Check It Out

Check It Out By Anne Marshall Vermillion Public Library Top Twn Reasons to Support Libraries # 10. Libraries Serve Everyone.  In 2007, there were 3,807,945 visits to libraries in South Dakota. That is 1,300,727 more people than visited Mount Rushmore. # 9. Libraries are places of opportunity. They help people of all ages and backgrounds to lead better, more satisfying lives. People can access the Internet, check out a book or video, join a book club discussion group, the list is endless. Look for the other reasons to support you library in the next article. DearReader.com Book Club The DearReader.com 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, http://vpl.sdln.net and clicking on the book club icon.  Online patrons can also find the club at www.supportlibrary.com/su/su.cfmx=470596. The following selections for the week of March 30, 2009 are: AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week. BUSINESS: Africa Rising, by Vijay Mahajan. FICTION: Canvey Island, by James Runcie. GOOD NEWS: Kill Me If You Can, by Nicole Young. MYSTERY: Cool Cache, by Patricia Smiley. NON-FICTION: Bowling Across America, by Mike Walsh. PRE-PUB:  Please check the web-site for this selection. ROMANCE: The Dragon Earl, by Jade Lee. SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week. TEEN: A Thousand Never Evers, by Shana Burg. THRILLER: No selection for this week. Vermillion Public Library Upcoming Activities • Free tax preparation by certified community volunteers is scheduled for Saturdays on March 28, and April 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. • A memoir is a piece of autobiographical writing that often tries to capture certain highlights of one's past. Greg Dyer, University of Sioux Falls professor and consultant for the Dakota Writing Project, will be facilitating a memoir-writing workshop in honor of Vermillion's sesquicentennial celebration. This three-part workshop will be held in the Community Room at the library on the Saturdays of April 18 and May 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Interested in bicycling safety? Learn bicycling skills and tips from avid cyclists, Barbara and Dr. Yelverton on Saturday, April 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Activity Room of the library. A door prize will be given away.For any information concerning these activities, please call the library at 677-7060.

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