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Monday Entertainer: Absolute Science

Celebrate the kick off of the 2020 Summer Reading Program with two videos from Absolute Science!

Video 1: Absolute Science Fire & Ice

You’ll see Fire light up in different beautiful colors. You’ll see the freezing magic of Liquid Nitrogen. You’ll even learn how to make Smoke appear like a genie out of a bottle in this amazing show about chemical reactions! (20 minutes)

Video 2: Absolute Science Big Bang Bubbles

It’s a celebration of beautiful breathtaking Bubbles! Big bubbles, little bubbles, smoke bubbles, helium bubbles – BIG BANG BUBBLES!!! (31 minutes)

If you haven’t done so already, register to track your reading with READsquared at vermillionlibrary.readsquared.com.

Celebrate LGBT Pride Month with these Lambda Literary Award-Winning Books

The Lambda Literary Awards, also known as the “Lammys”, are awarded yearly by the Lambda Literary Foundation to published works which celebrate or explore LGBTQ themes.

Lambda Literary champions LGBTQ books and authors. Their mission is to nurture and advocate for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve their legacies, and affirm the value of their stories and their lives. Ranging over many categories, the Awards reflect the wide spectrum of LGBTQ books, making the statement that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans stories are part of the literature of the nation.

Photo of Lambda Literary Award-Winning books available at the library
Photo of Lambda Literary Award-Winning books available at the library

Lambda Award-Winning Books Available at the Vermillion Public Library:

General Fiction:

Mystery:

YA Fiction:

Nonfiction:

Nonfiction Graphic Novel:

Monday Entertainer Registration

Register online to receive links to this event and other Monday performers as they approach: bit.ly/vplperformers

Coming up on Monday, June 1st, we’ll be sharing not just one, but TWO videos featuring fun with science! “Fire and Ice”, hosted by Professor Rick, and “Big Bang Bubbles” starring Professor Toto!

Absolute Science videos will be shared on our website and Facebook at the designated time.

The Library will continue to be closed to the public through June

For the health and safety of our community members the Vermillion Public Library will continue to operate a pick-up at the door only service during June. We appreciate everyone’s patience and perseverance during this unusual time.

Starting June 1st we will have one public access computer available for use in 30-minute sessions by appointment only.

Staff are available from 8 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday to answer the phone and respond to emails.

Remember, the Library has many digital services available to you for free. If you need assistance accessing our electronic resources please contact us.

We will continue to closely monitor developments pertaining to COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus. We encourage community members, especially those in high-risk populations, to stay away from public spaces. If you are feeling ill please avoid contact with other people. Social distancing is one key way to slow the spread of the illness. Please keep in mind, as a public space, the Library cannot guarantee germ-free physical materials. You need to consider if using library materials is best for you and your family.

Interested in Pick-up Service? View details here.

Summer Reading Program 2020

The theme for the 2020 Summer Reading Program is Imagine Your Story, which celebrates fairy tales, mythology, and fantasy.

This year we are introducing a new Summer Reading Program resource: READsquared! This digital reading program is designed to allow families to record their summer reading virtually through the website or app.

You can register as a family or as individuals. Registering as a family allows an adult to log their children’s reading more easily, without needing to log out and back in for each child. To register as a family you will need to register an adult first.

Summer Reading Guidelines:

Pre-K 2020 Summer Reading Program: Designed for non-readers, birth through kindergarten. Read to them five days a week for at least 15 minutes a day to complete the Summer Reading Program within the 8-week time frame and get a prize!

Kids 2020 Summer Reading Program: Designed for kids scheduled to go into kindergarten through 5th grade this fall. Have them read five days a week for at least 30 minutes a day to complete the Summer Reading Program within the 8-week time frame and get a prize!

Teens 2020 Summer Reading Program: Designed for those readers who will be going into grades 6 through 12 this fall. Read for 40 minutes a day, five days a week to complete the Summer Reading Program within the 8-week time frame and get a prize!

Adults 2020 Summer Reading Program: For readers 17 and older.

  • Adults Option 1: Read a book for any length of time at least five days a week to complete the Summer Reading Program within the 8-week time frame and get a prize!
  • Adults Option 2: Fill out the BINGO board and submit it before August 1st to be entered to win a prize! Every BINGO you get gives you another chance to win!

Register with READsquared here!

Note: As this is our first year using READsquared for the Summer Reading Program, there might be some bumps and bugs to work out along the way. Please have patience and bear with us as we work to get READsquared running as smoothly as possible!

Virtual Events

Due to circumstances surrounding the pandemic, the schedule of programs for 2020 Summer Reading Program have been redesigned for virtual formats!

Check out our programming page for the schedule of online events.

View a printout version of the June calendar (subject to change!).
View a printout version of the July calendar (subject to change!).

Prefer a printout version of the reading logs?

How to use READsquared: