Summer Meal Gap

For the next 3 weeks, the Vermillion Public Library will be the site of the Summer Meal Gap lunch program! Hosted by the Vermillion Food Pantry and the Welcome Table, these lunches are meant to bridge the gap between the end of the Free Summer Meal Program, and the beginning of the school year.
Lunch begins at 11:30, and will be served until 1 pm, or until food runs out. Any Vermillion-area children, and their families, are welcome to attend. Takes place in the Kozak Community Room.

Generously supported by the Dakota Hospital Foundation, Vermillion United Way, The Welcome Table Backpack Program, the Vermillion Food Pantry, and Feeding South Dakota.

Room Reservations

Did you know that you can now make your room reservation requests online? Simply scroll up to the ‘Room Reservations’ link to get started.

In addition, you can view our public calendar to look for openings in the schedule by clicking on the ‘View Full Schedule Button’.


As always, you can still call us at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

We’re Not Done Yet…

Can you believe it’s the final week of our Summer Reading Program? Time sure flies when you’re having fun:)
Don’t miss the final programs this week, and be sure to sign up for Thursday’s Pool Party at Prentis Park Plunge!

SRP Activities Continue

The end is near, but it’s not over yet! We still have a handful of fun activities to finish out this year’s Summer Reading Program, and you’re invited. Be sure to check out these upcoming events:

Wednesday, July 19th at 10 am – LEGO Club (Kozak Room) and Teen Brunch (Small Conference Room)
at 1:30 pm – Art Club (Kozak Room)
Thursday, July 20th at 10 am – Building Solar Viewers in Workshop (Kozak Room)
at 1 pm – FIT with the USD Women’s BB Team! (Kozak Room)
at 1:30 pm – Cursive Class (Kozak Room)
at 2 pm – Chess Club (Kozak Room)
Monday, July 24th at 10:30 am – Nutrition with HyVee’s Shannon Schaack (Kozak Room)
at 1 pm – Vermillion/Clay County Community Safety visit! (Library Parking Lot)
at 2 pm – Origami Club (Kozak Room)
Tuesday, July 25th at 10 am – Minecraft (Youth Room)
at 1:30 pm – Tale of Despereaux (Coyote Twin Theater)
Wednesday, July 26th at 10 am – LEGO Club (Kozak Room) and Teen Brunch (Small Conference Room)
at 1:30 pm – Art Club (Kozak Room)
Thursday, July 27th at 1 pmSRP End Party at Prentis Park Plunge! *Sign-ups required; please call 677.7060 or stop by the Circulation Desk.

There’s Still Time!

It may seem like the Summer Reading Program is winding down (where does the time go?), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still a BUNCH of fun things to catch before it’s all over. And keep reading! We’ve got incentives to give out for each week, and you can check in at ANY time to collect your incentives… up until the end of the program, that is – which is Friday, July 28th.

Here are a couple of the fun programs coming. See the remaining program sessions listed on the SRP calendar at the bottom of the post.

SRP End Party Sign-Ups

have begun!
All Summer Reading Program participants are invited to participate in this year’s SRP End Party at Prentis Plunge Pool! This year’s party will be held on Thursday, July 27th from 1 to 3 pm. Any registered Summer Reading Program participant is welcome, but sign-ups are REQUIRED. Please call or stop by the Library’s Circulation Desk to get your/your child’s name on the list.
Children 6 & under, as well as non-swimmers, will require a parent or caregiver’s (14+) presence.
Admittance is free, and a snack will be included. Call 677-7060 for more information.

Ready for the All-American Eclipse?

Are you excited about the coming eclipse? Are you prepared? Check out NASA’s great resources: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

Here at the VPL, we’ve also got some workshops cooked up that will help you get the most out of this rare eclipse event! On Thursday, July 20th – as part of our SRP Workshop session – we will lead kids in the creation of a solar viewer. We will also distribute eclipse glasses to all participants. Then again on Saturday, August 12th at 1 pm, we will lead another solar viewer workshop that will be open to anyone in the community. We will have plenty of eclipse glasses to share, so please feel free to drop by and pick yourself up a pair:)

A Special Night of Thanks

The VPL’s first Books & Brews of the 2017 season was an upscale affair held on Friday, June 16th. Past and present members of Vermillion Standard Time were on hand to provide some fantastic, jazzy accompaniment to our formal unveiling of all the recent tech upgrades the Library has received, due to the continued support of the Vermillion Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library.


Director Dan Burniston emceed the informal evening of revelry, refreshments, and community, although the thanks expressed were formal and heartfelt. Our community enjoys one of the premier public libraries in the state, due in large part to the dedicated and tremendous support of our partner organizations. This evening served as just one small gesture of gratitude toward all those who work so hard to make us look good!


And speaking of looking good, we’ve put together a little video of the night’s highlights, which can be found on our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiVBvlwCcbw.