Forgiving for Giving

We’re halfway through!

Wanna help yourself and your community at the same time?
In keeping with the season of giving, the Edith B. Siegrist Public Library is pleased to share its intention to offer amnesty to patrons owing fines throughout the month of December, in exchange for donations of food pantry items.
The “Forgiving for Giving” campaign will collect donations of non-perishable items that will then be distributed by the Vermillion Food Pantry during the holidays.  Patrons who have accumulated overdue fees, with the exception of replacement fees, will be able to have those fines waived in exchange for donations of much-needed items, such as canned meats, canned or packaged soups, canned beans, dried pastas and grains, dried fruits, canned vegetables, etc.  A more detailed list can be found by visiting

Adult programming is Long Overdue…

Things are really picking up around here with the impending return of Children’s and Adult programming!  Our Adult programming will return on Tuesday, September 6th, with a very special session of our Long Overdue series.
We are excited to host the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Clay and Yankton Counties as she provides the community with an overview of the work they are busy doing in our communities, and ways for you to be involved.  Takes place in the Kozak Community Room at 7 pm.

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We will be closed

in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 19th.mlkforweb

Instead of visiting us, please consider making it a day of service!  Find out more, or register at

Afterward, stop by the Washington Street Arts Center from 5-7 pm to participate in a celebration of MLK Jr.’s legacy, and see some outstanding art by our youngest community members.
See you there!

We’re on a Roll

We hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday.  For many, the long holiday weekend continues, but we are here at the library!  We are open our normal hours today, Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and tomorrow, Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.  We’ve got tons of great holiday books on display, to assist in your holiday preparations.  If it’s DIY you’re looking for, we can help.

In addition, today is Small Business Saturday!  Keep those important dollars and resources local by shopping at any of the fabulous small businesses we have here in downtown Vermillion.  If you need to shop for gifts, goodies, or decor, there’s no question you will find what you need right here close to home.  And then stop by the library and share all the exciting things you’ve found!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!small bus sat

Long Overdue Series Tonight!

Join us tonight at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library hosts Alderman Rich Holland!  Rich will lead us in a discussion entitled “The ‘Everything’ Plan for the City”.

Wednesday, November 12th, 7pm
Kozak Community Room

What really leads the decision-making in a city? The answer could be a vital document called The Comprehensive Plan. This discussion will cover the history, need, preparation and use of a Comprehensive Plan and illustrate why it is so important to the growth of Vermillion.

Rich Holland Graduated from CSU Long Beach in Electrical Engineering and worked 35 years as an Aerospace Engineer in semiconductor design and fabrication. He was elected to, and served on, the Lennox City Council for 6 years. In 2012, he was appointed to the Vermillion Planning Commission and later elected to the Vermillion City Council. He led the development team for the Lennox Comprehensive Plan and is currently working with the Planning Commission on the major revision of the Vermillion Comprehensive Plan.

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