The DearReader.com Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book runs for five days, Monday through Friday. Some genres only offer selections every other week. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, http://vpl.sdln.net and clicking on the book club icon. Online patrons can find the club at www.supportlibrary.com/su/su.cfm?x=470596. The following selections are for the week of July 31:
AUDIO BOOK: Elvis Presley, by Pamela Clarke Keogh.
BUSINESS: The Eye for Innovation, by Robert M. Price.
FICTION: The Traveler, by John Twelve Hawks.
GOOD NEWS: Unspoken by Angela Hunt.
HORROR: The Girl Next Door, by Jack Ketchum.
MYSTERY: Out of Range, by C.J. Box.
NON-FICTION: Illicit, by Moises Naim.
PRE-PUB: Please check Web site for this listing.
ROMANCE: The Bride Hunt, by Margo Maguire.
SCIENCE FICTION: Wolf Star, by R.M. Meluch.
TEEN: The Phoenix Dance, by Dia Calhoun.
Wireless Internet has been newly installed for our patron's use. "WiFi" is located by the reading tables in the adult section of the library and electrical plug-ins are available.
The Used Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library, has been postponed until this coming fall. The Friends will reschedule this sale for sometime after the beginning of the school year.
On Monday, July 17, the Summer Reading Program sponsored a juried pet show. There was a fantastic showing of spectators, pet owners, and of course, pets! The participants and results are as follows:
Eric Droegemeier and Freddy the Catfish – Best swimmer.
Sarah Droegemeier and Rhapsody the Cat – Longest fur in show.
Joel, Abby, and Luke Van Peursem and Oreo the Rabbit – Best name for fur coloring.
Eva Farley and Flame the Ball Python – Most colorful reptile.
Kaci Day and Ninja the Rabbit – Best mannered rabbit.
Connor Day and Summer the Cat – Best ball-playing cat.
Kabryni Kezar and Fonzie the Beta Fish – Most beautiful fish.
Anjie Ge and Shrimpie the Shrimp – Most unusual pet.
Paige Brayer and Chien the Cat – Most unusual name for a cat (French for dog).
Carrie Kickland and a stuffed cat – Best house trained cat.
Madeline Brayer and Bear the Dog – Largest dog in show.
Anna Van Holland and Princess the Chicken – Most feathered pet in show.
Chris Lubbers and Bailey the Dog – Most beautiful eyes.
Nicholas Lubbers and Dirtball the Hamster – Smallest furry pet.
Don't miss the closing party for this summer's reading program on Friday, July 28 at 1:30 p.m.
The 1000 Minute Party is planned for Monday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. Please call Joyce or Steph in the children's department for the reading qualifications concerning this event.