THANK YOU to the supporters of our 2017 Summer Reading Program:
Lauren Hollenbeck Angela Anderson Shannon Schaack
Lauren & Caiden Mandernach Sandy Pederson
John Lushbough Susan Port Daniel Peterson, NPS
Marina Sereda Asli & Ali Dag Musheera Anis
Julia Hellwege Jose Dominguez Shane Griese
Dennis Steffen, Vermillion Optimists Club Pete Jahn
Brian Steffen Vermillion HyVee Vermillion Walmart
ACE Hardware Jason Thiel and Vermillion Theaters
Vermillion Civic Council USD Women’s Basketball
Theta Omega, ESA Chapter Vermillion Rotary
American Legion Aux., Wallace Post #1 Yankton Literacy Council
Catholic Daughters FOE Sunshine Aux.
Friends of the Vermillion Public Library Vermillion Lions
Delta Kappa Gamma, ETA Chapter Matt Taggart, Fire Marshal
Matt Davis, Vermillion Police Todd Halverson, Vermillion Light & Power
Monty Monkvold, Vermillion Light & Power Jill Macy
Tom & Nancy Nelson Barb Rickord
Sharon Ross Jan & Gary Small Pat & Jerry Pratt
William & Cyndi Dendinger F. Arlene DeVany
Cathy Beard & John Davidson Heidi & Clark Bennett
Jan Chapman Darlene Farabee Karen Farris
Carol & Tom Geu Pat & John Gors Janet Hoffman
Patricia & Roger Holmes Shirley & Bill Huber
Fern Kaufman Patricia Kozak The Bean
Amanda Hofland Bali Summers Jenna Wilhelm
Katie Keitges Abby VanPeursem Ethan Simmons
Hey Vermillionaires and Summer Reading Program participants – we’re looking for your feedback! Just click on the link below to complete our short survey. We appreciate your time!
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 pm – SRP End Party at Prentis Park Plunge! *Sign-ups required; please call 677.7060 or stop by the Circulation Desk.
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.
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:)
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.
this Friday, June 16th at 7 pm.
The Board of Trustees of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, the Foundation of the Vermillion Public Library, and the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library invite the community to a special session of our Books & Brews program on Friday, June 16th, from 7 – 9 pm. This season’s premier event is intended as a reveal of a number of wonderful technological upgrades to our library, generously supported by the Vermillion Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Participants will enjoy live music, light refreshments and beverages, and an engaging social evening while touring the Library facilities.
Adults 21 & up are welcome to attend.
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
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:)