New eResources for 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Vermillionaires!

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the availability of two new electronic resources: Universal Class and OnePlay. Beginning January 1st, patrons will have free access to online continuing education courses and digital gaming through the library’s website, www.vermillionpubliclibrary.org/ebooks/.

Universal Class is a comprehensive service offering unlimited access to continuing education courses, covering a broad range of topics. Universal Class offers over 500 courses ranging from accounting and nutrition to reiki and gardening, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). Classes are self-paced and instructor-led, with certified instructors available to answer questions and assess your performance.

OnePlay offers a digital gaming service, where users can instantly download and play unlimited Android and PC games for free. OnePlay includes over 2,000 games from more than 75 different publishers.
1500+ PC titles, 500+ Android titles, plus no holds and no waiting. Patrons can download the games they want onto their computers, or other devices, and play them whenever and wherever – no internet required. Login can be used in the library, at home and on multiple devices. Parental controls are also available.

Details on how to access Universal Class and OnePlay may be found at http://onlinelibrary.utah.gov/.

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment sessions at the Library

The Rural Office of Community Services will be on hand tomorrow to assist individuals in enrolling in the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace.
Thursday, January 5th
10 am – 4 pm, in the Small Conference Room

 

Talking Books

The South Dakota State Library Braille and Talking Book Program has established an audio book depository at Your Library’s Name in Your Town.

The depository is available to anyone who has a visual impairment that prevents them from seeing print, a physical disability that prevents holding materials and/or turning the pages, or a learning disability caused by an organic dysfunction.

In order to receive the service, individuals must register with the State Library Braille and Talking Book Program. Registration materials are available at Your Library’s Name.

Once registered, an individual will receive his or her own audio book player. Books can be mailed directly to a participant’s home, or they can be checked out at Your Library’s Name. Prospective patrons can also borrow a digital machine along with books to try listening to a book. Registered patrons can borrow a machine if their player isn’t operating correctly and books if they run short of their own. There is no charge for this service.

Affordable Care Act Information

Are you looking for information about the Affordable Care Act? Need guidance in applying?
The Rural Office of Community Services will be on hand with very useful information on Tuesday, October 25th from 6 – 8 pm in the Small Conference Room. This is a drop-in information session only. Individual appointments for application assistance will be held on Thursday, November 10th.

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Tech Center Closure

Tomorrow our Tech Center will be closed ALL DAY, in preparation for the launching of our new reservation software! Our new Tech Center reservation system is coming – Thursday, June 9th! A library card is all you need to get checked into a computer; easy peasy. If you don’t yet have a library card, you should – they’re FREE for all Clay County residents:)

We apologize for the inconvenience, but sincerely hope all patrons will be pleased with the new system.

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Tech Center Updates

Our new Tech Center reservation system is coming – Thursday, June 9th! A library card is all you need to get checked into a computer; easy peasy. If you don’t yet have a library card, you should – they’re FREE for all Clay County residents:)

In preparation, our Tech Center will be closed to the public ALL DAY on Wednesday, June 8th. We apologize for the inconvenience, but sincerely hope all patrons will be pleased with the new system.

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We Like Mondays

It’s Monday again… which we look forward to here at the Library! We’ve got Cook the Book at noon in the Kozak Community Room (regional cooking is today’s theme), and Tech Hour returns tonight at 6:30 pm. Be sure to call us at the Circulation Desk if you need an appointment for one-on-one help.

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We’re Always Busy

There is never a shortage of things happening at the VPL! Here’s our list for just the rest of this week:

Thursday, February 25th

Lutheran Social Services Center for Financial Resources continues to offer free financial counseling sessions at the VPL on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, from 10-3 pm. For information, or to set up an appointment, call 800-568-2401 or email info@LssSD.org. You may also visit their website at http://www.lsssd.org/financial_services.

Afterschool Art Club for school-age youth on 2nd & 4th Thursdays, from 3:30-5 pm.  Takes place in the Kozak Community Room and snacks are provided.

Friday, February 26th

Tech Hour; One-on-one technical assistance in a variety of topics, every Monday from 6:30-8 pm or Friday from 10:30 am – 12 pm. Call the Circulation Desk to set up an appointment.

Saturday, February 27th

Movement Storytime for children, ages birth & up with a caregiver at 10:15 am in the Kozak Community Room.

Art Storytime for children, ages 3 & up at 11:15 am in the Children’s Activity Room.