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Reopening Plan

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 pipl@selco.info.

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!

Shelter in Place & the VHPL

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.  

Please remember we have access to over 16,000 titles online through Overdrive and its Libby app.

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.