Reading Bingo

Teens & Adults are invited to participate in a special reading challenge this summer – Reading Bingo!


Participants can post their name (with the accompanying sticky notes) on any of the squares that apply to their reading activity over the summer – read a book with over 500 pages, for instance? – and aim to make a bingo. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the Summer Reading Program; July 27th.

The Reading Bingo display can be found next to the elevator inside the main entrance.

Children’s Programming Schedule

Now that the Summer Reading Program has begun, our days are pretty packed around here. There’s still plenty of time to join in the fun. Just follow our Summer Reading Program link on the menu bar, above, to register for the reading program. Here’s the line-up of exciting programs:

THANK YOU:)

The VPL’s Kick-Off for this year’s Summer Reading Program was a huge success thanks to all of you who participated, and the following presenters, supporters, and sponsors:
Dennis Steffen and the Vermillion Optimists Club
City of Vermillion Street Department
City of Vermillion City Planner Jose Dominguez and Utilities Planner Shane Griese
Ace Hardware
Daniel Peterson of the National Park Service
Sustainability presenter Susan Port
World Cultures presenters Julie Hellwege, Marina Sereda, Musheera Anis, Asli & Ali Dag
and our many volunteers:)
THANK YOU!!

It’s not too late!

You can still sign up for this year’s SRP (Summer Reading Program) by visiting the link, above. And don’t forget today’s exciting Kick-Off Party!! Happening from 1-2 pm.

Time to Register for SRP

Registration for this year’s Summer Reading Program is live! Just follow the link on our website, above.

Readers of every age will be challenged to dream big this summer as the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library presents “Build a Better World!” during their 2017 Summer Reading Program. Planned activities include coding, circuits, and LEGO robotics, creative building projects, health & wellness sessions, Chess Club, Origami Club, weekly entertainers and much, much more. The Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young-adult, with programs, prize drawings, Storytime sessions, reading clubs, and many other sessions.
Did you know that children consistently score higher in reading and math when they participate in summer reading programs? Use the summer season to bolster your child’s brain development, while having tons of fun – for FREE! Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me program; adults are encouraged to register, as well, for the adult reading program, all of which have prizes available.

Our Kick-Off Party is scheduled for Monday, June 5th at 1 pm. Don’t miss the fun!!

Free eAudio Books for Teens

Did you say free ebooks? Tell us more:)
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 27 2017, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

Special Edie’s Book Shop Sale


It’s Edie’s Birthday!! Come and help us celebrate at the next sale of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library, in Edie’s Book Shop.
Coming this Friday and Saturday, May 5th & 6th, from 10 am to 4 pm.
This month is a very special celebration of our namesake – Edie! May is her birthday month, so come on down to the shop and enjoy a treat while you shop:) Don’t miss your chance to support library programming, and score some sweet book deals for yourself, as well!

There’s Still Time…

The VPL will host a discussion of Hidden Figures, facilitated by Teresa Chasing Hawk, on Thursday, May 4th at 1 pm. Copies of the book are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk starting… NOW! We will also screen the film adaptation after our discussion;)

Don’t miss your chance to discuss the season’s most talked about book-to-screen adaptation.

Edie’s is Open

You will not believe the finds (and the deals) to be found at Edie’s Book Shop Sale, the first Friday and Saturday (roughly) of each month. Treat yourself, and support library programming at the same time! What are you waiting for?
Edie’s is open today and tomorrow, 10 am to 4 pm.

March Artists & Authors presentation

The VPL’s Artist & Authors series will host author and poet Frank Pommersheim on Tuesday, March 14th at 7 pm. This presentation is free and open to the public, and takes place in the Kozak Community Room.

Pommersheim writes extensively in the field of Indian law.  He is the author of Braid of Feathers (American Indian Law and Contemporary Tribal Life), Broken Landscape: Indians, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution, more than 40 law review articles, and more than 125 judicial opinions.  His newest book entitled Tribal Justice: 25 Years as a Tribal Appellate Justice came out in 2015.

Professor Pommersheim has received the University of South Dakota Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, the South Dakota Peace and Justice Center Reconciliation Award, and the John Wesley Jackson Award as the Outstanding Professor of Law.  He has also been nominated for the University of South Dakota President’s Award for Research Excellence. In the fall of 2016, Frank received the Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities Award from the SD Humanities Council.

Frank is also a poet.  His most recent chapbook is Local Memory and Karma (The Buddha Correspondence, Vol. 2).