This year’s Summer Reading Program has been quite the adventure!
There are, unfortunately, only a few events left before the program ends. However, we have had so much fun with everyone involved that we would like to invite you to a Backyard Bash here at the library as the finale for a great program.
Join us at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 27 for an afternoon of pizza, games and prizes and help us end this program with a bang! All we ask is that you alert the library staff ahead of time to reserve your spot for the afternoon; other than that, just show up hungry for food and fun and we’ll take care of the rest.
Thanks for a great summer, everyone. We look forward to seeing you here!
Join us at the library for an artistic and political open house!
From 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, we encourage all patrons and community members to stop by the library for an open democracy studio. In preparation for the June 30 Special Election, we will be providing two button machines, various crafting materials, sample ballots and other information regarding the election. Design your own buttons, banners and signs in an environment that will cater to your freedom of creative and political expression!
Have any questions? Call or email the library for more information.
Looking to fill your bookshelves with new material? We have just what you need – for free!
As part of the citywide rummage sale, the Library will have loads of free books available from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. this Friday and Saturday (June 19-20). Both the Library staff and our Friends of the Vermillion Public Library will be setting up shop under a tent outside the library’s front entrance with free books for all ages. There is no limit to how many you can take, so stop by and stock up!
** In the event of inclement weather, books will be available inside.
Are credit or money issues stressing you out? In an effort to better serve our community through life-long learning opportunities, we are pleased to announce an upcoming partnership with Lutheran Social Services Center for Financial Resources.
Beginning Thursday, June 11th, a financial counselor from the LSS Center for Financial Resources will be present at the library from 10 am until 3:30 pm, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. The sessions will run through the month of August.
Since 1984, Consumer Credit Counseling Service has been dedicated to educating and empowering individuals and families to master their finances. To fulfill this mission, CCCS provides free and low cost services including individual budget counseling, debt management, and community education. These services are specifically designed to help clients take control of their financial future.
To set up an appointment, or to get more information, you may call 800-568-2401 or email info@LssSD.org. You may also visit their website at http://www.lsssd.org/financial_services.
For those accessing our online information, please be aware that some pages may not be accessible due to ongoing maintenance. We are testing out some new ideas in effort to update the website and make its use more convenient for our patrons. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause; if you come across any issues, please let us know and we will get you the information you need!
It has come to our attention that someone is calling area business as a representative of the library, asking for donations.
We are NOT currently soliciting anyone by phone.
If you receive a call from the Vermillion Public Library (it may be from an out-of-state area code) asking for donations, please DO NOT comply, and report the call to the local police.
We appreciate your help!
The wait is almost over! Two nights from now we will screen the amazing documentary ‘Alive Inside’, and follow it up with a facilitated community discussion with the subject of the film, Dan Cohen.
Wednesday, April 8th 6:30-9 pm
Alive Inside highlights a ground-breaking wellness program called ‘Music & Memory’, developed by social worker Dan Cohen. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the amazing results from engaging with dementia patients, and others, through the use of music. The film offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin, among others.
Ariadne Albright, of Sanford Arts Vermillion, will facilitate a community discussion with Mr. Cohen, via Skype, following the film.
This film screening and facilitated community discussion is proudly supported by the Dakota Hospital Foundation, Sanford Arts Vermillion, and the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library Board of Trustees.
This event is free and open to the public. Please arrive early for best seating.
Volunteers from the IRS VITA program will be present to provide tax assistance at the library on the following dates:
Wednesday, Mar. 18th, 4:30-8 pm, Small Conference Room
Sunday, Mar. 22nd, 1-5 pm, Kozak Community Room
Thursday, Mar. 26th, 4:30-8 pm, Small Conference Room
Saturday, Mar. 28th, 10-4 pm, Kozak Community Room
Tuesday, Apr. 7th, 4:30-8 pm, Kozak Community Room
Saturday, Apr. 11th, 1-4 pm, Small Conference Room
Monday, Apr. 13th, 4:30-8 pm, Kozak Community Room