Pine Island City Council Elections

The Post Bulletin asked the five candidates running for City Council a few questions, including one about their thoughts for a new library facility.

Take a look at their answers here.

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Suggest a Title

Did you know that you can request that the Van Horn Public Library purchase a specific book, movie or CD? You can do it directly from our catalog’s homepage! Click on the “Suggest a Title” link about the search box, then fill out the short form. It’s that easy!header

Make sure you choose Pine Island Van Horn Public Library from the pull down menu so we get the request! We look at requests on a monthly basis and when we get the item in, we make sure the requester is on the list to check it out.

Let us know what you want us to purchase for the library!

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Opening on the Board of Trustees

The Van Horn Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking one new member.

This person may represent the City of Pine Island, Dodge, Goodhue or Olmsted County to serve a 3 year term going from November 2016 to December 2020.  The Board meets bi-monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7 pm at the Van Horn Public Library.

Interested parties may pick up an application at the library or download it here: PDF or word doc. Applications are due Friday, October 21.

Please contact Director Rachel Gray with any questions via phone (356-8558) or e-mail (rgray@selco.info)

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Spanish Books Have Arrived!

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We are putting together a small collection of Spanish language books in  to help support the new Spanish Immersion program at the Pine Island Elementary School. While it’s small right now, we are working with the school library staff to flesh it out a bit to help support their new program. Stop by and check out a great book en Español with your library card.

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New Face in the Library

Rachel Gray

Hi all! I am Rachel Gray, the new director here at Van Horn Public Library. I am very excited to become part of the Pine Island community over the coming months! Here are a few quick facts about me to introduce myself to you all:

  1. My last job was at SELCO, the regional library office.  I worked there for 8 years training and supporting library staff throughout SE MN.
  2. I love just about anything to do with Jane Austen, but I didn’t like the movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as much as the book. The movie Scents and Sensibility wasn’t very good either.
  3. I live in Oronoco with my husband and 6 year old daughter.
  4. In my spare time, I research and recreate the best bits of the Middle Ages in the Society for Creative Anachronism.
  5. I already love the variety of library books and other things I have come across in my two days of being at Van Horn and look forward to digging deeper into them!
  6. I love to get feedback from others on programs we offer, materials we should buy and other ways we can make the Van Horn Public Library an even better resource to the community.

Please come in to the library and introduce yourself. While you’re here, check out our books, music, DVDs and more!

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Now Available – Flipster eMagazines

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Now available through Van Horn Public Library – digital magazines using Flipster – a digital magazine service that allows you to browse the latest issues of a variety of popular magazines including House Beautiful, Popular Science, Redbook and more!

You can access Flipster directly at:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=cpid&custid=s9125668&profile=eon.

All you need is your library card number to log in. Magazines can also be downloaded to iOS or Android devices using the Flipster app (search for “Flipster” in your app store).

Have questions or need help getting started with Flipster? Stop by the library, call us at 356-8558 or e-mail us at pipl@selco.info.

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Van Horn Public Library to host Ready, Get Set, READ Finale Party

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Get In The Game!!!

Van Horn Public Library invites all area youth who participated in the 2016 Summer Reading Program, Ready, Get Set, READ to our Finale Celebration on Tuesday, July 26th at 2 pm in City Park. Please join Library Director Morgan Hansen and Youth Librarian Joan Sand for games, snacks, and prizes to celebrate your fantastic reading accomplishments over the summer.

All Library programs are FREE and open to all ages. In case of special needs, please notify the library in advance so accommodations can be made.

For further information contact Van Horn Public Library at 507-356-8558, pipl@selco.info, or “like” VHPL on Facebook.

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Library Olympics at Van Horn Public Library!

Van Horn Public Library invites all area youth to participate in our third special event of the summer. On Tuesday, July 19th in honor of the Summer Olympics, we invite everyone to exercise your body AND your brain with races, contests, puzzles, brain teasers and more at the Van Horn Library Summer Olympics! Events and games will be held both inside and out of the Library from 2pm to 3pm!

All Library programs are FREE and open to all ages. In case of special needs, please notify the library in advance so accommodations can be made.

For further information about the Summer Reading Program, contact Van Horn Public Library at 507-356-8558, pipl@selco.info,  or “like” VHPL on Facebook.

About Library Legacy Funding

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities. The ACHF was created in 2008 from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution. Minnesota’s 365 public libraries receive funding distributed through existing formulas to the 12 Minnesota Regional Library Systems to provide programs and services in four areas: arts (visual, performing and media), culture, literary and Minnesota history.

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ADRIENNE LEE PERFORMS AT VAN HORN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Hula Hoops will Leave You Dizzy with Excitement!

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Faribault’s own queen of the hula hoop, Adrienne Lee, is coming to Van Horn Public Library!  Adrienne has been hooping since 2008.  She will delight us on July 12 at 2:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Library with a 20-minute hula hoop performance set to music.  (Rain location: Pine Island American Legion) Stay after the performance to ask questions, get demos, and try out a hula hoop for yourself!  Adrienne also makes custom hula hoops and will be taking orders if you are interested in purchasing a hoop to call your very own!

All Library programs are FREE and open to all ages. In case of special needs, please notify the library in advance so accommodations can be made.

For further information about the Summer Reading Program, contact Van Horn Public Library at 507-356-8558, pipl@selco.info, visit their website at http://pineisland.lib.mn.us, or “like” VHPL on Facebook.

About Library Legacy Funding

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities. The ACHF was created in 2008 from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution. Minnesota’s 365 public libraries receive funding distributed through existing formulas to the 12 Minnesota Regional Library Systems to provide programs and services in four areas: arts (visual, performing and media), culture, literary and Minnesota history.

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Library Closed for Holiday

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