2017 Summer Reading Program


Readers of every age will be challenged to dream big this summer as the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library presents “Build a Better World!” during our 2017 Summer Reading Program.  Planned activities include coding, circuits, and LEGO robotics, creative building projects, health & wellness sessions, Chess Club, Origami Club, weekly entertainers and much, much more. The Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young-adult, with programs, prize drawings, Storytime sessions, reading clubs, and many other sessions.

Did you know that children consistently score higher in reading and math when they participate in summer reading programs? Use the summer season to bolster your child’s brain development, while having tons of fun – for FREE!  Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me program; adults are encouraged to register, as well, for the adult reading program, all of which have prizes available.

Registration for the Summer Reading Program can be found HERE.

SRP Programs & descriptions:
*For information about our Story Times (listed as ST on the calendar), please visit the Story Time page: vermillionpubliclibrary.org/storytime/
Nutrition – Mondays at 10:30 am. HyVee Nutritionist Shannon Schaack leads these informative and delicious nutrition sessions. Takes place in the Kozak Community Room; appropriate for ages 5 & up.
Entertainers – Take place on Mondays at 1 pm (with the exception of Jason Huneke, appearing on Thursday, June 15th at 1 pm). No registration necessary; takes place in the Kozak Community Room. Appropriate for all ages.
Origami Club – Takes place on Mondays at 2 pm in the Kozak Community Room. This weekly session will provide participants with the necessary materials and guidance to create all sorts of exciting origami projects! No experience necessary. Appropriate for ages 5 & up.
Minecraft – Tuesdays at 10 am. Takes place in the Teen Room and Tech Center. These sessions will allow participate in the popular Minecraft game! Players create their game by manipulating the virtual world within Minecraft. This 3D block world allows players to travel freely, and create new worlds, which are generated randomly & endlessly.
Movie Time – Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. Takes place at the Coyote Twin movie theater, 10 E Main St. Join the fun for a new movie each week, including a free popcorn and bottled water! Arrive early for best seating. Weekly movie listing can be found on our google calendar.
LEGO Club – Wednesdays at 10 am. Takes place in the Kozak Community Room. As always, LEGO Club is one of our most popular offerings, appropriate for ages 5 & up (3-4 with a caregiver). Unstructured building time, plus a snack, AND we display the completed LEGO creations for the week following each session.
Teen Brunch – Wednesdays at 10 am. Brunch, books, and creativity – need we say more?! Teens 11 & up are welcome. Takes place in the Teen Room.
Art Club – Wednesdays at 1:30 pm. Creativity abounds in our Art Club for kids! Each week a new creative project is presented; all materials provided (and snacks, too). Children aged 5 & up are welcome. Takes place in the Kozak Community Room. Register when signing up for the SRP.
Workshop – Thursdays at 10 am. Takes place in the Kozak Community Room. Workshop! is all about building and creating. Utilizing a variety of technologies, science, and engineering possibilities, we will explore new projects weekly, including: robotics, circuits, junk drawer robots, sewing, and much more. Appropriate for ages 5 & up. Register when signing up for the SRP.
FIT – Thursdays from 1-1:30 pm. Get ‘FIT’ with us as we participate in a different activity each week. Takes place in the Kozak Community Room (as well as outside the Library). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.
Cursive Class – Thursdays from 1:30-2 pm. Kids of any age are welcome to join us as we practice the dying art of cursive writing, by hand. If you love to write, you will love these sessions! Appropriate for ages 6 & up.
Chess Club – Thursdays at 2 pm. Come and play chess with us to learn (or practice) your skills! All ages are welcome. Takes place in the Kozak Community Room.
Teen Gaming – Thursdays from 1 – 5 pm. Board game fun for teens, 10 & up, in the Small Conference Room.
Additionally, we are pleased to offer literacy assistance/tutoring sessions on M/W/F, from 8:30-9:30 am. To register for these sessions, please follow the link HERE.

For more information, call the library at 677.7060

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