This is a notice about an upcoming increase in our Library Non-Resident fee for patrons who do not reside in the City of Vermillion or Clay County, South Dakota. Our current Non-Resident fee of $15 will be increasing by $10 each January for the next three years. The first increase to $25 will begin on January 1st, 2020. Library cards continue to be valid for one year and must be renewed annually. A family who elects to purchase a Non-Resident card may list a spouse or family member on their card provided they have the same verifiable address.
While evaluating how much it
costs taxpayers for Library services, we recalculated the Non-Resident fee to
more closely align with what the average taxpayer pays for Library services
through their taxes. This way, all library users are contributing an equitable
amount for the use of library services.
The South Dakota Public Library
Standards we are required to meet in order to maintain our accreditation necessitate
that we seek equitable
reimbursement for service to persons who do not reside in the political
subdivisions providing financial support for the library. These fees are to be at least
equal to the per capita rate of income from the political subdivision(s) which
provide the library’s principal tax support.
Non-residents do not need a library card to use the Edith B. Siegrist
Vermillion Public Library facility. And a library card is not required for any
general services, materials, and programs. A library card is, however, required
to check out materials and use library electronic resources.
appreciate your understanding of this necessary change. If you have any
questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Join us for Lunch & Learn this Friday, December 6th at 12:00 pm, as we welcome back Carol Patrick, the owner and founder of Osa Wildlife Sanctuary in Costa Rica. She will be sharing more information on what National Geographic has coined “the most biologically intense place on earth”.
The sanctuary commits itself to providing wildlife rescue and rehabilitation for orphaned, injured, and displaced animals indigenous to the southern zone of Costa Rica. The Osa sustains 2.5% of the world biodiversity alone. Learn more about Osa Wildlife Sanctuary while you eat your lunch! This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, but guests are of course welcome to bring their own food.
Join us at the Holiday Open House this Thursday, December 5th at 6:45 pm! We’ll have hot cocoa, cookies, holiday crafts, and a performance by the Vermillion Children’s Choir. Plus a special evening opening of Edie’s Book Shop, run by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Join us after the Standstill Parade of Lights!
During this holiday season, the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will be accepting donations of unopened non-perishable food items for the Vermillion Food Pantry!
Through the month of December, patrons who have accumulated overdue fines, with the exception of replacement fees, will be able to have up to $15 of those fines waived in exchange for donations of much-needed items such as non-perishable foods or personal care products.
Needed items include: Food items such as dried grains, canned or packaged proteins, canned or dried fruits and vegetables, shelf-stable dairy products, oils and condiments; non-food items such as paper products, personal care and soap products, etc.
The Bookworm Scholarship supports avid readers of any book genre. The scholarship awards $1,000 in scholarship funding to students at any education level who shape their goals and worldviews through the books they read.
A vast, primeval forest once stretched across the plains of Europe. Today, only a small portion of it remains, divided between Belarus and Poland. Known as Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park (BPNP) in Belarus, this region is made up of pine, spruce, birch alder, ash, and oak trees that are over 550 years old. Thousands of species of flora and fauna call the land their home.
Carol Patrick, the owner and founder of Osa Wildlife Sanctuary in Costa Rica, recently visited the European biosphere reserve, and has been invited by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library to share the information she gathered about the conservation efforts being made to protect this ancient land. Join us at the Vermillion Public Library on Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 11:30 am to hear Carol speak.
The Friends of the Library will be serving lunch inspired by the culture of Belarus, and guests are welcome to bring their own food. This event is free and open to all.
Greetings and Lunch will begin at 11:30. Presentation will begin at noon.
Teens are invited to join us after school for a new Teen Book Share! Bring a book to discuss or just sit in and listen! Share a favorite book and get ideas for new fun books to read. Tuesday, November 5th at 3:30 pm. We’ll have snacks!
The Dances of Universal Peace are spiritual practice in motion. Drawing on the sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of many spiritual traditions of the earth, the Dances blend chant, music, and movement into a living experience of unity, peace, integration and healing. Learn more on the Vermillion Dances of Universal…
Folks are invited to this free exercise class at the Vermillion Public Library! Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays volunteers will be in the Kozak Room leading healthy movement classes that emphasize reducing fall risk. For more information email Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org