On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! at Van Horn Public Library this summer!

Van Horn Public Library invites all area youth to participate in the 2016 Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set, READ. To register for the program, stop by anytime during the library’s open hours from May 31st through June 11th. In addition to rewarding children for the books they read throughout the summer, the library has a full slate of engaging programs planned.

Each week, the library invites all children 3 years and up to Story Time. From June 15th through July 27th, Story Times will be held each Wednesday at 10 am. Kids will be enthralled for the entire 30-45 minute session as they listen to books, sing songs, dance, and make a themed craft to take home.

In addition to weekly Story Time, Van Horn Public Library is planning four entertaining special programs. They begin on Wednesday, June 22nd as we welcome Dazzling Dave, Yo-yo Master and performer, for a fun and entertaining show to kickoff the Summer Reading Program for 2016. Dave does all kinds of tricks and incorporates science into his presentation. The library will be spinning, rocking and rolling with Dave and his yo-yo fun! The FREE show starts at 2:00 p.m. on the lawn behind the library. (Rain location: Pine Island American Legion)

And in July Faribault’s own queen of the hula hoop, Adrienne Lee, is coming to Van Horn Public Library!  Adrienne has been hooping since 2008.  She will delight us on July 12 at 2:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Library with a 20-minute hula hoop performance set to music.  Stay after the performance to ask questions, get demos, and try out a hula hoop for yourself!  Adrienne also makes custom hula hoops and will be taking orders if you are interested in purchasing a hoop to call your very own!  (Rain location: Pine Island American Legion)

On Tuesday, July 19th in honor of the Summer Olympics, we invite everyone to exercise your body AND your brain with races, contests, puzzles, brain teasers and more at the Van Horn Library Summer Olympics! Events and games will be held both inside and out of the Library from 2pm to 3pm!

And last but not least, Van Horn Public Library invites all area youth who participated in the 2016 Summer Reading Program, Ready, Get Set, READ to our Finale Celebration on Tuesday, July 26th at 2 pm in City Park. Please join Library Director Morgan Hansen and Youth Librarian Joan Sand for games, snacks, and prizes to celebrate your fantastic reading accomplishments over the summer.

All Library programs are FREE and open to all ages. In case of special needs, please notify the library in advance so accommodations can be made.

For further information about the Summer Reading Program, contact Van Horn Public Library at 507-356-8558, pipl@selco.info, visit their website at http://pineisland.lib.mn.us, or “like” VHPL on Facebook.

About Library Legacy Funding

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities. The ACHF was created in 2008 from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution. Minnesota’s 365 public libraries receive funding distributed through existing formulas to the 12 Minnesota Regional Library Systems to provide programs and services in four areas: arts (visual, performing and media), culture, literary and Minnesota history.

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