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Earth Days StoryWalk® at Prentis Park

Get outside and celebrate Earth Days with a special Vermillion StoryWalk® at Prentis Park! Starting Saturday, April 17th, you can enjoy the great outdoors along with a great children’s book, “We Are Water Protectors,” by Carole Lindstrom. The book tells the story of an Ojibwe girl who fights against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

(Readers will also have a chance to be entered to win a prize from the Vermillion Public Library!)

For more information on Earth Days 2021, visit

Bilingual Story Time

Join us for a special virtual bilingual story time this Tuesday, April 13th at 10:30 am!

The Vermillion Public Library and Cornerstone Career Learning Center invite you to learn more about Ramadan and the Islamic culture. We will be reading two books in English and Pashto: “Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors” by Hena Khan and “The Farmer’s Wife” by Idries Shah. Watch online by visiting our Facebook page @VermillionPublicLibrary or visit our YouTube page.

Bonus: Lantern take-home activity kits and free copies of “The Farmer’s Wife” (English version) will be available to pick up starting April 13th! We will have a limited supply of books available, and they can be picked up at the circulation desk.

Vaccine Available Now!

Spread the news, Vermillion! All residents of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota ages 16 or older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. If you live in Vermillion, you can get this at one of three places:

  • Sanford (877-701-0779) (Website) (You can also book through the My Sanford Chart App)
  • Hy-Vee (605-624-5574) (Website)
  • Walmart (605-624-4106) (Website)

Please get your vaccine as soon as possible! The sooner we get people vaccinated, the sooner things can get back to normal. You can even book online! It’s completely free, and does not require an insurance plan.

Seed Library

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is proud to announce our new Seed Library!

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library’s Seed Library is designed to provide seeds for free to local community members. With this library you are encouraged to plant the seeds, watch them grow, and then donate any extra produce you may gain to the Vermillion Food Pantry!

You may also donate commercially grown and packaged seeds that are properly labeled and in their original packaging. Just bring those seeds to the circulation desk! (At this time we cannot accept homegrown/harvested seeds).

Seed libraries are perfect for both expert and aspiring gardeners alike. They provide affordable (i.e. free) seeds, and a low-risk way for novice gardeners to experiment with their green thumbs. The extra produce can also be a welcome (but not required) donation to a local food bank.

With this new endeavor, we are hoping to encourage everyone to Borrow, Grow, and Share.

Picture of card catalog being repurposed as a seed library.

Easter Sunday

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 4th in observance of Easter.

The Early Days of Television

Learn about the early days of television with the Vermillion Public Library’s April Lunch & Learn Zoom lecture. TV is a part of everyday life in America, but how did it get its start? From its introduction in the 1920’s, through its rapid expansion after World War II, television has continued to reflect the society of its time. Stroll down memory lane and get reacquainted with the early days of television.

Register at to join the free Zoom lecture with Evan Weiner, hosted by the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library. We will meet online at 12:00 pm on Friday, April 2nd. Please register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot!