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Final Week Of Summer Reading July 24 – 29

Van Horn Public Library to host

Celebrate Your World

Finale Party

Tuesday, July 25th at 2pm

at Trailhead Park

Celebrate all of your fantastic summer reading accomplishments!

Play games, enjoy treats and win prizes!

Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners announced, too!


Finale Summer Story Time

Wednesday, July 26th at 10am


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,, visit their website at, or “like” VHPL on Facebook.

Book Club Reminder

We have book club tonight at Shawna’s Cafe on Main Street. I look forward to seeing you there to discuss The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson at 6:00!

Want to join us next month? We will be discussing Devil in the White City by Eric Larson on August 9.

Lincoln Center On Screen

We recently started a series of programs from The Lincoln Center called Lincoln Center On Screen. Unfortunately, the Lincoln Center has just announced that it is suspending this program as of July 1. Here is their announcement. What that means for us here is that the remaining viewings we had scheduled this year are cancelled until further notice. We are looking into other options to bring this kind of world-class cultural programming to Pine Island, so stay tuned!

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

Happy Memorial Day!

To celebrate Memorial Day, the Van Horn Public Library will be closed from Friday, May 26 from 5pm through Monday, May 29. We will reopen on Tuesday the 30th for our regular hours – 12-8pm. Have a good and safe holiday!

Book Club

The library book club says goodbye to Marie and the Better Brew Coffeeshop on Wednesday at 6pm. We will be discussing Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani. There are currently 2 copies of the book at the library if you are a speedy reader! Please join us, even if you haven’t had the chance to read it!

Next month we will meet at Shauna’s Cafe and will be talking about Benjamin Mee’s memoir We Bought a Zoo on the 14th – again at 6pm. (Spoiler alert – it’s really nothing like the movie!)

Our whole year’s book club selections are on our website if you’d like to read ahead. We hope you can join us for the fun conversation!

Come get some new-to-you books!

Book SaleThe Van Horn Public Library is joining forces with the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce with their Antique & Craft Flea Market. While the Flea Market goes on all weekend, we are only going to be there on Saturday, April 29 from 8:00 – 4:00.

Come find us in the City Parking Lot on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Street SE. We will have used books for all ages along with some DVDs & CDs.


  • Hardcover Books – $0.50
  • Paperback Books – $0.25
  • Books on CD – $1.00
  • DVDs – $1.00

Shop early and often for the best selection!

We would like to thank the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce for letting us have our booth for free!