Quilt Show/Early Closing/Author Visit

quiltQUILT SHOW–The Spring Valley Public Library will be hosting the Quilt Show again during Ag Days.  The displays will be available for viewing on Friday, August 14th from 10 am until 6 pm, and Saturday, August 15th from 10 am until 1 pm.  Come and see the beautiful pieces of work these ladies have to show off!

The Spring Valley Public Library will be closing at 12:30 pm on Saturday, August 15 to allow staff to participate in the Ag Days parade.  The lobby will remain open until 1:00 pm for quilt show visitors.

AUTHOR VISIT–On Monday, August 17 at 4 pm the Spring Valley Public Library will host author Nick K. Adams.  Adams wrote “My Dear Wife and Children:  CNick-K_-Adams-224x300ivil War Letters from a 2nd Minnesota Volunteer.” The book is a collection of lettdear wifeers from Adams’ great-great grandfather, David Brainard as he wrote home to his family during his years of service in the Civil War.  Through these letters the reader can feel Brainard’s love for his family and get a personal and descriptive telling of a soldier’s experience.  Brainard’s widow, Minerva Griffin, lived, and is buried in Spring Valley.



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Reading Logs DUE FRIDAY!!!

If your child has one of these reading logs PLEASE hand them in by Friday, JULY 24 at 6 PM in order for them to receive a prize bag!  We have so many great things to reward kids with for completing their logs!!!  Don’t forget!  Reading logs handed in after Friday will not be eligible.  Prize bags will be ready for pickup starting Wednesday, July 29 and available until August 12.

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Library Closed Friday and Saturday


The Spring Valley Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday July 4th.  Have a wonderful weekend!  Don’t forget to stop in and grab a take-home art project and check out some books…and be ready for July 8th when Officer James Bradley and his K9 partner, Duke join us for our summer reading program!


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Moo? Moo! Moo! When? Tuesday, June 23!

Join author Damoo 1vid LaRochelle, illustrator Mike Wohnoutka, and Cow-the star of their book Moo!-for a one-of-a-kind show!  The Traveling Trunk Show is a storytime and puppet show rolled into one moo-velous opportunity for fun!

The show starts at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 23 right at the library and lasts approximately 45 minutes.  Want to stay longer?  Stick around and visit the real calf that will be on-site, enjoy milk and a cookie, and                                                                    check out some reading moo-terials!


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Schedule for “Every Hero Has a Story!”

Below you will find the schedule for our summer program!  We hope you can make it to all of them but if you can’t, come to what you can!


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Stop in and register anytime and pick up your reading logs, try a guess at the guessing jar, and get a free book courtesy of the Spring Valley Area Community Foundation.

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Wednesday, June 17 at 1:30pm–Spring Valley Fire Department firefighters Mike Lee and Troy Harwood will be here to interact with the kids and talk about what a firefighter does.

TUESDAY, June 23 at 2:00pm–MOO!  Join author David LaRochelle and illustrator Mike Whonoutka along with Cow for a one-of-a-kind show!  We will have a live calf here, too!  Milk and cookies served after the show.

Wednesday, July 8 at 1:30pm–Officer James Bradley and Duke of the Rochester Police Department K-9 Unit will be putting on a demonstration.

Wednesday, July 15 at 1:30pm–Spring Valley Area Ambulance Service is coming to share how they help us.

Wednesday, July 22 at 1:30pm–Staff Sergeant Morrow of the Minnesota Army National Guard!



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