A REDEDICATION AND
Edith B. Siegrist
Vermillion Public Library
June 1, 2013
Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library / 18 Church Street Vermillion, SD 57069 / 605-677-7060
Bill Jamerson will be here Thursday, June 6, 2013 in the Community Room at 6:30 pm!! Join us for a delightful evening of song and storytelling!
The text below is from Bill’s website. More information can be found there!
Imagine, you’re 17 years old trying to survive during the Great Depression. Life is tough in Chicago. Food is scarce, jobs are non-existent and you’ve turned to petty crime to eke out a living. One day you hear about a new job works program created by the federal government that pays a “dollar-a-day.” You soon find yourself in the Wisconsin northwoods spending long days planting trees and building roads. Over the next year, you put on 20 pounds, develop good work habits, gain confidence and make life-long friends. The job skills you learned help you find a job when you leave camp. Your experience in the CCC turns out to be the most important event in your life. It turned you from a boy into a man.
Since 1992, Bill Jamerson has researched the CCC. He produced a documentary for Michigan PBS, recorded a CD of songs, and wrote a historical novel. He presents “Dollar-A-Day Boys” all across the Midwest. Over 2.5 million men enlisted in the corps and today, their children and grandchildren have a keen interest in it. They often show up with CCC photo albums and memorabilia; they also share wonderful stories about their relatives with the audience. The story of the CCC has universal appeal because it’s about underdogs who are given a second chance. Bill also presents CCC motivational assemblies at middle and high schools. Students love stories about teens and the struggles they experienced during The Great Depression.
A FAMILY STORY TIME
Thursday, May 16th 7 pm
Do you have fond memories of favorite books from childhood? We would love for you to share them! Bring a special book (or contact us and we’ll try to locate it for you), dress up as a favorite character if you like, and come to a very special event at the library! In celebration of Children’s Book Week, we are hosting a Family Story Time. It’s an evening of book sharing for people of all ages — be sure to bring the kids if you have some, but that is not a requirement!
On Thursday May 16th at 7 pm, we will gather in the Community Room to share a summary or short reading from our favorite children’s books. We are hoping to get readers from all generations. Kids, cousins, neighbors, moms, dads, grandpas and grandmas are all invited to share, or just come listen and reminisce.
There will also be special Story Times for toddlers and preschool kids that morning!
Toddler Story Time 10:30 am
Preschool Story Time 11:15 am
It’s here at the Vermillion Public Library! Let’s Move South Dakota is a traveling hands-on exhibit that will inspire children and families to get active, eat healthy and feel good.
Six interactive stations highlight the habits that can result in a healthy weight. Stop by and spend some time learning and interacting with the exhibit….it will be here in the Children’s area through Saturday, May 25th!
Craft Project during “Minute to Win It” Early
Elementary After School Program on Monday, April 15th
There are still two more programs scheduled to help us celebrate National Library Week here at the Vermillion Public Library. Today (Tuesday, April 16th) from 3:45 to 5:00, join us for a fun-filled program for Upper Elementary kids. “The Amazing Race” will feature a scavenger hunt race through the new library to earn craft supplies for a project. Snacks will be provided.
On Thursday, April 18th from 3:45 to 5:00, a program for Teens….“So You Think You Can Dance?” will feature library trivia combined with the latest dance moves!
The Vermillion Public Library will celebrate National Library Week with some special events planned for kids of all ages. Our theme, “It’s TV Game Show Week @ Your Library” will include programs for Early Elementary, Upper Elementary and Teens. Check out the Kids Special Events and Teen pages for specific information. Each event will run after school from 3:45 to 5:00!
If you haven’t been in to visit since we’ve reopened, we’ll look forward to showing you around. Bear with us as we continue to fine tune our shelving and services.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 marks the second annual Take Your Child To The Library Day! This event was the idea of Nadine Lipman, a children’s librarian in Watertown, Connecticut. The first Saturday in Februrary marks the special day to introduce your child to the amazing world of the local library!
Stop by the Vermillion Public Library anytime Saturday, February 2nd from 10 am to 5 pm and browse the spaces, books and media. Pick up a bookmark, a treat and sign up for a free book drawing. Winners will be notified the following week! Look forward to seeing you!
STORY TIMES – WINTER SESSION BEGINS WEEK OF JANUARY 7th!
Story Times for toddler and preschool children require registration, which can be done by calling the Library at 677-7060, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or stopping in at the Libary at 18 Church Street.
Winter Story Times sessions will be held in the Temporary Story Time Room in the library basement.
Toddler (ages 1, 2, 3) BEGINS January 8, 2013
Each half hour session will include several short books, music, and movment. An adult caregiver must be present during these programs and registration is required.
Toddler Story Time Schedule:
Tuesday: 10:30 am, 11:15 am or 6:00 pm
Preschool (ages 3, 4, 5) BEGINS January 7, 2013
This program is open to three, four and five year olds and involves a longer book and a
related craft project. During this half hour program, children will be in the Activity Room and parents are encouraged to remain in the Children’s Area.
Preschool Story Time Schedule:
Monday: 6:30 pm or 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:15 am
Thursday: 11:15 am
Winter sessions of Story Time for toddlers and pre-school children will begin the week of January 7th, 2013. All sessions will be held in the basement of the new library building and registration is required, as space is limited. To register, stop by the library, call us at 677-7060 or email email@example.com. Pre-School Story Time is open to kids aged 3, 4 or 5 with 1/2 hour sessions held on Mondays at 6:30 and 7:00 pm, as well as Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:15 am. Toddler Story Time sessions are open to children aged, 1, 2 and 3, but an adult caregiver or parent must be present during the session. The half-hour Toddler Story Times are held on Tuesdays at 10:30 and 11:15 am, as well as Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm.
Registration is open at all Story Time sessions until full. Be sure to sign up soon, as sessions will begin the week of January 7th!