About the Library Director

Meet Patrice Strellner, our library director.

The Van Horne Public Library director is Patrice Strellner.  Patrice is the daughter of Richard and Dianne Pickart, of Van Horne.  She graduated from Benton Community High School.  Patrice married Brian Strellner, of Van Horne, in 1987 and has 2 daughters and 1 son; Briana, Sadie, and Ethan. 

Patrice enjoys dancing, singing, reading, and spending time with their 2 dogs; Wrigley and Griffyn.  She is also involved in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church's youth group and other functions involving the Catholic church.

She has been the director since 2003.  Patrice completed Public Library Management 1 & 2 through the State Library of Iowa.