Cook the Book Returns!

Cook the Book is returning to the Vermillion Public Library!

Do you love browsing through cookbooks or trying new recipes and cooking techniques? The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is pleased to resume our most popular book club – Cook the Book! On Mondays at noon, beginning on January 22nd and continuing through February 26th, 2018, our tastiest adult program will introduce fellow foodies to new tastes, cooking techniques, and great books about cooking.

This unique book group brings together patrons who love to cook for a shared meal and conversation about cooking. To participate, drop by the Library Circulation desk before January 22nd and pick up a book from our pre-selected assortment of cookbooks. Participants will choose recipes inspired by their chosen books to prepare and share for the first meeting. It will only be necessary to make one regular-sized recipe – no need for doubling! Subsequent meetings will be themed according to the group’s choices.

For more information, drop by the Library Circulation Desk, or call us at 605.677.7060.

One More Sale in 2017

Edie’s returns for ONE more sale of 2017, on Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd.
Doors open at 10 am, and the shop is open until 4 pm.

You’re sure to find some great bookish gifts for friends and family, as well as some fantastic treasure for yourself! Plus, all proceeds go right back into supporting Library programming.


It’s Small Business Saturday!

Most of us have heard of Black Friday, but have you heard about Small Business Saturday? It’s an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. Since 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, you can get out and support the places you love with the people you love on Nov 25.

Small businesses play a key role in helping communities thrive. They can have a handful of employees or be up to 150 employees strong. Very often, the employees of your favorite small businesses know your face, may even remember your name, and may anticipate what you are looking for. They give a neighborhood strength and create vibrant, diverse communities. By shopping or dining at your favorite local places throughout the year, you’re showing your support for small businesses and making a positive impact in your community. In fact, if you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same at a large business, only $43 stays in the local economy (Source:

This year, join the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library from 10 am to 1 pm as we recognize Small Business Saturday. The Library will serve donuts and Bean coffee during a very special Holiday Preview Sale in Edie’s Book Shop. Those who drop in will be welcome to enter a drawing for one of three special Edie’s prize packs – a VPL tote bag, water bottle, and an Edie’s gift certificate. All proceeds from Edie’s Book Shop sales go right back into Library programs. So many great deals in one place, and a fabulous way to keep it local!

Thanksgiving Closure

Wow – this year is flying by! It’s already nearly Thanksgiving. Please be aware, Vermillionaires, that the Library will be closed in observance of this holiday beginning tonight at 5 pm, through Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.

We will re-open for normal hours on Saturday at 10 am.  Considering popping by, and while you’re here, help us celebrate Small Business Saturday by visiting the lovely Edie’s Book Shop on the lower level. Edie’s will have special hours, from 10 am to 1 pm, to showcase some great holiday book deals – don’t miss it!

Are you still writing?

We’re only half-way through NaNoWriMo, friends – you can do it!
Don’t forget our prize package: anyone checking in at the VPL, or posting pics of themselves writing at the VPL, during the month of November will be entered to win a writer’s prize pack which includes 2 beautiful blank journals donated by Pressing Matters, a $5 gift certificate for The Bean, and ‘A Book that Takes its Time’, by Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. Every November, thousands of writers around the world congregate at Come Write In spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel. What better place to settle into the creative task than in one of our comfy chairs in front of the fireplace? You can even bring your latte.

The City is Looking for Your Input

Are you interested in helping make Vermillion a more bike-able city? Don’t miss the Bicycle Master Plan Open House happening on Wednesday evening, here at the Library:

What’s a Human Library?

Have you ever been to a Human Library? Well, now’s your chance: the ID Weeks Library at USD will be hosting a Human Library on Wednesday, October 18th from 4 to 7 pm. It’s your chance to get to know some truly intriguing folks in our community.

Go Yotes!

It’s Homecoming Week at USD, which means it’s almost time for the big D-Days Parade. We’ll be there this year, so come on down and look for us this Saturday:) We’ll have some library swag, and will be walking with several other Vermillion cultural organizations. We can’t wait to see all your shiny faces!

P.S. There will be NO Story Times on Saturday morning, due to the Parade. Please share widely.