Category Archives: Summer Reading Program

New Upcoming Summer Reading Event!

Join us for this virtual event as we host professional storyteller Katie Knutson! Katie has performed in Pine Island previously for Summer Reading 2014 and for Winterfest in 2015, and is excited to perform for us again — virtually this time!

Storyteller Katie Knutson performs at the Pine Island American Legion during Summer Reading 2014.

To join us, click on the link below to open up the Zoom meeting. The password, should you need it, is: Storytime

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87834480053?pwd=bzFhYk96SEpmZUhyVXdxUUR3TEtBUT09

If you are interested in joining but do not have internet access or the ability to view it on your device, please contact the library at 356-8558 for information on how we can accommodate you.

See you there!

This program is made possible through a SELCO Vetted Program Grant. Thank you, Minnesota taxpayers!

Summer Reading Starts Next Week!

Dig Deep with us this summer as we

READ, EXPLORE, and DISCOVER!

Summer Reading sign-up is June 1st- 5th.

We will have in-person sign-up outside on the library lawn (weather permitting) from 10am-2pm Monday-Friday next week. For the safety of our patrons and staff, social distancing will be enforced and masks are strongly encouraged. We will also have an online sign-up form available here on our website and on our Facebook page if you cannot or do not wish to stop by in person.

Programs will begin the week of June 8th

Check out the Summer Reading section of our website for information about the programs we’ll be holding this summer: https://pineisland.lib.mn.us/summer-events/

Make sure to check back here frequently for any changes or additions to our summer line-up.

See you soon!

Announcing our Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners!

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners!

#1: Handmade Harry Potter Basket: Hannah Johnson

#2: Hugo and Pete’s Dragon Movie Night: Maleah Browns

#3: Harry Potter Lego Set: Greta Hemingson

#4: Secret Life of Pets and Emperor’s New Groove Movie Night: Amarah Dennison

#5: Family Game Night: Charles Nelson

#6: Disney Storybook, Wooden Puzzle, and Peter Pan Basket: Gemma Bauer

Summer Reading Kickoff

We are looking forward to our Summer Reading Program’s official kickoff tomorrow, June 26, from 1-3PM here at the library. The Goodhue County Historical Society is bringing their fantastic trunk of games-throughout-the-ages for kids and parents alike to try their hand at. We will have a variety of more modern games and activities available as well.

The plan is to have the event take place on the library’s lawn, but in case of rain we will move inside to the 2nd Floor of City Hall.

We hope you can join us at this and our other Summer Reading programs!

Summer Reading is Underway!

Summer Reading has just started, but we’re already going all out! We’ve already have nearly 250 kids of all ages sign up to participate in our reading challenge. We are still accepting registrants for it, so please come in if you haven’t already!

Story Time 6/20/18What else are we doing for Summer Reading? We have story time every Wednesday at 10am through August 15. (No story time on July 4th!) Weather permitting it will be outside with fun and somewhat messy crafts so dress in washable clothes! Here are a few pictures from today’s story time where Heidi read books about construction and kids got to paint with sidewalk chalk paint and small cars/trucks.

Story Time 6/20/18We also have other programs and they start next Tuesday with our Kickoff Celebration from 1-3pm. We plan to be outside on the library’s lawn, but if the weather prevents it, we’ll be upstairs at City Hall.

There is a lot more information on the Summer Reading page of our website, so check it out!

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

Book_Shoe Block

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.

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.