Everyone’s favorite Ukulele teacher returns to the Library this Fall!
Joseph Ahuna will offer free ukulele lessons to interested participants, 10 & up, beginning September 16th. SPACE IS LIMITED, and registration is REQUIRED. Don’t have a ukulele? No problem. We’ve got some to loan. Just call or stop by our Circulation Desk to sign up, and check-out a ukulele.
But don’t wait; hurry!
THANK YOU to the supporters of our 2017 Summer Reading Program:
Lauren Hollenbeck Angela Anderson Shannon Schaack
Lauren & Caiden Mandernach Sandy Pederson
John Lushbough Susan Port Daniel Peterson, NPS
Marina Sereda Asli & Ali Dag Musheera Anis
Julia Hellwege Jose Dominguez Shane Griese
Dennis Steffen, Vermillion Optimists Club Pete Jahn
Brian Steffen Vermillion HyVee Vermillion Walmart
ACE Hardware Jason Thiel and Vermillion Theaters
Vermillion Civic Council USD Women’s Basketball
Theta Omega, ESA Chapter Vermillion Rotary
American Legion Aux., Wallace Post #1 Yankton Literacy Council
Catholic Daughters FOE Sunshine Aux.
Friends of the Vermillion Public Library Vermillion Lions
Delta Kappa Gamma, ETA Chapter Matt Taggart, Fire Marshal
Matt Davis, Vermillion Police Todd Halverson, Vermillion Light & Power
Monty Monkvold, Vermillion Light & Power Jill Macy
Tom & Nancy Nelson Barb Rickord
Sharon Ross Jan & Gary Small Pat & Jerry Pratt
William & Cyndi Dendinger F. Arlene DeVany
Cathy Beard & John Davidson Heidi & Clark Bennett
Jan Chapman Darlene Farabee Karen Farris
Carol & Tom Geu Pat & John Gors Janet Hoffman
Patricia & Roger Holmes Shirley & Bill Huber
Fern Kaufman Patricia Kozak The Bean
Amanda Hofland Bali Summers Jenna Wilhelm
Katie Keitges Abby VanPeursem Ethan Simmons
For the next 3 weeks, the Vermillion Public Library will be the site of the Summer Meal Gap lunch program! Hosted by the Vermillion Food Pantry and the Welcome Table, these lunches are meant to bridge the gap between the end of the Free Summer Meal Program, and the beginning of the school year.
Lunch begins at 11:30, and will be served until 1 pm, or until food runs out. Any Vermillion-area children, and their families, are welcome to attend. Takes place in the Kozak Community Room.
Generously supported by the Dakota Hospital Foundation, Vermillion United Way, The Welcome Table Backpack Program, the Vermillion Food Pantry, and Feeding South Dakota.
The end is near, but it’s not over yet! We still have a handful of fun activities to finish out this year’s Summer Reading Program, and you’re invited. Be sure to check out these upcoming events:
Wednesday, July 19th at 10 am – LEGO Club (Kozak Room) and Teen Brunch (Small Conference Room)
at 1:30 pm – Art Club (Kozak Room)
Thursday, July 20th at 10 am – Building Solar Viewers in Workshop (Kozak Room)
at 1 pm – FIT with the USD Women’s BB Team! (Kozak Room)
at 1:30 pm – Cursive Class (Kozak Room)
at 2 pm – Chess Club (Kozak Room)
Monday, July 24th at 10:30 am – Nutrition with HyVee’s Shannon Schaack (Kozak Room)
at 1 pm – Vermillion/Clay County Community Safety visit! (Library Parking Lot)
at 2 pm – Origami Club (Kozak Room)
Tuesday, July 25th at 10 am – Minecraft (Youth Room)
at 1:30 pm – Tale of Despereaux (Coyote Twin Theater)
Wednesday, July 26th at 10 am – LEGO Club (Kozak Room) and Teen Brunch (Small Conference Room)
at 1:30 pm – Art Club (Kozak Room)
Thursday, July 27th at 1 pm – SRP End Party at Prentis Park Plunge! *Sign-ups required; please call 677.7060 or stop by the Circulation Desk.
It may seem like the Summer Reading Program is winding down (where does the time go?), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still a BUNCH of fun things to catch before it’s all over. And keep reading! We’ve got incentives to give out for each week, and you can check in at ANY time to collect your incentives… up until the end of the program, that is – which is Friday, July 28th.
Here are a couple of the fun programs coming. See the remaining program sessions listed on the SRP calendar at the bottom of the post.
Are you excited about the coming eclipse on Monday, August 21st?
Are you prepared? Check out NASA’s great resources: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/
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.
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:
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
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:)