New Databases Available!

We are pleased to be able to offer two new databases to our patrons, with access made available through the State Library — Mango Languages and Chilton Library. You can utilize these and many of the other databases here in the Library or on your home computer. Some of the databases, such as Learning Express, will require you to set up a free account and others may ask you for patron verification, which will be your library card barcode and last name as password. Be sure to explore all the databases under the Reference tab here on the Library website.

New Databases!

MANGO LANGUAGES
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Offers courses in more than 60 languages to allow users to learn, listen and
speak their chosen languages. Courses for English learners begin in the
student’s native language and teach English. The courses focus on four key areas
of language learning: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and culture.

CHILTONLIBRARY

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Provides authoritative manuals online with monthly updates. Thousands of
domestic and imported car, truck, van and SUV models from 1940-present and
includes repair, maintenance and specification tables.

Used Book Sale Begins This Week!

2013 Book Sale Flyer

Members Only Preview: Wednesday, September 11th, 5 – 8 pm
Friends of the Library memberships available at the door!

Public Sale:
Sept. 12, 10 am – 9 pm
Sept. 13  10 am – 6 pm
Sept. 14  10 am – 5 pm

Audiobooks, VHS tapes, DVDs, Art prints
Books for kids & teens too!
$5 box sale / 50 cent paperbacks / 75 cent hardcover
Special buys priced as marked.

Sale in the Library basement. Please use the elevator or west stairs to access.

Let’s Move South Dakota

It’s here at the Vermillion Public Library! Let’s Move South Dakota is a traveling hands-on exhibit that will inspire children and families to get active, eat healthy and feel good.

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Six interactive stations highlight the habits that can result in a healthy weight. Stop by and spend some time learning and interacting with the exhibit….it will be here in the Children’s area through Saturday, May 25th!

Write A Novel In November

 

Ever seriously thought about writing a novel? Maybe you’ve thought about writing a novel, but talked yourself out of it before you even gave it a moment of contemplation! November 1st marks the start of NaNoWriMo….that’s short for National Novel Writing Month and if writing a novel is one of your secret dreams, you should check out the NaNoWriMo site.

You can easily sign up on the site and join the thousands of others across the globe who will be working along side you through the month to complete the goal of finishing a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 pm November 30th. The site enables you to track your progress, gives you pep talks and allows to meet fellow writers near and far….pretty cool….check it out here:

http://nanowrimo.org

Book Sale Extravaganza Begins Tomorrow!

Hardbacks 75 cents
Paperbacks, textbooks, media, children’s books 50 cents or 3 for $1

So many books to choose from!!! Our community volunteers are currently hard at work, sorting massive numbers of books for the Friends of the Library Book Sale that begins tomorrow, October 25th at 10:00 a.m.

Sale runs through the weekend, so be sure to stop by!