Check It Out

Check It Out
What's this library worth?

Have you ever wondered how you would pay for the services provided for free by your local library? Here's a Web site to give you an idea: Figure how many times and what services you use every month and the online calculator will show the estimated value of each service, and the total value of your personal use.

Taken from The VPL monthly newsletter. Book Club

The Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book runs for five days, Monday through Friday. Some genres offer selections every other week. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, and clicking on the book club icon. Online patrons can find the club at The following selections for the week of Dec. 10 are:

Audio book: No selection for this week.

Business: The Walmart Effect, by Charles Fishman.

Fiction: The Transformation, by Catherine Chidgey.

Good news: Nobody, by Creston Mapes.

Horror: No selection for this week.

Mystery: Wild Indigo, by Sandi Ault.

Non-fiction: Big Coal, by Jeff Goodell.

Pre-pub: No selection for this week.

Romance: Once Upon Stilettos, by Shanna Swendson.

Science Fiction: No selection for this week.

Teen: The Highest Tide, by Jim Lynch.

Library Announcements

Words Games is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1-4 p.m. You are invited to come and play your favorite word games, such as Balderdash, Password, Scrabble, Word Yahztee, or Scattergories. Participants are invited to bring their own game boards. This program is for adults and young adults, ages 12-18.

Children's Game Day is also scheduled for Dec. 27 starting at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

The library will be closed for the Christmas holidays on Sunday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25. It will reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Materials may be returned to the book and A/V drops located on the south side of the building.

The library has acquired four new Gateway computers with funding from the Gates Foundation and the South Dakota State Library. These new additions are the catalog search stations located in several areas of the library. Please fill out the survey forms at the circulation desk to let the staff know what you think of the new computers.

The library will be giving its Web site a new look in the next few months. If there is anything you would like to see included, please drop us an e-mail at and add "VPL Suggestions" on the e-mail subject line.

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