Did you know that we’ve added Monday to our after school program line-up? This Monday features Shannon Schaack, HyVee nutritionist, who will introduce kids to the exciting world of healthy eating (really, it’s so much fun and so tasty!).
2nd & 4th Mondays, 3:30-5 pm in the Kozak Community Room
Needless to say, snacks are included;)
Due to Vermillion School District schedule changes, there will no longer be an early-out day for students tomorrow, Thursday, January 26th, and the movie has been cancelled.
Be sure to include the Library in your Halloween plans this year!
We’ve got some silly, spooky fun planned for after school on Monday, October 31st, beginning at 3:30 pm.
Join us for a costume party and contest, pumpkin painting, scary stories, tasty treats, and so much more. We’ll have some special prizes for your creative costumes, so start working now on coming up with your most literary, most scary, and most adorable ideas – we can’t wait for the costume parade.
*Please note, there will be no evening Story Time on Halloween. Go out and have some trick-or-treating fun;)
Do you know a kid who could use a little extra help with homework? The Library offers free homework help, due to a crew of lovely volunteers from the USD Serve program.
Homework Helpers happens on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm in the Children’s Activity Room. Snacks provided:)
We’re really back into the swing of things now! Our regular kids’ programming resumes on Monday, September 12th and continue through November 19th, with all of the usual programs and a couple of new ones.
Register now for Fall Storytime sessions! There are no fees for these programs, but registration is required. Click on the Story Times link above, or call us at 605-677-7060.
Art Storytime (4 & up):
Tuesdays: 11 am
Saturdays: 11 am
Movement Storytime (birth – 3):
Tuesdays: 10:15 am
Saturdays: 10:15 am
An exciting new season of After School Programs are open to all elementary students, K-5, but are not appropriate for preschoolers. Snacks included!
LEGO Robotics with Lauren Hollenbeck of 4H – 1st & 3rd Mondays; 3:30-5 pm
Nutrition with Shannon Schaack of HyVee – 2nd & 4th Mondays; 3:30-4:30 pm
LEGO Club – 1st & 3rd Thursday; 3:30-5 pm
Art Club – 2nd Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
Maker Lab – 4th Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
STEAM Tuesdays, Code Club and VEX IQ Robotics (4th-8th grade only) – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm
STEAM Tuesdays, Simple Circuits – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm
Homework Helpers – Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3:30-4:30 pm
*Ukelele Lessons – Beginning Fridays at 4 pm (*Call or stop by the Circulation Desk for more information)
Short Stories of Poe Book Club – Sundays, Sept 25 at 1 pm, Oct 23 at 1 pm, and Nov 20 at 1 pm
Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele? Just love to get together with others and play music?
Beginning with our Fall line-up of programs, the Library is pleased to offer Free Ukulele lessons to patrons aged 7 & up. No musical experience or background necessary; the ukulele is easier to learn than the guitar (and more affordable too). No ukulele? No problem – we will have some ukuleles for you to borrow. These lessons will officially begin on Friday, September 16th at 4 pm, and Saturday, September 17th at 3:30 pm.
The sessions are as follows:
Fridays – 4-4:45 pm (7 & 8 yr olds)
4:45-5:30 pm (9 & 10 yr olds)
Saturdays – 3:30-4:15 pm (11 & 12 yr olds)
4:15-5 pm (13 & up)
These sessions are free, but space is limited! Call or stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up.
Instructor Joseph Ahuna is a USD graduate student from Kaneohe, Hawaii. He played the ukulele in a Hawaiian band that traveled around the world, as well as playing the ukulele at the 2002 Winter Olympics. He has over 20 years of experience performing and playing the ukulele, and has an entire season of fun curriculum planned that will teach the basic chords, songs, and history of the ukulele. There are even plans to put on a simple recital at the end of the term, which ends December 17th. For more information, feel free to call the Library at 605-677-7060.
Story Times and regular Children’s programming will return on Monday, September 12th. They’ll be here before you know it! So take a minute to click on our Story Time link, above, and sign up for the Story Time session that works best for you. These programs are free, but space is often limited.
1st & 3rd Thursdays after school means LEGO-building fun! All school-aged children welcome, and snacks are provided. 3:30-5 pm in the Kozak Community Room.
It’s STEAM Tuesday! That means LEGO Robotics Club is back with more building and coding challenges. Ages 8 & up, please. Snacks provided. Call the Circulation Desk to sign up at 677.7060.
There is never a shortage of things happening at the VPL! Here’s our list for just the rest of this week:
Thursday, February 25th
Lutheran Social Services Center for Financial Resources continues to offer free financial counseling sessions at the VPL on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, from 10-3 pm. For information, or to set up an appointment, call 800-568-2401 or email info@LssSD.org. You may also visit their website at http://www.lsssd.org/financial_services.
Afterschool Art Club for school-age youth on 2nd & 4th Thursdays, from 3:30-5 pm. Takes place in the Kozak Community Room and snacks are provided.
Friday, February 26th
Tech Hour; One-on-one technical assistance in a variety of topics, every Monday from 6:30-8 pm or Friday from 10:30 am – 12 pm. Call the Circulation Desk to set up an appointment.
Saturday, February 27th
Movement Storytime for children, ages birth & up with a caregiver at 10:15 am in the Kozak Community Room.
Art Storytime for children, ages 3 & up at 11:15 am in the Children’s Activity Room.