Got Wifi?


Thanks to an opportunity provided through the government contract division of Verizon, the Library will be able to make 4G Jetpack mobile Hotspots available to patrons for free. During our trial period in the month of February, we will have 2 devices available for patrons aged 18 & up with a patron card in good standing for at least the past 6 months, and a valid ID. Check-out periods for the trial period will be for 3 days, with no automatic renewals. Patrons may check devices out again, if available, after a 24 hour waiting period. Additionally, patrons who utilize the devices will be asked to complete a follow-up survey to assist us in assessing the program, and to determine future needs.

Further information will be available for patrons at the Circulation Desk, or by calling us at 677.7060. A brochure with all relevant patron information will be available by the end of the trial period. Beginning in March, the Library intends to offer more devices for check-out, with a circulation period of 5 days.

New Tech Program for Adults

In response to requests from patrons, the Library is excited to share a new program for adults in the New Year: Tech & Toddies!

Adults who love techie toys are invited to join in the fun for a new series of social hours on the 3rd Fridays of each month. Beginning January 20th, folks can be introduced to a variety of geeky gadgets including LEGO Robots, Snap & Squishy Circuits, Coding and more. Refreshments are provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own beverages.  Adults 21 & up only, please.

The January session, which is scheduled for 7-9 pm, will focus on LEGO Mindstorm Ev3 Robotics. In 2 hours, participants will build their own robot and learn the basics of programming it. The facilitator will be Lauren Hollenbeck, 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Clay, Union, and Yankton counties, who regularly facilitates robotics session for youth at the VPL. All sessions will take place in the Kozak Community Room.

 

New eResources for 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Vermillionaires!

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the availability of two new electronic resources: Universal Class and OnePlay. Beginning January 1st, patrons will have free access to online continuing education courses and digital gaming through the library’s website, www.vermillionpubliclibrary.org/ebooks/.

Universal Class is a comprehensive service offering unlimited access to continuing education courses, covering a broad range of topics. Universal Class offers over 500 courses ranging from accounting and nutrition to reiki and gardening, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). Classes are self-paced and instructor-led, with certified instructors available to answer questions and assess your performance.

OnePlay offers a digital gaming service, where users can instantly download and play unlimited Android and PC games for free. OnePlay includes over 2,000 games from more than 75 different publishers.
1500+ PC titles, 500+ Android titles, plus no holds and no waiting. Patrons can download the games they want onto their computers, or other devices, and play them whenever and wherever – no internet required. Login can be used in the library, at home and on multiple devices. Parental controls are also available.

Details on how to access Universal Class and OnePlay may be found at http://onlinelibrary.utah.gov/.

Post-Holiday Activities

Looking for something to do after Christmas? We’ve got 3 days of fun activities planned this week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (12/27-29), join us for lunch and fun activities!
Big thanks to the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library for sponsoring lunch.

Mango Languages

Interested in learning a language? Brushing up on some language skills? Did you know that you can do this for FREE with your Library patron card?
Explore Mango Languages by visiting our website at vermillionpubliclibrary.org, and clicking on the ‘Resources’ tab on our menu bar. Scroll down to your first choice: South Dakota Share-It. This site will open up in a new window, and provides you access to all of the databases subscribed to by the South Dakota State Library. If you’ve not yet used the services provided by SD Share-It, you will need to create an account by choosing the ‘Log-In’ option, and scrolling down to the ‘Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library’ choice in the dialog box that opens up. Use your Library card barcode as your username, and your last name in the password box.

Once in the system, click on the disc icon to see the full list of databases; Mango Languages is among your many choices. Mango Languages will prompt you to create a new account, although you may also log in as a guest. Through a module tutorial process, Mango can introduce you to any one of 72 languages – you’re sure to find the ones you’re looking for. Accessible for nearly any age, whether you’ve ever studied a foreign language before, or not. Go check it out!

Happy Halloween, Verm Spooks!

Be sure to include the Library in your Halloween plans this year!
We’ve got some silly, spooky fun planned for after school on Monday, October 31st, beginning at 3:30 pm.
Join us for a costume party and contest, pumpkin painting, scary stories, tasty treats, and so much more. We’ll have some special prizes for your creative costumes, so start working now on coming up with your most literary, most scary, and most adorable ideas – we can’t wait for the costume parade.
*Please note, there will be no evening Story Time on Halloween. Go out and have some trick-or-treating fun;)

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Wanna Learn a Language?

Interested in learning a language? Brushing up on some language skills? Did you know that you can do this for FREE with your Library patron card?
Explore Mango Languages by visiting our website at vermillionpubliclibrary.org, and clicking on the ‘Resources’ tab on our menu bar. Scroll down to your first choice: South Dakota Share-It. This site will open up in a new window, and provides you access to all of the databases subscribed to by the South Dakota State Library. If you’ve not yet used the services provided by SD Share-It, you will need to create an account by choosing the ‘Log-In’ option, and scrolling down to the ‘Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library’ choice in the dialog box that opens up. Use your Library card barcode as your username, and your last name in the password box.

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Once in the system, click on the disc icon to see the full list of databases; Mango Languages is among your many choices. Mango Languages will prompt you to create a new account, although you may also log in as a guest. Through a module tutorial process, Mango can introduce you to any one of 72 languages – you’re sure to find the ones you’re looking for. Accessible for nearly any age, whether you’ve ever studied a foreign language before, or not. Go check it out!

Cook the Book Returns

Cook the Book returns in October, beginning Monday, October 3rd at 12 pm.

Do you love browsing through cookbooks or trying new recipes and cooking techniques? We are very excited to continue the very successful, new kind of book club – Cook the Book! This unique book group will bring together patrons who love to cook over a meal and conversation. Our introductory book for the season will be Cooked, by Michael Pollan. To participate, drop by the Library Circulation desk in early September to pick up a copy of the book. Participants will choose recipes from the book to prepare and share for the first meeting. Subsequent meetings will be themed according to the group’s choices.

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Kids’ Programming Begins Monday, September 12th

We’re really back into the swing of things now!  Our regular kids’ programming resumes on Monday, September 12th and continue through November 19th, with all of the usual programs and a couple of new ones.

Register now for Fall Storytime sessions!  There are no fees for these programs, but registration is required. Click on the Story Times link above, or call us at 605-677-7060.

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Art Storytime (4 & up):
Mondays: 5:30
Tuesdays: 11 am
Saturdays: 11 am

Movement Storytime (birth – 3):
Tuesdays: 10:15 am
Saturdays: 10:15 am

An exciting new season of After School Programs are open to all elementary students, K-5, but are not appropriate for preschoolers. Snacks included!

LEGO Robotics with Lauren Hollenbeck of 4H – 1st & 3rd Mondays; 3:30-5 pm
Nutrition with Shannon Schaack of HyVee – 2nd & 4th Mondays; 3:30-4:30 pm
LEGO Club – 1st & 3rd Thursday; 3:30-5 pm
Art Club – 2nd Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
Maker Lab – 4th Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
STEAM Tuesdays, Code Club and VEX IQ Robotics (4th-8th grade only)  – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm
STEAM Tuesdays, Simple Circuits – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm
Homework Helpers – Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3:30-4:30 pm
*Ukelele Lessons Beginning Fridays at 4 pm (*Call or stop by the Circulation Desk for more information)

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FOR TEENS:
Short Stories of Poe Book Club – Sundays, Sept 25 at 1 pm, Oct 23 at 1 pm, and Nov 20 at 1 pm