Summer Reading is for Adults, Too

Is curling up with a good book your idea of a great summer vacation? Are you feeling left out when you read about all the fantastic programs for kids happening here at the library this summer? Does the idea of winning prizes make you giddy?
Well, the Summer Reading Program is for adults, too! Every summer we are surprised at how many folks miss out on the chance to win some lovely prizes (including a Valiant Vineyards Winery gift certificate), when they are reading for pleasure, anyway.

Participating couldn’t be easier: Each time you finish a book, stop by the library and fill out an adult SRP entry form and leave it with the staff. You’re entered! We will draw for prizes at the end of July, and contact winners by email or phone. What are you waiting for?

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Summer Reading Program continues…

Thanks to an exuberant and active Kick-off party, generously supported by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library, Larry Brady, and Murph’s Appliance, we ushered in the 2016 summer season with nearly 200 attendees! To view some of the highlights, visit the library’s Youtube channel and look up the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.

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The Friends of the Vermillion Public Library organization does so much to support the Summer Reading Program through their Edie’s Book Shop Sales. We’d like to send out an extra huge thank you to all of you who drop by these monthly sales to search for your fabulous book treasure. Every dollar you spent goes back into library programming! Additionally, June’s sale was matched by a generous grant from the Modern Woodmen of America – everyone who shopped on the June 3rd & 4th sale doubled their impact. THANK YOU Modern Woodmen!

You can still register for all summer reading programs via the ‘Summer Reading Program’ link on our website, www.vermillionpubliclibrary.org.
Movement Storytime (birth & up, with a caregiver), Tuesdays at 10:15 am
Art Storytime (ages 4+), Mondays at 5:30 pm and Tuesdays at 11 am
SCIENCE CLUB, Mondays at 10:30 am
ENTERTAINERS, Mondays at 1 pm
CODING CLUB, Tuesdays at 10:30 am
MOVIETIME!, Tuesdays at 1:30 pm at the Coyote Twin
LEGO CLUB, Wednesdays at 10:30 am
ART CLUB, Wednesdays at 1:30 pm
NUTRITION, Thursdays at 10:30 am
WELLNESS WORKOUT, Thursdays at 1 pm
VEX IQ ROBOTICS, Thursdays at 2:15 pm
For Teens:
TEEN BRUNCH, Wednesdays at 10:30 am in the Teen Room

The Big Library Read

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will take part in the Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital Book club through public libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. For a two-week period beginning June 23, VPL patrons will be able to borrow the eBook, A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (Pegasus Books), from southdakota.lib.overdrive.com and participate in a worldwide version of a local book club. There will be no waitlists for this popular mystery. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

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A Murder in Time is an intricate mystery about a brilliant FBI agent, Kendra, who finds herself transported back in time to the 1800s. Relegated to the servant class, she stumbles across a gruesome murder, and she alone recognizes they have a serial killer in their midst. Kendra scrambles to solve the case before it takes her own life – 200 years before she was ever born. At its core, Julie McElwain’s debut novel is a puzzle, a hunt for a murderer and a quest for justice.

“Throughout my life, I’ve loved all genres of books – mystery, romance, paranormal and historical,” said author, Julie McElwain. “Maybe that’s why I’ve included a little bit of all those elements in A Murder in Time. I sincerely hope readers enjoy Kendra’s story as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it.”

Big Library Read is a free program. To get started reading, all that is needed is a VPL library card. A Murder in Time can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® [U.S. libraries only]. The eBook will be available with no wait lists and will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees. The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between the Vermillion Public Library, OverDrive and Pegasus Books, publisher of A Murder in Time. The title was selected based on a survey of more than 20,000 library readers.

Books & Brews Returns

On Friday, June 17th, from 7-9 pm our popular new series Books & Brews continues!

Capitalizing on the success of our introductory event, as well as the enthusiasm of participants, we will resume reveling in the perfect marriage of books and beer. This month, participants are encouraged to bring their favorite craft beers or wine to imbibe as we learn about tasty beer/food and wine/food pairings.
21 and up only, please. Takes place in the Kozak Community Room.

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SRP Kick-Off Party is Almost Here!

Help us celebrate the start of another great Summer Reading Program, ‘On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!’ Program participants of all ages are welcome to drop by and join in the fun – pick up your program packet, race through our obstacle course, enjoy some crafts, bounce in the bouncy castle, and enjoy some cool treats.

The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young-adult, with programs, weekly reading prizes, Storytime sessions, reading clubs, and more. Did you know that children score higher in reading and math when they participate in summer reading programs! Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me program; adults are encouraged to register for the “Exercise Your Mind: Read” adult reading program, with prize drawings available.

Registration for all summer reading programs will begin on May 16th, via the ‘Summer Reading Program’ link on our website, www.vermillionpubliclibrary.org, and are free of charge.

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Summer Reading is Around the Corner

Join the fun! Our 2016 Summer Reading Program kicks-off on Monday, June 6th.
Follow the Summer Reading Program link on our website to register.
vermillionpubliclibrary.org/2016-summer-reading-program/

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Interlibrary Loan Changes coming

We will soon be connected to other SD libraries via South Dakota Share-It, beginning July 1st, 2016. This will allow patrons to search library catalogs and request interlibrary loans from anywhere!

To facilitate this transition, it will be necessary for the library to temporarily suspend its current interlibrary loan process beginning June 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Last Artists & Authors presentation of the season

Poet and teacher Lindy Obach will visit the library to share her work with the public on Tuesday, May 10th, at 7 pm.

Lindy Obach was raised on the farm her Ukrainian immigrant ancestors established in 1908 in southwest North Dakota and has taught in the USD English department since 2006. Lindy’s poetry has been published in The South Dakota Review, Midwestern Gothic, The Blue Bear Review, Scurfpea Press, (605) Magazine, The Ukrainian Cultural Institute, and more. She has been a teacher-consultant with the Dakota Writing Project since 2007. Lindy loves to plant old-fashioned flowers like hollyhocks and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the Great Plains.
Free and open to the public.

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