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New: Digital Archives

The public library’s microfilm collection is going digital!

The Vermillion Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new searchable digital archive featuring digitized microfilm from local newspapers.

Thanks to the generous support of the Vermillion Public Library Foundation, you can now access older issues of the Vermillion Plain Talk through the Vermillion Public Library’s website at: View issues from 1893 to 1924 from anywhere with an internet connection! More recent issues are only accessible when you are using a library computer, or when your device is connected to the library’s Wi-Fi.

The library has plans to add more newspapers and resources to the collection over time.

New Year’s Hours

The Vermillion Public Library will be closing at 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 31st, and will be closed all day Friday, January 1st. We will open back up on Saturday, January 2nd at 10:00 am!

Library Hours

The Vermillion Public Library will be closing at noon on Thursday, December 24th, and closed all day Friday, December 25th in observance of Christmas! We will be back open on Saturday, December 26th at 10:00 am.

Weather Closure

Notice: Due to the weather, the Vermillion Public Library and other City offices will be closing at noon (December 23rd)! Assuming weather cooperates, we will be open from 8 am to 12 pm tomorrow, December 24th.

Teen Take ‘n Make Craft: 3D Snowflakes

Learn how to make 3D Snowflakes with Amanda. Free take-home kits will be available at the Vermillion Public Library while supplies last.

Materials needed:

  • 3 packs of squares (6 squares per pack = 1 3D snowflake)
  • yarn
  • template (optional)
  • also need scissors, glue or tape, a pencil

Share your creations with us! Email a photo to [email protected], or post to Facebook or Instagram and tag @VermillionPublicLibrary.

Adult Take ‘n Make Craft: Glitter Santa Ornament

Rachelle shows us how to make a glitter Santa ball ornament with the Vermillion Public Library’s December Take ‘n Make craft for adults! Limited kits will be available to pick up at the library!

Supplies Needed (Included in Kit):

  • 1 clear plastic ball ornament
  • 1 pot of Glitter-It liquid glue
  • 1 pot of fine red glitter
  • 1 strip of 1/4″ adhesive double-sided tape
  • 1 strip of 3/8″ black satin ribbon
  • 8 self-adhesive rhinestones (clear)
  • 2 self-adhesive rhinestones (black)
  • 1 disposable cup
  • 1 paper cone cup (cut the tip off to use as a funnel!)

Additional Supplies (Optional):

  • White vinegar and tap water to rinse inside of ball
  • Scissors to cut tip off of paper cone cup

Holiday Gift Basket

It’s contest time! Visit the Vermillion Public Library and tell us your favorite winter/holiday treat! Is it candy canes? Gingerbread cookies? Eggnog? Something totally unexpected? Let us know!

Fill out the slip with your name and contact info and you will be entered into a drawing to win this family-friendly holiday gift basket! The basket has fun holiday-themed items, including a movie, children’s book, gingerbread house kit, and treats! (You also get a free VPL pen when you enter!)

Winners will be announced next Friday, so enter soon! (Please wear a mask when you visit)

Reminiscence Kits

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new resource now available for checkout: Reminiscence Kits. 

Reminiscence Kits are a new way for individuals living with dementia to connect with other people and remember the past. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the U.S. has almost 6 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. Reminiscence therapy is a form of treatment used to help people with dementia remember past events, people, and places. Reminiscence Kits are designed to provide meaningful activities for people living with these diseases, as well as their caregivers, family members, and friends.

Each kit comes with a video DVD, activity cards, and photos. So far, the Vermillion Public Library has eleven kits, each with a different theme, including Farms, The Great Outdoors, and even Cat and Dog Reminiscence! You can view the full list of available Reminiscence Kits by searching for “Reminiscence” in the library’s online catalog.

These kits are great for patrons of all ages; they can also be used for writing prompts or as conversation starters. Check one out from the Vermillion Public Library today!

Current Kits Available:

Cat Reminiscence Kit

2020 Library Services Survey

Your feedback is important! During the month of December, we will be encouraging all residents of Vermillion and Clay County to participate in our 2020 Library Services Survey.

Take the survey now!

All surveys completed and submitted by December 31st, 2020 will be entered to win one of eleven Vermillion Bucks gift cards! You can fill out a paper survey, which can be found at the Circulation Desk, or access the survey here: 2020 Library Services Survey.