Declaration for the Right to Libraries

DeclarationForTheRightToLibraries-791x1024We are in the midst of celebrating National Library Week, and in that spirit we invite our patrons to stop by our Circulation Desk and sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries, sponsored by the American Library Association.
Because Libraries change lives.

National Library Week is next week!!

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is pleased to announce that it will celebrate National Library Week 2015 (April 12-18, 2015) with an exciting line-up of events for all ages. This year’s theme is “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.”

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First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

Beginning Monday, April 13th at 3:30 pm, the library will host the Teen Art Club as they share their newfound knowledge of graphic novels and skills with the public. Look for their poetic chalk creations to emerge over the afternoon out on the sidewalks in front of the library!
On Tuesday, April 14th from 3:30-5 pm the library will host a reception in the children’s area to reveal new artworks. Among the works showcased will be the brilliant new mosaic created in October by Vermillion artist Nancy Losacker, with the assistance of area 4th and 5th graders. The creation of this work was generously sponsored by the Edith B. Siegrist Library Board of Trustees, with support provided by the South Dakota Arts Council with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and State Development, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Wednesday, April 15th will bring the opportunity for patrons and community members to drop in and sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries. The Declaration for the Right to Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association designed to build the public will and sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types – academic, special, school, and public. We declare and affirm our right to quality libraries -public, school, academic, and special – and urge you to show your support by signing your name.
LEGO lovers of all ages won’t want to miss our big LEGO party on Thursday, April 16th, from 3:30-5 pm. Expect great treats, lego-shaped candies, and of course, LEGO-building challenges!
Friday afternoon, April 17th, from 1-5 pm patrons can drop by for a ‘sneak peek’ of our wonderful children’s art exhibition, showcasing works created by area children during library Storytime and Storytime outreach sessions, and afterschool art clubs. The works will be up for sale during the next day.
The library will cap off the week with the biggest bash saved for Saturday, April 18th! The Children’s Art Show & Sale, a fundraiser for the Summer Reading Program, will be open from 10 – 4 pm. From 2-3 pm, we will honor special library volunteers during a Volunteer Appreciation reception, unveil a special new #librarylove promotion, screen the video of a fun and unexpected teen event, and end the afternoon with door prizes!

Special Presentation Tonight!

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is proud to host nationally recognized author Ben Mikaelson as he shares his presentation “Finding the Heart of the Story” tonight, March 9th, 6:30 pm, in the Kozak Community Room.

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In Appreciation

johnson statue 001Have you noticed a new ‘friend’ among the stacks?  We recently received this lovely gift from Senator Johnson. Along with the statue came a letter that read:

United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Tim Johnson
South Dakota
November 19, 2014

Dear Friends:

My wife Barbara and I have many cherished memories of going with our children to the Vermillion Public Library. It was there that our children’s love of reading blossomed, and ours grew as well.

To honor these fond memories, Barbara and I are donating this statue as a thank you to the Vermillion community.

I received this statue from the School Administrators of South Dakota in recognition of my steadfast support and commitment to education. Literacy plays a critical role in giving children the skills they need to succeed in school and in their future careers. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is a place where children and adults can broaden their horizons through books, educational programming, technology, and guidance from library staff.

Over the years, I have proudly displayed this statue in my Senate office in Washington, D.C. It has greeted countless South Dakotans, public officials, foreign dignitaries, and other guests as they visited my office, and it has served as a constant reminder of the importance of education. I am glad this statue has found a new home and hope it will help inspire young readers.

Sincerely,
Tim Johnson

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