Have you been wondering what the library has planned for reopening? Take a look at our phased reopening plan! Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan is on the last page, so read all the way to the end.
We are looking to hit Phase 4 on Monday, June 29, and allow up to three families/individuals to look for books at any given time. Appointments will be available on the hour from 11am-5pm, and can last up to 30 minutes. Only 10 patrons will be allowed inside the library at any given time.
If you want to reserve your time for a library browsing appointment, please call the library at 507-356-8558 or email us at email@example.com.
We are looking at the possibility of returning to our normal hours in mid-July if everything goes well, so stay tuned here on our website or on our Facebook page for updates.
Please note that any and all of this may change based on public safety concerns or appointment demand. Thank you for your patience!
We are closed March 25 in honor of Memorial Day. We hope everyone has a safe weekend!
We just published a new newsletter. We are still closed in response to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-33, but are offering a variety of online programs. Check out the newsletter to find out more!
Minnesota’s Governor Tim Walz has issued a statewide shelter-in-place order that starts on Friday at 11:59pm and will continue through Friday, April 10. You can read more about his order on his website.
What does this mean for the Van Horn Public Library?
Following this order means we will be completely closed 3/30-4/10/2020. Our staff will not be in the building, and we will not be able to supply curbside services. At this time, we do not know if we will be offering curbside pickup after this order expires on April 10.
Any items currently checked out are now due on April 18.
You can also get books (without a due date!) from the Little Free Library by the Pine Island Pool.
We will post more information about resuming library services when we know more and have updates. Thank you for your understanding and support in this challenging time.
We are closing at 4pm on Tuesday, December 31 and will also be closed on January 1 to celebrate the New Year. We hope you and yours have a safe and fun celebration!
We are closed Monday, December 23 – Wednesday, December 25 to celebrate Christmas. We hope you have a wonderful holiday and look forward to seeing you on December 26!
Due to the travel restrictions in place in Goodhue & Olmsted Counties, the library will be closed Monday, February 25.
We are closed on Monday, January 18 in honor of Presidents Day.