Site Maintenance

For those accessing our online information today (May 27), please be aware that some pages may not be accessible due to ongoing maintenance. We are testing out some new ideas in effort to update the website and make its use more convenient for our patrons. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause; if you come across any issues, please let us know and we will get you the information you need!


Phone: 605-677-7060

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Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party

The ‘Local Heros’ Kick-Off Party for the 2015 Summer Reading Program is here – Monday, June 1st, from 1 – 3 pm!

Local heroes such as Vermillion Police, Fire Department and EMTs will be on hand in the parking lot from 1-2 pm, and the party will commence inside from 2-3 pm. Superhero games, crafts, photo booth, snacks and more. While you’re here, you can pick up your program calendar and reading log.

The Summer Reading Program, which takes place during the months of June and July, includes things like costume creation, group games, physical challenges, LEGO robotics, creative projects, science and engineering challenges, and much, much more.
The 2015 Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story, is open to young people, preschool through young-adult, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, reading clubs, and more. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me program; adults are encouraged to register for the “Escape the Ordinary” adult reading program, with prize drawings available. All programs are free of charge. The schedule of events and registration is available at the Summer Reading Program link, above or to the right.BamPowRead

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Tutorial Videos are here!


tutorial video screenshot

In an effort to better serve our patrons we are embarking on the production of a number of tutorial videos addressing common questions and topics.

Our first one addresses using the Online Public Access Catalog (or OPAC), and can be viewed here.

The future home of all tutorial videos, as they are created, will be under the Welcome menu (above), and then by clicking on ‘About’.

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Now Available: Driving Education and Tests

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is announcing a partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free DMV practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on South Dakota DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.drivers tests
The new program will work as an outreach for several valued groups of patrons, such as teens, those with disabilities, those who participate in the library’s programs for seniors and need to take a renewal exam, and patrons at every other stage of life.
Check out their page by clicking the blue ‘Free Permit Practice Tests’ button at the right, or by visiting

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It has come to our attention that someone is calling area business as a representative of the library, asking for donations.
We are NOT currently soliciting anyone by phone.

If you receive a call from the Vermillion Public Library (it may be from an out-of-state area code) asking for donations, please DO NOT comply, and report the call to the local police.
We appreciate your help!

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Paula Bosco Damon

visits the EBSVPl next Wednesday for our May Artists & Authors presentation, May 6th at 7 pm.


Paula Bosco Damon is an award-winning writer whose works have won numerous honors, including First-Place in National Federation of Press Women, South Dakota Press Women and Iowa Press Women writing competitions. Her stories breathe life into mundane day-to-day experiences and skillfully deconstruct some of the most complex life-altering moments into a language and narrative with universal appeal. Her work has been described as thought-provoking, whimsical, comical, lyrical and entertaining. Paula writes a weekly column for the Vermillion Plain Talk and the Carroll Times Herald titled “My Story. Your Story.” A popular keynote speaker, Paula has conducted readings of her work to audiences in New York, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Free and open to the public.

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Heavy Hearts


It is with a great deal of sadness that we prepare to say goodbye to our long-time friend and co-worker, Misi Kayl. Misi is moving on after 22 years at the VPL!
Please stop by the library during the day tomorrow, Thursday, April 30th, to say goodbye and share your memories. We’ll have the tissues ready…

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