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Youth Services Fall Update

By | September 1st, 2017|Blog, Home Page Item|

Fall Youth Services Update Webpage Changes We have updated our Children's and Teen webpages! The Children's page now includes fun links for young children to explore, places where you can access Children's ebooks for free, and homework help websites for the upcoming school year. The Teen page includes links for helping you find--or write!--your next [...]

The End is Near!

By | August 14th, 2017|Blog|

Or is it?  Join us on Thursday, August 17, to learn more about the upcoming solar eclipse, and again on Monday, August 21, to celebrate it! At noon on August 17, “Astro Bob” King, of Arrowhead Astronomical Society and Duluth News Tribune fame, will present a program on the eclipse.  Topics covered include the whys [...]

Murder & Mayhem @ Your Library!

By | June 30th, 2017|Home Page Item, Sisters in Crime|

The Virginia police department responded to a call from the library recently.  It turns out that library staff needed an official in uniform to complete a contest application with Sisters in Crime, an international mystery writer organization. Featured with Officer Harry are VPL employees interviewee Jim, victim Ethan, and suspect Sam.

Summer Reading @ the Virginia Public Library!

By | June 30th, 2017|children, early childhood literacy, Library Programs, Summer Reading Program, Virginia Public Library|

Summer is here, and with it the Virginia Public Library Summer Reading Program! From May 30th to August 11th, we have free events and activities at the library for anyone who wants to have fun. If you are in Preschool through 12th grade and are reading books this summer, you can sign up to win [...]

Arrowhead Novels & America’s Eclipse — @ Your Library!

By | June 13th, 2017|Solar Eclipse, William Durbin|

Adventure!  Action!  Danger!  All that, and more, in Minnesota author William Durbin's engaging novels.  Learn how this two-time Minnesota Book Award Winner brings the history of our area to life.  William will be at our library on Monday, June 19th, at noon, discussing his adventures in research for participants ranging in age from third grade [...]

Friends of the Library Meeting

By | May 2nd, 2017|Art, Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Book Lover's Tea, book sale, books, Brown Bag Lunch, Community, community read, donating, donations, economy, education, entertainment, fiction, Friends of the Library, Friends of the Virginia Public Library, Home Page Item, Hot Reads for Cold Nights, Hot Reads Tuesdays, investment, learn, libraries, library, Library Programs, literacy, local support, minnesota, National Library Week, non-fiction, nonfiction, Queen City Reads, read, reading, Summer Reading Program, Virginia Public Library, VPL, Winter Reading Program|

The Friends of the Virginia Public Library help the library in many ways, including program support and funding, as well as the purchase of some materials that are not included in the Library's normal budget. They are vital to the smooth running of library events.  The Summer Reading Program for children, the Hot Reads for [...]