Vermilion Public Library. Photo Elaina John On July 7, the Vermilion Public Library opened its doors and began their reading program.
The library was permitted to open on June 12, when Alberta’s Stage 2 of Relaunch began. However, the library wanted to ensure they were fully prepared and organized to follow social distancing measures and health safeguards recommended by the Albertan government.
The library also started their reading program on the 7th, in which parents were
The library re-opens on July 7th with modified hours and service levels until phase 3 is announced by the province.
Regarding the opening date
When the province announced that phase 2 was going to be occur earlier than expected we were not ready. Much like many other facilities in Alberta we were given a package on re-opening and conditions we need to meet in order to do so. The decision to not re-open until July was based upon a realistic assessment of how long it would ta
Photo supplied The Vermilion Public Library has begun offering curbside pickup, and details of how the model works can be found at https://www.vermilionpubliclibrary.ca/Curbside-Pickup.
The website also outlines the precautions they are taking to make it a safe experience. According to manager, Stuart Pauls, customers can place a request on the online catalogue http://tracpac.ab.ca or call 780-853-4288 or email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org. When the items are ready for
The Vermilion Public Library hosted a ‘Cannabis in our Community’ event with speakers from local retailers, the RCMP, and mental health representatives on January 23.
RCMP Cst. Melanie Michaud, shared the effects of cannabis including altered perceptions of time, distance and speed; difficulty concentrating; short term memory problems; increased heart rate; increased appetite; sedation; and damage to lungs.
“Cannabis must be inaccessible to drivers and occupants. When tran
The Vermilion Public Library was full of excitement during the first session of Let’s Go Lego on October 11. Children from the area were given the theme, ‘bridges’, and had the opportunity to create different things with the Lego pieces provided. “Children are building the most fantastic things!” said Programs Coordinator Sheila Heit. The program will include five sessions before Christmas, for children aged 7 – 12 and is usually held on Fridays when there is no school. The p
Sheila Heit Programs Coordinator of the Vermilion Public Library presented a Fossil Rub Activity with two sessions on July 25.
Fossils were on display for the children to feel and examine and pass around. 6 fossil casts came from the University of Alberta, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and included fossil ferns, trilobites, and a fossil fish.
Heit explained and asked the children questions about their knowledge of the various fossils that are found. She desc
From left, Sheila Heit, Kevin Sommer, and Justin Thompson at the Start Up Meeting for a Writer’s Group in Vermilion on January 24. Photo Angela Mouly The Vermilion Public library hosted a Start Up Meeting on January 24, as a way to see if there would be enough interest in Vermilion to have a writer’s group.
Programs Coordinator, Sheila Heit led the meeting as a way to initiate it, and noted that in the future, the library could work together with the group. With approximatel
The Vermilion Public Library hosted local author, Dawn Flaata (writing as J M Dolan) during a book reading event on December 10.
“It’s lovely to see people supporting a local author, and lovely to have Dawn here today. Her new book, ‘Unredeemed’ is a really good read,” said Programs Coordinator, Sheila Heit.
The book is an intriguing fiction that delves into human trafficking. Readers are able to connect with familiar places noted in Alberta. Flaata was thrilled to have ev
Each year Northern Lights Library system supports a library summer entertainer and this year’s entertainer was Reptile Parties out of Calgary. The show was held at the Elk’s Hall in Vermilion on August 10th.
Over 80 children, plus grownups were in awe of the presentation held by Reptile Parties owner Jason Clevett who started the show off easy with a Leopard Gecko named Lemon.
“Geckos live in areas where food is not always accessible; you will notice that the tail on the
An exhibition showcasing the work of Photographer Greg Haslehurst is currently running at the Vermilion Public Library. People are invited to view the show which started November 1 and runs until Friday, December 2. Haslehurst is a well-known teacher at Vermilion Elementary School, where he teaches the Grade 4 students, as well as instructing the Raptor Taekwondo. He has taught photography workshops for CLASS, as well as various community groups and private photography lesson