Got Something to Display?

Looking for a different spot to share your organizations latest news or an intriguing collection of items? The Library regularly offers its display case to outside organizations and individuals for month-long periods, and they are interested in booking new displays for 2018.

If you have information or items you’d like to showcase to the community, please visit the Circulation Desk in person, call us at 677.7060, or email us at for more information. There is no charge for this service, and the Library will book displays on a first-come, first-served basis.

NaNoWriMo is Here!

November means NaNoWriMo. What’s that, you ask?
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.
On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will participate in the Come Write In (CWI) program, which connects libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces with their local NaNoWriMo participants (or Wrimos) to build vibrant writing communities. Every November, thousands of writers around the world congregate at Come Write In spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel. What better place to settle into the creative task than in one of our comfy chairs in front of the fireplace? You can even bring your latte.

We’ve got some extra motivation to offer: whenever you ‘check-in’ on Facebook at the VPL, or post a picture of yourself writing at the VPL on facebook, you’ll be entered into our drawing for a fun prize pack, which includes 2 beautiful blank journals donated by Pressing Matters, a $5 gift certificate for The Bean, and ‘A Book that Takes its Time’, by Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst.

ACA Enrollments Coming

The Rural Office of Community Services, Inc. will have a representative present to provide
informational materials and assist citizens to enroll in the Affordable Care Act and the Health
Insurance Marketplace on the following dates:
Tuesday, October 17th, 10 am – 3 pm
Thursday, November 9th, 10 am – 8 pm

Both sessions take place in the Small Conference Room. The Rural Office of Community Services, Inc. (ROCS) is a private, non-profit Community
Action Agency located in Lake Andes and Mitchell, South Dakota. CSBG funded programs service 20 counties including Aurora, Bon Homme, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Gregory, Hanson, Hutchison, Jerauld, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Sanborn, Todd, Tripp, Union and Yankton. Find out more about them at

Edie’s This Month

Don’t worry – you didn’t miss Edie’s October Book Shop Sale – it starts tomorrow!

Friday and Saturday, October 13th and 14th, the fantastic book deals return. The shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm each of those days, and the book treasure to be found is sure to please. Plus, every purchase goes right back to the Library in the form of support for Library programs and equipment. Super sweet:)

Is it Parade Time yet?

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Look for us in the Dakota Days Parade tomorrow morning:) We’ll have some library swag, and will be walking with several other Vermillion cultural organizations. We can’t wait to see all your shiny faces.

P.S. NO Story Times Saturday morning, due to the parade. Please share widely.

Banned Books Week winners!

Congrats to our Banned Books Week giveaway winners:
Andrew Sharples-Schmidt
Frank Putz
Cheyene Hayley

Everyone who entered the give-away has a ‘Words Have Power’ button waiting for them! Drop by our Circulation Desk anytime to pick up your prizes.

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.

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, 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!