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Story Walk - New Book Posted

The StoryWalk trail is open

StoryWalk promotes literacy and physical fitness. Families are encouraged to participate in this No Child Left Inside activity. All are welcome to take a short hike on the Nature Trail behind the library - Hortonville Municipal Building at 531 N Nash St. and enjoy the children's book posted along the trail.

Library staff will change the story every 3-4 weeks.  Now featuring Buddy and the Bunnies In Don't Play With Your Food by Bob Shea

The experience is free. Visitors are encouraged to share their experience by commenting here on the date of their visit, how many people were in their party, and any comment or suggestion they may have for the project. Photos of you on the trail would be welcomed too. Sponsored by the Hortonville Public Library.

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coaltion and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.


2015 Summer Library Program

Readers of all ages will explore all things Hero this summer as Hortonville Public Library presents Every Hero Has a Story.

This year we will be having weekly drop in times where you can do projects, experiments and games along with a special Superhero Training Day that will make this program fun for the whole family.

Summer Reading Program Registration

The 2015 Summer Library Program is open to children of all ages. Families are invited to join in the weekly activity sheets that correspond to the program. Register now for Every Hero Has a Story.

Movie Monday

Mondays @ 10:00 a.m. ~ June 8 through August 24

Come join us every Monday at 10:00 a.m. for Movie Monday featuring a new release or popular movie.  Popcorn provided but please bring your own drink. You may bring a pillow or bean bag if you like.

Next Showing:


Monday, July 6, 2015 - 10:00am

Story time with Elsa from Frozen and Pixie Dust Performances

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Hortonville Public Library presents a half hour story time with music and photo opportunities with Pixie Dust Performances very own Ice Queenfrom Frozen

You can be Earth’s Hero

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Drop in craft stations will be set up to make earth friendly crafts.  Find out how you can be Earth’s hero!

Randy Peterson in Concert- “Searching For a Super Hero"

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:30am

Presented as a musical story.  Sam is a boy on a quest to meet a real superhero. Along the way he meets a firefighter, a doctor, a teacher, a veteran, even a guide dog. It takes Superman and Batman themselves to show Sam that the real heroes are those who keep him healthy, strong and safe, and it is the teachers and librarians who show him that through reading, he can be a hero too.

Policemen are Heroes Too

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Crafts 9 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  Meet an officer around 10-10:30

Curious about a policemen and what their job involves?  Want to see the inside of a real police car?  Come to our program featuring a Hortonville Police Officer.  Crafts and fun.

Firemen Day with the Hortonville Fire Department

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Crafts 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Firemen and truck around 10-10:30 

Tour a real firetruck and learn about firemen and fire safety.  Come to our program where you get to meet a real firemen, complete firemen related crafts and tour a firetruck.

End of Summer Blow Out

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 9:00am

Lunch to follow after games @ 11:30

It’s a day of games featuring Amy from The Learning Shop.  Bring a dish to pass for our annual picnic.  Fun and game for everyone.

Timber Rattlers Game

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of baseball at the stadium.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an easy, do it yourself program that is designed to get families reading to their children from infancy on. Read to your child every day and before you know it you will have read 1000 books – or more! 1 book per day for three years is 1,095 books! 2 books per day takes about 1.5 years!

How the program works:

This early literature program is open to children from birth to age 5. Children receive a simple reading log to track every 100 books along with a sticker page to track their own progress at home. Every time a child fills up a log of 100 books they receive a sticker for their at home progress page and receive pages for the next 100 books.

Parents can include books that their children hear in library story times, in preschool, from other family members, and elsewhere too. If a family has more than one child enrolled in the program and someone reads the same book to all of them, all get to count the book. You may also read the same book more than once and count it each time!

Register at the library anytime. You will receive a reading log for the first 100 books and a progress page.

The goal of this project is to help your child enter school ready to learn; to expose them to a wide variety of books and to promote use of the library and it’s collections - a treasure trove of free material available to all community members.


Text Message Notifications

Want to keep up with your library account on your smartphone? Now you can! Sign up for the library’s  Shoutbomb text messaging service. Receive text notices about items available to pick up, items due soon, overdue items and fines. Send texts to request renewals and receive a text back with the result of your request.