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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Vermillion Public Library is proud to announce a new program for children Pre-K and under! 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

What it is

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free program that encourages families to read together. This early exploration of books encourages early literacy skills and helps build a love of reading. This program is a free, ongoing program that can be started any time and can be accomplished at your own speed. All children younger than Kindergarten are welcome to participate. The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten and it is easier than it sounds! Yes, you can repeat books (kids love repetition – and they benefit from it too!) and you can count books others read to your child as well. While this may seem like a large goal, it is very doable. 

Why it’s important

Not only is reading to your child a wonderful way to bond and enjoy time together, but it also provides early literacy skills that will give your child a great head start in school!

  • Children that are read to have larger vocabularies by the time they enter Kindergarten and are more successful in school.
  • Development of reading skills starts at birth.
  • A child’s ability to learn language skills is highest before the age of six.
How to participate
  • Register
  • Log your reading
  • Celebrate the milestones with us along the way to 1,000 books!

Visit our 1000 Book Before Kindergarten page for more information on signing up! New registrants get a free book bag!

Presidents’ Day

The Vermillion Public Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, February 14th and 15th, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Blind Date with a Book

It’s back! The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library wants to set you up on a blind date… with a book!

During the month of February, the Vermillion Public Library will be providing a selection of wrapped “mystery date” books for patrons to check out. Simply select a book based on the provided description, and take it to the circulation desk to check it out on your account! When you’ve finished your “date,” you can return the book to the library and pick out another one. In addition, each book contains a review slip for you to fill out after you’ve finished reading. Turn in that slip when you check in your book to be entered to win a prize at the end of the month!

Review slips are due back by the first week in March. Remember, never judge a book by its cover!