New Fall After School Programs for Kids

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An exciting new season of After School Programs begins tomorrow, September 5th. These programs are open to all elementary students, K-5, but not appropriate for preschoolers. The programs run 3:45 – 5 pm on Thursdays and include snacks! The first Thursday of each month is devoted to a program called Books & Authors. This month the focus is on the 75th Anniversary of the Caldecott Medal! We’ll be reading some of the past winners, playing a game and doing a craft. See you after school on Thursdays!

Other After School Programs in September…mark your calendar!

Crafty Creations: 2nd Thursday of the month
September 12: Creative Crafts
Collage pictures. Get inspired by popular children’s book illustrators and create collage pictures.

Lego Club: 3rd Thursday of the month
September 19: Lego Club….Free play and building fun! The Library is accepting donations of Lego blocks and building sets!

Science Club: 4th Thursday of the month
No program in September

 

Children’s Book Week : A Family Story Time

Childrens Book Week

A FAMILY STORY TIME

Thursday, May 16th 7 pm
Community Room

Do you have fond memories of favorite books from childhood? We would love for you to share them! Bring a special book (or contact us and we’ll try to locate it for you), dress up as a favorite character if you like, and come to a very special event at the library! In celebration of Children’s Book Week, we are hosting a Family Story Time. It’s an evening of book sharing for people of all ages — be sure to bring the kids if you have some, but that is not a requirement!

On Thursday May 16th at 7 pm, we will gather in the Community Room to share a summary or short reading from our favorite children’s books. We are hoping to get readers from all generations. Kids, cousins, neighbors, moms, dads, grandpas and grandmas are all invited to share, or just come listen and reminisce.

There will also be special Story Times for toddlers and preschool kids that morning!

Toddler Story Time 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time 11:15 am

 

 

Let’s Move South Dakota

It’s here at the Vermillion Public Library! Let’s Move South Dakota is a traveling hands-on exhibit that will inspire children and families to get active, eat healthy and feel good.

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Six interactive stations highlight the habits that can result in a healthy weight. Stop by and spend some time learning and interacting with the exhibit….it will be here in the Children’s area through Saturday, May 25th!

Celebrating National Library Week!

 

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Craft Project during “Minute to Win It” Early
Elementary After School Program on Monday, April 15th

There are still two more programs scheduled to help us celebrate National Library Week here at the Vermillion Public Library. Today (Tuesday, April 16th) from 3:45 to 5:00, join us for a fun-filled program for Upper Elementary kids. “The Amazing Race” will feature a scavenger hunt race through the new library to earn craft supplies for a project. Snacks will be provided.

On Thursday, April 18th from 3:45 to 5:00, a program for Teens….“So You Think You Can Dance?” will feature library trivia combined with the latest dance moves!

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK April 14th – 20th

The Vermillion Public Library will celebrate National Library Week with some special events planned for kids of all ages. Our theme, “It’s TV Game Show Week @ Your Library” will include programs for Early Elementary, Upper Elementary and Teens. Check out the Kids Special Events and Teen pages for specific information. Each event will run after school from 3:45 to 5:00!

If you haven’t been in to visit since we’ve reopened, we’ll look forward to showing you around. Bear with us as we continue to fine tune our shelving and services.

Take Your Child To The Library Day

Take your child to the library

Saturday, February 2, 2013 marks the second annual Take Your Child To The Library Day! This event was the idea of Nadine Lipman, a children’s librarian in Watertown, Connecticut. The first Saturday in Februrary marks the special day to introduce your child to the amazing world of the local library!

Stop by the Vermillion Public Library anytime Saturday, February 2nd from 10 am to 5 pm and browse the spaces, books and media. Pick up a bookmark, a treat and sign up for a free book drawing. Winners will be notified the following week! Look forward to seeing you!

Story Time Sessions Begin January 7th–Register Today!

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STORY TIMES – WINTER SESSION BEGINS WEEK OF JANUARY 7th!
Story Times for toddler and preschool children require registration, which can be done by calling the Library at 677-7060, emailing vpl@sdln.net, or stopping in at the Libary at 18 Church Street.

Winter Story Times sessions will be held in the Temporary Story Time Room in the library basement.

Toddler (ages 1, 2, 3) BEGINS January 8, 2013
Each half hour session will include several short books, music, and movment. An adult caregiver must be present during these programs and registration is required.
Toddler Story Time Schedule:
Tuesday: 10:30 am, 11:15 am or 6:00 pm

Preschool (ages 3, 4, 5) BEGINS January 7, 2013
This program is open to three, four and five year olds and involves a longer book and a
related craft project. During this half hour program, children will be in the Activity Room and parents are encouraged to remain in the Children’s Area.
Preschool Story Time Schedule:
Monday: 6:30 pm or 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:15 am
Thursday: 11:15 am