Join us for a summer filled with exploration and discoveries!
Summer Reading Program Sign-up
Missed Sign-Up Week? That’s ok!
Sign-up anytime using our online form.
Complete reading challenges and activities to earn prizes! Challenge sheets can be printed here:
or picked up at the library via curbside pick-up or during the weekly Craft Kit pick-up every Monday from 10am to 2pm.
Each color of sheet earns readers a different prize. Sheets can be worked on all summer, and readers can do as many of the 5 sheets as they’d like.
Sheets can be turned in by snapping a picture of your completed sheet and emailing it to us as email@example.com or by dropping it into our book drop. Prize pick-up can be arranged via our curbside pick-up service.
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 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!
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!
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!
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.