National Library Week is next week!!

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is pleased to announce that it will celebrate National Library Week 2015 (April 12-18, 2015) with an exciting line-up of events for all ages. This year’s theme is “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.”

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First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

Beginning Monday, April 13th at 3:30 pm, the library will host the Teen Art Club as they share their newfound knowledge of graphic novels and skills with the public. Look for their poetic chalk creations to emerge over the afternoon out on the sidewalks in front of the library!
On Tuesday, April 14th from 3:30-5 pm the library will host a reception in the children’s area to reveal new artworks. Among the works showcased will be the brilliant new mosaic created in October by Vermillion artist Nancy Losacker, with the assistance of area 4th and 5th graders. The creation of this work was generously sponsored by the Edith B. Siegrist Library Board of Trustees, with support provided by the South Dakota Arts Council with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and State Development, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Wednesday, April 15th will bring the opportunity for patrons and community members to drop in and sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries. The Declaration for the Right to Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association designed to build the public will and sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types – academic, special, school, and public. We declare and affirm our right to quality libraries -public, school, academic, and special – and urge you to show your support by signing your name.
LEGO lovers of all ages won’t want to miss our big LEGO party on Thursday, April 16th, from 3:30-5 pm. Expect great treats, lego-shaped candies, and of course, LEGO-building challenges!
Friday afternoon, April 17th, from 1-5 pm patrons can drop by for a ‘sneak peek’ of our wonderful children’s art exhibition, showcasing works created by area children during library Storytime and Storytime outreach sessions, and afterschool art clubs. The works will be up for sale during the next day.
The library will cap off the week with the biggest bash saved for Saturday, April 18th! The Children’s Art Show & Sale, a fundraiser for the Summer Reading Program, will be open from 10 – 4 pm. From 2-3 pm, 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!

Code Club for Teens is back!

The SD Code Club returns this Monday evening, February 23rd, 5:30-7 pm in the Tech Center.

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Have you ever…
played a video game and thought it would be cool to design your own?
wanted to build your own website?
had an idea for the next great app?
Then the South Dakota Code Club is for you! Area teens are invited to the SDCC’s monthly meetings at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library in Vermillion, SD. Bring a friend (or two or three), hang out and learn how to code! Each month we focus on a different markup language, with the idea that we will move into project-focused meetings as we grow.
Code Club meets on the last Monday of each month, from 5:30-7 pm in the Tech Center.  Feel free to bring your own laptop or other devices.  Snacks will be served!

Special Art Club event:

This week’s after-school Art Club will focus on Valentine’s Day! valentine fortune cookies

Drop by the Kozak Community Room from   tomorrow afternoon, and Miss Beth and her volunteers will help you create Valentines and Valentine boxes. As usual, snacks will be served.

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One Team, One Dream

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We were so honored to host the Jolley third graders as they stopped in for a visit this morning. In their “One Team, One Dream” goal of reading a million minutes during the school year, they are traveling to different reading spots around our community.
Now that’s a goal we can get behind!
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Storytime Returns Next Week!

storytime2015Spring Storytime sessions begin next Monday, January 12th – which is right around the corner!
If you’ve not yet registered your child, there is still time (but not much). Registration is required and space is limited! Register online by clicking on the Storytime link above, and then on the ‘Register Here’ link beside the desired date/time slot.

You may also call the library at 605-677-7060, email vpl@vermillionpubliclibrary.org, or stop in at the library to register for Storytime.

SPRING ART STORYTIMES
(ages 4-6)
Mondays: 5:30 pm
Wednesdays: 11 am
Saturdays: 10:15 am

SPRING MOVEMENT STORYTIMES
(ages birth to 3 with adult)
Tuesdays: 10:15 am
Saturdays: 11:15 am

Prairie Bud/ Prairie Pasque Awards

prairiebudgraphicwnsWe will be hosting a preview of the Prairie Bud & Prairie Pasque Award nominees this Thursday, December 11th at 3:30-4:30 pm in the Kozak Community Room.

 K-5th grade can get a preview of this year’s Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque Nominees. South Dakota Children’s Book Awards are divided into Prairie Bud, K-2nd grades, and Prairie Pasque, 3-5th grades.  Come join the fun, as we will watch book trailers, discuss the best books, have popcorn, and more!

The annual South Dakota Children’s Book Awards nominations provide a list of books that is fitting for both instructional and recreational reading. Connections can be made between the Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy across all content areas as well as reading for enjoyment. Students are encouraged to read at least five books from the list of nominees and vote for their favorite book from those titles. The books receiving the most votes from the students win the awards. A committee of educators and librarians select the books nominated for the awards. Each child can vote only once. Deadline for voting is March 31, 2015.  Winners will be announced in April during National Library Week.

 

Friday Performance!

Friday, July 18th at 2 pm.

Dakota PlayersStop by tomorrow for the final day of our Dakota Players visit.  The kids have been working hard with the Dakota Players all week, learning lots of fun stuff about creating characters, designing for theater, singing, dancing, etc.  They’ll be putting on a simple show & tell performance for parents and the public.  Come cheer them on!

This week-long residency has been generously supported by the South Dakota Arts Council, South Dakotans for the Arts, and the Board of Trustees of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.

Geocaching Event This Saturday — Fun for the Whole Family!

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Interested in Geocaching?
Diane Leja and Becky Rider will share the basics and
then lead an excursion outdoors!

Saturday, June 28, 2014
1 pm til….
Edith B. Siegrist
Vermillion Public Library
 Kozak Community Room

Geocaching is a game that reveals a world beyond the every day, where the possibility of a new discovery hides under park benches, in the forest, and probably a short walk from where you are right now. The adventure begins by searching for cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. There are more than 2 million geocaches waiting to be found throughout the world, in more than 180 countries…..for more information see the website: www.geocaching.com

Meet the Summer Reading Program Coordinators

The Edith B. Seigrist Vermillion Public Library would like to welcome Susan Heggestad and Beth Knedler, our Summer Reading Program Coordinators.

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They are hard at work organizing and making final preparations for the big Super Science Fair and Teen Kick-off that mark the beginning of an event-packed two months of activities at the library for kid, teens and adults. The Super Science Fair Kick-off will run from 1 to 3 pm on Monday, June 2nd and the Teen Kick-off Party begins at 4 pm also on the Monday, June 2nd. The Super Science Fair will bring together scientists from the area who will share displays, exhibits and experiments at their booths. Don’t miss out on the fun and the start of the season. Kids can pick up their program bags with all the information and reading log. The Teen kick-off event will also feature fun, food and science-related events!