We will be closed

in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 19th.mlkforweb

Instead of visiting us, please consider making it a day of service!  Find out more, or register at
http://www.usd.edu/academics/center-for-academic-and-global-engagement/service-learning/keeping-the-dream-alive.cfm

Afterward, stop by the Washington Street Arts Center from 5-7 pm to participate in a celebration of MLK Jr.’s legacy, and see some outstanding art by our youngest community members.
See you there!

Health Care Resources

Did you know that our website can link you to several useful Healthcare websites and databases? Just visit our menu across the top of our webpage, and click on ‘Helpful Links‘. This page includes lots and lots of useful resources, including a new section for ‘Healthcare Resources‘. Check it out!

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In Appreciation

johnson statue 001Have you noticed a new ‘friend’ among the stacks?  We recently received this lovely gift from Senator Johnson. Along with the statue came a letter that read:

United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Tim Johnson
South Dakota
November 19, 2014

Dear Friends:

My wife Barbara and I have many cherished memories of going with our children to the Vermillion Public Library. It was there that our children’s love of reading blossomed, and ours grew as well.

To honor these fond memories, Barbara and I are donating this statue as a thank you to the Vermillion community.

I received this statue from the School Administrators of South Dakota in recognition of my steadfast support and commitment to education. Literacy plays a critical role in giving children the skills they need to succeed in school and in their future careers. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is a place where children and adults can broaden their horizons through books, educational programming, technology, and guidance from library staff.

Over the years, I have proudly displayed this statue in my Senate office in Washington, D.C. It has greeted countless South Dakotans, public officials, foreign dignitaries, and other guests as they visited my office, and it has served as a constant reminder of the importance of education. I am glad this statue has found a new home and hope it will help inspire young readers.

Sincerely,
Tim Johnson

Artists & Authors Series Tonight!

Tonight!  Artists & Authors series presents Travis Gulbrandson at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room.
He is the author of two novels, “The Believers” and “Away From the Nets.” He is currently at work on his third, and plans to publish a collection of short stories next year. Over the course of the evening, Travis will read from that forthcoming book of short stories, and discuss his process as an author.
You can find out more about his work at:
Travisgulbrandson.blogspot.com
Facebook.com/tgulbrandson
Travisgulbrandson.com
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Food for Fines Drive happening now!

Food for Fines In honor of the Holiday Season, and the growing need within our community, the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will be accepting food donations in exchange for overdue fees December 1st – 13th.  Please bring your bags of donations to the Circulation Desk during our open hours on any of these dates, and we will gladly waive your fees (with the exception of damage/replacement fees).

The Vermillion Food Pantry is particularly in need of donations of soup/chili, tuna or canned meats, jam/jelly, pasta sauces, and boxed meals.

Warmest wishes for a Happy Holiday season!!

 

Celebrate Earth (Every) Day

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The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will participate in the Earth (Every) Day events throughout our community with a book discussion of EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want by Frances Moore Lappé on Monday, April 21st. The discussion, led by Dean Spader, will be held in the Kozak Room at 7 pm. Whether or not you have read the book, you are more than welcome to come to the discussion.

The author, Frances Moore Lappé, will be speaking at the USD campus at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 22nd. A full week in store to celebrate Earth (Every) Day with these events and more, which can be found on the Earth Day calendar at the Sustainable Vermillion website.

Be sure to check out our display case of earth-related books from the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library collection. If you’d like to check one out, feel free….just mention at the Circulation Desk that you got it from the Earth Day display. Happy Earth Day!

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

 

 

Community Christmas Open House at the Library

Friday, December 6th
Following the Parade of Lights at 6:30 pm and the tree lighting on the Platz

Santa

Things to do:
Visit with SANTA CLAUS by the fireplace

Make a STOCKING for a SOLDIER in front of the Circulation Desk

Frost, decorate and eat a COOKIE in the Activity Room in the Children’s Area

Make a GRINCH ORNAMENT in the Kozak Community Room

The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion — A South Dakota Decision

Two Informative Sessions!
Monday, November 4th
3 pm and 7 pm
Kozak Community Room

Affordable Care Act & Medicaid Expansion graphic

 

How will the Affordable Care Act work in South Dakota? What difference will it make if South Dakota decides to expand Medicaid? Joy Smolnisky, Director of the SD Budget & Policy Project and Lizzy Bolander of the Rural Office of Community Services will be presenting a non-partisan explanation of health care reform in South Dakota. They will discuss details of buying insurance and look at the option to expand Medicaid and how it would affect health care providers and consumers in the state.

Call the Library with any questions at 677-7060.