05/06/2022: Hortonville Public Library Hosts Opening of the Wolf River Community Bank Wolf Den Children’s Area

Wolf River Community Bank Wolf Den Children's Area at Hortonville Public Library

Hortonville Public Library will be hosting a grand opening celebration for the new Wolf River Community Bank Wolf Den Children’s Area on Friday, May 20, 2022.

Community members are invited to visit the library from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to view the new children’s area and take part in the event’s activities, which include:

  • Story time led by Joe Peikert, WRCB President & CEO – 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Crafts – 10:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Library Scavenger Hunt
  • Raffle Drawing
  • Giveaways
  • Snacks and refreshments (while supplies last)

Allie Krause, Hortonville Public Library Director, said, “I’m excited to have a part in the grand opening of the Wolf River Community Bank Wolf Den Children’s Area. This is the first time we’ve been able to fully enjoy our children’s area since the pandemic, and this space will allow so many families to create exciting and engaging library memories.”

Regular children’s programming at the library includes story time and “to-go” craft kits that are displayed in the children’s area.  In the summer months, teachers from the Hortonville Area School District read to large groups in the building’s Community Room and help attendees choose books in the children’s area. Library events can be found on the library’s website at hortonvillelibrary.org and on their Facebook page.

Wolf Den Children's Area

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The children’s area is supported by Wolf River Community Bank, which has been sponsoring the library since 2014 when it opened its new location at 531 N. Nash Street. This new children’s venture, The Wolf River Community Bank Wolf Den Children’s Area, hosts a new visual and interactive space, featuring a cartoon wolf and a forest-themed environment, where kids are welcomed in for reading and play.

“The Wolf River Community Bank Wolf Den Children’s Area is great for the community as it will help fund more children’s programming,” said Nathan Treadwell, Village of Hortonville Administrator. “We are excited for the continued partnership with Wolf River Community Bank.”