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We want your ideas! The Vermillion Public Library is changing and the building committee is asking for your input.  Starting in the spring of 2011, the building will undergo a major renovation and expansion project.  This project will help to improve our effectiveness in providing services to you, our patrons.  A variety of floor plans are on display in the entry area of the library, along with comment sheets for your suggestions.

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Summer Reading
Program Activities
The 2010 Summer Reading Program started this week.  On Monday, June 28, join in the fun with craft activities scheduled at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the library.

Enjoy the movie, Nim's Island, rated PG on Tuesday, June 30, starting at 1 p.m. and will run for 96 minutes.

Join the fun with a puppet show, Pockets Full of Fun, on Wednesday, June 23, also starting at 1:30 p.m.

The "Splashy Summer Shows" film for Wednesday, June 30 is The Abyss. This adult program starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

On Thursday, July 1 stop by for a Family Movie Party. This program starts at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Community Room.

Children going on vacation this summer may check out a little stuffed sea turtle to take with them.  With this sea turtle, the child will receive a special postcard that they can mail back to the library to tell us about their trip and activities.

Check out the display case behind the circulation desk for the summer reading prizes.

A new service being offered at the library is the Digital Talking Books.  This free audio book service is for South Dakota Residents who are unable to read or use standard print materials as the result of a temporary or permanent visual impairment or physical limitation. If you or someone you know is interested in this program, please contact Linda Calleja, adult services specialist, to verify eligibility qualifications and undergo application procedures.

Weekly Online
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 website, and clicking on the book club icon.  The Online Book Club is asking it's readers to write and tell what they enjoy about this special library.  E-mails can be sent to

The following selections for the week of June 28 are:
AUDIO BOOK: Check online for this selection.
BUSINESS: The Score Takes Care of Itself, by Bill Walsh.
FICTION: Cleopatra's Daughter, by Michelle Moran.
GOOD NEWS: Stray Affections, by Charlene Ann Baumbich.
MYSTERY: Killer Crab Cakes, by Livia J. Washburn.
NON-FICTION: Born Round, by Frank Bruni.
PRE-PUB:  Check online for this selection.
ROMANCE: Tempt the Devil, by Connie Mason.
SCIENCE FICTION: Freedom, by Daniel Suarez.
TEEN: Evermore, by Alyson Noel.
THRILLER:  Stuff to Spy For, by Don Bruns.
UPCOMING CLASSICS FOR JULY: A Hero of Our Time, by Mikhail Lermontov.

The Online Book club is offering several new services. New Book Alerts are automatically sent to patrons for information about new materials and includes a BookNews subscription.  BookTweets automatically sends "Tweets" for staff and volunteer tweets. This is included through the Online Book Club. The last new feature is Facebook.  This service displays the weekly Book Club information, BookNews, New Book Alerts and widgets on your Facebook.

New Adult
Historical Fiction
Trapped in the War of the Roses, one woman finds herself the sister to the queen.  Katherine Woodville's sister never gave her a choice.  A happy girl of modest means, Kate hardly expected to become a maker of kings.  But when her sister impulsively marries King Edward IV in secret, Katherine's life is no longer hers to control.  The Stolen Crown, by award-winning author, Susan Higginbotham, is a tale of love, palace intrigue, and betrayal.  Her other expertly researched novels include The Traitor's Wife and Hugh and Bess. Higginbotham's website is

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