Ready for the All-American Eclipse?

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:)

A Special Night of Thanks

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.

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!

Reading Bingo

Teens & Adults are invited to participate in a special reading challenge this summer – Reading Bingo!


Participants can post their name (with the accompanying sticky notes) on any of the squares that apply to their reading activity over the summer – read a book with over 500 pages, for instance? – and aim to make a bingo. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the Summer Reading Program; July 27th.

The Reading Bingo display can be found next to the elevator inside the main entrance.

Children’s Programming Schedule

Now that the Summer Reading Program has begun, our days are pretty packed around here. There’s still plenty of time to join in the fun. Just follow our Summer Reading Program link on the menu bar, above, to register for the reading program. Here’s the line-up of exciting programs:

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!!

It’s not too late!

You can still sign up for this year’s SRP (Summer Reading Program) by visiting the link, above. And don’t forget today’s exciting Kick-Off Party!! Happening from 1-2 pm.