Holidays are Just Around the Corner!

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.

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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 vplstaff@vermillionpubliclibrary.org.

Reading for the Record

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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.

Edie’s Book Shop Open This Weekend

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

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Dragons Are Too Seldom, but they are almost here…

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!

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Fall Children’s Programming is Right Around the Corner!

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/.

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Workstudy Positions available

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 jane.larson@vermillionpubliclibrary.org.

Indiana Bones!

Tomorrow!
Friday, July 17th at 1 pm
Kozak Community Room

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Indiana Bones, “Keeper of Legends” is an EMMY AWARD-winning writer, producer and performing artist. Combining archeology, action, adventure, ancient legends, mythology and folklore, Indy thrills and educates audiences with his unique storytelling abilities. Indiana Bones has traveled the world to gather his stories. With the use of artifacts, fossils, lively puppets and a crack of his bull whip, Indy leads the audience on a journey through time.
“Open a Book, Open your Mind, Open your
Imagination” – Indiana Bones