We’re only half-way through NaNoWriMo, friends – you can do it!
Don’t forget our prize package: anyone checking in at the VPL, or posting pics of themselves writing at the VPL, during the month of November will be entered to win a writer’s prize pack which includes 2 beautiful blank journals donated by Pressing Matters, a $5 gift certificate for The Bean, and ‘A Book that Takes its Time’, by Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. Every November, thousands of writers around the world congregate at Come Write In spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel. What better place to settle into the creative task than in one of our comfy chairs in front of the fireplace? You can even bring your latte.
This year, join the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library on Saturday, November 25th, 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 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!
We are looking for a new Public Relations & Programming Specialist, and it could be you! First review of applications begins November 22nd; position open until filled. For more information, view the job description below, or give us a call at the library – 677-7060.
Are you interested in helping make Vermillion a more bike-able city? Don’t miss the Bicycle Master Plan Open House happening on Wednesday evening, here at the Library:
The Library will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day on Saturday, November 11th, all day.
We will re-open for normal hours on Sunday, November 12th (1-5 pm).
Looking for a different spot to share your organizations latest news or an intriguing collection of items? The Library regularly offers its display case to outside organizations and individuals for month-long periods, and they are interested in booking new displays for 2018.
If you have information or items you’d like to showcase to the community, please visit the Circulation Desk in person, call us at 677.7060, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. There is no charge for this service, and the Library will book displays on a first-come, first-served basis.
November means NaNoWriMo. What’s that, you ask?
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.
On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will participate in the Come Write In (CWI) program, which connects libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces with their local NaNoWriMo participants (or Wrimos) to build vibrant writing communities. Every November, thousands of writers around the world congregate at Come Write In spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel. What better place to settle into the creative task than in one of our comfy chairs in front of the fireplace? You can even bring your latte.
We’ve got some extra motivation to offer: whenever you ‘check-in’ on Facebook at the VPL, or post a picture of yourself writing at the VPL on facebook, you’ll be entered into our drawing for a fun prize pack, which includes 2 beautiful blank journals donated by Pressing Matters, a $5 gift certificate for The Bean, and ‘A Book that Takes its Time’, by Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst.
Another 6-week session of Meditation is now underway – Sundays at 3 pm.
One of our favorite holidays is fast approaching, and we love all that there is to do this time of year. To help you prepare for the many, many activities that you might choose from, we’d like to
announce that this year we will be hosting a trunk-or-treat!
A trunk-or-treat is like trick-or-treating, but involves walking from car to car, rather than house to house. We’ll have treats available from the ‘trunks’ of multiple cars in our parking lot, and we strongly encourage costumes! All ages are welcome, of course.
Tuesday, October 31st, 3:30 pm
in the Library parking lot
Bring a friend!
The South Dakota State Library is happy to bring you a new talking book resource, BookFlix by Scholastic. This PreK-2 (approximate ages 0-8) resource supports beginning, ELL (English Language Learners), special needs, and struggling readers.
BookFlix is accessible inside any library or school building, or outside your library or school with your library card.
You can find BookFlix at library.sd.gov, within the Elementary School and Educators & Librarians category pages, or on the main eResources page at: http://library.sd.gov/LIB/ERD/index.aspx
BookFlix is structured with 125+ pairs of animated books, coupling classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related talking nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic.
- Build early literacy skills, vocabulary, and fluency
- Support reading comprehension
- Support visual and auditory learners with video adaption of fiction books
- Form real world knowledge with digital nonfiction flipbooks
- Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction
- Natural voice read-aloud with word highlighting
- Author biographies and videos
- Related web links for extended learning
- Interactive learning games
- Lesson plans with follow up activities
- Spanish translated pairs