Horicon Free Library

6604 State Route 8
Brant Lake, NY 12815


About Us:

The library began as a home-based reading center to which Mrs. Emily Heintzelman gave many books. The land for the original building was deeded to the trustees of the Heintzelman Library by Laura A. and Scott Barton. In 1907 the stone and wood building which first housed the Horicon Free Public Library was completed and inscribed as the Heintzelman Library. Twenty-five years later, the town of Horicon assumed responsibility and to the present year the library has been tax supported. In 2001 the Town built a Community Center, including a larger library. This enabled us to meet State standards and to better meet the needs of the community. 

Shortly after the move to town hall, the Friends of Horicon Free Public Library was formed to meet the expanding needs of the community. What began as a small group has now grown in membership to over 225. One of our goals is to purchase items for the library that are not covered by its operational budget. For example, we have installed a bulletin board, signs identifying the book categories, storage shelves and counters for the computers. With the money raised by summer book sales, we have been able to purchase new tables and chairs.

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