Celebrating National Library Week!

 

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Craft Project during “Minute to Win It” Early
Elementary After School Program on Monday, April 15th

There are still two more programs scheduled to help us celebrate National Library Week here at the Vermillion Public Library. Today (Tuesday, April 16th) from 3:45 to 5:00, join us for a fun-filled program for Upper Elementary kids. “The Amazing Race” will feature a scavenger hunt race through the new library to earn craft supplies for a project. Snacks will be provided.

On Thursday, April 18th from 3:45 to 5:00, a program for Teens….“So You Think You Can Dance?” will feature library trivia combined with the latest dance moves!

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK April 14th – 20th

The Vermillion Public Library will celebrate National Library Week with some special events planned for kids of all ages. Our theme, “It’s TV Game Show Week @ Your Library” will include programs for Early Elementary, Upper Elementary and Teens. Check out the Kids Special Events and Teen pages for specific information. Each event will run after school from 3:45 to 5:00!

If you haven’t been in to visit since we’ve reopened, we’ll look forward to showing you around. Bear with us as we continue to fine tune our shelving and services.

Library Lovers’ Month Interview With Abby VanPeursem

Library Lovers month

Abby VanPeursem, one of our teens, shares why she loves the Vermillion Public Library!

Q: Can you share a time when you found something in the collection of the Vermillion Public Library that brought a fresh new insight and expanded your world view?
A: I was really excited to discover the American Girl History Books! They have helped me learn so much about people, places, and events from different time periods.

Q: What aspect or aspects of the Vermillion Public Library do you find the most valuable?
A: I think the fabulous collection of books that our Library has, and the wonderfully, helpful staff are the 2 aspects that make our Library the most valuable.

Q: If you were helping a new citizen to become familiar with Vermillion, what would you tell them about the Vermillion Public Library?
A: If a person was new to Vermillion I would tell them that our Library was the most amazing place in Vermillion!

Q: What can the staff at the Vermillion Public Library do to make your day?
A: Just being at the Library with the great staff makes my day!

 

Reading Groups and Book Clubs

Vermillion is a small community, but it seems there are many book groups in the area and that’s good news! The Vermillion Public Library has an Adult Book Group and a Teen Book Group that each meet several times a year. Do you belong to a book club or reading group in the area? Perhaps you are interested in joining a group to meet people and share in the discussion of new books. Let us be a resource and gather information to connect readers to one another. If you are part of a book group, e-mail us at vplstaff@sdln.net and let us know the name of your group, along with name and info for a contact person. If you’d like, tell us a little about the focus or membership of your group and we can share the information with the community. Do you know that the Library has a very nice range of Book Club Bags for Adults and for Teens that are
ready-made for reading groups? Each bag has 10 copies of the book, along with a discussion guide….ready to go! Check out the lists of available books under the Adults and Teens tabs on this website.

Write A Novel In November

 

Ever seriously thought about writing a novel? Maybe you’ve thought about writing a novel, but talked yourself out of it before you even gave it a moment of contemplation! November 1st marks the start of NaNoWriMo….that’s short for National Novel Writing Month and if writing a novel is one of your secret dreams, you should check out the NaNoWriMo site.

You can easily sign up on the site and join the thousands of others across the globe who will be working along side you through the month to complete the goal of finishing a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 pm November 30th. The site enables you to track your progress, gives you pep talks and allows to meet fellow writers near and far….pretty cool….check it out here:

http://nanowrimo.org

September Book Club Selection

Between Shades of Grays by Ruta Sepetys is the September Book Club selection.  In this historical novel, a fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl tells her story of being deported, along with her mother and brother, to a Siberian work camp in 1941.  The discussion will be held on Thursday, October 18th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Community Room.  Dave Burrow, USD Associate Professor of History will be facilitating this discussion.  Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.