National Library Week

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Help us celebrate National Library Week, April 13 – 19, 2014

Libraries and librarians have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of Americans on a daily basis. Your stories are key to communicating the value of libraries. National Library Week is the perfect opportunity to share with one another how the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library has changed your life! Look for the handouts at the south (parking lot) entrance table and share your thoughts with us. Feel free to sign your name or leave it anonymous….we’ll post them throughout the library!

An All New Book Sale….

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Don’t Miss the Grand Opening of Edie’s Book Shop February 7-8
Friday Hours: 10 – 5 pm
Saturday Hours: 10 – 4 pm

Register for Door Prizes and Grand Opening Gift Basket!

The Friends of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library are excited to now have a permanent home for selling used books – Edie’s Book Shop – named in honor of Edith B. Siegrist.  Located on the library lower level, the Book Shop will be open the first Friday and Saturday of every month (except Jan. and D-Days weekend).

Be sure to come in and check out our new space as we move from having one book sale a year, to a year-round book store.  Access the Book Shop using either the elevator or the adjacent stairs located to the left of the main entrance on Church Street.

* New items will be added each month                 * Watch for Special Monthly Sales
* Featured Selected Titles and Best Sellers          * Bookmarks and other Gift Items

Edie’s Book Shop Upcoming Dates:                          Hours:

Feb. 7-8                                                                          Fridays  – 10-5

Mar. 7-8                                                                          Saturdays  – 10-4

Apr. 4-5

May 2-3

June 6-7

Proceeds from Edie’s Book Shop go to support The Summer Reading Program and other library events and activities.  Thanks for shopping with us!

Learn About the Library Databases

February is Library Lovers Month….here’s chance to learn about the online databases available to our library patrons. Expand your love of the Library offerings!
Which State Library databases would you like to get to know better? Which ones haven’t you met yet? Now’s your chance to …kindle a relationship and see which e-resource sparks your interest.

This hands-on session with Jane Healy from the State Library offers time for you to explore the databases, learn what’s new, and consider databases you haven’t tried.
Session will be held in the Tech Center at the Library Tuesday, February 11th, 1-4 pm
Seats are limited and registration is required! Follow the link below to register.

Speed-date the SDLS e-Resources
 
Call the Library with any questions: 677-7060

Edie’s Book Shop

ANNOUNCING THE GRAND OPENING OF EDIE’S BOOK SHOP
February 7th (10 am -5 pm) and February 8th (10 am -4 pm)
REGISTER FOR DOOR PRIZES AND GRAND OPENING GIFT BASKET!

book-heartThe Friends of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library are excited to now have a permanent home for selling used books — Edie’s Book Shop — named in honor of Edith B. Siegrist. Located on the lower level, the book Shop will be open the first Friday and Sturday of every month (except Jan. and D-Days weekend).

Be sure to come in and check out our new space as we move from having one book sale a year, to a year-round book store. Access the Book Shop using either the elevator or the adjacent stairs located to the left of the main entrance on Church Street.

  • New items will be added each month
  • Watch for Special Monthly Sales
  • Featured Selected Titles and Best Sellers
  • Bookmarks and other Gift Items for Sale

Edie’s Book Shop Upcoming Dates
Hours: Fridays 10-5 and Saturdays 10-4

February  7 – 8
March 7 – 8
April 4 – 5
May 2 -3
June 6 – 7

 

 

Used Book Sale Begins This Week!

2013 Book Sale Flyer

Members Only Preview: Wednesday, September 11th, 5 – 8 pm
Friends of the Library memberships available at the door!

Public Sale:
Sept. 12, 10 am – 9 pm
Sept. 13  10 am – 6 pm
Sept. 14  10 am – 5 pm

Audiobooks, VHS tapes, DVDs, Art prints
Books for kids & teens too!
$5 box sale / 50 cent paperbacks / 75 cent hardcover
Special buys priced as marked.

Sale in the Library basement. Please use the elevator or west stairs to access.

Library Lovers’ Month Interview with Cathy Beard

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Q: Can you share a time when you found something in the collection of the Vermillion Public Library that brought a fresh new insight and expanded your world view?
A: Browsing the shelves I discovered American Primitive, poems by Mary Oliver (it might have been Twelve Moons, but both books are 5 stars!). Never had I read poetry that expressed so vividly, so tenderly the spirit of animals and human’s connection to that spirit. This introduction to Mary Oliver remains fresh decades later.

New insight: E. O. Wilson’s Sociobiology. It is became a controversial book in the academic world, but I knew none of that, thankfully. I found his insights mind-expanding.

Also, Ann Patchett’s What Now?  She gives me permission to sit and stare.

Q: What aspect or aspects of the Vermillion Public Library do you find the most valuable?
A: Access to books, new and old. Interlibrary loan. Copying machine. Helpful staff.

Q: If you were helping a new citizen to become familiar with Vermillion, what would you tell them about the Vermillion Public Library?
A:
Visit soon. You will find it a welcoming and light-filled space. Gracious staff.

Q: What can the staff at the Vermillion Public Library do to make your day?
A: My question (because the staff always makes my day) is what I can do….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Lovers’ Month Interview with Bill Reetz

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Q: Can you share a time when you found something in the collection of the Vermillion Public Library that brought a fresh new insight and expanded your world view?
A: I found the South Dakota Collection with its early histories of South Dakota very informative.

Q: What aspect or aspects of the Vermillion Public Library do you find the most valuable?
A: A good selection of books and the interlibrary loan helps that helps fill any or most gaps that Vermillion Library might have.

Q: If you were helping a new citizen to become familiar with Vermillion, what would you tell them about the Vermillion Public Library?
A: I would say that the Library is one of Vermillion’s finest assets. The staff are well-informed and very friendly. The bulletin board is also useful in helping one become knowledgable about local activities and events.

Q: What can the staff at the Vermillion Public Library do to make your day?
A: I cannot think of anything other than for them to keep doing what they do. They are both friendly and helpful and I do not think you could ask for more than that.

Library Lovers’ Month Interview With Abby VanPeursem

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Abby VanPeursem, one of our teens, shares why she loves the Vermillion Public Library!

Q: Can you share a time when you found something in the collection of the Vermillion Public Library that brought a fresh new insight and expanded your world view?
A: I was really excited to discover the American Girl History Books! They have helped me learn so much about people, places, and events from different time periods.

Q: What aspect or aspects of the Vermillion Public Library do you find the most valuable?
A: I think the fabulous collection of books that our Library has, and the wonderfully, helpful staff are the 2 aspects that make our Library the most valuable.

Q: If you were helping a new citizen to become familiar with Vermillion, what would you tell them about the Vermillion Public Library?
A: If a person was new to Vermillion I would tell them that our Library was the most amazing place in Vermillion!

Q: What can the staff at the Vermillion Public Library do to make your day?
A: Just being at the Library with the great staff makes my day!