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Book Chatter Online


With the library being closed to the public, we are finding ways to bring programming to our patrons through the wonders of the internet!

This Friday, April 3rd, 2020 we will be having a digital Book Chatter discussion. Visit and join the new Facebook Group for Book Chatter, and on Friday be prepared to contribute to the discussion by posting your recommended book(s) from the last month!

Since time is not an issue, we can keep the discussion going as long as we want. We’ll be posting a prompt to start discussions around noon on Friday, but you can start talking about your book whenever you would like!

Art @ Home with Miss Beth Bonus Project


We are encouraging artists of ALL ages to participate in the 6x6x2020 exhibition with Rochester Contemporary Art Center. Each summer the RoCo brings together thousands of original artworks, and we want you to submit one as well! Each artist may enter up to three artworks of any medium (no glitter!). Art must be 6 inches square and signed only on the back. Participation is free. All artworks will be exhibited and for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo.

Mail to (postmarked no later than April 10th, 2020):
Rochester Contemporary Art Center – 6×6 137 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14604

or turn in to the Vermillion Public Library – drop off on table inside the south entrance by noon on April 9th, 2020.

RoCo 6x6x2020 Website

Downloadable Artwork Entry Form

Free Access to TumbleBooks

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.

Pick-up Service Beginning March 22nd


While the Edith B Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is closed to the public due to COVID-19 concerns we will be offering a pick-up service.

How Pick-up Works:

1. Please request your materials by:

  1. Placing reserves from the library catalog : (
    • You need to sign into your account. (Your username is your library card barcode, and your pin is your last name in lower case.) If you need assistance logging in, please call the library at 605-677-7060.
  2. Emailing [email protected]. Please make sure to provide your first and last name, address, and (if possible) your library card number.
  3. Calling 605-677-7060
    • Please note requests over the phone will be limited to five items.

* The preferred method of requesting materials is online via the library catalog. Please see the following video for a walk-through of how to do this. You can also 605-677-7060 and we will talk you through the process.

2. A staff member will call you when your items are ready for pick-up.

3. When you arrive at the library come to the southern parking lot entrance where the sliding doors are.

4. Please return your current items in the outside book drop or place them on the table spot labeled “returns” in the south vestibule. When you arrive to collect your materials, everything will be checked out and ready to go. You can either:

  1. Come to the vestibule to collect your library materials.
  2. Call 605-677-7060 and provide your name and we bring your materials out to the curb.

** If you request an item that is currently checked out, we will place a reserve for you and notify you when the materials are available for pick up.

*** Patrons can request a random selection of materials by providing a genre, topic or potential authors of interest. (Please note that while we will do our best to pick an excellence selection of random items, we cannot guarantee that the content will meet your expectations. Parents should review random items before providing them to their children to ensure they match their own family’s values.)

**** Puzzles will be temporarily unavailable for check out at this time.

***** Patrons who are home-bound or have limited or no transportation please contact the library for assistance getting materials to you.


When the library re-opens to the public, curbside delivery will end.

Library Closure


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 from March 22nd – March 29th.

  • The library will be completely closed Sunday, March 22nd, Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th.
  • Staff will be available from 8 am to 6 pm Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27th to answer the phone and respond to emails.
  • Library patrons will be able to submit requests for materials by:
  • Library materials will be checked out and available for pick-up at the south parking lot entrance.
  • Patrons who are home-bound or have limited or no transportation please contact the library for assistance getting materials to you.
  • We will work with patrons on due dates during this unusual time to avoid unnecessary fines.