The library is the perfect place to begin a literacy journey through play. Children can explore our light table, fiddle with the sensory wall, write a story, or make a new friend in our Creative Play and Early Literacy areas.
The library offers two reading programs for children during the summer. Readers (for those reading and listening independently) and Read to Me (for babies, toddlers, and children 5 years and younger). Families that read together succeed together. Like us on Facebook for reminder posts of upcoming events.
All year, the library offers many activities and events for children, families, and caregivers. View the full schedule on our Program Calendar or pick up a copy at the library. Highlights include Art in the Park during the summer, Storytime, Lego Club, and Drop-in Crafts for
The Horicon Public Library, The Friends of Horicon Marsh, and the Horicon Marsh Education Center are pleased to join together, bringing the joy of the outdoors and reading together for marsh visitors. The library provides monthly picture books highlighting the seasonal beauty and nature of the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the US. The trail is an easy 1-mile hike accessible from the boardwalk at the Horicon Marsh Education Center on Hwy 28.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing early literacy initiative based upon solid evidence that the more children ages birth to five years old hear books read to them, the more prepared they will be to learn to read. The library celebrates parents’ roles as their children’s first teachers!
It’s not as hard as it sounds to reach this goal. If you read just three books each day or 20 books each week, you'll hit the 1,000 book goal in a single year. If you begin reading to a child from birth and read just four books a week then you will have read 1,040 books by the time the child enters kindergarten.
All children who have not yet entered kindergarten are eligible. They will receive one book at sign-up and one book upon completion. You can sign up or get more information at the checkout desk.
New books arrive weekly! Many new nonfiction, easy reader, and chapter books are on display throughout the Children’s Room, including picture books, board books, graphic novels, audiobooks, and the new favorite - Wonderbooks. Wonderbooks are a regular print book with an attached digital audiobook.
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