Be sure to include the Library in your Halloween plans this year!
We’ve got some silly, spooky fun planned for after school on Monday, October 31st, beginning at 3:30 pm.
Join us for a costume party and contest, pumpkin painting, scary stories, tasty treats, and so much more. We’ll have some special prizes for your creative costumes, so start working now on coming up with your most literary, most scary, and most adorable ideas – we can’t wait for the costume parade.
*Please note, there will be no evening Story Time on Halloween. Go out and have some trick-or-treating fun;)
Interested in learning a language? Brushing up on some language skills? Did you know that you can do this for FREE with your Library patron card?
Explore Mango Languages by visiting our website at vermillionpubliclibrary.org, and clicking on the ‘Resources’ tab on our menu bar. Scroll down to your first choice: South Dakota Share-It. This site will open up in a new window, and provides you access to all of the databases subscribed to by the South Dakota State Library. If you’ve not yet used the services provided by SD Share-It, you will need to create an account by choosing the ‘Log-In’ option, and scrolling down to the ‘Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library’ choice in the dialog box that opens up. Use your Library card barcode as your username, and your last name in the password box.
Once in the system, click on the disc icon to see the full list of databases; Mango Languages is among your many choices. Mango Languages will prompt you to create a new account, although you may also log in as a guest. Through a module tutorial process, Mango can introduce you to any one of 72 languages – you’re sure to find the ones you’re looking for. Accessible for nearly any age, whether you’ve ever studied a foreign language before, or not. Go check it out!
Do you know a kid who could use a little extra help with homework? The Library offers free homework help, due to a crew of lovely volunteers from the USD Serve program.
Homework Helpers happens on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm in the Children’s Activity Room. Snacks provided:)
We’re really back into the swing of things now! Our regular kids’ programming resumes on Monday, September 12th and continue through November 19th, with all of the usual programs and a couple of new ones.
Register now for Fall Storytime sessions! There are no fees for these programs, but registration is required. Click on the Story Times link above, or call us at 605-677-7060.
Art Storytime (4 & up):
Tuesdays: 11 am
Saturdays: 11 am
Movement Storytime (birth – 3):
Tuesdays: 10:15 am
Saturdays: 10:15 am
An exciting new season of After School Programs are open to all elementary students, K-5, but are not appropriate for preschoolers. Snacks included!
LEGO Robotics with Lauren Hollenbeck of 4H – 1st & 3rd Mondays; 3:30-5 pm
Nutrition with Shannon Schaack of HyVee – 2nd & 4th Mondays; 3:30-4:30 pm
LEGO Club – 1st & 3rd Thursday; 3:30-5 pm
Art Club – 2nd Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
Maker Lab – 4th Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
STEAM Tuesdays, Code Club and VEX IQ Robotics (4th-8th grade only) – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm
STEAM Tuesdays, Simple Circuits – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm
Homework Helpers – Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3:30-4:30 pm
*Ukelele Lessons – Beginning Fridays at 4 pm (*Call or stop by the Circulation Desk for more information)
Short Stories of Poe Book Club – Sundays, Sept 25 at 1 pm, Oct 23 at 1 pm, and Nov 20 at 1 pm
will be open to the public once each month, beginning next weekend!
Stop by and shop for fantastic literary finds on Friday, September 9th or 10th, from 10 am to 4 pm. You won’t believe the selection and the deals. Plus, the whole shop has been updated! You’re sure to find something you’ll love. The shop will also be open on the following dates this Fall:
October 14 & 15
November 4 & 5
December 2 & 3
Story Times and regular Children’s programming will return on Monday, September 12th. They’ll be here before you know it! So take a minute to click on our Story Time link, above, and sign up for the Story Time session that works best for you. These programs are free, but space is often limited.
Our dear Miss Beth is bringing Story Time to the Clay County Fair – catch it if you can on Thursday at 3 pm, or on Friday at 12 pm. Happy Fair, everyone!
On Thursday, August 4th from 2-4 pm, the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will host a public reception for retiring staff member Shelly Koller. Says Acting Director Wendy Nilson, “Shelly has been the heart & soul of the library and will be greatly missed.”
Shelly Koller joined the staff at the Library in 1991 as the Circulation Supervisor. In her time with the organization she has seen a number of profound changes take place within the Library, from the introduction of digitized records, to the implementation of various state-wide searchable databases, to the major renovation and expansion which took place in 2013. She is one of the most recognizable faces in the library due to her position at the Circulation Desk, and is the staff member with whom the vast majority of patrons interact during their visits. “Jane Larson hired me in the 1991 and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work at the Library. I will truly miss my job, all the wonderful patrons I have met, and the friendships I’ve made over the years.”
Patrons and the public are encouraged to drop by during the reception, which will be held in the Kozak Community Room.
The end of our exciting Summer Reading Program, anyway.
We will wind down another eventful summer on Wednesday, July 27th at 1 pm, with a participant party out behind the library. Patrons are invited to join in our ‘Cool Down Party’ – an afternoon of water games, pizza, ice cream and prizes in honor of their participation in this summer’s program. Be ready to get wet! Those who wish to attend are asked to reserve a spot in advance by either visiting our website at http://vermillionpubliclibrary.org/2016-summer-reading-program/, or by stopping by the Circulation Desk.
*In the case of inclement weather, the party will be rescheduled!*
Join T. Wilson King and enjoy some great music – next Monday, July 18th at 1 pm.
King will entertain with songs and stories for children. This is a great event to get the kids involved in music, as well as being our second to last Summer Reading Program entertainer! Arrive early for the best seats.