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People in our Neighborhood!

This fall's storytime theme will be "People in our Neighborhood." Please join us as we share interactive stories, songs, rhymes, games, and accompanying activities all highlighting a child's daily life. We'll explore our homes, families, pets, our town and surroundings. Special guest readers will be on hand during All-Ages storytimes. It's Library Linda's final storytime session! She hopes to see you there!

Read to a Dog

Every Tuesday at 3:30pm
September 26 - November 7

Hooper the reading dog will be visiting the library every Tuesday to listen to young readers read their favorite stories!

*Registration required
To register: Call 608-437-5021 or email linda.colby@mounthorebwi.info

Parents' Place Program:
Nurtured Heart Approach®

Tuesday, October 17, 6:45pm

Presenters: Susan Messmann, 3rd grade Teacher, and Brooke Running, ELC/PC Guidance Counselor.

*Registration required

In cooperation with Mount Horeb Area School District
Childcare will be available


The Mount Horeb Public Library now has Osmo!

Kids will love learning all kinds of skills with these interactive gaming and learning systems. Whether it's coding, money skills, or drawing Osmo makes learning fun!

What is Osmo?
Osmo is an interactive gaming system that encourages kids to learn via play through a combination of physical play pieces kids hold in their hands and a digital game program that reacts to what the player does in the real world.

*Ask to check out one of three available Osmo systems at the circulation desk. (Osmo systems are available for in-library use only.)

Toddler Music

Thursdays at 10:15am

Program runs from September 7 - November 9

Children engage in fun, playful songs, and activities that encourage learning and group participation. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers learn how to play musically with the child, creating lasting memories!


All Ages Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Runs weekly from September 5 - November 8

Tiny Tots Storytime
Fridays at 9:45am

Runs weekly from September 8 - November 10

Toddler Storytime
Fridays at 10:35am

Runs weekly from September 8 - November 10

All Ages Storytime Special Guest Readers

September 5 & 6: The wheels on the bus
Special guest appearance Tuesday & Wednesday by
Cindy Cordts, Mount Horeb Area School bus driver
September 12 & 13: Let's meet a Librarian
Special guest appearance
Tuesday - Librarian, Emily Noffke
Wednesday - Librarian, Melissa Roelli
September 19 & 20: Hattie, get a haircut
Special guest appearance Wednesday by
Dana Fager from Vivid Salon
September 26 & 27: Firefighter Ted
Special guest appearance Tuesday & Wednesday by
Mount Horeb Area Firefighters
October 3 & 4: Stanley's Store
Special guest appearance TBA
October 10 & 11: My friend the Doctor
Special guest appearance
Tuesday - School nurse CJ Goodwin
Wednesday - Chiropractor Kristin Vike-Steinich
October 17 & 18: Sally goes to the Vet
Special guest appearance Wednesday by
Dr. Kim Vogel Mount Horeb Animal Hospital
October 24 & 25: Apple Farmer Annie
Special guest appearance TBA
October 31 & November 1: The Construction Crew
Special guest appearance TBA
November 7 & 8: Mr. Cookie Baker
Special guest appearance TBA

Childcare Information for Mount Horeb



1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

1000 Books

Do you read to your child? Join our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge! Stop by the library and sign up today! Those who complete the program will have the satisfaction of spending quality time with your child, aiding in early literacy development, and receiving a small prize from MHPL!

Questions? Contact Linda at 437-5021 ext. 105 or email linda.colby@mounthorebwi.info




On Completing 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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The 1,000 Books before Kindergarten program encourages families to read at least 1,000 books to their preschooler, birth to age 5 before they enter school.

Families can sign up for the free program any time they visit the library. Each child will receive a reading log to record the books they read and each time a goal of 100 books is reached, kids bring their log to the library to receive a sticker and another reading log.
Children who complete the program get to pick out a book which will include a photo and nameplate of the date they finished.


Library Program Pictures

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The Parents, Teachers & Caregivers information has been moved to a new page under the Books & Materials tab.