Programs for children and young adults begin at VPL

Planning is underway for fall programs at the Vermillion Public Library.  There are story times available for children ages one to five.  Toddler Story Time meets in the Community Room on Tuesdays and is for one, two and three year olds.  Times are 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. or 6 p.m.  Each half hour session will include several short books, music, and movement.  An adult care giver must be present during these programs and registration is required.

 Preschool Story Times are offered several times a week, on Monday evenings at 6:30 or 7 p.m., and Wednesday or Thursday mornings at 11:15 a.m.  This program is for three, four, and five year olds and involves a longer book and a related craft project.  During this half hour program, children will be in the Activity Room and parents are encouraged to remain in the Children's Area.  All of these fall programs are free of charge and run from Sept. 10 to Nov. 29.  Registration is required.  You may register your child for Toddler or Preschool Story Time by calling 677-7060, emailing, or stopping in the library at 18 Church Street.

After school programs are also offered for school age children.  Programs are generally on Thursdays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. and include activities such as trivia, games, crafts, and scavenger hunts.  Snacks or treats are provided by the library at each after school program.  Fall programs for early elementary students include Pete the Cat on Sept. 13; Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad on October 4; and Secret Agent Training on Nov. 1.  For upper elementary students there will be Super Science on Sept. 27; Creepy Crawlies on Tuesday, Oct. 23; and Crime Caper Mystery on Nov. 15.  A special program to introduce this year's Children's Choice Books, the Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque lists, is open to all children in grades kindergarten through fifth and will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11.  No registration is necessary for these programs. 

Young adults in grades 6-12 are invited to a special program on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m.  Activities will focus on Banned Books Week.  The Teen Advisory Group and YA Book Club will also be organized at this time.  If you are interested in participating in either of these groups, please make plans to attend or contact Joyce at the library.

For more information, call the library at 677-7060 or email

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