Join the Digital Dash
Horicon Public Library and Wisconsin’s Digital Library are on a mission: Get more people to try digital reading! While they have offered ebooks and digital audiobooks to the community through their partnership with OverDrive for 12 years, they know that many people are still surprised to learn their library card gives them access to over 71,000 free digital titles.
Throughout the rest of this year, the library is participating in OverDrive’s “Digital Dash” contest. If they hit 4,347,351 digital checkouts by the end of the year, they will be eligible to win additional funds to buy more ebooks and audiobooks for their OverDrive collection.
The library’s digital books are free for anyone with a valid library card. Current popular titles include Small Great Things, The Zookeeper’s Wife, and The Whistler. Users can borrow bestsellers and classic ebooks and digital audiobooks to enjoy on smartphones, tablets, Kindles and other eReaders, MP3 players, and computers. Wisconsin’s Digital Library also offers a dedicated space for younger readers, with a variety of juvenile and young adult titles. There are never late fees with digital titles, as they return automatically at the end of the lending period.
Readers can access the library’s digital collection 24/7 by visiting https://wplc.overdrive.com or by downloading the Libby app from their device’s app store.
Sharing Our Blessings with the Community
Food for Fines
Traditionally, the Horicon Public Library takes the opportunity to share with our local food pantries the plentiful bounty our patrons provide. This year is no exception. The library will gladly accept any donations of nonperishable food items and sundries during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year and ensure they are delivered to our outlets serving those in need.
For patrons who donate and have fines generated at our library, we will be happy to reduced fines by $1 for each item given. Also, our anonymous pay it forward procedure helps your fellow patrons reduce their fines, too.
Many times we are asked what type of goods are needed. Holiday fixings are always a sure bet. Please, your generous donation can help so many for so little. Thank you.
Fri Nov. 24 - Fri Dec. 29Food for Fines Non-perishable food items accepted for overdue fines charged by Horicon Public Library only. Each item donated equals $1.00 forgiven. All food collected will be donated to local food pantries. Begins Friday, November 24th and ends on Friday, December 29th.Read More
Fri Nov. 24 - Fri Dec. 29Food for Fines Ends Our Food for Fines program ends today at 6:00 pm.Read More
Thu Dec. 14Cookie Walk Our yearly Cookie Walk will take place on December 14th and 15th. Cookies will be available for purchase, with sales benefiting the Friends of the Horicon Public Library.Read More