We will be closed

in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 19th.mlkforweb

Instead of visiting us, please consider making it a day of service!  Find out more, or register at
http://www.usd.edu/academics/center-for-academic-and-global-engagement/service-learning/keeping-the-dream-alive.cfm

Afterward, stop by the Washington Street Arts Center from 5-7 pm to participate in a celebration of MLK Jr.’s legacy, and see some outstanding art by our youngest community members.
See you there!

Even small gestures

Make a big difference. A lovely little thank you note arrived today from the Vermillion Food Pantry, which really belongs to all of you. Our lovely patrons. Each of your individual donations added up to a rather large delivery. As you can see from the card, there is a great need in our community for kindnesses such as this, and you responded incredibly generously.
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So THANK YOU!

Health Care Resources

Did you know that our website can link you to several useful Healthcare websites and databases? Just visit our menu across the top of our webpage, and click on ‘Helpful Links‘. This page includes lots and lots of useful resources, including a new section for ‘Healthcare Resources‘. Check it out!

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In Appreciation

johnson statue 001Have you noticed a new ‘friend’ among the stacks?  We recently received this lovely gift from Senator Johnson. Along with the statue came a letter that read:

United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Tim Johnson
South Dakota
November 19, 2014

Dear Friends:

My wife Barbara and I have many cherished memories of going with our children to the Vermillion Public Library. It was there that our children’s love of reading blossomed, and ours grew as well.

To honor these fond memories, Barbara and I are donating this statue as a thank you to the Vermillion community.

I received this statue from the School Administrators of South Dakota in recognition of my steadfast support and commitment to education. Literacy plays a critical role in giving children the skills they need to succeed in school and in their future careers. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is a place where children and adults can broaden their horizons through books, educational programming, technology, and guidance from library staff.

Over the years, I have proudly displayed this statue in my Senate office in Washington, D.C. It has greeted countless South Dakotans, public officials, foreign dignitaries, and other guests as they visited my office, and it has served as a constant reminder of the importance of education. I am glad this statue has found a new home and hope it will help inspire young readers.

Sincerely,
Tim Johnson

Food for Fines Drive happening now!

Food for Fines In honor of the Holiday Season, and the growing need within our community, the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will be accepting food donations in exchange for overdue fees December 1st – 13th.  Please bring your bags of donations to the Circulation Desk during our open hours on any of these dates, and we will gladly waive your fees (with the exception of damage/replacement fees).

The Vermillion Food Pantry is particularly in need of donations of soup/chili, tuna or canned meats, jam/jelly, pasta sauces, and boxed meals.

Warmest wishes for a Happy Holiday season!!

 

We’re on a Roll

We hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday.  For many, the long holiday weekend continues, but we are here at the library!  We are open our normal hours today, Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and tomorrow, Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.  We’ve got tons of great holiday books on display, to assist in your holiday preparations.  If it’s DIY you’re looking for, we can help.

In addition, today is Small Business Saturday!  Keep those important dollars and resources local by shopping at any of the fabulous small businesses we have here in downtown Vermillion.  If you need to shop for gifts, goodies, or decor, there’s no question you will find what you need right here close to home.  And then stop by the library and share all the exciting things you’ve found!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!small bus sat

Basic Tech Skills Resources

dIGITAL-LITERACY

You can now access useful resources for learning basic tech skills right from the library menu above. Click on the Helpful Links tab, and then scroll down to the addresses listed under Technological Literacy/Assistance.  The learning sites are:

gcflearnfree.org/
http://digitallearn.org/

digitalliteracy.gov/
everyoneon.org/

Check ’em out!