Children

Childhood is a crucial time in the individual development process, a fact we understand and cater to. With a variety of constructive learning and entertainment opportunities, the Library and its staff are doing our best to provide the means for positive growth to children of the community. See for yourself – below you will find a calendar of upcoming events catered to children or families as well as links to useful resources tailored to the youth and their needs.


Upcoming Events:

Nov
29
Thu
Food for Fines
Nov 29 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm

During this holiday season, the Vermillion Public Library will be accepting donations of unopened non-perishable food items for the Vermillion Food Pantry! Patrons who have accumulated overdue fines, with the exception of replacement fees, will be able to have up to $15 of those fines waived in exchange for donations of much-needed items such as non-perishable foods or personal care products.

Needed items include: Food items such as dried grains, canned or packaged proteins, canned or dried fruits and vegetables, shelf-stable dairy products, oils and condiments; non-food items such as paper products, personal care and soap products, etc.

Visit the Vermillion Food Pantry’s website for a complete wish list of items you can donate at www.vermillionfoodpantry.org.

 

Dec
24
Mon
Library Closed
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 11:59 pm
Dec
26
Wed
Board Game Day
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kids are invited to join us at the library from 11 to 2 pm on Wednesday, December 26th for Board Game Day! Lunch will be served, and a movie (The Princess Bride) shown!

Dec
27
Thu
LEGO Day
Dec 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kids are invited to join us at the library from 11 to 2 pm on Thursday, December 27th for LEGO Day! Lunch will also be served and a movie (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) shown!

Dec
28
Fri
New Year’s Craft Day
Dec 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kids are invited to join us at the library from 11 to 2 pm on Friday, December 28th for New Year’s Craft Day! Lunch will also be served and a movie (Beauty and the Beast) shown!

Dec
31
Mon
Library Closed
Dec 31 2018 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 11:59 pm
Jan
11
Fri
Edie’s Book Shop
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The monthly book sale of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Thousands of titles to choose from, in every genre, from gently used to practically new! The prices are right (super cheap) and every penny is used to support Library programming. It’s a win-win for everyone. Sale occurs on the first Friday and Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. In the basement of the library.

Jan
12
Sat
Edie’s Book Shop
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The monthly book sale of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Thousands of titles to choose from, in every genre, from gently used to practically new! The prices are right (super cheap) and every penny is used to support Library programming. It’s a win-win for everyone. Sale occurs on the first Friday and Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. In the basement of the library.

Feb
1
Fri
Edie’s Book Shop
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The monthly book sale of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Thousands of titles to choose from, in every genre, from gently used to practically new! The prices are right (super cheap) and every penny is used to support Library programming. It’s a win-win for everyone. Sale occurs on the first Friday and Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. In the basement of the library.

Feb
2
Sat
Edie’s Book Shop
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The monthly book sale of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Thousands of titles to choose from, in every genre, from gently used to practically new! The prices are right (super cheap) and every penny is used to support Library programming. It’s a win-win for everyone. Sale occurs on the first Friday and Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. In the basement of the library.

Mar
1
Fri
Edie’s Book Shop
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The monthly book sale of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Thousands of titles to choose from, in every genre, from gently used to practically new! The prices are right (super cheap) and every penny is used to support Library programming. It’s a win-win for everyone. Sale occurs on the first Friday and Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. In the basement of the library.

Mar
2
Sat
Edie’s Book Shop
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The monthly book sale of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Thousands of titles to choose from, in every genre, from gently used to practically new! The prices are right (super cheap) and every penny is used to support Library programming. It’s a win-win for everyone. Sale occurs on the first Friday and Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. In the basement of the library.

Apr
5
Fri
Edie’s Book Shop
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The monthly book sale of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Thousands of titles to choose from, in every genre, from gently used to practically new! The prices are right (super cheap) and every penny is used to support Library programming. It’s a win-win for everyone. Sale occurs on the first Friday and Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. In the basement of the library.

Apr
6
Sat
Edie’s Book Shop
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The monthly book sale of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Thousands of titles to choose from, in every genre, from gently used to practically new! The prices are right (super cheap) and every penny is used to support Library programming. It’s a win-win for everyone. Sale occurs on the first Friday and Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. In the basement of the library.

May
3
Fri
Edie’s Book Shop
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The monthly book sale of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Thousands of titles to choose from, in every genre, from gently used to practically new! The prices are right (super cheap) and every penny is used to support Library programming. It’s a win-win for everyone. Sale occurs on the first Friday and Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. In the basement of the library.

 

 

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More Information:

After School Programs take place weekdays from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Kozak Community Room.  All programs are free and open to the public and are appropriate for school-aged children 2nd-8th grade, or K-1st when accompanied by a parent/guardian*. Snacks are provided at all programs. Snacks are provided at all programs. Call our Circulation Desk for more information.

*With the exception of VEX IQ Robotics which is open to those aged 10 & up.

Please be sure to read our policy on Food and Allergies in the Library.

Great Websites For Kids:

READING BEYOND LISTS
Do you know kids that can read way above their grade level? Most of us do, but finding books that have acceptable content for their age is often an issue. There is finally a professional list for this! The ALA-Children’s Book Council Joint Committee just released a list of recommended books for kids who are advanced readers, but who still need titles that are age-appropriate.

B. J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper
One of the oldest and broadest dictionaries of carefully chosen web sites for students, this father-son collaboration is a “go-to” destination for anyone with homework to do, a research or science project, or any other informational need.

Common Core — State Standards Initiative
Devoted to the task of defining Common Core State Standards, this site provides detailed definitions of what students are expected to learn in their journey toward successful college and career experiences.

Dave Pilkey’s Extra Crunchy Website-O-Fun
Meet Dave Pilkey in comic book form! Explore his books, videos, games and book app! Be sure to check out “Fun Stuff” for more activities and silly facts.

Discovery Kids in Spanish
Videos and games featuring favorite characters from Discovery Kids. Also includes helpful information for parents.

Engineer Girl
The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.

How to Smile
A collection of hands-on science and math activities, created by staff from science museums around the country, this website is a resource for educators, homeschoolers, parents, and anyone looking to teach school-aged children about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEAM) using interactive, non-classroom methods.

Kids.gov
The US Government’s website for kids explores jobs, health, art, school subjects and more. Choosing personal interests or searching the latest school report can be done on this website through text, games and informational videos.

Kidzone with the New York Philharmonic
Discover the world of the New York Philharmonic and go backstage to learn about music and instruments. Kids can explore famous composers, play games, and create music.

Mocomi
Mocomi is a fresh approach to content for kids with the perfect blend of fun and learning that helps the left & the right brained child learn through experiences.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
A user-friendly resource for parents, caregivers, or anyone impacted by or concerned about learning disabilities (LD). Features guides for understanding LD symptoms and treatments in an age-appropriate context, from preschool through adult.

PBS Kids Lab in Spanish
Games and activities that help develop math and reading skills.

SciGirls
A PBS site for girls interested in science. SciGirls includes games, project ideas, videos and more.

Smithsonian Kids
Smithsonian Kids includes a lot of information and activities about a lot of topics, including dinosaurs, world cultures, animals, outer space, history, and more, many of which are also exhibits at the Smithsonian museums.

Spanish site of the “My Hero” project
My Hero is a project to celebrate the best of humanity. Students can add to the project by submitting their own essays about their heroes.

Start with a Book
Themed books (fiction and nonfiction) and activities to engage children in reading and learning during the summer. Helpful literacy tips, resources and printables for parents and caregivers.

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms
A wide range of genetic terms are explained thoroughly but concisely by leading experts in the field. Multimedia elements include downloadable PDFs, audio clips with explanations of terms, and 3d models.

Tween Tribune
Daily news sites for kids, tweens and teens. From animals to entertainment, you will find the most compelling, relevant and interesting news all on one site!

Tween Tribune in Español
Daily news in Spanish for children and adolescents.

Walking with Dinosaurs
Created by the BBC, Walking with Dinosaurs features individual pages featuring interesting facts, images and statistics on particular dinosaurs.

Wonderopolis
Spark children’s imaginations by sharing a “Wonder of the Day” and exploring a “Wonder Playground.” A project of the National Center for Family Literacy.

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