Holidays are Just Around the Corner!

In keeping with the season of giving, the Edith B. Siegrist Public Library is pleased to share its intention to offer amnesty to patrons owing fines in the month of December, in exchange for donations of personal care items. The “Forgiving for Giving” campaign will officially kick-off during our annual Holiday Open House, on Friday, December 4th, following the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company’s Downtown Parade of Lights, at approximately 7 pm.

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The “Forgiving for Giving” campaign will collect donations of full-sized personal care items that will then be distributed by the Vermillion Food Pantry and the Domestic Violence Safe Options Services during the holidays. Patrons who have accumulated overdue fees, with certain restrictions, will be able to have those fines waived in exchange for donations of much-needed items, such as diapers, toothpaste, body wash, shampoo, deodorant, disposable razors, hand soap, dish detergent, toilet paper, etc. A more detailed list, and further details about the amnesty restrictions, is available by stopping by our Circulation Desk or calling the library at 677.7060.

Holiday Open House visitors will be invited to participate in the creation of festive holiday gift bags, which will also be donated to the chosen charities. In addition, our open house features an opportunity to have pictures taken with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, a variety of holiday-themed crafts, and tasty treats and hot cocoa! It’s THE place to be after the downtown Parade of Lights and Tree-Lighting ceremony.
The Edith B. Seigrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street, Vermillion. Contact us by calling 677-7060, or by emailing vplstaff@vermillionpubliclibrary.org.

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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We will be closed

in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 19th.mlkforweb

Instead of visiting us, please consider making it a day of service!  Find out more, or register at
http://www.usd.edu/academics/center-for-academic-and-global-engagement/service-learning/keeping-the-dream-alive.cfm

Afterward, stop by the Washington Street Arts Center from 5-7 pm to participate in a celebration of MLK Jr.’s legacy, and see some outstanding art by our youngest community members.
See you there!

Even small gestures

Make a big difference. A lovely little thank you note arrived today from the Vermillion Food Pantry, which really belongs to all of you. Our lovely patrons. Each of your individual donations added up to a rather large delivery. As you can see from the card, there is a great need in our community for kindnesses such as this, and you responded incredibly generously.
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So THANK YOU!

Food for Fines Drive happening now!

Food for Fines In honor of the Holiday Season, and the growing need within our community, the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will be accepting food donations in exchange for overdue fees December 1st – 13th.  Please bring your bags of donations to the Circulation Desk during our open hours on any of these dates, and we will gladly waive your fees (with the exception of damage/replacement fees).

The Vermillion Food Pantry is particularly in need of donations of soup/chili, tuna or canned meats, jam/jelly, pasta sauces, and boxed meals.

Warmest wishes for a Happy Holiday season!!