Need a Jolt of Creativity?

The EBS Vermillion Public Library is planning to start an on-going workshop for adults on Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, beginning next month. This seminal book on creativity is designed to guide individuals in pursuit of a creative life, or to assist those looking to overcome creative blocks.


The group would meet weekly, for a series of 4 to 6 weeks.
If you are interested in joining the group, or have any questions, please contact the library at 677.7060, or the adult programming coordinator at

Health Care Resources

Did you know that our website can link you to several useful Healthcare websites and databases? Just visit our menu across the top of our webpage, and click on ‘Helpful Links‘. This page includes lots and lots of useful resources, including a new section for ‘Healthcare Resources‘. Check it out!


Storytime Returns Next Week!

storytime2015Spring Storytime sessions begin next Monday, January 12th – which is right around the corner!
If you’ve not yet registered your child, there is still time (but not much). Registration is required and space is limited! Register online by clicking on the Storytime link above, and then on the ‘Register Here’ link beside the desired date/time slot.

You may also call the library at 605-677-7060, email, or stop in at the library to register for Storytime.

(ages 4-6)
Mondays: 5:30 pm
Wednesdays: 11 am
Saturdays: 10:15 am

(ages birth to 3 with adult)
Tuesdays: 10:15 am
Saturdays: 11:15 am

In Appreciation

johnson statue 001Have you noticed a new ‘friend’ among the stacks?  We recently received this lovely gift from Senator Johnson. Along with the statue came a letter that read:

United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Tim Johnson
South Dakota
November 19, 2014

Dear Friends:

My wife Barbara and I have many cherished memories of going with our children to the Vermillion Public Library. It was there that our children’s love of reading blossomed, and ours grew as well.

To honor these fond memories, Barbara and I are donating this statue as a thank you to the Vermillion community.

I received this statue from the School Administrators of South Dakota in recognition of my steadfast support and commitment to education. Literacy plays a critical role in giving children the skills they need to succeed in school and in their future careers. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is a place where children and adults can broaden their horizons through books, educational programming, technology, and guidance from library staff.

Over the years, I have proudly displayed this statue in my Senate office in Washington, D.C. It has greeted countless South Dakotans, public officials, foreign dignitaries, and other guests as they visited my office, and it has served as a constant reminder of the importance of education. I am glad this statue has found a new home and hope it will help inspire young readers.

Tim Johnson

Storytime Registrations are Open

The new, spring Storytime schedule is out, and you can now register!  Click on the Storytime link above, and follow the appropriate link for the time desired to our handy Google sign-up forms.


Art Storytime (ages 4-6)
Mondays, 5:30-6pm
Wednesdays, 11:30-12pm
Saturdays, 10:15-10:45am

Movement Storytime (ages birth to 3, with adult)
Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Saturdays, 11:15-11:45amstorytime400

Want to Help Us?

We are looking for donations of hard candies (wrapped) today for our Stockings for Soldiers project.  These stuffed and decorated stockings are going to be picked up and shipped out tomorrow night after our Holiday Open House!  It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring some cheer to our men & women far from home.  Stop by our Circulation Desk if you have some to spare!soldiers

Only Three Days left…

to secure your place in our upcoming Glass Mosaic workshop with artist Nancy Losacker! You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to learn from a master; it’s an incredible deal!

mosaic example
Saturday, November 1st
2-4 pm
Kozak Community Room
$10 fee and preregistration are required prior to workshop; space is limited!
Ages 16 & up only, please.

Glass tile mosaic is an ancient and intriguing technique for creating long-lasting, colorful images. The results can be wall-hung works, table-tops, outdoor works, and much more. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to basic techniques and history, and will be able to create a small mosaic of their own.


Book Club to discuss selection by regional author

Wednesday, October 22nd
7pm, Kozak Community Room

“Have you ever anxiously opened a newly-arrived letter only to discover it was meant for your neighbor two doors down? Reading Sunshine Always seems a bit like that—indulging oneself in someone else’s personal correspondence. But what a rare glimpse it is… [Sunshine Always] demonstrates the enduring beauty of the handwritten word.” – Nebraska History.

sunshine alwaysThe Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is pleased to re-introduce patrons to this South Dakota classic, in honor of Paula M. Nelson’s presentation at the annual Schell Lecture, hosted by the Department of History, USD, on Wednesday, October 29th at 7 pm in Farber Hall.

A limited number of copies of Sunshine Always are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Once you are finished with the book, kindly return it so others may have a chance to read it before the discussion.  Call us at the library – 605.677.7060, or stop by the circulation desk for more information.