Summer Reading

Join us for a summer filled with exploration and discoveries!

Note that our programming may look a little different this year as there may be a continued need for social distancing into or throughout the summer. We are working to continue to provide the summer programming we all look forward to while making sure we take our patrons’ well-being into account.

Check back on this page for the latest updates to Summer Reading!

Summer Reading Program Sign-up
Begins June 1st

Challenge Sheets

Complete  reading challenges and activities to earn prizes! Challenge sheets will be available online as well as at the library, and can be turned in online or in person.

Storytime:
June 10 – August 12 – Wednesdays
Join Miss Heidi and a weekly guest reader every Wednesday at 10 am for stories, songs, and fun! All storytimes this summer will be outside on the library lawn. If the weather is inclement, storytime will be cancelled.

Take, THEN make Crafts

Pick up a new, take-home craft kit every Monday (starting 6/8) from 10am to 2pm on the library lawn (weather permitting). Can’t make it during those times? Email or call us to arrange a curbside pick-up instead!

Etymological Enigmas

Stop by the library lawn and play our version of “Two Truths and a Lie”. Every week, we will have 3 stories of how English words got their meanings. Cast your vote for which one you think is the true story, then check back at the end of the week to see if you were right!

Skype-A-Scientist

Video chat with professional scientists!

Get your science questions answered as we video-chat with an archaeologist on June 17th (1pm), a freshwater biologist on June 30th (2pm), and a genetics data scientist on July 10th (10am). Check our website and Facebook page for the link to join the chat from home!

Alphabet Photo Scavenger Hunt

Walk around the community and take pictures of letters you find on signs, buildings, sidewalks, or other places! See if you can make the whole alphabet without using the same sign twice. Once you have all 26 letters, send us your pictures and we’ll make you a poster of your Pine Island Alphabet!

Clueseum

Follow the clues in and around the library to solve a mystery! Check back closer to July for more details on this program.

Music and Movement

Get out of the house and groove your body to tunes both favorite and new.

Due to the current pandemic situation, we have some programs planned that we are not able to offer yet. As our community continues to move back towards normal, we will offer these programs as soon as we are able to do so.

For the most up-to-date information, please be sure to check back here on our website and visit our Facebook page frequently (www.facebook.com/VanHornPublicLibrary), as any changes or additions will be posted in those places first.