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Reach Out and Read

In January, a grant was received from United Way, through the Appleton Public library, to further a national program known as Reach Out and Read. The goal of the program is to work with medical providers to promote early literacy during well-child visits, by giving new books to children and advising parents on the importance of reading aloud to their children.

From July 13 through August 8, we are partnering up with area medical clinics and libraries, as well as the YMCA, Half-Price Books and The Building for Kids, to host a book drive to help area Reach Out and Read clinics. All books donated will be placed in Reach Out and Read clinics to create literacy rich environments.

How can you help support the Reach Out and Read program?

1. Donate new books in-person, there is a container located at the front entrance of the library.

2. Make a monetary donation. Appleton Public Libray staff will purchase books for you! Place your monetary donation in the envelope provided near the entrance of the library and turn in at the circulation desk. Cash or checks are accepted. Please make checks payable to Friends of Appleton Public Library. Donations will be given to the Affinity Clinic in Greenviille  that HPL is partnered with.

3. Make a purchase at Barnes & Noble Friday, July 24 and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the local Reach Out and Read program.

Visit the Reach Out and Read website for more information about the program.

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.

Movie Monday

Mondays @ 10:00 a.m. ~  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.

The Incredibles (8/10)

Performance and Movie with Pixie Dust Performances (8/17 at 9:30 a.m.)

Finding Nemo (8/24)

Next Showing: Despicable Me Marathon (Lunch provided bring your own breverage)

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 10:00am

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.

Story Walk - New Book Posted - July 29, 2015

The StoryWalk Trail

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 Stuck by Oliver Jeffers.

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.

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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.

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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.