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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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Culver's Coloring Contest

April is the month for National Library Week - April 12-18. The theme this year is "Unlimited possibilities @ your library®." We have partnered with Culver's to celebrate your favorite book by drawing a picture about it.  It can be a character, event, scene or anything you liked about the book.  Children age 4-11 may return the drawing to Hortonville Public Library's circulation desk between April 1 and April 30 and receive a certificate for a FREE single scoop of Culver's Frozen Custard in a cake cone or dish to be redeemed at a Culver's locations.  You'll also be eligible to win a special prize in a random drawing at the library.  Pick up your coloring sheet at the circulation desk or click on the link below.

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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.