Summer Reading at Van Horn begins May 31st!

Sign-up Week is May 31st through June 4th – Stop in to the Youth Library to sign up and get your goody bag!

Summer Reading is free and open to all ages, and full of fun programs; Check out our exciting schedule below!

Complete Challenge Sheets to Earn Cool Summer Prizes!

Our reading program features at-your-own-pace challenge sheets that kids can complete to earn prizes. Simply finish 15 challenges of your choice from the sheet and turn it in for a prize. Challenge sheets are available at the library starting on May 31st and are accepted until school starts in August. Prizes available this year are:

Movie Treat Pack

Book and Bandana

Community Coupons

LED Camping Lantern

Grow Kit

*Each child can earn one of each prize

*Limited quantities of prizes are available; if we run out of a prize, a substitution will be made

Calling all Stuffies! Critter Campout is a special storytime event for kids and their stuffed animals!

Wednesday, June 1st, 6:30pm

Join us for an evening storytime filled with stories and songs! Then, your lucky stuffed animal is invited to spend the night at the library with their fluffy friends for even more fun. Come back the next day and pick up your stuffy and see all the fun things they got up to in the library overnight!

Weekly Events

Campy Crafts — Storytime — Music and Movement

Campy Crafts – Tuesdays, 10am – 1pm

Create with us! We’re bringing back all the old classic camp crafts: friendship bracelets, popsicle stick frames, leaf prints, and more.

All ages welcome – Join us for a new weekly craft every Tuesday, June 7th – July 26th

Storytime – Wednesdays @10am, June 8th – August 10th

Experiencing words and letter sounds by hearing books read aloud, singing songs, and tying words to actions and movements helps prepare young children to learn to read by building their vocabulary and letter/word-sound knowledge.

Join Miss Heidi and surprise Guest Readers all summer long for stories and songs and a whole lot of fun!

Music and Movement – Fridays @ 10am, June 10th – July 29th

Sing and dance with Miss Heidi and friends every Friday! We’ll play and make music out on the library lawn, and just generally be all kinds of silly!

Special Programs

There’s Magic in the Unexpected — Family Campfire Fest — Smash It! in Leather — RadZoo


There’s Magic in the Unexpected! Storytelling with Mary

Thursday, June 30th at 2pm

More information to come

Family Campfire Fest – With music by Will Bjorndal

Saturday, July 23rd 6pm

More information to come

Smash It! in Leather – With Doubletree Leather Works **Registration Required

Monday, July 25th, 2pm

More information to come

This event is for ages 5 and up and advanced registration is required. Click HERE (link coming soon!) to register.

Radical Reptiles – With RadZoo

Thursday, July 28th, 6pm

More information to come