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What We’re About


Welcome to the website for the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, located in Vermillion, South Dakota. We have information here of general interest, as well as pages geared specifically to Adults, Teens and Kids. Please feel free to contact us with questions at [email protected] or by calling 605-677-7060.

Our Vision

Expanding Minds. Empowering People. Enriching Community.

Our Values

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library provides service to all community members regardless of age, ancestry, color, economic level, education, gender identity and expression, human condition, national origin, occupation, philosophy, political affiliation, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation, or any other protected classes in state or federal law.
• Enhance quality of life.
• Inspire, inform, and entertain.
• Help the community live, learn, and grow.

Our Mission Statement

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library serves as a welcoming community center whose staff, resources, programs, and services enrich lives and provide for the educational and informational needs of our diverse community.

Strategic Plan 2019

Communication & Marketing Plan 2020

Technology Plan 2020

2020 Annual Report Infographic

About Us

The Vermillion Public Library started on January 13, 1902, when about 100 people met at the Masonic Hall in Vermillion, South Dakota to establish a public library. In 1903, funds in the sum of $10,000 were appropriated from Andrew Carnegie, and the building began to materialize. The Library has since been supported by the City of Vermillion, with contributions from Clay County. In 1978 a new library building was built adjacent to the original. We recently completed a major expansion and renovation in 2013.

Contact Us

Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
18 Church Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-677-7060
Fax: 605-677-7160
Email: [email protected]
Individual staff emails can be found here.

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Badge for accreditation by the South Dakota State Library.