Big thanks to all the Tanager Volunteers who’ve come by today to help with special projects around the library:) Go Tanagers!!
In recent years, libraries have changed into dynamic centers for engagement to accommodate the growing needs of their local communities. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library invites the residents of Clay County to experience the library in a whole new way. Come join your community outside the Library as we host some special events:
Our children’s after school programming returns for the Fall this week, with new programs in the line-up and tons of fun activities during Story Times. Art, Music and Movement Story Times are open for registration now, which can be found at vermillionpubliclibrary.org/storytime/. For school-aged children, we are extremely proud to share that we’ve expanded our afterschool programs to every day of the week! Afterschool programs are open to those aged 5 & up (except Tuesday Robotics, which is open to those in 2nd grade & up), are free of charge, and require no registration. Most programs occur twice per month, and include: Nutrition/Yoga, Minecraft, LEGO Robotics & VEX IQ Robotics, Cursive Class, Chess Club and LEGO Club. Additionally, we offer Origami Club and Art Club once per month. Every Friday we offer a free movie (with popcorn!). For the full listing, visit our children’s programming page at our website: vermillionpubliclibrary.org/kids/.
Tuesday, September 12th at 7 pm we will preview an hour of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR. It tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. The screening will be followed by a panel
discussion featuring South Dakotans who were active in protesting the War. Afterward, SDPB will be conducting video interviews with interested veterans, their family members and others who witnessed the Vietnam War as part of efforts to collect stories for historic preservation.
On Friday, September 15th at 7:30 pm the final Books & Brews of the year will feature a ‘Drive-In’ behind the library of the cult classic 80’s film, The Breakfast Club. We’ll have the movie and popcorn and a limited selection of craft beers to sample, and participants are encouraged to bring their own favorites, as well as a chair. Adults aged 21 and up only, of course.
And on Saturday, September 16th at 7:30 pm, families are invited to join us for our second annual ‘Outside the Library Drive-In Movie Night’ as we enjoy Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Patrons of all ages are welcome to participate in viewing a family-friendly movie and munching on popcorn. Bring your own chairs and beverages.
These events – and more – are a part of Outside the Lines, a global initiative designed to reintroduce libraries to their local communities. From Sept. 10-16, 2017, organizations will host events and campaigns worldwide designed to get people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a whole new way.
Now in its fourth year, Outside the Lines takes many of the concepts, such as creativity, customer curiosity, culture, community and creative spaces, and puts them into action where they count – in our local communities. Learn more at getoutsidethelines.org.
It’s almost time for Edie’s Book Shop to return!
Edie’s Book Shop Sale, the Public Library’s basement bookshop run by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library, returns after its summer hiatus on Friday and Saturday, September 8th and 9th, from 10 am to 4 pm each day. Don’t miss the great deals – everything from the newest bestsellers, to the hottest mysteries, vintage books, children’s and YA, and much, much more. All of Edie’s sales go right back to the Library (and you) in the form of Summer Reading Program support, purchase of needed library materials and equipment, and special library projects, so you can feel good about your purchases!
AND, for the second year in a row, Edie’s and the Library will have tons and tons of FREE books up for grabs outside the Library’s main entrance. While you’re downtown for Ribs, Rods, and Rock & Roll, drop by Edie’s and the lawn outside the Library – you’re sure to find book treasures for everyone.
Edie’s Book Shop will then be open once each month for the remainder of the Fall:
October 13 & 14, November 3 & 4, and December 1 & 2.
Over the past year the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, the Vermillion School District Foundation, the Vermillion Booster Club, the Vermillion School Board, and Maloney Real Estate all supported a new series of early-out films at the Vermillion Theaters for area school children. These free, afternoon films are intended as an option for families needing activities for their children to participate in on early-out days. The Library and the Vermillion Theaters intend to continue the program this year, and we are in need of sponsors for this year’s six early-out school days.
Film licensing, popcorn, bottles of water, and theater supervision will cost $350 per film. Potential sponsors, and others wanting to contribute toward the overall costs, are invited to send their donations care of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. Questions can be directed to Beth Knedler, Youth Services Librarian, by calling our Circulation Desk, 677-7060.
The first of these scheduled early-out films will be Thursday, September 14th at 2 pm. in celebration of Roald Dahl Day, we will be screening Fantastic Mr. Fox! Open to all school-aged children and their caregivers; seating begins at 1:45 pm.
Do you have experience working with youth? We’re looking for a new Program Aid to assist with our youth programming. The position is currently open, until filled. Details below:
Date Posted: 8/4/2017
Department: Public Library
Deadline: Open until filled
This position reports to the Youth Services Librarian with a focus on young adult programming. This position helps develop, run and expand programming and activities both at the library and through outreach. The position will also perform entry level library clerical work in the circulation of library materials, handling of patron requests, shelving and filing.
1) Some evenings and weekends required
2) 6-10 hours per week during spring, winter and fall
3) 30-40 hours per week during summer reading programming (normally June and July)
4) Flexibility to adjust schedule for programming and circulation desk coverage
Essential Job Functions
1) Schedule, plan and conduct programming in coordination with the Youth Services Librarian, with a focus on young adult programming
2) Requests, organizes and maintains teen programming materials such as games, equipment and snacks
3) Collaborates with schools, teachers and other youth services workers to promote the library and share programming
4) Provides support and assistance with children’s and adult programming as needed
5) Uses social media to promote children’s and young adult library programs and services
6) Composes and submits monthly reports and teen event statistics
7) Helps maintain a comfortable library atmosphere for teens including maintenance of YA area
8) Greets visitors to the library and provides friendly, high-quality customer service to library users
9) Performs circulation duties and procedures including: loaning and returning materials, placing reserves, checking in materials, shelving materials, checking for damaged materials, taking interlibrary loan requests
10) Assists patrons signing up for new library cards
11) Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in this position
Other Job Functions
1) Provide suggestions for new print and digital acquisitions for young adults
2) Organizing and reshelving returned library materials
3) Responds to general telephone questions
4) Maintains neat and orderly circulation desk
5) Assists patrons in the use of library services and facilities
6) Operates library equipment
7) Shelf reading of library stacks to ensure an easy to use and accessible collection
8) May be cross-trained to assist in other library units/departments
9) Performs other tasks, duties and projects as assigned
Works under immediate supervision of the Youth Services Librarian
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
1) Ability to engage with young adults in a warm, friendly way with humor, energy, flexibility and persistence. Understanding of teens irregular attendance or responses
2) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons and staff
3) Excellent written and oral communication skills
4) Experience working with common technology hardware and software such as Microsoft Office products, PCs, tablets, copiers, fax machines and email
5) Ability to troubleshoot technology hardware/software and gaming equipment
6) Experience with social media websites, video creation and basic digital photography
7) Ability to follow the policies and procedures of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
Education – High School diploma or GED.
Experience – Experience with and enjoyment in working with young adults. Public service experience preferred. Library or book store experience beneficial.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle and feel, operate office equipment, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear, and walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch.
The employee must also be able to read and write, and follow oral and written instructions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee primarily works indoors. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Do you enjoy working with youth, and love Tech? We’d like to meet you!
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library seeks an after-school STEAM program facilitator. This free, weekly children’s program is designed to help develop and nurture school-aged children’s skills in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The program will resume beginning mid-January 2018, with the Fall semester to be utilized for curriculum module development and existing after-school program review.
The intern must be motivated and well-organized, with a strong interest in the sciences and in working with school-aged children. The Library’s preference is for an individual with science instruction experience, or a student working toward a degree in Education, Early Childhood Development, or related field.
• Develop series of short curriculum modules in sciences (electronics, simple robotics, mathematics, coding, etc.) that can later be utilized by Library staff and volunteers
• Engage and lead children in planned activities weekly, from mid-January through end of April, 2018
• Help in creating a safe, welcoming environment for program participants
• Promote activities that build and strengthen STEAM skills and lifelong learning
• Understand and adhere to library policies, procedures and rules
Preferred Skills and/or Experience:
• Background in sciences, technology, engineering, art or mathematics
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience working with elementary-aged children
• Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
• Ability to work independently
• Self-motivated and well-organized
• Dynamic interpersonal skills; tactful, cheerful, enthusiastic, positive, good sense of humor
Fall semester 2017, preferably by September 15th.
3-4 hours per week during the Fall and Spring Semester
This is a grant-funded position and is expected to last at least the duration of the school year.
To be considered, please mail or email a completed City if Vermillion employment application, cover letter, and resume to:
Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
18 Church St
Vermillion, SD 57069
Everyone’s favorite Ukulele teacher returns to the Library this Fall!
Joseph Ahuna will offer free ukulele lessons to interested participants, 10 & up, beginning September 16th. SPACE IS LIMITED, and registration is REQUIRED. Don’t have a ukulele? No problem. We’ve got some to loan. Just call or stop by our Circulation Desk to sign up, and check-out a ukulele.
But don’t wait; hurry!