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Donate Books for Young Mayo Clinic Patients

Help us collect books for Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, which will benefit pediatric cancer and diabetes patients at Mayo Clinic.

From now until December 15, drop off new or gently used children’s books (infant through young adult) at the locations listed below.

Don’t have any children’s books to donate? Books will be available for purchase for $5 at Van Horn Public Library.

The Rochester Double Tree will purchase one book for every five donated by the community.

Help provide hours of enjoyment and distraction to Mayo Clinic’s youngest patients!

Drop Off Locations:
Van Horn Public Library
Better Brew Coffeehouse
Barnes and Nobles (downtown Rochester location)
Rochester Double Tree

Halloween Fun at Van Horn


On Wednesday, October 26th at 10am and 2pm, we will have two special Halloween Story Times. Wear your costume and get a special treat!



Help us solve the Mystery of the Missing Librarian from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Thursday, October 27th! Something fishy is going on in the Youth Library and we need help finding all the clues, searching all the nooks and crannies and putting together all the facts of the case! And the best part is there’ll be pizza and other snacks when we find her! Sign up at the Youth Library desk to attend (limit 20) or call 507-356-8558.