NoveList Plus is Here!

Have you ever finished a great book and wanted to find more just like it? Or wanted to help your child find just the right book to read? The VPL now offers NoveList Plus, a helpful resource to help readers match up with the books that are right for them.

The NoveList Plus database connects readers to their next book by making recommendations for what to read next. One of the most popular elements is read-alikes. This feature suggests titles that are ‘just like’ other titles. If you’ve just finished a great book, log into NoveList Plus and find great read-alikes. There are also read-alikes for authors and series. Consider NoveList Plus your one-stop guide to great reading. It contains lists of recommended reads and award-winning books. It covers both fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages from the youngest readers to adults. It also has extra content like reviews (both professional reviews and reader reviews), book discussion guides, curriculum guides, and other book-oriented articles. Book groups and teachers find these resources especially helpful.

Check out NoveList Plus, and NoveList K-8 Plus on our eResources page: vermillionpubliclibrary.org/ebooks/.

     

Salem Press/Grey House resources Free for patrons

As a patron of the VPL, we want you to be aware that you have free online access to a wide variety of historical and sociological titles via the Salem Press online platform. Series access includes: This Is Who We Were, The Value of a Dollar 1860-2014, America’s Top-Rates Cities, and The Older American Information Directory, as well as Civil Disobedience, Social Justice, and Nationalism & Populism titles.

As with all our eResources for patrons, access to Salem Press from within our library requires no login; remote access can be gained with your library card.

 

One More Sale in 2017

Edie’s returns for ONE more sale of 2017, on Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd.
Doors open at 10 am, and the shop is open until 4 pm.

You’re sure to find some great bookish gifts for friends and family, as well as some fantastic treasure for yourself! Plus, all proceeds go right back into supporting Library programming.

 

December Means Amnesty

In keeping with the season of giving, the Edith B. Siegrist Public Library is pleased to share its intention to offer amnesty to patrons owing fines throughout the month of December, in exchange for donations of food pantry items. The “Forgiving for Giving” campaign will officially kick-off during our annual Holiday Open House Thursday, November 30th, following the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company’s Downtown Parade of Lights, at approximately 6:45 pm.

The “Forgiving for Giving” campaign will collect donations of non-perishable items that will then be distributed by the Vermillion Food Pantry and Evan’s Diaper Bank during the holidays. Patrons who have accumulated overdue fees, with the exception of replacement fees, will be able to have those fines waived in exchange for donations of much-needed items, such as canned meats, canned or packaged soups, canned beans, dried pastas and grains, dried fruits, personal care items, diapers & wipes, etc.

Winding Down

Our children’s afterschool programming, and Story Times, are now on break for the Holidays, but they’ll be back before you know it!

All children’s programs will return the week of January 8th, 2018, so keep your eyes open. In the meantime, Happy Holidays and Happy Reading:)

 

Holiday Open House

The Library extends an invitation to all community members to join them in kicking off the holiday season during our annual Holiday event. Following the Parade of Lights and the lighting of the Platz Christmas Tree, the Library will be open and bustling with festive energy. The Holiday Open House features an opportunity to have pictures taken with Santa Claus, a couple of holiday-themed crafts, as well as tasty treats and hot cocoa. Additionally, we’re pleased to share that, for the second year in a row, we will feature a Holiday Ukulele Concert from 6:45 until 7:30!

Don’t miss the fun. It’s THE place to be after the downtown Parade of Lights and Tree-Lighting ceremony.

It’s Small Business Saturday!

Most of us have heard of Black Friday, but have you heard about Small Business Saturday? It’s an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. Since 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, you can get out and support the places you love with the people you love on Nov 25.

Small businesses play a key role in helping communities thrive. They can have a handful of employees or be up to 150 employees strong. Very often, the employees of your favorite small businesses know your face, may even remember your name, and may anticipate what you are looking for. They give a neighborhood strength and create vibrant, diverse communities. By shopping or dining at your favorite local places throughout the year, you’re showing your support for small businesses and making a positive impact in your community. In fact, if you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same at a large business, only $43 stays in the local economy (Source: http://www.civiceconomics.com/projects.html).

This year, join the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library from 10 am to 1 pm as we recognize Small Business Saturday. The Library will serve donuts and Bean coffee during a very special Holiday Preview Sale in Edie’s Book Shop. Those who drop in will be welcome to enter a drawing for one of three special Edie’s prize packs – a VPL tote bag, water bottle, and an Edie’s gift certificate. All proceeds from Edie’s Book Shop sales go right back into Library programs. So many great deals in one place, and a fabulous way to keep it local!

Thanksgiving Closure

Wow – this year is flying by! It’s already nearly Thanksgiving. Please be aware, Vermillionaires, that the Library will be closed in observance of this holiday beginning tonight at 5 pm, through Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.

We will re-open for normal hours on Saturday at 10 am.  Considering popping by, and while you’re here, help us celebrate Small Business Saturday by visiting the lovely Edie’s Book Shop on the lower level. Edie’s will have special hours, from 10 am to 1 pm, to showcase some great holiday book deals – don’t miss it!