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Curbside Pickup @ Virginia Public Library!

NOTE: This curbside information has been updated as of September 14, 2020. This update includes extended hours and more flexible pickup times. Virginia Public Library: Services and Information during COVID-19 Pandemic Phone 218-748-7525                 www.virginiapubliclibrary.info   GENERAL INFORMATION: Library patrons can pick up requested materials via the curbside pickup.  Staff are available to answer phone [...]

By | July 14th, 2020|Blog, Home Page Item|

Browsing the Library Collection

  Browse our collection - through pictures! Do you like to pick materials by looking or browsing? Since the library is currently closed to the public, we are bringing the library collections to you! We will photograph and collect pictures of library materials here on this page for you to browse at your leisure. To [...]

By | July 9th, 2020|Blog, Home Page Item|

Press Release — COVID-19

LIBRARY SERVICES UPDATE: April 8, 2020 The library will be closed from March 30th onward in accordance with the “Stay Home MN” Executive Order by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. We are currently closed to the public until May 4th, and closure dates will be revisited on an ongoing basis. Please follow the City of Virginia’s [...]

By | March 16th, 2020|Blog, Home Page Item|

Celebrate Winter Reading 2020 @ the Virginia Public Library! From January 6th to March 6th, we have free events and activities at the library for the adults in the community. This year, people of all ages--from infants to 100 year-olds--are invited to celebrate winter reading with us! All you have to do is read books [...]

By | December 8th, 2019|Blog, Home Page Item|

Virginia Public Library Adds AtoZ Food America to Reference Collection

Virginia, Minnesota. September 9, 2019 – The Virginia Public Library is pleased to announce that it has recently added AtoZ Food America to its online reference offerings. This exciting new resource contains more than 2,000 state, regional, and ethnic recipes—including food culture articles—as well as historical and reference articles including an ingredients section. AtoZ Food [...]

By | December 1st, 2019|Blog, Home Page Item|

Author Visit: Linda LeGarde Grover

Learn more about the boarding school and foster care experience from the perspective of Native American youth by joining us for this companion event to our 2020 Queen City Reads program. Presenter Linda LeGarde Grover is an Anishinaabe author, enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Minnesota Chippewa, and a professor of American Indian [...]

By | October 17th, 2019|Blog|

Do you have valuable old photographs or documents that you would like to save?  Our library, through the Arrowhead Library System, has borrowed a Scan for Keeps kit from the Minnesota Digital Library. Library staff will be available to scan and save your images for you.  All you need to do is sign up for [...]

By | October 3rd, 2019|Blog|

Using Your Local Library as an Employment Resource

Looking and applying for a job can be very stressful.  There may be pressure to have a job immediately.  You may be looking for your very first job or looking for your first job in many years.  Either way, there is assistance available for both finding jobs and increasing your chances of getting just the [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|Blog|

Sons & Daughers and Scandinavian Wirework

The Sutter Brothers - Ross and Bart - will present a 50-minute program of music and stories, poetry and song that explores the experience of Scandinavian immigrants, their ancestors, and their descendants. For more than thirty years, The Sutter Brothers have performed shows that integrate Bart’s original writing with Ross’ versions of traditional Scandinavian and [...]

By | May 2nd, 2019|Blog, Home Page Item|