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!

 

Library Lovers’ Month Interview With Judith Sebesta

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This is the second in a series of interviews with a few of Vermillion Public Library’s dedicated patrons. Here’s what Judith Sebesta has to say:

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: The most moving and inspiring book I have read in the past year, in fact in several years, is Molly Peacock’s, The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life at Seventy-Two.  The artist is Mary Delany who had an  unhappy first marriage when at age 17 her financially destitute family married her to the 60-year old Alexander Pendarves.  He did not leave her anything in his will when he died two years later, forcing her to live with various relatives.  When she was 43, she married Dr. Delaney, an Irish clergyman, with whom she lived very happily until widowed again at age 72.  An artist is several media, including the garden, Mary assuaged her grief by creating paper portraits of flowers and plants out of tissue paper and coloring them realistically.  Before her death at 81, despite failing eyesight and health, she created nearly 1000 of these portraits, which are treasured objects now belonging to the British Museum.  Molly Peacock reports Mary’s life vividly in prose as graceful as Mary’s flowers.  Clearly Mary was a person I would want to know as she was intellectually curious, warmly affectionate to and beloved by her friends and their children, courageous in her dealing with the vicissitudes of her life, and an artist of great ability.  Her tissue paper floral portraits are reproduced in this book in close-up so that the reader can wonder at Mary’s skill in manipulating the paper.  The book is a delight to the eye, mind, and heart.  Upon finishing it, I recommended it to many of my friends in Vermillion and elsewhere.

Q: What aspect or aspects of the Vermillion Public Library do you find the most valuable?
A: The variety of materials it offers us.  It is a small library in number of its holdings, but offers videos/dvd’s, newspapers and magazines, books on all subjects for all ages.   The dvd’s/videos are most welcome as I particularly enjoy vintage movies, especially the black and white classics.   No less valuable are the staff, who truly wish to serve us and help us find what we want.  I particularly appreciate their kindness to my parents when they came to visit and borrow books.  Friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to drop what they are doing to help, they should receive more public notice for their contributions to life in Vermillion.

Q: If you were helping a new citizen to become familiar with Vermillion, what would you tell them about the Vermillion Public Library?
A: The VPL is one place not to be missed.  It has excellent programs for children, outreach for those who cannot come to it, and accomplishes very well its mission to support all interests of its clientele.  It is deserving of greater community support (monetary as well as personal).

Q: What can the staff at the Vermillion Public Library do to make your day?
A: I can’t think of anything, except perhaps to have tea as well as coffee available?  I would be glad to make donations for my drinks.

Library Lovers’ Month Interview with Jim Wilson

February is Library Lovers’ month! We’re featuring short interviews with a few Vermillion Public Library patrons to find out what they have to say about their local library. Our first interview with Jim Wilson is featured below.

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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: Once or twice a month I find something totally unexpected, that is
something I was not looking for when I got to the Library.  Six months ago I
found On The Origin of Tepees by Jonnie Hughes.  Great title.
Interesting book. Titles and covers often attract me for various odd reasons.
All books expand my worldview and provide fresh insights into either the world
or my mind.  Can be depressing to realize there is not enough time to read all
the good or bad books, but we have to try.

Q: What aspect or aspects of the vermillion Public Library do you find the most valuable? 
A: I am addicted to the new book shelf.  It is like a small Christmas every time I come in.  There are generally wonderful surprises, books that I am unaware of, books that I have read reviews of and didn’t think I would like but find that the cover draws me
in.  The new book shelf is a source of  delight and wonder.  Much easier for me
to browse the new book shelf than to browse books electronically on my kindle or
ipad. Like to be able to pick them up and physically flip through them.

Looking forward to completion of the building so that we will have a good meeting room back.

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 certainly tell them to get a library card, ask for a tour of the building and learn what the library has to offer.   Good place to find out what is happening in town.  Good place to do research on local history.  Comfortable place to use.

Q: What can the staff at the Vermillion Public Library do to make your day? 
A: The staff is helpful, friendly and very accommodating.  They are always pleasant and have gone out of their way to be helpful in setting up meeting rooms and resolving difficulties about meetings, difficulties that likely arose because of my error or failure to communicate.

The Vermillion Public Library is one of the best places in town.