Summer Events

June 20 – August 15 – Wednesdays
Join Miss Heidi every Wednesday at 10 am for a half-hour of stories, songs, and fun! We will be featuring some construction and transportation themed story hours as we watch the construction next door to the library and, weather permitting, we’ll have some messy fun as we do our craft times outside! Like our Facebook page to see updates to stay up to date on what’s happening at story time!

Summer Reading Program Sign-up
Begins June 11th-16th
Stop in at the library and sign up for the summer reading program! Get your goody bag and reading log, and check out the awesome grand prizes you could win by filling out your reading log.

Kickoff Event
Tuesday, June 26th 1pm-3pm at Van Horn Public Library – in case of rain, City Hall 2nd floor
Join the Van Horn Public Library and the Goodhue County Historical Society for an afternoon of hands-on, interactive fun! The historical society will be bringing their fantastic trunk of games-throughout-the-ages for kids and parents alike to try their hand at. The library staff will provide giant board games to add to the fun! Bring your friends and help us kick off the summer reading program!

Minnesota Zoomobile Tuesday, July 10th, 3:30-4:30pm at Van Horn Public Library– in case of rain,
City Hall 2nd floor
This summer, the library brings the zoo to you! This presentation-style program uses live animals, biological artifacts, and theater techniques to bring the habitats of the visiting animals alive. Take a trip around the world to learn about different animals and how they are similar and different. Zoomobile programs aim to inspire a respect and a sense of stewardship for all life on earth.

Global Games
Tuesday July 17th, 2-3pm at Van Horn Public Library – in case of rain, City Hall 2nd floor
Global Games teaches about the fun side of world cultures as students are introduced to a variety of toys and games from different countries. We begin with a presentation and demonstration of each of the toys. Volunteers are chosen and almost immediately show how easy they are to play and experience success. Of course, there’s plenty of time for everyone to play, or even give everyone a chance to show off what they’ve learned through featured mini performances of their own! Global Games helps kids develop skills and build self esteem while gaining new respect for world cultures.

Tuesday, July 24th, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm at the Pine Island 5-12 Maroon Gym
The Eagle Bluff STARLAB program features an inflatable planetarium to showcase 3,000 stars of different colors and sizes, as well as the constellations. Naturalists from Eagle Bluff will tell stories of well-known stars and constellations, and will highlight the stars you can see in the sky during the summer. 3 showings, pre-registration at the library is required.

SRP Finale
Tuesday, July 31st, 2—4 pm
Join us down at the City Park as we say farewell to our summer reading program. Certificates of completion will be given out, and grand prize winners will be drawn. Our giant board games from out kickoff event will make another appearance, along with a special surprise giant board game. Come and celebrate a great summer of reading!

Pop Up Museum – Travel: Oh the places you’ll go!
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 6:00-7:30pm
To celebrate the end of Summer Reading, we have an event planned for adults as well as children: a Pop Up Museum! We’ve all got fascinating things, but not everyone gets to show them off in a museum. Thanks to the Pop Up Museum, that’s all about to change…We are partnering with the Goodhue County Historical Society to bring you an opportunity to share your treasure travel-themed goodies with others in Pine Island. These might range from a postcard from Uncle Bud’s trip to Spain to a beaded necklace you picked up over the winter at the Wisconsin Dells. If you think it matches the travel theme, it does!
More information on Pop Up Museums can be found at: