Have you checked out the state library’s new BookFlix site for kids?
It’s a great resource, and of course, FREE!
Just click on the BookFlix link on our eResource page: http://vermillionpubliclibrary.org/ebooks/
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/.
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.
Most of us have heard of Black Friday, but have you heard about Small Business Saturday? It’s an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. Since 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, you can get out and support the places you love with the people you love on Nov 25.
Small businesses play a key role in helping communities thrive. They can have a handful of employees or be up to 150 employees strong. Very often, the employees of your favorite small businesses know your face, may even remember your name, and may anticipate what you are looking for. They give a neighborhood strength and create vibrant, diverse communities. By shopping or dining at your favorite local places throughout the year, you’re showing your support for small businesses and making a positive impact in your community. In fact, if you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same at a large business, only $43 stays in the local economy (Source: http://www.civiceconomics.com/projects.html).
This year, join the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library from 10 am to 1 pm as we recognize Small Business Saturday. The Library will serve donuts and Bean coffee during a very special Holiday Preview Sale in Edie’s Book Shop. Those who drop in will be welcome to enter a drawing for one of three special Edie’s prize packs – a VPL tote bag, water bottle, and an Edie’s gift certificate. All proceeds from Edie’s Book Shop sales go right back into Library programs. So many great deals in one place, and a fabulous way to keep it local!
This year, join the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library on Saturday, November 25th, from 10 am to 1 pm, as we recognize Small Business Saturday!
The Library will serve donuts and Bean coffee during a very special Holiday Preview Sale in Edie’s Book Shop. Those who drop in will be welcome to enter a drawing for one of three special Edie’s prize packs – a VPL tote bag, water bottle, and Edie’s gift certificate.
All proceeds from Edie’s Book Shop sales go right back into Library programs. So many great deals in one place, and a fabulous way to keep it local!
The South Dakota State Library is happy to bring you a new talking book resource, BookFlix by Scholastic. This PreK-2 (approximate ages 0-8) resource supports beginning, ELL (English Language Learners), special needs, and struggling readers.
BookFlix is accessible inside any library or school building, or outside your library or school with your library card.
You can find BookFlix at library.sd.gov, within the Elementary School and Educators & Librarians category pages, or on the main eResources page at: http://library.sd.gov/LIB/ERD/index.aspx
BookFlix is structured with 125+ pairs of animated books, coupling classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related talking nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic.
- Build early literacy skills, vocabulary, and fluency
- Support reading comprehension
- Support visual and auditory learners with video adaption of fiction books
- Form real world knowledge with digital nonfiction flipbooks
- Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction
- Natural voice read-aloud with word highlighting
- Author biographies and videos
- Related web links for extended learning
- Interactive learning games
- Lesson plans with follow up activities
- Spanish translated pairs
Do you enjoy listening to podcasts? Do you love books, reading, and libraries? Then you may want to check out some of these great library podcasts:
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/.