Specialized subject areas
Particularly rich information in the following areas:
The Literature Collection
A who's who of fine literature
This collection promotes the who's who of fine literature. Titles featured in this collection are either winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, or the Pen/Faulkner Award. This collection is housed on shelves adjacent the Fiction collection.
The Norwegian Collection
A tribute to our Norwegian heritage
This featured collection is a tribute to the Norwegian heritage of our community. It includes works by the famous playwright Ibsen, travel guides, language-learning media, and books about Norse gods, Scandinavian cooking, and Rosemaling. A good number of the titles in the collection have been made possible by generous monetary donations from Mount Horeb's Chapter of the Sons of Norway Vennelag 513. It is housed near the Help Desk for easy distinction and for quick browsing.
The Science Collection
Science for Everyone!
This collection features books and DVDs covering a wide span of interests: mathematics, space, the night sky, chemistry experiments, fossils, dinosaurs, gems, earthquakes, volcanoes, animals, and insects. This substantial number of resources was made possible by a Madison Community Foundation grant. These titles are housed in the non-fiction collection.
Dane County, Mount Horeb, and more
This collection focuses on the history of Wisconsin, Dane County and Mount Horeb, and includes a variety of titles aimed at regional interests. Additionally this collection highlights the contributions of Wisconsin authors ranging from the likes of Michael Perry and Jane Hamilton to Zona Gale and David Maraniss. It is housed near the Help Desk for easy distinction and for quick browsing.
WWII Veterans of Mount Horeb
MHPL has been working in conjunction with the University of Wisconsinís Digital Collection Center (UWDCC) to digitize the oral histories and memorabilia of six local World War II veterans. A website including photographs, documents, letters, and oral histories was released to the public on Veteranís Day, November 11, 2009.