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:

SRP: LEGO WeDo Workshop
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Designed for ages 6-8, this unique combination of building with the familiar LEGO bricks, using easy-to-use coding software and engaging curriculum-relevant STEM challenges makes coding fun and relevant for elementary students. Basically, everything you need to help every student to succeed at STEM through coding.

Mondays, June 3rd – July 22nd, 10:00 – 11:00 am.

Registration is required! Do so at:

Registration for the Summer Reading Program is required before registering for individual workshops. If you have not already registered for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, please do so here:


SRP: Red Beard, Blue Beard
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

One Beard, Two Beard, Red Beard, Blue Beard are local musicians from right here in Vermillion, and will be here at the library as part of the Summer Reading Program! Kids of all ages are invited to join this event as the performers share their talents with interactive music and fun!

If you have not already registered your child for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, please do so HERE before the event.

SRP: Music & Movement Story Time
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children from birth and up, accompanied by an adult, experience stories combined with music. Music videos are played allowing kids to learn about rhythm and beat; instruments are presented for experimenting with different sounds. Manipulative activities to follow!

For many children this will be their first group experience. To make it a happy one, we ask your cooperation and assistance in preparing your child for going into Story Time. Parent or other adult supervision is required during these sessions, and caregiver participation is appreciated.

If you have not already registered your child for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, please do so at

SRP: Art Story Time
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Children 4 and up, or 3 years old with an adult, hear a story and make art that relates to the story. The language of the Principles and Elements of Art are emphasized. Artists are introduced as a form of history. Children experiment with various media while making art!

For many children this will be their first group experience without a parent. To make it a happy one, we ask your cooperation and assistance in preparing your child for going into Story Time without you. Reassure him/her that you will remain in the library. If separation is a special problem for you, feel free to stay or speak with the Youth Librarian about your concerns. Please keep coats and personal items with you rather than having the child bring things into the room. No toys, please. Greet your child promptly as Story Time ends.

If you have not already registered your child for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, please do so at


SRP Movie: Clone Wars
Jul 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for the weekly Summer Reading Program movie at the Coyote Twin Theater! This week the movie is Star Wars: Clone Wars.

If you have not already registered your child for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, please do so HERE before the event.

As more star systems get swept into the Clone Wars, the valiant Jedi knights struggle to maintain order. Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan learner Ahsoka Tano embark on a mission that brings them face-to-face with Jabba the Hutt. Plotting against them is evil Count Dooku and his agent, Asajj Ventress, who would ensure that the Jedis fail. Meanwhile, Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi lead the clone army against the forces of the Dark Side.

Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Kids are welcome to build and display their creations from LEGO!

If you have not already registered your child for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, please do so at


SRP: Art Club
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This Summer Reading Program class is designed for school children and younger (when accompanied by an adult) to use creative energies to complete various craft projects!

If you have not already registered your child for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, please do so at


Trivia Night
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

All are invited to the first Vermillion Public Library Trivia Night! Show your knowledge about all things related to space and the universe our planet calls home. Come to the Kozak Room with your team, join one when you get here, or face the challenge on your own for a chance to win prizes while you enjoy refreshments and work your brain!

Teams can contain anywhere from 1 – 5 players. This event is free and open to the public!


SRP: End Party
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Help us wrap up the Summer Reading Program with a party at Prentis Plunge Pool!

Registration is required, and can be done Here.

If you have not already registered your child for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, please do so Here.

Library Closure
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 11:45 pm
Library Closure
Dec 31 2019 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 11:45 pm


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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.
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 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.

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.

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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