Board opening

We have an opening on our Board of Trustees!

Are you a library lover? Do you enjoy volunteering and serving the community in a variety of ways? Then come join us!

The Van Horn Public Library currently has an opening on our Board of Trustees. Board members serve a three year term and can have three consecutive terms. Meetings on the second Monday of every other month at the library at 6pm.

Preference will be given to citizens of the City of Pine Island, although you may also represent Goodhue, Dodge or Olmsted Counties. Applications are available at the library or on our website: PDF or Word Document.

Escape Box

Can you escape?

Have you ever wanted to escape? Maybe you’ve gotten a group of friends together and worked on some puzzles in order to break out of a locked room. Maybe it’s just something you’ve thought about doing but haven’t found the time to go to one of the professional escape rooms. The Van Horn Public Library is happy to announce that you can do the same kinds of puzzles and unlock the secrets of an oasis under attack with our escape box!

We have a variety of time slots on Saturday, February 2 from 12-3:30pm available for you and your team to work together to solve a wide variety of puzzle in order to unlock our escape box and  escape the desert oasis. Each team will get 20 minutes to work before the desert marauders attack.

Call (356-8558), email or stop in the library and sign up today!

One Town One Title Begins

Today marks the beginning of book distribution for 2019’s One Town One Title for Pine Island! Our book selection this year is Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. The book tells the story of Santiago, the young Andalusian shepherd who dreams of buried treasure in Egypt and embarks upon a challenging and enlightening journey to find it. With all the simplicity and symbolic richness of a fable, Paulo Coelho’s novel is both a hunt for buried treasure and a spiritual quest, with a hero who overcomes trials along the way with the help of disguised teachers who guide him.

There is a variety of programs and activities planned over the next two months, so take a look at the One Town One Title website for more details!