The Strength of Community

vhs volunteer day 002 vhs volunteer day 003 vhs volunteer day 005 vhs volunteer day 007Woot!! We have some pretty amazing volunteers here at the library today – tackling everything from weeding and dusting, to washing legos and painting our windows. A heartfelt thanks to our wonderful VHS students for their service to the community today!

New version of OverDrive app available

It’s been announced that there is a new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8! This update features the long-awaited elimination of the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process – one of the most frequently requested enhancements. We expect this change will significantly reduce the need for outside support and will provide excellent benefit to users like syncing reading progress across multiple devices.

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First-time users will now be prompted to create an OverDrive account. There is no change for existing users who already have an Adobe ID or OverDrive account associated with their OverDrive app, even after they update to the newest version.

For more information, visit our eBook page.

A quick reminder: One Book South Dakota is right around the corner…


One Book South Dakota
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris
Book Discussion: Wednesday, September 24th
7 pm, Kozak Community Room
Discussion facilitated by Molly Rozum,
Associate Professor of History, USD

The One Book South Dakota is sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council.
We can read a book alone, but until we discuss it, the process doesn’t seem complete. Often what one person says about a book enhances our understanding and shapes our perceptions of the book’s themes and meaning. The One Book South Dakota program exists to encourage this exchange through reading one book as a community.

Long Overdue Series Kicks off Wednesday!

We are so pleased to announce that our friend and advocate, Kelsey Collier-Wise will be the first to present in our new Long Overdue series. Her presentation is entitled, “Building Community Together: How Civic Engagement can Transform People and Places”, and will bring an exciting topic to the community for discussion. 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room. Come prepared to join the discussion!Collier Wise

Fall Storytimes start on Monday, September 8th!

storytime400 Monday, September 8th 5:30 pm Preschool Storytime! Children’s Craft Room   Tuesday, September 9th 10:30 am Toddler Storytime! Kozak Community Room     Thursday, September 11th 3:45-5 pmArt Club, K-5th children’s programming Kozak Community Room   Saturday, September 13th10:15 am, Toddler Storytime! Kozak Community Room 11:15 am, Preschool Storytime! Kozak Community Room   

Fall Programming Kicks off Next Week!

We are very pleased to announce that the popular series, Artists & Authors, is back, on the first Wednesday of each month! In addition, we’ve begun a new adult programming series, Long Overdue, which will cover a broad range of topics and will be on the second Wednesday. Additionally, we are quite excited to kick-off a series of hands-on workshops on the first Saturday of each month, called Picture This!

Join us as we welcome our first presenters in each of these series’:

On Wednesday, September 3, in the Kozak Community Room we will host “Dandarians and Other Poems: a Poetry Reading by Lee Ann Roripaugh”. lee roripaughBased on sources as diverse as Heian period female Japanese writers and the world of science fiction, and drawing on her own experience as a second-generation Japanese American, acclaimed poet Lee Ann Roripaugh’s fourth collection explores a series of “word betrayals”—English words misunderstood in transmission from her Japanese mother that came to take on symbolic ramifications in her early years. 7 pm.
On Saturday, September 6, in the Kozak Community Room, Beth Knedler will share with us the ancient art of paper marbling. Paper_Marbling_Tank

Sure to enthrall! All materials are provided, but registration is required. Please call us at 677.7060 for more info.


Fall Programming is on its way…

LibraryQuotes_JaneAustenHere at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, we are busy gearing up fo another exciting season of programming. We can’t wait to share this excitement with you! Feel free to drop by or call for further information, and be on the lookout for specifics, to be posted soon.

Toddler & Preschool Storytimes start Sept. 2nd!

Toddlers (ages birth to 3 with adult) –
Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Saturdays at 11:15 am

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

Children’s Programming:
Lego Club
1st & 3rd Thursdays (Sept. – Nov.) 3:45-5pm

Art Club
2nd Thursdays (Sept. – Nov.) 3:45-5pm

Teen Programming:
Books & Authors
4th Thursdays (Sept. – Nov.) 3:45-5pm

Adult Programming:
Artists & Authors
1st Wednesdays (Sept. – Dec.) at 7pm

Long Overdue, a series of presentations and discussions on a wide range of exciting topics
2nd Wednesdays (Sept. – Nov.)

Fiction Book Club
3rd Wednesdays (Sept. – Nov.)

Non-fiction Book Club
4th Wednesdays (Sept. & Oct.)

Picture This, a series of hands-on workshops in a variety of creative techniques
1st Saturdays (Sept. – Nov.)

Summer Reading Program Prize Store Now Open!!

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Parents and kids attended our 1000 minute party, with fun activities, pizza, and s’mores made in our homemade solar ovens!

The Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program is drawing to a close.  Over the course of the summer, we had over 3000 children and adults attend program events, over 350 folks signed up for the reading program, with over 150 finishing the reading program with 1000 or more minutes read!!  In total, over 177,000 minutes were read.  Way to go, Vermillion!

For all those readers with book bucks, don’t forget to stop by the Prize Store in the Kozak Community Room, and spend, spend, spend on our fun prizes.  You earned it!

Birds and Birding in Southeastern SD

Summer Reading Program Adult / Family Events

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Join Dr. David Swanson for an afternoon exploration of birds!
Saturday, June 14, 2014
1 pm til….

We will begin in the Kozak Room for a short program on the basics of birdwatching and a brief review of common birds found in our area. Then we’ll head out on a birding tour to Cotton Park in Vermillion to get a look at some local birds!

Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to take a nice walk….weather permitting!

This program is intended for adults, but family members are welcome! Call the library at 677-7060 for more information.