Get Outside the Lines with Us

When was the last time you walked into your local library? In recent years, libraries have changed into dynamic centers for engagement to accommodate the growing needs of their local communities. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library invites the residents of Clay County to experience the library in a whole new way. Come join your community outside the Library as we host two special upcoming events.

On Friday, September 16th at 7 pm we will host our next Books & Brews event as a meet & greet ‘Happy Hour’ with our new Library Director, Daniel Burniston!  We invite community members to our ‘Beer Garden’ – in the garden behind the library.  Adults aged 21 and up only, of course.  There will be live music, refreshments, a limited selection of craft beers to sample, and participants are encouraged to bring their own favorites.

And on Saturday, September 17th at 7 pm, join us for our first ever ‘Outside the Library Drive-In Movie Night’ in our parking lot! Patrons of all ages are welcome to view the new, live-action ‘Jungle Book’ with us, and munch on popcorn.  Bring your own chairs and beverages.

These events are a part of Outside the Lines, a global initiative designed to reintroduce libraries to their local communities. From Sept. 11-17, 2016, organizations will host events and campaigns worldwide designed to get people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a whole new way.

About the EBS Vermillion Public Library

The Vermillion Public Library started on January 13, 1902, when about 100 people met at the Masonic Hall in Vermillion, South Dakota to establish a public library. In 1903, funds in the sum of $10,000 were appropriated from Andrew Carnegie, and the building began to materialize. The Library has since been supported by the City of Vermillion, with contributions from Clay County. In 1978 a new library building was built adjacent to the original. We recently completed a major expansion and renovation in 2013.  We currently serve all of Clay County with free library cards that allow patrons to access any of our more than 80,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, as well as hundreds of electronic resources available through the South Dakota State Library, including downloadable books, movies, or full-text magazine & newspaper articles. Visit our website to learn more – vermillionpubliclibrary.org.

ABOUT OUTSIDE THE LINES

Outside the Lines is a global R-Squared initiative originally designed by Colorado library marketers and directors that gets libraries “walking the walk” – taking action to show communities how important libraries are and how they’ve changed. This weeklong international celebration takes place Sept. 11-17, 2016. Outside the Lines takes many of the concepts discussed at ‘R-Squared, The Risk & Reward Conference’, such as creativity, customer curiosity, culture, community and creative spaces, and puts them into action where they count – in our local communities. Learn more at getoutsidethelines.org.

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Congratulations!

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A big THANK YOU to the many businesses and organizations that contributed prizes to support this summer’s reading program. Congratulations to the winners of our Adult Summer Reading Program prize drawing:
Valiant Vineyards Gift Certificate – Suzanne Johnson
Sharing the Dream Jewelry Set – Shaleen Allen
Sharing the Dream Jewelry Set – Dawna Anderson
Sharing the Dream Jewelry Set – Mary Edelen
Vermillion Theaters Movie passes (2) – Amanda Yeary
VAFM Gift Certificate (2) – Cyndy Chaney
VAFM Gift Certificate (2) – Diane Zak
VAFM Gift Certificate (2) – Cheyenne Hoesing
McDonald’s Gift Cards (3) – Brenda Auen
T-Shirt & Book/Movie – Angela Hansen
T-Shirt & Book/Movie – Melissa Greise
T-Shirt & Book/Movie – Renee Nicks
T-Shirt & Book/Movie – Theresa Chasing Hawk
Book & Movie Choice – Marina Sereda

Next SRP Entertainer

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.

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Zoo Man Returns

The next SRP entertainer is the always thrilling Zoo Man – Monday, July 11th at 1 pm.

Join Zoo Man and meet his fun, exotic animal friends! Zoo Man teaches children about animals in a hands-on environment. This is an exciting event to view, help, and learn about different animals — arrive early for the best seats!

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Summer Reading is for Adults, Too

Is curling up with a good book your idea of a great summer vacation? Are you feeling left out when you read about all the fantastic programs for kids happening here at the library this summer? Does the idea of winning prizes make you giddy?
Well, the Summer Reading Program is for adults, too! Every summer we are surprised at how many folks miss out on the chance to win some lovely prizes (including a Valiant Vineyards Winery gift certificate), when they are reading for pleasure, anyway.

Participating couldn’t be easier: Each time you finish a book, stop by the library and fill out an adult SRP entry form and leave it with the staff. You’re entered! We will draw for prizes at the end of July, and contact winners by email or phone. What are you waiting for?

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Summer Reading Program continues…

Thanks to an exuberant and active Kick-off party, generously supported by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library, Larry Brady, and Murph’s Appliance, we ushered in the 2016 summer season with nearly 200 attendees! To view some of the highlights, visit the library’s Youtube channel and look up the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.

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The Friends of the Vermillion Public Library organization does so much to support the Summer Reading Program through their Edie’s Book Shop Sales. We’d like to send out an extra huge thank you to all of you who drop by these monthly sales to search for your fabulous book treasure. Every dollar you spent goes back into library programming! Additionally, June’s sale was matched by a generous grant from the Modern Woodmen of America – everyone who shopped on the June 3rd & 4th sale doubled their impact. THANK YOU Modern Woodmen!

You can still register for all summer reading programs via the ‘Summer Reading Program’ link on our website, www.vermillionpubliclibrary.org.
Movement Storytime (birth & up, with a caregiver), Tuesdays at 10:15 am
Art Storytime (ages 4+), Mondays at 5:30 pm and Tuesdays at 11 am
SCIENCE CLUB, Mondays at 10:30 am
ENTERTAINERS, Mondays at 1 pm
CODING CLUB, Tuesdays at 10:30 am
MOVIETIME!, Tuesdays at 1:30 pm at the Coyote Twin
LEGO CLUB, Wednesdays at 10:30 am
ART CLUB, Wednesdays at 1:30 pm
NUTRITION, Thursdays at 10:30 am
WELLNESS WORKOUT, Thursdays at 1 pm
VEX IQ ROBOTICS, Thursdays at 2:15 pm
For Teens:
TEEN BRUNCH, Wednesdays at 10:30 am in the Teen Room

The Big Library Read

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will take part in the Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital Book club through public libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. For a two-week period beginning June 23, VPL patrons will be able to borrow the eBook, A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (Pegasus Books), from southdakota.lib.overdrive.com and participate in a worldwide version of a local book club. There will be no waitlists for this popular mystery. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

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A Murder in Time is an intricate mystery about a brilliant FBI agent, Kendra, who finds herself transported back in time to the 1800s. Relegated to the servant class, she stumbles across a gruesome murder, and she alone recognizes they have a serial killer in their midst. Kendra scrambles to solve the case before it takes her own life – 200 years before she was ever born. At its core, Julie McElwain’s debut novel is a puzzle, a hunt for a murderer and a quest for justice.

“Throughout my life, I’ve loved all genres of books – mystery, romance, paranormal and historical,” said author, Julie McElwain. “Maybe that’s why I’ve included a little bit of all those elements in A Murder in Time. I sincerely hope readers enjoy Kendra’s story as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it.”

Big Library Read is a free program. To get started reading, all that is needed is a VPL library card. A Murder in Time can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® [U.S. libraries only]. The eBook will be available with no wait lists and will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees. The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between the Vermillion Public Library, OverDrive and Pegasus Books, publisher of A Murder in Time. The title was selected based on a survey of more than 20,000 library readers.

Books & Brews Returns

On Friday, June 17th, from 7-9 pm our popular new series Books & Brews continues!

Capitalizing on the success of our introductory event, as well as the enthusiasm of participants, we will resume reveling in the perfect marriage of books and beer. This month, participants are encouraged to bring their favorite craft beers or wine to imbibe as we learn about tasty beer/food and wine/food pairings.
21 and up only, please. Takes place in the Kozak Community Room.

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