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  1. Hold It @ Horicon Public Library
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    The library would like to remind our patrons to place holds on library materials they don’t find on the library shelf.  Cardholders can use the online Monarch Catalog, www.monarchcatalog.org, or the Monarch2Go app available in your app store.  There you may place a hold on the newest novel by your favorite author or the movie you missed watching in the theatre.  Placing holds ensure you will get what you want as soon as possible.  It also helps libraries know if we need to order more copies of very popular items.  You may request your holds be delivered to the Monarch Catalog library of your choice for pick up.

    Library staff can show you how to place a hold, or they’re just as happy taking requests at the desk or on the phone.  Rest assured, it’s no imposition for us.

    Placing holds means you won’t leave the library disappointed, you’ll always go home with something you want.



  1. Fine-Free Children's Materials
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    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.