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Childhood is a crucial time in the individual development process, a fact we understand and cater to. With a variety of constructive learning and entertainment opportunities, the Library and its staff are doing our best to provide the means for positive growth to children of the community. See for yourself – below you will find a calendar of upcoming events catered to children or families as well as links to useful resources tailored to the youth and their needs.


Upcoming Events:

Jun
2
Tue
SRP: Virtual Story Time
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Story Time Goes Digital!

The Vermillion Public Library will be hosting weekly story times online! Designed for kids aged 3 and up.

Just visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vermillionpubliclibrary at 10:30 am Central on Tuesdays and look out for our live video!

SRP: Chapter Story Time
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Join Miss Beth as she reads a few chapters of a children’s book! New videos will be posted at noon every weekday on our Facebook page, website homepage, and available as they are created on our YouTube page.

SRP: Science Tuesdays
Jun 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
We will be posting weekly science videos designed to entertain and educate! Brought to you by Professor Rick Brammer and friends from Absolute Science!
 
Schedule:
June 2nd: Absolute Science Laser
June 9th: Steve N TV Body Show
June 16th: Absolute Science Mega Levitator
June 23rd: Rick Eugene Magic
June 30th: Steve N TV Robot Dance Party
July 7th: Absolute Science Bigger Bang Bubbles
July 14th: Kayleigh Rogers Magic
July 21st: Steve N TV Optical Illusions
 
Register to track your reading during the Summer Reading Program with READsquared.
Jun
3
Wed
SRP: National Music Museum
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join Dr. Debbie from the National Music Museum online! Will be shared via our Facebook page.

SRP: Chapter Story Time
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Join Miss Beth as she reads a few chapters of a children’s book! New videos will be posted at noon every weekday on our Facebook page, website homepage, and available as they are created on our YouTube page.

SRP: Dollhouse Fairy Tales
Jun 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library presents a special video series designed for the 2020 Summer Reading Program, “Imagine Your Story.” See the the Dollhouse Theatre Players reenact classic fairy tales! Designed to be enjoyed by all ages, new videos will be posted at 1:30 pm every Wednesday during the Summer Reading Program. View on Facebook, YouTube, or our website homepage!

Jun
4
Thu
SRP: 4H
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join Lauren from 4H for a weekly online program! Can be access via our Facebook page.

 

 

SRP: Chapter Story Time
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Join Miss Beth as she reads a few chapters of a children’s book! New videos will be posted at noon every weekday on our Facebook page, website homepage, and available as they are created on our YouTube page.

SRP: Art @ Home with Miss Beth
Jun 4 @ 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

The Vermillion Public Library posts weekly art videos with Miss Beth! Designed for kids aged 3 and up.

Art @ Home Facebook Event

Art @ Home YouTube Page

Jun
5
Fri
SRP: Chapter Story Time
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Join Miss Beth as she reads a few chapters of a children’s book! New videos will be posted at noon every weekday on our Facebook page, website homepage, and available as they are created on our YouTube page.

Jun
8
Mon
SRP: Virtual Story Time
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Story Time Goes Digital!

The Vermillion Public Library will be hosting weekly story times online! Designed for kids aged 3 and up.

Just visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vermillionpubliclibrary at 10:30 am Central on Tuesdays and look out for our live video!

SRP: Chapter Story Time
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Join Miss Beth as she reads a few chapters of a children’s book! New videos will be posted at noon every weekday on our Facebook page, website homepage, and available as they are created on our YouTube page.

SRP: Zoo Man
Jun 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join the Zoo Man online! Details will be posted on our Facebook page.

Register at bit.ly/vplperformers

About the Zoo Man:

For 26 years, the Brent Mielke, better known as the Zoo Man has been bringing animals to the library. Mielke has a private zoo in Sleepy Eye where he keeps all of his animals.

Jun
9
Tue
SRP: Chapter Story Time
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Join Miss Beth as she reads a few chapters of a children’s book! New videos will be posted at noon every weekday on our Facebook page, website homepage, and available as they are created on our YouTube page.

SRP: Science Tuesdays
Jun 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
We will be posting weekly science videos designed to entertain and educate! Brought to you by Professor Rick Brammer and friends from Absolute Science!
 
Schedule:
June 2nd: Absolute Science Laser
June 9th: Steve N TV Body Show
June 16th: Absolute Science Mega Levitator
June 23rd: Rick Eugene Magic
June 30th: Steve N TV Robot Dance Party
July 7th: Absolute Science Bigger Bang Bubbles
July 14th: Kayleigh Rogers Magic
July 21st: Steve N TV Optical Illusions
 
Register to track your reading during the Summer Reading Program with READsquared.

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More Information:

After School Programs take place weekdays from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Kozak Community Room.  All programs are free and open to the public and are appropriate for school-aged children 2nd-8th grade, or K-1st when accompanied by a parent/guardian*. Snacks are provided at all programs. Snacks are provided at all programs. Call our Circulation Desk for more information.

*With the exception of VEX IQ Robotics which is open to those aged 10 & up.

Please be sure to read our policy on Food and Allergies in the Library.

Great Websites For Kids:

Reading Beyond Lists
Do you know kids that can read way above their grade level? Most of us do, but finding books that have acceptable content for their age is often an issue. There is finally a professional list for this! The ALA-Children’s Book Council Joint Committee just released a list of recommended books for kids who are advanced readers, but who still need titles that are age-appropriate.

B. J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper
One of the oldest and broadest dictionaries of carefully chosen web sites for students, this father-son collaboration is a “go-to” destination for anyone with homework to do, a research or science project, or any other informational need.

Common Core — State Standards Initiative
Devoted to the task of defining Common Core State Standards, this site provides detailed definitions of what students are expected to learn in their journey toward successful college and career experiences.

Dave Pilkey’s Extra Crunchy Website-O-Fun
Meet Dave Pilkey in comic book form! Explore his books, videos, games and book app! Be sure to check out “Fun Stuff” for more activities and silly facts.

Discovery Kids in Spanish
Videos and games featuring favorite characters from Discovery Kids. Also includes helpful information for parents.

Engineer Girl
The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.

How to Smile
A collection of hands-on science and math activities, created by staff from science museums around the country, this website is a resource for educators, homeschoolers, parents, and anyone looking to teach school-aged children about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEAM) using interactive, non-classroom methods.

Kids.gov
The US Government’s website for kids explores jobs, health, art, school subjects and more. Choosing personal interests or searching the latest school report can be done on this website through text, games and informational videos.

Kidzone with the New York Philharmonic
Discover the world of the New York Philharmonic and go backstage to learn about music and instruments. Kids can explore famous composers, play games, and create music.

Mocomi
Mocomi is a fresh approach to content for kids with the perfect blend of fun and learning that helps the left & the right brained child learn through experiences.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
A user-friendly resource for parents, caregivers, or anyone impacted by or concerned about learning disabilities (LD). Features guides for understanding LD symptoms and treatments in an age-appropriate context, from preschool through adult.

PBS Kids Lab in Spanish
Games and activities that help develop math and reading skills.

SciGirls
A PBS site for girls interested in science. SciGirls includes games, project ideas, videos and more.

SDStepAhead
Throughout this site you’ll find developmentally appropriate goals for children’s development and learning at each age level (infant, toddler and preschooler). You’ll also find ideas for helping them reach their full potential at each stage. Research shows that children who experience quality care and education are better prepared for school and throughout their lives.

Smithsonian Kids
Smithsonian Kids includes a lot of information and activities about a lot of topics, including dinosaurs, world cultures, animals, outer space, history, and more, many of which are also exhibits at the Smithsonian museums.

Spanish site of the “My Hero” project
My Hero is a project to celebrate the best of humanity. Students can add to the project by submitting their own essays about their heroes.

Start with a Book
Themed books (fiction and nonfiction) and activities to engage children in reading and learning during the summer. Helpful literacy tips, resources and printables for parents and caregivers.

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms
A wide range of genetic terms are explained thoroughly but concisely by leading experts in the field. Multimedia elements include downloadable PDFs, audio clips with explanations of terms, and 3d models.

Tween Tribune
Daily news sites for kids, tweens and teens. From animals to entertainment, you will find the most compelling, relevant and interesting news all on one site!

Tween Tribune in Español
Daily news in Spanish for children and adolescents.

Walking with Dinosaurs
Created by the BBC, Walking with Dinosaurs features individual pages featuring interesting facts, images and statistics on particular dinosaurs.

Wonderopolis
Spark children’s imaginations by sharing a “Wonder of the Day” and exploring a “Wonder Playground.” A project of the National Center for Family Literacy.