Alternate Storytimes this weekend

Miss Beth WILL NOT be at the Library for Storytimes tomorrow morning:(
Instead, she invites you to join her at the Armory for Headstart’s 40th anniversary celebration!!
Tell your friends, and help spread the word.

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We’re Back

with our full schedule of programs, that is!

All of our exciting children’s programs begin this week:

Register now for Summer Story Time sessions!  There are no fee for these programs, but registration is required. Visit our website at vermillionpubliclibrary.org, and click on the Story Times link, or call us at 605-677-7060.  Each session is open until full (12 per class).  Sessions run September 11 – November 28th.

Art Storytime (4 & up):
Mondays: 5:30
Tuesdays: 11 am
Saturdays: 11 am

Movement Storytime (birth – 3):
Tuesdays: 10:15 am
Saturdays: 11 am

After School programming for 2017 begins September 11th, and runs through November 30th, 3:30 to 4:30 pm. All programs take place in the Kozak Community Room, with the exception of Minecraft, which takes place in the Youth Room. All programs are FREE and open to the public, require no registration, and are appropriate for school-aged children K-8th, with the exception of VEX IQ Robotics which is open to those aged 10 & up. Snacks are provided at all programs. Call our Circulation Desk for more information.

Afterschool Programs:
Mondays (1st & 3rd) – Nutrition/Yoga
Mondays (2nd & 4th) – Minecraft
Tuesdays (1st & 3rd) – LEGO Robotics
Tuesdays (2nd & 4th)  -VEX IQ Robotics
Wednesdays (1st & 3rd) – Cursive Class
Wednesdays (2nd & 4th) – Chess Club
Thursdays (1st & 3rd) – LEGO Club
Thursdays (2nd) – Origami Club
Thursdays (4th) – Art Club
Fridays – Library Movie!

More Eclipse Resources

Prepare for the eclipse with open access to Gale’s In Context resources!
With the upcoming solar eclipse, Gale is providing free access to three earth science resources. They are opening up access to Science in Context, Research in Context and Student Resources in Context through Sept. 15 for those back to school projects that involve the eclipse, as well as the science enthusiasts looking for more information on the event.

Please note that all users will need to complete a short registration form to access these resources.

Lunch Time Book Club

Join us as we discuss the initial chapters of Melody Warnick’s engaging book about loving where you live: This is Where You Belong. Bring your lunch or order in, and we’ll have drinks and sweets. This Thursday, August 17th will be the first session of a monthly book club meeting.
Copies of the book are available for check-out at our Circulation Desk.

Are you into STEAM?

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library seeks an after-school STEAM program facilitator. This free, weekly children’s program is designed to help develop and nurture school-aged children’s skills in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The program will resume beginning mid-January 2018, with the Fall semester to be utilized for curriculum module development and existing after-school program review.

The intern must be motivated and well-organized, with a strong interest in the sciences and in working with school-aged children. The Library’s preference is for an individual with science instruction experience, or a student working toward a degree in Education, Early Childhood Development, or related field.

Responsibilities:
• Develop series of short curriculum modules in sciences (electronics, simple robotics, mathematics, coding, etc.) that can later be utilized by Library staff and volunteers
• Engage and lead children in planned activities weekly, from mid-January through end of April, 2018
• Help in creating a safe, welcoming environment for program participants
• Promote activities that build and strengthen STEAM skills and lifelong learning
• Understand and adhere to library policies, procedures and rules

Preferred Skills and/or Experience:
• Background in sciences, technology, engineering, art or mathematics
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience working with elementary-aged children
• Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
• Ability to work independently
• Self-motivated and well-organized
• Dynamic interpersonal skills; tactful, cheerful, enthusiastic, positive, good sense of humor

Start Date:
Fall semester 2017, preferably by September 15th.

Schedule:
3-4 hours per week during the Fall and Spring Semester

End Date:
This is a grant-funded position and is expected to last at least the duration of the school year.

Compensation:
$8.75/hr

To be considered, please mail or email a completed City if Vermillion employment application, cover letter, and resume to:

Beth Samenus
Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
18 Church St
Vermillion, SD 57069
605.677.7060
Beth.Samenus@vermillionpubliclibrary.org