We need to cancel today’s (March 14th) book sale. Sorry for the inconvenience! Stay safe, everyone.
Update: ALL programming will be cancelled until 3/23, and all meeting rooms closed
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 such as the library as much as possible. 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 a germ-free environment or germ-free physical materials. You need to consider if using library materials, or visiting the Library or other public spaces, 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, starting Saturday 3/14 and initially, until Monday 3/23, we are taking the following measures:
Please check back for updates as we may announce additional restrictions on services as the situation evolves.
Due to concerns about COVID-19, we will be postponing the March 26th Michael McDonald event. To those of you who have already purchased tickets: we will plan on rescheduling at a later date, and your tickets will be good for the later event. Stay tuned for updates!
Edie’s Book Shop is a monthly sale operated by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Stop by for fantastic deals on gently used (and often new) books! There’s something for everyone here, and every cent goes back into supporting the operation of the library’s programming. In fact, the proceeds from Edie’s Book Shop sales play a major part in helping us run the Summer Reading Program.
Dances of Universal Peace return this Sunday! Join us in the Kozak Room at 2:00 pm.
Learn more about the Dances on the Vermillion Dances of Universal Peace Facebook page.
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
Join us for Lunch & Learn this Friday as we delve into the world of electronic resources available at the Vermillion Public Library! Learn how to access free e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, music, movies, and online classes with your library card! Lunch will be served, but guests are welcome to bring their own food as well.
18 Church Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
* The library will be closed to the public beginning March 22nd, with an official end date yet to be determined *
Phone and email assistance will be available
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 6 pm
Regular Library Hours:
Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 9:00 pm
8:00 – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 12th, 2020 (Easter)
Edie’s Book Shop Hours:
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
January 10th & 11th
February 14th & 15th
March 13th & 14th (Cancelled)
April 3rd & 4th
May 8th & 9th
June 12th & 13th