A Wonderful Essay by Zadie Smith

We work hard here at the Vermillion Public Library to provide library services to the members of the Vermillion community. Libaries are places of joy and discovery and it’s always heartwarming to read essays that discuss the important role that libraries play in the lives of people everywhere. A friend had come across this essay by Zadie Smith in the New York Review of Books some time ago and recommended it:

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/jun/02/north-west-london-blues/

We have a three of Zadie Smith’s books here in the library in Adult Fiction:
White Teeth: A Novel (2000)
On Beauty: A Novel (2005)
NW: A Novel (2012)

Winter Story Time Sessions Open for Registration!

Winter sessions of Story Time for toddlers and pre-school children will begin the week of January 7th, 2013. All sessions will be held in the basement of the new library building and registration is required, as space is limited. To register, stop by the library, call us at 677-7060 or email vpl@sdln.net. Pre-School Story Time is open to kids aged 3, 4 or 5 with 1/2  hour sessions held on Mondays at 6:30 and 7:00 pm, as well as Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:15 am. Toddler Story Time sessions are open to children aged, 1, 2 and 3, but an adult caregiver or parent must be present during the session. The half-hour Toddler Story Times are held on Tuesdays at 10:30 and 11:15 am, as well as Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm.

Registration is open at all Story Time sessions until full. Be sure to sign up soon, as sessions will begin the week of January 7th!

Reading Groups and Book Clubs

Vermillion is a small community, but it seems there are many book groups in the area and that’s good news! The Vermillion Public Library has an Adult Book Group and a Teen Book Group that each meet several times a year. Do you belong to a book club or reading group in the area? Perhaps you are interested in joining a group to meet people and share in the discussion of new books. Let us be a resource and gather information to connect readers to one another. If you are part of a book group, e-mail us at vplstaff@sdln.net and let us know the name of your group, along with name and info for a contact person. If you’d like, tell us a little about the focus or membership of your group and we can share the information with the community. Do you know that the Library has a very nice range of Book Club Bags for Adults and for Teens that are
ready-made for reading groups? Each bag has 10 copies of the book, along with a discussion guide….ready to go! Check out the lists of available books under the Adults and Teens tabs on this website.

Old vs. New

The “old” library is nearly emptied out, making way for the new! Still working on getting the new facility ready to open on November 19th….look forward to seeing you there!

Click on the Flickr photostream from any page on the website to see the latest photos!

Write A Novel In November

 

Ever seriously thought about writing a novel? Maybe you’ve thought about writing a novel, but talked yourself out of it before you even gave it a moment of contemplation! November 1st marks the start of NaNoWriMo….that’s short for National Novel Writing Month and if writing a novel is one of your secret dreams, you should check out the NaNoWriMo site.

You can easily sign up on the site and join the thousands of others across the globe who will be working along side you through the month to complete the goal of finishing a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 pm November 30th. The site enables you to track your progress, gives you pep talks and allows to meet fellow writers near and far….pretty cool….check it out here:

http://nanowrimo.org

Book Sale Extravaganza Begins Tomorrow!

Hardbacks 75 cents
Paperbacks, textbooks, media, children’s books 50 cents or 3 for $1

So many books to choose from!!! Our community volunteers are currently hard at work, sorting massive numbers of books for the Friends of the Library Book Sale that begins tomorrow, October 25th at 10:00 a.m.

Sale runs through the weekend, so be sure to stop by!

 

South Dakota Room Unavailable Until April 2013

Due to the library construction project and upcoming move into a temporary space, we are now in the midst of packing up the contents of the South Dakota Room. These items will be unavailable until the renovation is complete in April. A limited number of genealogy sources and cemetery records will be available. Please call 677-7060 for more information.