Book packets still available for 3rd through 8th grade

There are several packets still available at the library. Youth can come in and pick one up this month. There is still time to enter the drawing for lots of great prizes! Books shown may be unavailable if youth come in and choose them.

For third and fourth grade:

“I Survived” books
8th grade books
5th through 7th Grade books
More choices for 5th through 8th grade
More choices for 5th through 8th grade

Vermillion news July 13th, 2020

The Vermillion Library hosted the Friday night movie “Abominable” with over 40 children and adults attending.  Although the evening started out quite humid, the breeze came up later on in the evening and the group did enjoy the event.  Pop furnished by Dutch’s, water, popcorn and other snacks were provided by the library.   

Several of the parents and children ventured to the library to pick up their Summer Reading packets before the movie started.  The library still has some of the Summer Reading packets available to patrons with Vermillion addresses.  Come in on Monday or Tuesday from 1:30 to 5:30 or Wednesday or Saturday from 9:00 to 11:30 and pick one up.  Packets are available for 1st through 8th and up who want to read this summer and participate in the program as well as the drawing held on July 28th. 


Christian Church services continue to be held at 10:30 a.m.  Gathering together to worship is important in our daily lives and the need to be together on the Lord’s day holds a special meaning when many are being told that the doors should remain closed.  We do practice social distancing.    Everyone is welcome to attend.

Summer reading packets and projects

Thirty-nine children ages 3 – 14 visited the library over the past week and picked out their Reading Packets. There will be a drawing for the grand prize of the electric car kit and spider robot kit on Monday, July 27th. Tweet pages that are in the packet should be returned prior to the drawing date. Stop by the library to get another tweet page for each book read between now and the 27th. Each of those receiving summer reading packets will also receive prizes of their choice.

Racecar kit, battery powered, grand prize
Spider Robot, one of the grand prizes
Toy Designs, from kit
Sail Kit Designer Wagons
Some of the prizes are shown; we have also added sidewalk chalk and small leather kick balls. Each of those participating in the summer reading program will be allowed to select one of the prizes being offered.

Movie night July 10th

Friday, July 10th, we’ll be showing the movie “Abominable” at 8:00 p.m. at the Vermillion Depot. We’ll sit outside facing the screen. Bring your mask, lawn chairs and/or blankets.

The Summer Reading Program is kicking off! We have packets of reading materials for youth. You can select one or more books (depending on how many youth we have) and they come with Activity Sheets and a Reading Log.

You can select your book and pick up your packet at movie night on July 10th! Or, call or email the library or Audrey and you can pick up your packet on July 8th and 9th (Wednesday and Thursday).

Turn in your activity sheet or reading log for a chance to win one of several prizes! Most prizes are Activity Kits but there are prizes for a variety of ages. Turn in your tweet sheet by July 27th. The prize drawing is July 29th. You will be contacted to pick up prizes.

150th Book

The cost for the 150th “Then and Now” book is $25.00.  Other items available from the 150th celebration:

  • 150th T-Shirt $15.00
  • 150th DVD (120 pictures) $10.00
  • 150th Ceramic Cup $5.00
  • 150th Koozie $2.00
  • 150th Bookmark $2.00

Please contact the library if you are interested in these items!

Vermillion Area News

Winter hit Vermillion on Saturday morning with about 5” of snow.  We were grateful there was no wind and the temperature was tolerable.   The snow was beautiful and still lays on the side roads that have not been touched other than by cars making notable tracks.  Several snow mobiles ventured out, but no further sign interrupts the beautiful landscape.

The Vermillion Public Library meeting will be held this evening, Monday, January 14th at 6:00 p.m. and tomorrow, January 15th the librarian will read to the Kinder-prep children from the Centralia, Corning and Frankfort areas.   The Book Van arrived at the library on January 8th with new books and the public is invited to come in and check them out.  There were several faithful readers, one arriving while the book van was refilling the shelves, and waited to get the latest books ahead of anyone else.

One of our own, Sheryl M. Massie was passed away on December 31, 2018 and her funeral was Saturday, January 5th.  The community was saddened to hear of her passing and the funeral which was held at the Vermillion Community Church, was very well attend with the overflow and church pews filled to overflowing.    Our sympathy is extended to the family.

Church services continue to be held at the now Community Church through April of 2019 or until further notice.  The January 13th church service was notable as Virgil Warren and wife Ruth Ann left for a lengthy visit to their daughter and husband who live in Australia.   Terry Smith filled pulpit on Sunday by sharing a combined music and inspirational scripture reading service.   A visiting minister will fill the pulpit on January 20th with Virgil returning on January 27th.   The Community Church is struggling to keep its doors open as there are very few members remaining in the area.  We welcome first time visitors and those who have attended before that wish to make Vermillion their home church.

If you have missed the Vermillion Area News, preparing the “Vermillion Then and Now” took much of the time and effort normally put into the weekly news.  For this I apologize.  The 150th book went to publishing January 3rd with pictures the following week.  Plans are to follow the books progress to ensure completion by the April deadline.   We are excited about the articles and pictures submitted and look forward to having the book ready for viewing and marketing.  Pre-book orders are welcome and will be a determining factor in how many books are printed.  Email  verlibrary@gmail.com to put in your order.

Vermillion Area News 12-21-15

Eleven members of the Vermillion Community Club met Monday night, Dec 14, for the Christmas Party. Timmy Lee served turkey, dressing and the trimmings. Janie Stowell brought the dessert. After the reading of the November minutes, Pancake Day report and business meeting the group enjoyed a fun gift exchange.

Seven Tops members weighed in and five stayed for the meeting Monday evening, December 14. Thelma Gaddis earned the diet basket. Mary Johnson had the program on “When People Push Food on You.”

Todd, Brandi, Landon and Taylor Gaddis of Topeka visited Thelma Gaddis on Sunday December 20. Jim and Lois Jean Harper joined them and all enjoyed dinner at the Windmill Inn. The dinner was in honor of Thelma’s 93 birthday.

The Lee family Christmas was celebrated Saturday, December 19. Those attending were Jim and Janet Cornelison, Jimmy and Dyan Cornelison family, Tami and William Buddenbender family, Ron and Laci Cornelison and family, Ron and Vicki Lee, Rhonda and Tony Trimble family, Macy Parker, Josh Lee and boys, Mandy and David Valburg family, Joy and Steve Ensley, Hallie Beadsley and boys, Michael and Jessica Reilly and Nola, Bob Lee and family and Grace Norsinger and McKenzie Kraut. They came a from as far as Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Missouri.

The Christmas Eve Program will be held at the Vermillion Christian Church on Thursday evening at 7:00 pm. The community is invited to attend. Well wishes and candy will be given to the children after the program.

The Vermillion Library will be closed on December 26th.

Vermillion Area News 12-14-2015

A Lunch and tour were enjoyed Friday, December 11, at  Lynn Schafer’s home by Vickie Lee and Rhonda Trimble of Blue Rapids, and Timmy Lee of Vermillion.

Saturday guest at the Lynn Schafer home were Gary Zuber and Chris Norton of Kansas City. They enjoyed lunch and an afternoon visit.

New DVD’s on the desk at the Vermillion Public Library are: Mr. Holmes, Restless, Little Boy, Where Hope Grows, The Incredible Hulk, Igor, Hotel Transylvania, Terminator: Genisys, 90 minutes, Toy Story that time forgot, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., I, Robot, Creation, Rambo & The Miracle of the Cards.  Come in and look them over.  There is no charge for checking out the DVD’s.

Nine Tops members weighed in and all stayed for the meting on Monday evening, December 7.  Martha Thompson won the calendar drawing.  Janet Ronnebaum earned the diet basket.  Mary Johnson lost the most weight in November.  After the meeting all enjoyed Christmas snacks and a white elephant gift exchange.

Todd Gaddis of Topeka visited Thelma Gaddis on Tuesday December 8th. He had lunch with Grandma.  Lois Jean Harper also visited later.

Nine Hotsie Totsie Red Hat ladies and three guest enjoyed their Christmas supper at the Corn Crib Friday evening December 9.  Also had our regular gift exchange.  Guest were Charlie Ross, Lyle Wenzl and Jim Harper.

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