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Read for the Record! Special Virtual Story Time

We are excited to bring an extra story time to you this week for Read for the the Record – with a special guest reader! Thank you to Mrs. Johnson, Principal at Austin School, for helping us highlight the importance of early literacy and sharing such a wonderful story. Mrs. Johnson will be reading this year’s book choice – “Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away” by Meg Medina.

Trek or Treat this Friday!

Join the Vermillion Public Library for Trek or Treat! Friday, October 30th at 3:30 pm. Follow the Halloween path to each station where…

  • Kids will get a free treat bag with candy and toys!
  • You can vote for your favorite pumpkin carving!
  • All ages can pose for a costume contest (voting will be done offsite by celebrity judges)!

For everyone’s safety, please wear a mask that complies with CDC guidelines, and be prepared to maintain proper social distancing measures between yourself and people outside your household.

Trick-or-Treat with Muskie and The Fez

Join Muskie and The Fez in this Halloween-themed digital escape room! Test yourself with trivia and puzzles, follow the clues, and choose the best answers to proceed through the game. This escape room is also a choose-your-own adventure story! Winners will successfully help Muskie the Muskrat and Fez the Pheasant go trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

The game can be played anytime now through midnight, November 1st, 2020.Visit to play!

Costume Contest

Join us during Trek-or-Treat on Friday, October 30th to be entered into the costume contest! Get your picture taken and a panel of celebrity judges will decide who wins best Halloween costume! Prizes will be awarded the following week.

(Proper masks and social distancing are encouraged at this event.)

Jim Reese: 12 Years in Prison

The recorded Zoom program from October 15th, 2020 featuring Jim Reese, author of Bone Chalk. Jim discusses running a prison creative writing program with his essay entitled 12 Years in Prison and What Inmates Teach Me. Hosted by the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Enter the Vermillion Public Library’s first ever Pumpkin Carving Contest! Pick up a free pumpkin, or use one of your own. Free pumpkins will be available starting October 19th. One per household, please. Available while supplies last.

Carved pumpkins can be returned starting October 28th. All pumpkins must be returned by 3:00 pm on Friday, October 30th in order to be entered into the voting contest. Winners will be announced the following week!

You can join in on the community voting during Trek-or-Treat at the library between 3:30 – 4:30 pm on October 30th.


Children’s Take ‘n Make Craft: Spooky Spider Webs

Learn how to make a spooky and colorful spider web! A few free take-home kits will be available at the Vermillion Public Library while supplies last.

Materials needed:

  • Coffee filter
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • 2 black pom poms of different sizes
  • 1 black pipe cleaner, to be cut into 8 pieces
  • Water
  • Spoon, dropper or spray bottle

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