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Library Staff and Board

Library Staff

  • Rachel Martens, Director
  • Vicki Bero, Library Assistant
  • Rebecca Buchmann, Library Assitant
  • Kay Forton, Library Assistant
  • Shay Foxenberg, Substitute Library Assistant
  • Keri Rose, Library Assistant
  • Megan Sikowski, Library Assistant
  • Peg Zagzebski, Library Assistant

Library Board

  • Anne Bohman
  • Mary Jo Lantz
  • Patricia Lund-Moe
  • Katie Ringbauer
  • Dr. Heidi Schmidt
  • Julie VandenHeuvel
  • Veronica Woodward

The Library Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted.  Below you can find recent minutes and upcoming agendas.

The Library Board can be reached at the following email address:  libraryboard@vohortonville.com

About the Library

The Hortonville Public Library seeks to meet the informational, technological, social, and entertainment needs of the village of Hortonville and its surrounding communities.  In our efforts to fulfill those needs, we maintain an ever growing and changing collection of books, movies, and audio materials; offer various programs catering to all ages and interests; provide four public use computers, a copier/fax machine, and free 24/7 WiFi; and maintain a beautiful new facility built in 2014.  The library strives to offer a comfortable, inviting space for patrons to enjoy.  We have tables suitable for groups and individuals, game tables, cozy arm chairs, and bean bag chairs, as well as an exciting children's area and a tutoring room available for small group meetings.  We also offer complimentary coffee and hot water for tea and hot chocolate.  Our knowledgable and friendly staff are always available to assist patrons in finding materials, requesting items from our interlibrary loan system, and offering expertise with technology.  The library also places a high value on community outreach through programs like Food for Fines, which benefits the Dale Food Pantry, and through external programs like the Creative Writing Group and Book Club at Hortonville High School.  We are also building our relationships with area non-profits and would like to extend an invitation to non-profit groups who would like to coordinate on additional programs.  Above all, the Hortonville Public Library strives to foster a philosophy of service rooted in our relationship with the community and the resources we have to offer.

Computers, Photocopier and Fax

Use of public computers is available to patrons on first come, first-serviced basis. There is no charge for the use of the computers; however, in order to make the service available to as many patrons as possible, a time limit for usage has been imposed. Internet is available to patrons at no charge, the internet policy is posted at the workstation.

A printer is available. Printer paper will cost $.25 per sheet and must be paid for at the conclusion of the session.

Library staff is available for general assistance in operating the computer. However, they are not programmers and may not be able to help patrons with specific problems in a given program. Tutorial manuals will be provided when available.

Donations

Gifts of Materials

The Hortonville Public Library welcomes memorials and donations of money or new library materials such as books and videos, as well as supplies and used books, videos, etc. Please see the donation policy for more information.

Financial Gifts

When making a charitable contribution, it is important to know that your money will be used effectively to improve the quality of life in our community. Please contact the library if you would like to discuss options so that your gift can truly reflect the spirit in which it is given.

Thank you for your support!

Friends of Hortonville Library

Friends of Hortonville Library (FOHL) was established in April 1991. Membership is open to all persons interested in the library. Membership dues have been a major source of our funding. In years past FOHL has assisted with interior renovation of the library, sponsored bookmark contest in the schools, provided Books for Babies, sponsored used book sales and volunteered when extra help was needed at the library.

Contact FOHL at friendsofthehortonvillelibrary@gmail.com

Officers

  • Pat Lund-Moe - President
  • Traci Martens - Treasurer
  • Lex Jandourek - Secretary

Objectives

  • Maintain an association of persons intersted in libraries and enjoy the fellowship of friends
  • Focus public attention on the library
  • Stimulate the use of the library's resources and services
  • Receive and encourage gifts and bequests to the library
  • Support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community

Activities

  • Annual ice cream social
  • Monthly book discussion group
  • Provide programs of interest to the community at large
  • Provide funding and support for special library functions
  • Monthly meetings as necessary and annual meeting

For more information about FOHL ask at the Hortonville Public Library.

Our Collection

The Hortonville Public Library's collection is always growing and developing.  We are constantly purchasing new items for all areas of the collection and we accept donations to the collection from area nonprofits, including the Friends of the Hortonville Library, and generous individuals.

Is there an item you're looking for that the library is missing from the collection?  You can request it through another OWLS library using Infosoup or through WISCAT InterLibrary Loan.  If it is an item that you think we should add to the collection, please let us know by dropping a request for it in our Wishing Well!  The Wishing Well is located by the library doors and is a new way for you to help the library make purchasing decisions for the collection.  Just fill out one of our brief Wishlist Request forms by the Wishing Well or at our catalog computer stations and drop it in the Wishing Well.  You can even add your contact information and we'll make sure to put it on hold for you when it comes in!

Check out some of the Wishlist Items we are bringing in this week!  Thank you to everyone for your thoughtful recommendations.

New Wishlist Items include:  House Arrest, George, The War that Saved my Life, A Night Divided, Ghosts, and Echo.

Reference Services

The Hortonville Public Library:

  • Will provide information in the form of short answers to specific questions and guidance in locating material for patrons who appear in person, call on the telephone, or request information through correspondence.
  • Will assist patrons in the use of the Library and tech research methodology, when appropriate. This includes providing help in developing a research strategy and advise on whether a trip to the Library would be worthwhile for individuals who telephone.
  • Will provide bibliographic verification of item both in the Library and not owned by the Library and will assist patrons in obtaining materials through interlibrary loan, when appropriate.
  • May refer library users to other agencies and libraries in pursuit of needed information.
  • May use not only the Library’s resources in printed form, but consult appropriate resource libr