RBDigital

RBDigital is streamlining its patron interface, as of June 27th. For the first time in the industry, audiobooks, magazines, and eBooks will be available in one easy-to-use app. Other key features include:
– A significantly improved user experience
– App-based patron notifications to help with tech support and engagement
– Faster, easier search
– Exclusive content

RBDigital will be migrating the app and website at approximately 8 pm on June 26th. Unfortunately, patrons will likely experience downtime during the 14-hour migration period. The new app and website will be live by the morning of June 27th.

Coming Soon:

Our next Summer Reading Program entertainer is Jonathan May, Magician – appearing Monday, June 19th at 1 pm.
May’s magical comedy is great for all ages. A crowd favorite here at the VPL, you don’t want to miss this free show for the whole family.
Takes place in the Kozak Community Room. Arrive early for best seating!

We’re now on Twitter

Hey Vermillionaires! We have an exciting announcement: you can now find us on Twitter! Follow us for updates on events, new books, great photos and videos and more. By using Twitter, we are given another opportunity to connect with you all.
https://twitter.com/vermillionpl

THANK YOU:)

The VPL’s Kick-Off for this year’s Summer Reading Program was a huge success thanks to all of you who participated, and the following presenters, supporters, and sponsors:
Dennis Steffen and the Vermillion Optimists Club
City of Vermillion Street Department
City of Vermillion City Planner Jose Dominguez and Utilities Planner Shane Griese
Ace Hardware
Daniel Peterson of the National Park Service
Sustainability presenter Susan Port
World Cultures presenters Julie Hellwege, Marina Sereda, Musheera Anis, Asli & Ali Dag
and our many volunteers:)
THANK YOU!!

Time to Register for SRP

Registration for this year’s Summer Reading Program is live! Just follow the link on our website, above.

Readers of every age will be challenged to dream big this summer as the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library presents “Build a Better World!” during their 2017 Summer Reading Program. Planned activities include coding, circuits, and LEGO robotics, creative building projects, health & wellness sessions, Chess Club, Origami Club, weekly entertainers and much, much more. The Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young-adult, with programs, prize drawings, Storytime sessions, reading clubs, and many other sessions.
Did you know that children consistently score higher in reading and math when they participate in summer reading programs? Use the summer season to bolster your child’s brain development, while having tons of fun – for FREE! Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me program; adults are encouraged to register, as well, for the adult reading program, all of which have prizes available.

Our Kick-Off Party is scheduled for Monday, June 5th at 1 pm. Don’t miss the fun!!

Free eAudio Books for Teens

Did you say free ebooks? Tell us more:)
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 27 2017, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

Our youtube Channel

Did you know that the VPL has a youtube channel? We do:) And we’ve just uploaded a new video, this one a short snippet from the fantastic presentation given by Sean Gaskell on the Music of the West African Kora, on Saturday, April 29th.
Check it out!

 

Special Edie’s Book Shop Sale


It’s Edie’s Birthday!! Come and help us celebrate at the next sale of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library, in Edie’s Book Shop.
Coming this Friday and Saturday, May 5th & 6th, from 10 am to 4 pm.
This month is a very special celebration of our namesake – Edie! May is her birthday month, so come on down to the shop and enjoy a treat while you shop:) Don’t miss your chance to support library programming, and score some sweet book deals for yourself, as well!

Coming Soon

Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa, on Saturday, April 29th at 1:00pm. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. You’ll want to arrive early for best seating.

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora. The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire. While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the Mande empires’ founding. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, NY. Gaskell has been featured at numerous festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal. Find out more at: www.seangaskell.com.

This performance is being generously supported by the Board of Trustees of the Vermillion Public Library.