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Reopening September 8

The Van Horn Public Library is pleased to announce that we will be returning to our regular hours and offering regular library services beginning on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. While patrons will not be required to have appointments to come in and use the library, the following changes are being made to keep both patrons and staff safe and healthy:

  1. 10 patrons will be allowed in the library at any given time. Please come to the main door upstairs to be enter the building. While the door is locked, ring our new doorbell to talk to library staff and be let in. Please note that you may be asked to wait before entering if we are at capacity. If you have mobility issues, please call ahead and we will open the elevator door for you.
  2. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  3. Library phones are no longer able to be used by patrons.
  4. Social distancing and masks that cover the nose and mouth are required.

Library staff will be sanitizing high traffic areas every hour. Curbside service is also available if you do not want to enter the library.

We ask that anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or people living with someone with symptoms, remain at home and do not come to the library.

Hours of operation starting 9/8/20

Monday and Friday: 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 12:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please note – Due to the ever changing nature of the pandemic, these new procedures may change without notice. Please check our website and Facebook page for the most recent information on our hours and services.

Open for appointments

open by appointmentAre you going through VHPL withdrawal? We are happy to announce that today is the first day we are open for browsing appointments!

Make your appointment today by calling us at 507-356-8558! Appointments last 30 minutes and are on the hour from 11am-5pm. We are not able to allow people to loiter in the library at this time, so please be prepared to leave as soon as you find and check out your items. 

 We strongly encourage all patrons to wear face masks while in the library, as a courtesy to other patrons who may be at higher risk and to library staff. We have hand sanitizer near the entrance and ask that patrons please use it when entering the building.

Curbside service continues to be available if you don’t need to browse, but already know what you’d like to check out.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you!

Curbside pickup

Curbside pickup starts today! Drive up and pop your trunk, then call the library at 356-8558. We’ll bring your books and movies out to you. You don’t even have to leave your car. If you have library materials to return, please have them in your trunk or drop them off at the returns by our main door.

We look forward to seeing you M-F from 10-6!