Due to dangerous weather conditions, the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will close at 12 pm today. All programs and meetings have been cancelled for the day. Please check back here, or at our facebook page (facebook.com/vermillionpubliclibrary) for announcements regarding updates for Wednesday, February 3rd.
In keeping with the season of giving, the Edith B. Siegrist Public Library is pleased to share its intention to offer amnesty to patrons owing fines in the month of December, in exchange for donations of personal care items. The “Forgiving for Giving” campaign will officially kick-off during our annual Holiday Open House, on Friday, December 4th, following the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company’s Downtown Parade of Lights, at approximately 7 pm.
The “Forgiving for Giving” campaign will collect donations of full-sized personal care items that will then be distributed by the Vermillion Food Pantry and the Domestic Violence Safe Options Services during the holidays. Patrons who have accumulated overdue fees, with certain restrictions, will be able to have those fines waived in exchange for donations of much-needed items, such as diapers, toothpaste, body wash, shampoo, deodorant, disposable razors, hand soap, dish detergent, toilet paper, etc. A more detailed list, and further details about the amnesty restrictions, is available by stopping by our Circulation Desk or calling the library at 677.7060.
Holiday Open House visitors will be invited to participate in the creation of festive holiday gift bags, which will also be donated to the chosen charities. In addition, our open house features an opportunity to have pictures taken with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, a variety of holiday-themed crafts, and tasty treats and hot cocoa! It’s THE place to be after the downtown Parade of Lights and Tree-Lighting ceremony.
The Edith B. Seigrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street, Vermillion. Contact us by calling 677-7060, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is pleased to join forces with libraries and schools around the country to bring our community the 2015 Reading for the Record, sponsored by Jumpstart. Beginning this week, all Storytimes will read this year’s book, “Not Norman: A Goldfish Story”, written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones.
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a global campaign which generates public support for high-quality early learning by mobilizing millions of children and adults to take part in the world’s largest shared reading experience.
It’s time for Edie’s to return with new, fantastic book deals. You won’t believe the book treasure that the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library have uncovered for you, and all your purchases support a great cause – the Summer Reading Program!
Don’t forget to stop by this weekend:
Friday and Saturday, October 9th & 10th
10 am – 4 pm
While today is all about One Book South Dakota, we are still busy putting the pieces together for tomorrow’s arrival of Dragons Are Too Seldom Puppet productions. Bring your kiddos and friends to either of the fun performances scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 am, in the Kozak Community Room.
ALSO – don’t miss the exciting opportunity to build your own puppets! School-aged children are encouraged to attend the puppet-making workshop on Tuesday afternoon, 3:30-5 pm!
FALL AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMMING, 2015
An exciting new season of After School Programs begins the week of September 14th, and continues through mid-November. These programs are open to all elementary students, K-5, but are not appropriate for preschoolers. Snacks included!
LEGO Club – 1st & 3rd Thursday; 3:30-5 pm, Kozak Community Room
Art Club – 2nd Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm, Kozak Community Room
Code Club – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm, Kozak Community Room and Tech Center
Robotics Club – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays; 3:30, Kozak Community Room
Homework Helpers – Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3:30-4:30 in the South Dakota Room
Find out more about children’s programming, and available resources for kids by clicking on http://vermillionpubliclibrary.org/kids/.
It’s Back-to-School season, and September is right around the corner. Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-Up month? We are eager to get you and your family signed up for the most useful card in town! Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. Since September is Library Card Sign-up Month, the EBSVPL is joining with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.
Resources at the public library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. An exciting new season of After School Programs begins in September, and continues through November. These programs are open to all elementary students, Kindergarten through Fifth grades. Snacks included!
Homework Helpers – Every Tuesday and Thursday; 3:30-5 pm
Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer or just relax with peers. Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including online resources that students can access from home with a library card, like e-books, online databases, and more, that can be accessed in person or online.
Stop by our Circulation Desk and see just how easy it is (and did we mention free?) to get the smartest card around.
Attention college students – the library is looking for you!
We are looking to fill 2 workstudy positions for the fall, with the following duties:
1.) Shelves books, magazines, and newspapers
2.) Check-in and check-out library materials
3.) Assists in preparation of paperback books
4.) Performs related work when necessary
5.) Assists patrons
6.) Answers telephone
To apply, call or email the Library Director at 677.7060, or email@example.com.
Friday, July 17th at 1 pm
Kozak Community Room
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