages. School age children are welcome.

Summer storytime schedules will be announced in May. Please contact Miss Sarah at 485-3535 if you have any questions or suggestions about Horicon Public Library Storytimes. Daycare groups are welcome. Please let Miss Sarah know if you will be bringing groups of 8 or more.

Spring Reading Challenge: Now through April 30

April 1, 2014 in adults, homepage, kids, teens by scournoyer

SpringReadingChallenge_flierThink Spring! Spring reading. Just read three books between now and April 30 to be entered into a drawing. Pick up your spring reading sheet at the desk.

Brat Fry Fundraiser for Library on Sat., March 29 at Leroy Meats

March 20, 2014 in adults, homepage, kids, teens by scournoyer

bratfryThe Friends of the Horicon Public Library will be at Leroy Meats on Saturday, March 29 from 10-2 selling brats and burgers. The Friends of the Horicon Public Library are a non-profit organization committed to activities that support the library, encourage reading, and promote culture in the community. The Friends raise funds for much of the programming that happens at the library. They sponsor the Cabin Fever Series of adult programs, the Summer Library Program, as well as other events. Membership in the Friends group is $5 for individuals or $10 for families. Meetings are held in January, March, May, July, September, and November on the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the library’s small meeting room.

Two Different Lego Clubs on Thursday, March 20

March 17, 2014 in homepage, kids, teens by scournoyer

lego bricksWe know you love Lego, so now we’re offering two different Lego programs:

  • Lego Builders Club at 3:30 pm for all ages
  • Teen Lego Night at 5:30 pm for ages 11 and up

Young builders can play with the library’s Lego collection at 3:30pm. The librarian will have a Builder’s Challenge ready, but free-building is always allowed. A light snack will be served. Please contact Miss Sarah at 485-3535 with questions.

Older builders are invited to Teen Lego Night, a new program this month featuring snacks and a chance to use the library’s Lego to build cool stuff. Please contact Lynn, our Teen Librarian, with any questions at 485-3535.

No sign-up or library card is necessary to participate in either program.


Get Spring Basket Raffle Tickets now

March 13, 2014 in homepage by scournoyer

BasketRaffle2014_CoffeeChocolateThe Friends of Horicon Public Library are holding their annual Spring Basket Raffle fundraiser now. Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. Proceeds benefit library programming for all ages such as the Knit Retreat, the Cabin Fever Series, the Summer Library and Reading Program, the Lego Builders Club, the Make & Take Art Club, Teen Craft Nights, and more. Support the Friends and support the library.

Drawing will be held on Monday, April 14 at noon. Winners need not be present to win. There are eight different themed baskets:

  • Coffee/Chocolate
  • Spice
  • Technology
  • Beer – you must be 21 or older to win this basket
  • Cooler/Snack
  • Kids
  • Grilling
  • Crockpot

Stop by the library to get your tickets or get them from any Friend of the Library. Watch our Facebook page for photos of featured baskets.