Edie’s Book Shop 50% Off Sale

Edie’s Book Shop will return for 2018!

Edie’s Book Shop, operated by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library, is open to the public once each month. This year the spring season will start up the first weekend in January, and to celebrate this special early opening, books will be 50% off! Edie’s can be found in the basement of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.

Stop by and shop for fantastic literary finds on Friday, January 5th & Saturday, January 6th, from 10 am to 4 pm. Take advantage of this half-price book sale while it lasts! You’re sure to find something you’ll love, and all proceeds from book sales go right back into Library programming.

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street in Vermillion. For more information call the Library at 605-677-7060.

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/.

     

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.

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.

The City is Looking for Your Input

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:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1480143655372540/

It’s Friends of Libraries Week

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will be spending the week of October 15-21, 2017, celebrating its Friends of the Library group as part of the 12th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week.

The Friends of the Vermillion Public Library were established in 1986 and have raised many thousands of dollars in support over the years. Countless community members contribute annually to the Friends, and over 25 of these contributors actively volunteer their time to assist the group with fundraising efforts that include an annual literary lunch and a used book sale each month in the lovely Edie’s Book Shop.

“My parents introduced me to books at a young age and I have been a ‘reader’ ever since,” says Friends President Joyce Zimmer. “As a child in Vermillion, many a rainy summer afternoon was spent in the Children’s Library (the basement of the old library) where I could immerse myself in all sorts of adventures between the covers of a beloved book.  Anything I can do now to foster this love of reading in others makes me happy. Our work crew for Edie’s is filled with others who love to read and the time flies by as we share favorite authors and books.”

The current advisory council for the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library organization includes Anne Dunham, Ann Stewart, Betsy Simons, Maxine Rodgers, Shari Kolbeck, and Sharon Donahoe.

Ann Stewart, long-time Edie’s volunteer and loyal VPL patron states, “Sharing a customer’s joy as they find that special book is one reason I enjoy volunteering at Edie’s book shop.”

Special attention throughout the week will include an honoring of our Friends Advisory Council during our Board of Trustees October meeting on Thursday, as well as social media and website focus on all the hard work achieved by the organization. Patrons are encouraged to consider becoming a member of the organization by filling out member forms that will be located at the Circulation Desk, and on our website.

“The Friends of the Vermillion Public Library bring much extra energy and enthusiasm into our library,” claims Daniel Burniston, Library Director. “They do a huge amount of hard work for the library through activities like Edie’s Book store. The funds they raise help give library staff much needed extra time and resources for activities such as creating, implementing and running our fantastic array of programs and services. The dedicated, voluntary work the Friends group does helps us make the library a better place for all of our community members; we greatly appreciate it and can’t thank them enough for all they do.”

National Friends of Libraries Week is coordinated by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.ala.org/united. For additional information, please contact the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library at 677-7060.

Introducing Pronunciator

Recently, the South Dakota State Library introduced a new language eresource available to library patrons: Pronunciator. Pronunciator provides over 80 different language courses. There are also 50 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Instructional methods include oral phrases, flash cards, and learning guides. It also has ProLive, live online conversation classes led by teachers, with 250+ half-hour sessions per week in over 20 languages. Another feature of Pronunciator is the Course Designer module, which allows for the creation of private multimedia language courses in Dakota, Lakota, and over 700 other Native American languages, and for the tracking of student progress within those custom courses. This resource takes the place of the previously available Mango Languages.

Additionally, this program provides access to the additional resource ProCitizen, which is an interactive course to help prepare you for the civics, reading and writing parts of the USCIS Naturalization Test. It provides 100 instructional videos, drills and quizzes. The state library provides separate links for ProCitizen in English and Spanish. These links can be found at the South Dakota State Library website: http://library.sd.gov/LIB/ERD/pronunciator/index.aspx. A user manual for Pronunciator can be found at https://www.pronunciator.com/manual/.


Go Yotes!

It’s Homecoming Week at USD, which means it’s almost time for the big D-Days Parade. We’ll be there this year, so come on down and look for us this Saturday:) We’ll have some library swag, and will be walking with several other Vermillion cultural organizations. We can’t wait to see all your shiny faces!

P.S. There will be NO Story Times on Saturday morning, due to the Parade. Please share widely.