FREE Season of Sesame Street Streaming Video

Head on over the SD Titles to Go, and sign in with your patron bar code and password to access a free season of Sesame Street streaming videos!
Find them by clicking on ‘Resources’ on our menu bar, then scrolling down to eResources. Once that page opens, find and click on the link for Overdrive. On Overdrive’s page you will find the videos by going to Featured Collections at the top of the page and clicking >> Streaming Videos!

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Summer Reading Program events a continuing success

Weekly events for K-5th graders:

Science Club – Mondays 11-12 pm
Entertainers – Mondays 1 pm, All ages welcome
Movietime – Tuesdays 1-3 pm
Lego Club – Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am
Art Club – Wednesdays 1 -2 pm
Robotics Club – Thursdays 10:30-11:30 am
Coding Club – Thursdays 1 -2 pm

Most events take place in the Kozak Community Room. Snacks provided during most events.

Weekly events for Teens:

STEAMpunks– Wednesdays 10-11 am
VEX IQ Robotics Club – Thursdays 1- 2 pm

Events take place in the Teen Room. Snacks provided during most events.

LSS Financial Counseling comes to Vermillion

Are credit or money issues stressing you out? In an effort to better serve our community through life-long learning opportunities, we are pleased to announce an upcoming partnership with Lutheran Social Services Center for Financial Resources.

Beginning Thursday, June 11th, a financial counselor from the LSS Center for Financial Resources will be present at the library from 10 am until 3:30 pm, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. The sessions will run through the month of August.
Since 1984, Consumer Credit Counseling Service has been dedicated to educating and empowering individuals and families to master their finances. To fulfill this mission, CCCS provides free and low cost services including individual budget counseling, debt management, and community education. These services are specifically designed to help clients take control of their financial future.

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To set up an appointment, or to get more information, you may call 800-568-2401 or email info@LssSD.org. You may also visit their website at http://www.lsssd.org/financial_services.

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party

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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.

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Tutorial Videos are here!

 

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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’.

Now Available: Driving Education and Tests

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is announcing a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free DMV practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on South Dakota DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

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The new program will work as an outreach for several valued groups of patrons, such as teens, those with disabilities, those who participate in the library’s programs for seniors and need to take a renewal exam, and patrons at every other stage of life.
Check out their page by clicking the blue ‘Free Permit Practice Tests’ button at the right, or by visiting  http://vermillionpl.driving-tests.org/south-dakota/.

Paula Bosco Damon

visits the EBSVPl next Wednesday for our May Artists & Authors presentation, May 6th at 7 pm.

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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.