Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall VLP Showcased Book of the Week

What is it like to be a dairy cow? You probably chew your cud from dawn to dusk, swish your long tail from side to side while resting in the shade of a tree, and enter the milking parlor to be milked twice a day. To find out about the daily life of a dairy cow check out Malachy Doyle's wonderfully written new picture book, Cow. Enjoy the amazing vivid illustrations by artist Angelo Rinaldi, done with acrylics on canvas.

New Crafting Books

A collection of new books and new ideas for the crafter and artist is now available on the new book shelves.

The Big Book of Greeting Cards, by Vivienne Bolton includes over 40 step-by-step projects using a variety of techniques with practical instruction and inspiration perfect for the beginner, or the more experienced card artist.

Better Homes and Gardens brings the "wrapper" a new selection of ideas for beautiful gift wrapping with Bow Making Made Easy. This guide includes 10 selections with bow-making tips and wrapping basics.

Transform any room or object without spending a fortune by stenciling magnificent and bold images in dramatic colors. Lynne Robinson and Richard Lowther have collaborated to transform even the beginning decorator into an expert with Stencilling: Projects, Techniques, & Stencil Designs.

Display your national pride with quick and easy designs for the entire family. United We Craft: 25 Projects to Celebrate America has clear step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations to let you create American pride.

Fill your home, office or classroom with decorative and useful crafts, each for under $5. Graphic designer Jill Evans fuels your imagination with 50 projects that turn common items into fabulous gifts and d�cor. Check out Creative Containers: The Resourceful Crafter's Guide.

New Children's Books

To start out a great selection of "Repeat" authors, one should check out It's a Fair Day, Amber Brown, by one of the great children's authors, Paula Danziger. This is the most recent book from the "Amber Brown" series.

Award winning author and illustrator, David Shannon, is back with another of his picture book series about the "problem child," David. You will enjoy the uniquely illustrated story, David Gets in Trouble.

Author and illustrator, Diane DeGroat has three new books on display in the children's section about her adorable character, Gilbert. Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite!, and two books with seasonal topics, Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet, and We Gather Together…Now Please Get Lost! will delight young and old readers.


On-line Book Club

For the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 5th, the Online Book selection includes Expecting Adam, by Martha Beck; The House in the High Wood, by Jeffrey E. Barlough; Tempted By Your Touch, by Jen Holling; The Second Mile, by Ron and Janet Benrey; Leadership on the Line, by Martin Linsky and Ronald A. Heifetz. The teen on-line selection for this week is Memories of Summer, by Ruth White.

To receive more information or to register for the Book Club, visit the Vermillion Public Library's Web site at, and click on the book club logo.

Ride to Your Library

Now through Dec. 31 free transportation is available with Vermillion Public Transit. Show your library card to the driver on the trip from your home to the library, or from the library to your home, and ride for free. This service is courtesy of the Vermillion Public Transit, The Vermillion Public Library and the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library.

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