South Dakota Share-It

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Library patron access to Interlibrary loans and South Dakota State Library databases has returned.
South Dakota Share-It is a new service of the South Dakota State Library. This service is provided at no cost to participating libraries – which includes us! The South Dakota Share-It network will allow users to search library catalogs wherever they have internet access. Authenticated users (patrons with a valid library card at our library) will be able to search the catalog, as well as the subscription e-resources and databases provided by the SD State Library.
Explore South Dakota Share-It by clicking on the link under our ‘Resources’ tab, above, or by following the link here.

Gitchie Girl Presentation

Tomorrow evening the Library hosts local authors Phil & Sandy Hamman from Sioux City, as they discuss their book, Gitchie Girl. Presentation begins at 6:30 pm in the Kozak Community Room.

The authors of the popular  bestseller, Gitchie Girl, will be present to share the inside story of writing the book, as well as the events surrounding the Gitchie Manitou mass murders.  The authors will discuss the subject of the book and lone survivor, Sandra Chesky, and her many struggles to rebuild her life emotionally and spiritually following a sexual assault that night.  A book signing will follow the event.  Gitchie Girl is a #1 national best seller on several of Barnes & Noble’s and Amazon’s true crime lists.  Books will be available on site for purchase.

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VPL Director Retires

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library staff and Board of Trustees regret to share that long-time director, Jane A. Larson, has retired from her position. Many patrons and friends are already aware that Mrs. Larson has regrettably been absent from the Library for several months due to a serious and unforeseen medical issue. She continues to recover at home in Meckling.

Jane has served the community as Director of the Library for past 32 years. In that time, she steered the Library through enormous change and growth, including overseeing a major renovation and expansion of the Library, completed in 2013. A public reception to honor her service is planned for the Fall, and will be widely advertised.

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