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USD students to host Imagination Library event for local children

VERMILLION, S.D. -- At 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, students from the University of South Dakota will host an interactive event for Imagination Library at the John T. Vucurevich Center in Vermillion.

The two-hour event will consist of students interacting and reading an Imagination Library sponsored book with the children at the center.

“This event is a class project that will serve as a community service initiative to increase awareness of Imagination Library and United Way of Vermillion,” said Nicole Gibson, a USD student from Elgin, Iowa who’s participating in the event.

The mission of Imagination Library is to establish reading habits with young children at an early age. The organization sends age appropriate books to children from birth to age five, free of charge.

The event will also have a registration table, where parents will be able to register for Imagination Library after the activities. Brochures with sign-up information will also be available to help increase registration rates in Vermillion and surrounding areas.

The event is sponsored by United Way of Vermillion, Imagination Library and USD’s Center for Academic and Global Engagement. For more information about the event please contact Yamini Reddy at (605) 215- 9693 or


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Hanna DeLange
USD News