Music and Movement
We're excited to present Music and Movement for little ones and their caregivers. On Friday, February 7 at 10 AM we'll sing, dance, and keep the beat using shaker eggs, jingle bells, and rhythm sticks. There are sure to be lots of smiles as we shake our sillies out. We hope you'll join us for this exciting new program!
Cricut Maker Valentines
The new Cricut Maker will be out and available in our makerspace corner Monday, February 3, through Friday, February 14. Stop in and give it a whirl. Making a handmade card is easy and a great way to express your love for your favorite valentine. We provide the supplies; you bring your imagination and inspiration.
Fine-Free Children's Materials
Beginning January 1, 2020, Horicon Public Library will no longer charge overdue fines on juvenile materials, which includes books, music, STEM Kits, and DVDs. This applies to any materials assigned to juvenile collections from our Monarch member libraries checked out at the Horicon Public Library as well.
The Horicon Public Library Board strongly supports children, their families, and caregivers in fostering a love of reading and learning. Charging overdue fines on children’s materials is in direct conflict with that goal and discourages use of the library.
As part of our implementation, we are also waiving all past overdue fines on juvenile materials checked out at the Horicon Public Library. Charges for lost or damaged items still apply.
Understandably, some may be concerned the loss of revenue will hurt the library. Fines collected on children’s materials account for less than 1% of our overall budget. Most of our funding comes from city and county taxes, along with supplemental funds from donations and the support of our Friends of Horicon Library. We are able to restructure our budget with no additional tax funds used to support this change. You can still expect to receive the same great services and materials from the library.Click here to go to our FAQs.