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  1. 5-stones Dodge County Donates to County Libraries

    Tracey Scheffler, 5-stones Dodge County Founder and Alex Harvancik, Library Director with donated books

    This October, many Dodge County libraries appreciatively accepted a county-wide book donation from the local 5-stones Dodge County organization founded by Tracey Scheffler.  If you're not familiar with 5-stones, their mission is to "fight the giant of sex trafficking through awareness, prevention, education, networking, and collaboration, partnering with other organizations and our communities to bring safety through knowledge and action." The Horicon Public Library constantly seeks to connect with local groups to provide our users with up-to-date and pertinent information about topics of local concern.


    5-stones Dodge County has donated a supply of books written for children, age 3-12, to provide parents and guardians a natural and comfortable way to talk to their children about the difficult topic of pornography. The organization Defend Young Minds has developed a curriculum of two titles, "Good Pictures, Bad Pictures, and Good Pictures, Bad Pictures, jr." written by Kristen A. Jenson, MA, and illustrated by Debbie Fox.   The junior version is intended for ages 3-6 years, while the more mature version aims for children 7-12. 5-stones Dodge County believes it is vitally important to have educational material available for youth to help make them aware of the dangers and life-long effects of pornography.   Scheffler stated, "It has been our pleasure to provide this incredible resource to our families, and we hope they will bring knowledge, safety, and health to our growing children."


    If you are interested in checking out either of these books, they're available at the library.  Or place a hold by calling or visiting the Monarch Catalog at  Additional educational resources and guides about talking with your children about pornography can be found at To find out more about the 5-stones and the Dodge County chapter, visit and

  1. Hughes' Candy Sale

    It's that time of year, with autumn leaves drifting down in the cooler breezes.  That means Halloween and Christmas are right around the corner.  The Friends of Horicon Library would love to help you round out your holiday giving by offering an opportunity to pick up a unique handmade treasure or two and a box of the best chocolates. There's a wide assortment to choose from, but be sure to come early to pick out your favorite since they'll only be available while supplies last.  

    We've also completed a large weed of our DVD and Non-fiction books. As a result, our book sale shelves are brimming with great finds.

    Supporting the Friends, who are essential to our library, ensures we continue providing superior library services.  Through the generosity of their time and donations, we're able to offer so much more than our current budget could provide.  Some of their current projects include our popular educational venue passes, new puppets, movies, the Summer Reading Program, and countless past projects you've come to expect when you visit the library. Young learners are welcome and encouraged to play on the AWE computer in the Early Literacy Area.

    So while you're out picking up pumpkins and Christmas presents, don't forget to stop by the library.