Our Story


Welcome to the website for the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, located in Vermillion, South Dakota. We have information here of general interest, as well as pages geared specifically to Adults, Teens and Kids. Please feel free to contact us with questions at vplstaff@vermillionpubliclibrary.org or by calling 677-7060.

Our Vision

Expanding Minds. Empowering People. Enriching Community.

Our Values

We serve all people in the Vermillion area: individuals and groups of every age, economic level, occupation, ethnic origin, philosophy, and human condition.
• Enhance quality of life.
• Inspire, inform, and entertain.
• Help the community live, learn, and grow.

Our Mission Statement

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library serves as a welcoming
community center whose staff, resources, programs, and services enrich lives and provide for the educational and informational needs of our diverse community.

Strategic Plan 2019

Communication & Marketing Plan 2019

About Us

The Vermillion Public Library started on January 13, 1902, when about 100 people met at the Masonic Hall in Vermillion, South Dakota to establish a public library. In 1903, funds in the sum of $10,000 were appropriated from Andrew Carnegie, and the building began to materialize. The Library has since been supported by the City of Vermillion, with contributions from Clay County. In 1978 a new library building was built adjacent to the original. We recently completed a major expansion and renovation in 2013.

New Floor Plan

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