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COVID-19 Resources

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Overview

We are closely monitoring 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 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. As a reminder, the Library has many digital services available to you for free.

Out of caution and care for our community members, the public will not be allowed in the library building beginning March 22nd, with future dates to be determined.

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

Interested in Pick-up Service? View details here.


Resources & Information


Activities

Trying to stay entertained and informed during the Great Staycation? Check out these links to online-based activities, story times, and other free resources designed to help you stay home, stay safe, and stay entertained. And don’t forget about our permanent list of electronic resources available for Vermillion Public Library patrons!

Art & Projects

Books

  • Vermillion Public Library Book Chatter Facebook Group: Until we are able to open back up to the public, we have transitioned our regular Book Chatter program to an online format! This Facebook Group will allow participants to talk about books they are recommending this month! Hopefully we can meet again in person soon, but until then please share your recommendations.
  • ABDO: Free digital content through June 2020
  • Audible Stories: Audible has launched this free service that offers family-friendly educational and entertaining audiobook content.
  • Britannica eBooks: Continue learning with ebooks covering top curriculum subjects including science, math, governement, health, and history. Login to read online or download these books. Username: freebritannica Password: ebooks
  • Comixology: Unlimited free 60 day trial with access to over 25,000 comics, graphic novels, and manga.
  • National Emergency Library: Online collection from Internet Archive available through June 30, 2020.
  • Scribd: In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Scribd, the audiobook, ebook, and magazine subscription service, is offering 30 days of free access to their entire library to everyone through this special link. No credit card or subscription commitment required.
  • TumbleBooks has offered the Vermillion Public Library free access to its electronic book collection through August 31st, 2020. No login or library card required. Unlimited access. Read as many books as you want on any device. No checkouts, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

Free College Courses

Story Times

Video Streaming

Virtual Tours

Other Entertainment Links

  • Book Riot Quiz: Which Long 500+ Page Book Should You Read While You’re Quarantined?
  • Common Sense Media: This list of resources and free events has been compiled for kids at home.
  • Read, Wonder, and Learn!: Favorite authors and illustrators share their read-alouds, as well as a growing collection of other resources and lessons. Curated by author Kate Messner.
  • SD Statewide Family Engagement Center: The SD SFEC sends out a daily digest of easy-to-use activities and resources to support your child’s learning at home.