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!
LEGO Club – 1st & 3rd Thursday; 3:30-5 pm
Art Club – 2nd Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
Code Club – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm
Robotics Club – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays; 3:30
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.
Your last opportunity to turn in reading logs for a chance to enter the prize drawings is this Friday, July 24th.
Friday, July 17th at 1 pm
Kozak Community Room
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
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. After today, there are only 2 more full weeks of the 2015 Summer Reading Program. Two more entertainers (Indiana Bones on Friday, June 17th and the Zooman on Monday, July 20th), 2 more superhero movies, 2 more LEGO clubs, science clubs, coding clubs, and all the rest of it. Catch it while you can! And don’t forget to turn in your reading logs for chances at fun prizes when it’s all over.
That goes for you adult readers, too!
Did you know? Through our website patrons have unlimited access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits on IndieFlix! IndieFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet-enabled devices. Patrons can also watch films on TV with their Roku devices. Indieflix and other digital services available from Recorded Books can be found on our website – click on the ‘Resources’ tab on the menu bar; scroll down and click on ‘eResources’. The link for IndieFlix can be found at the bottom of this page. Or click here:
The ‘Local Heros’ Kick-Off Party for the 2015 Summer Reading Program is here – Monday, June 1st, from 1 – 3 pm!
Local heroes such as Vermillion Police, Fire Department and EMTs will be on hand in the parking lot from 1-2 pm, and the party will commence inside from 2-3 pm. Superhero games, crafts, photo booth, snacks and more. While you’re here, you can pick up your program calendar and reading log.
The Summer Reading Program, which takes place during the months of June and July, includes things like costume creation, group games, physical challenges, LEGO robotics, creative projects, science and engineering challenges, and much, much more.
The 2015 Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story, is open to young people, preschool through young-adult, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, reading clubs, and more. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me program; adults are encouraged to register for the “Escape the Ordinary” adult reading program, with prize drawings available. All programs are free of charge. The schedule of events and registration is available at the Summer Reading Program link, above or to the right.
In an effort to better serve our patrons we are embarking on the production of a number of tutorial videos addressing common questions and topics.
Our first one addresses using the Online Public Access Catalog (or OPAC), and can be viewed here.
The future home of all tutorial videos, as they are created, will be under the Welcome menu (above), and then by clicking on ‘About’.
visits the EBSVPl next Wednesday for our May Artists & Authors presentation, May 6th at 7 pm.
Paula Bosco Damon is an award-winning writer whose works have won numerous honors, including First-Place in National Federation of Press Women, South Dakota Press Women and Iowa Press Women writing competitions. Her stories breathe life into mundane day-to-day experiences and skillfully deconstruct some of the most complex life-altering moments into a language and narrative with universal appeal. Her work has been described as thought-provoking, whimsical, comical, lyrical and entertaining. Paula writes a weekly column for the Vermillion Plain Talk and the Carroll Times Herald titled “My Story. Your Story.” A popular keynote speaker, Paula has conducted readings of her work to audiences in New York, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Free and open to the public.
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is just one of dozens of organizations participating in this year’s Earth Days! There are numerous, exciting things happening each day.