One More Sale in 2017

Edie’s returns for ONE more sale of 2017, on Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd.
Doors open at 10 am, and the shop is open until 4 pm.

You’re sure to find some great bookish gifts for friends and family, as well as some fantastic treasure for yourself! Plus, all proceeds go right back into supporting Library programming.

 

Winding Down

Our children’s afterschool programming, and Story Times, are now on break for the Holidays, but they’ll be back before you know it!

All children’s programs will return the week of January 8th, 2018, so keep your eyes open. In the meantime, Happy Holidays and Happy Reading:)

 

Holiday Open House

The Library extends an invitation to all community members to join them in kicking off the holiday season during our annual Holiday event. Following the Parade of Lights and the lighting of the Platz Christmas Tree, the Library will be open and bustling with festive energy. The Holiday Open House features an opportunity to have pictures taken with Santa Claus, a couple of holiday-themed crafts, as well as tasty treats and hot cocoa. Additionally, we’re pleased to share that, for the second year in a row, we will feature a Holiday Ukulele Concert from 6:45 until 7:30!

Don’t miss the fun. It’s THE place to be after the downtown Parade of Lights and Tree-Lighting ceremony.

It’s Small Business Saturday!

Most of us have heard of Black Friday, but have you heard about Small Business Saturday? It’s an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. Since 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, you can get out and support the places you love with the people you love on Nov 25.

Small businesses play a key role in helping communities thrive. They can have a handful of employees or be up to 150 employees strong. Very often, the employees of your favorite small businesses know your face, may even remember your name, and may anticipate what you are looking for. They give a neighborhood strength and create vibrant, diverse communities. By shopping or dining at your favorite local places throughout the year, you’re showing your support for small businesses and making a positive impact in your community. In fact, if you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same at a large business, only $43 stays in the local economy (Source: http://www.civiceconomics.com/projects.html).

This year, join the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library from 10 am to 1 pm as we recognize Small Business Saturday. The Library will serve donuts and Bean coffee during a very special Holiday Preview Sale in Edie’s Book Shop. Those who drop in will be welcome to enter a drawing for one of three special Edie’s prize packs – a VPL tote bag, water bottle, and an Edie’s gift certificate. All proceeds from Edie’s Book Shop sales go right back into Library programs. So many great deals in one place, and a fabulous way to keep it local!

Halloween is Almost Here!

One of our favorite holidays is fast approaching, and we love all that there is to do this time of year. To help you prepare for the many, many activities that you might choose from, we’d like to
announce that this year we will be hosting a trunk-or-treat!

A trunk-or-treat is like trick-or-treating, but involves walking from car to car, rather than house to house.  We’ll have treats available from the ‘trunks’ of multiple cars in our parking lot, and we strongly encourage costumes! All ages are welcome, of course.

Tuesday, October 31st, 3:30 pm
in the Library parking lot
Bring a friend!

New eResource for Kids

The South Dakota State Library is happy to bring you a new talking book resource, BookFlix by Scholastic. This PreK-2 (approximate ages 0-8) resource supports beginning, ELL (English Language Learners), special needs, and struggling readers.

BookFlix is accessible inside any library or school building, or outside your library or school with your library card.

You can find BookFlix at library.sd.gov, within the Elementary School and Educators & Librarians category pages, or on the main eResources page at: http://library.sd.gov/LIB/ERD/index.aspx

BookFlix is structured with 125+ pairs of animated books, coupling classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related talking nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic.

Benefits:

  • Build early literacy skills, vocabulary, and fluency
  • Support reading comprehension
  • Support visual and auditory learners with video adaption of fiction books
  • Form real world knowledge with digital nonfiction flipbooks
  • Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction

Features:

  • Thematic
  • Natural voice read-aloud with word highlighting
  • Author biographies and videos
  • Related web links for extended learning
  • Interactive learning games
  • Lesson plans with follow up activities
  • Spanish translated pairs
  • Streaming

Attention Computer Users:

Effective October 30th, 2017 patrons under the age of 17 will be required to have a library card to log onto public access computers. Guest passes will no longer be issued to users under the age of 17, unless exceptional circumstances apply.

To sign up for a library card please ask for a patron registration card and internet access form to have a parent/guardian complete and sign.

A library E-Card will be available for:
*Parents with children under 7 who are not eligible for a
full library card
*Parents who want their child to be able to use the library’s
public access computers and electronic resources but not
check out physical items.

Go Yotes!

It’s Homecoming Week at USD, which means it’s almost time for the big D-Days Parade. We’ll be there this year, so come on down and look for us this Saturday:) We’ll have some library swag, and will be walking with several other Vermillion cultural organizations. We can’t wait to see all your shiny faces!

P.S. There will be NO Story Times on Saturday morning, due to the Parade. Please share widely.