Celebrate National Library Week at our Library Bash!

The library will cap off National Library Week with the biggest bash saved for Saturday, April 18th!

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The Children’s Art Show & Sale, a fundraiser for the Summer Reading Program, will be open from 10 – 4 pm.

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The biggest excitement takes place from 2-3 pm, when we will honor special library volunteers during a Volunteer Appreciation reception, unveil a special new #librarylove promotion, screen the video of a fun and unexpected teen event, and end the afternoon with door prizes!

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Declaration for the Right to Libraries

DeclarationForTheRightToLibraries-791x1024We are in the midst of celebrating National Library Week, and in that spirit we invite our patrons to stop by our Circulation Desk and sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries, sponsored by the American Library Association.
Because Libraries change lives.

In Appreciation

johnson statue 001Have you noticed a new ‘friend’ among the stacks?  We recently received this lovely gift from Senator Johnson. Along with the statue came a letter that read:

United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Tim Johnson
South Dakota
November 19, 2014

Dear Friends:

My wife Barbara and I have many cherished memories of going with our children to the Vermillion Public Library. It was there that our children’s love of reading blossomed, and ours grew as well.

To honor these fond memories, Barbara and I are donating this statue as a thank you to the Vermillion community.

I received this statue from the School Administrators of South Dakota in recognition of my steadfast support and commitment to education. Literacy plays a critical role in giving children the skills they need to succeed in school and in their future careers. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is a place where children and adults can broaden their horizons through books, educational programming, technology, and guidance from library staff.

Over the years, I have proudly displayed this statue in my Senate office in Washington, D.C. It has greeted countless South Dakotans, public officials, foreign dignitaries, and other guests as they visited my office, and it has served as a constant reminder of the importance of education. I am glad this statue has found a new home and hope it will help inspire young readers.

Sincerely,
Tim Johnson

Literary Lunch Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets on Sale at the Library!

The Friends of the Edith B. Siegrist
Vermillion Public Library Presents
24th Literary Lunch in Honor of
National Library Week

“Judge Rusch on Judge Kidder”

Art Rusch

Thursday, April 3, 2014 Lunch served at 11:30 am Program begins at 12:10 pm Tickets: $9.00 Available at the Library now through March 30th

Judge Art Rusch is a  long-time Vermillion resident and avid local historian, having published, “Portrait of a River Town: Vermillion Before the Flood of 1881” in South Dakota History, as well as research on courthouses. He practiced law for 27 years, serving twelve years as States Attorney, and seventeen years as presiding judge of the First Judicial Circuit.

Judge Rusch is a recipient of the Richard Cropp Award for amateur historians from the Augustana College Center for Western Studies. He is currently working on a biography of Judge Jefferson Kidder who was involved in politics in Vermont and Minnesota before coming to Vermillion, Dakota Territory in 1865 as a Federal Judge appointed by Abraham Lincoln. Kidder also served as Territorial Delegate to Congress and was the leader of the movement to establish the University of Dakota at Vermillion.

Tickets on Sale Monday for 24th Literary Lunch

Join us for the 24th Literary Lunch
in honor or National Library Week

Sponsored by the Friends of the
Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
Art RuschThursday, April 3rd
11:30 am
Program begins at 12:10
“Judge Rusch on Judge Kidder”

Judge Art Rusch is a  long-time Vermillion resident and avid local historian, having published, “Portrait of a River Town: Vermillion Before the Flood of 1881” in South Dakota History, as well as research on courthouses. He practiced law for 27 years, serving twelve years as States Attorney, and seventeen years as presiding judge of the First Judicial Circuit.

Judge Rusch is a recipient of the Richard Cropp Award for amateur historians from the Augustana College Center for Western Studies. He is currently working on a biography of Judge Jefferson Kidder who was involved in politics in Vermont and Minnesota before coming to Vermillion, Dakota Territory in 1865 as a Federal Judge appointed by Abraham Lincoln. Kidder also served as Territorial Delegate to Congress and was the leader of the movement to establish the University of Dakota at Vermillion.

Tickets are $9 and available at the Library from Monday, March 10th through March 30th. For more information call 677-7060.

 

Edie’s Book Shop Open Friday and Saturday!

Don’t miss the monthly book sale in Edie’s Book Shop!
book-heartFriday, March 7th: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, March 8th: 10 am – 4 pm

Edie’s Book Shop, brought to you by the Friends of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, is located on the lower level of the library, accessible by elevator or stairs. Make sure to check the shop out each month….new items continually added, new sales and bargains!

An All New Book Sale….

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Don’t Miss the Grand Opening of Edie’s Book Shop February 7-8
Friday Hours: 10 – 5 pm
Saturday Hours: 10 – 4 pm

Register for Door Prizes and Grand Opening Gift Basket!

The Friends of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library are excited to now have a permanent home for selling used books – Edie’s Book Shop – named in honor of Edith B. Siegrist.  Located on the library lower level, the Book Shop will be open the first Friday and Saturday of every month (except Jan. and D-Days weekend).

Be sure to come in and check out our new space as we move from having one book sale a year, to a year-round book store.  Access the Book Shop using either the elevator or the adjacent stairs located to the left of the main entrance on Church Street.

* New items will be added each month                 * Watch for Special Monthly Sales
* Featured Selected Titles and Best Sellers          * Bookmarks and other Gift Items

Edie’s Book Shop Upcoming Dates:                          Hours:

Feb. 7-8                                                                          Fridays  – 10-5

Mar. 7-8                                                                          Saturdays  – 10-4

Apr. 4-5

May 2-3

June 6-7

Proceeds from Edie’s Book Shop go to support The Summer Reading Program and other library events and activities.  Thanks for shopping with us!