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About

About

How can we help you?  If you’re searching for a captivating read or need a document notarized, the Library has these and many other useful services that will save you time and enhance your quality of life.

   

Select from a broad variety of books, magazines, music, films, and even board games that you can check out, download, or use in the Library.  For information on a variety of topics, online resources are available to everyone through public computers in the Library. 

The Library provides many services to accommodate the needs of seniors in our community. The collection includes large print books, an impressive collection of audiobooks, and resources through the Illinois Talking Book and Braille Service.

 

If you have a physical condition that prevents you from visiting the Library, ask about our home delivery service or the supplemental delivery service to select retirement centers. 

 

So go ahead and ask for our help—it’s what we do best! 

Adult Picks
Adult Programs

Adult Picks

Look no further for ideas about what to read next. Check out our Adult Reader Resources for Staff Picks, Best Seller Lists, Award Winning Book Lists, and Reading Recommendations & Reviews . We also hope you'll stop by the library for our awesome selection of books, CDs, movies, magazines, and newspapers - or just to use the Internet or hang ou.
 

Is there a book you hope we'll buy? Fill out our Suggest a Purchase Form!  Do you have a comment or an idea for us? Need help finding something or have a question about the library? Contact us at library@vwarner.org or chat with a staff member.

Adult Programs

Looking for ways to get involved at your library?

Come to Library Programs!

The library offers regular programs each month, and other seasonal programs throughout the year. Check the library calendar each month for latest updates on adult programs.

 

Upcoming Programs!

  • May 29, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Terrific Toddlers on Wednesdays at 10 am is perfect for you and your little one, ages 0-3! We have so much fun dancing to songs and listening to stories! Advance registration is not required.
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  • May 29, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    The truth is out there! Come to our second paint party! This time, you’ll get to pick your very own cryptid to paint! Do you believe? This event is for teens, age 12-18. Registration required. Call the library to sign up.
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  • May 29, 2024, 5:45 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Enjoy this 45 minute class to get your body moving, your balance in check, and clarity in your mind and spirit. Bring your own yoga mat or towel/blanket, water, and any yoga props you’re already familiar with. Call to register or for any questions 217-935-5174 ext. 2004 to talk to Emily.
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  • May 30, 2024, 2:00 PM CDT
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    This meeting will be held in the Activity Room at the Vespasian Warner Public Library, 310 North Quincy Street, Clinton IL.
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  • May 31, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    This hour long class is perfect for those who have trouble with doing floor yoga. Class will be done by using a chair to support every pose. You can also challenge yourself removing the chair at any time. We will still be building strength, increasing balance, encouraging relaxation and connection.
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  • Jun 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Be one of the first to sign up for Summer Reading and get rewarded for it! From 9 to 10 am, kids under 16 who register for Summer Reading will receive a free snow cone from Sweet Mae’s on the lawn! We will also have lawn games, a balloon animal artist and more!
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  • Jun 01, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Explore nature and collect some of your favorite leaves, flowers, maybe some cool seeds or mushrooms, then add them to your sticky jar bookmark. Your grab and go bag will contain the bookmark jar and a few pressed flowers to get you started.
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  • Jun 04, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Come and go as you please for this silent book club! Bring a drink, snack, blanket or chair and head out to Weldon Springs! Bring your own book or pick one provided by the library. Need a break from reading, go take a walk in nature! Enjoy reading in nature every Tuesday!
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  • Jun 04, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Little Schoolhouse at Weldon Springs, 4734 Weldon Springs Rd, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    The broods are coming! Meet us at the Little Schoolhouse at Weldon Springs to listen (buzz) and learn about the merging broods of cicadas coming summer 2024! Cassandra Meyen and other educators will lead us in a couple groups for a short educational walk. Registration is required.
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  • Jun 05, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Terrific Toddlers on Wednesdays at 10 am is perfect for you and your little one, ages 0-3! We have so much fun dancing to songs and listening to stories! Advance registration is not required.
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  • Jun 05, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Join us for our weekly Lego club! We’ll provide all the legos! Drop in, no registration required for this youth event. No registration required.
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  • Jun 05, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Join us at the library as we are educated on felting with a local alpaca farm, Cordial Alpacas. We will explore two methods of felting, wet, and needling. You’ll learn all about the life of an alpaca farmer and what really goes into making these adorable felted creations. Registration required.
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  • Jun 06, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    We had so much fun, we’re doing it again! Join us for snacks and Pokemon card playing and trading. If trading, bring only cards you are willing to trade, all trades are final.*Must have basic knowledge of Pokemon card trading if wanting to trade. Registration required.
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  • Jun 07, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Weldon Springs - Meadowview #1, 4734 Weldon Springs Rd, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Stories and Crafts on Fridays at 10 am are for children 3-5 and their caregivers! Amazing stories, songs, and crafts make this storytime great for the whole family to enjoy! Advance registration is not required.
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  • Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Use our newly acquired “Cube” to play Magic the Gathering! Come play with a curated set of some of Magic's most powerful and iconic cards! Registration Required.
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  • Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    The Friends of the Library meet in the Activity Room at the library. No dues are required & new members are always welcome!
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  • Jun 10, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Discover the truth behind animals that are often misunderstood or not considered particularly “cute” or “cuddly”, and the important roles they play in ecosystems. Featuring Live Animals! Registration required.
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  • Jun 11, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Come and go as you please for this silent book club! Bring a drink, snack, blanket or chair and head out to Weldon Springs! Bring your own book or pick one provided by the library. Need a break from reading, go take a walk in nature! Enjoy reading in nature every Tuesday!
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Book a Librarian

Book a Librarian/Connect with Tech

Looking for a book recommendation or an answer to a research question? Contact the library to Book a Librarian for a virtual appointment! Need help with the digital library or your e-reader? Call the library to make a virtual or in-person Connect with Tech appointment. Services are free. 

Book Clubs

Book Clubs

Do you enjoy lively book discussions? Then we have a book discussion group for you!  The library provides the book (either from our collection or borrowed from another library) and you provide the discussion. Refreshments will be provided.  Already read the book? Join the discussion anyway! We'd love to hear from you.

Book Club Information

For Seniors

For Seniors

 

The Library provides many services to accommodate the needs of seniors in our community.

Large Print Books 

The Library has a collection of large print materials including best sellers, biographies, Christian authors, and non-fiction.  The Large Print section is located on the Main Floor.  Cannot find what you are looking for?  Ask at the Circulation Desk for help.

Audiobooks

If you prefer to listen to books, the Library has an impressive collection of audiobooks.

The Library also offers 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks through our eResources

The Illinois Talking Books & Braille Center at the Illinois State Library provides a FREE audio library service to central Illinois residents whose low vision, blindness, or physical limitation makes it difficult to read. Application forms are available at the Circulation Desk on the main floor.

Home Delivery

If you have a physical condition that prevents you from coming to the Library you may qualify for the Library’s very convenient Home-Bound Delivery service.

Library cardholders residing in Liberty Village & Hawthorn Inn may also receive delivery and pickup of library materials.

Home-Bound Deliveries

Home-Bound Deliveries

Home-Bound Delivery Service offers delivery and retrieval of library materials to and from patrons who cannot drive due to a medical condition.  This service is provided free-of-charge.

Home-Bound Delivery Information

Notaries Public

Notaries Public

A notary public is almost always available whenever the Library is open.  There is no charge for this service.  Notary service is offered at the Main Floor Circulation Desk.  Questions?  Call 217-935-5174.

The purpose of notarization is to prevent fraud and forgery. A notary acts as an official and unbiased witness to the identity of persons who comes before the notary for a specific purpose.

  • Please do not sign your documents before you come to the library. We are required to see you sign your documents.

  • Each person signing the document must be present for us to notarize that signature.

  • A photo ID with your signature is required so that we can verify your identity. PLEASE NOTE: Under recent changes in state law, the ID must be issued by a state or federal government agency and must bear the photographic image of the individual’s face and signature.

    • Examples of acceptable IDs issued by a state or federal government agency with both a photographic image and signature are a valid state driver’s license or ID card, a United States military ID, or valid passport.

    • Examples of IDs we cannot accept are Social Security cards, a United States passport card, or school IDs that do not bear a photographic image or signature.

  • Home-Bound patrons: Patrons who cannot physically come to the library due to a medical condition may be eligible for homebound notary. A notary will come to the patron’s place of residence to notarize documents. All requirements for in-library notary, including ID requirements, still apply for homebound notary. Library staff will not notarize a document for patron who does not appear mentally competent. Patrons utilizing homebound notary must provide a safe environment for library staff. For more information, please see the Home-Bound Delivery Page.  Homebound notary is by appointment only. Please call the library for an appointment.

Proctored Exams

Proctored Exams

We offer test proctoring to homeschooled students, post-secondary students, and professionals taking licensing exams.

There is no fee for this service.

It is the student’s responsibility to verify that the proctoring conditions provided meet all requirements of the school assigning the test. The student is responsible for following test instructions and making all necessary arrangements with their instructor and the Library staff member who will proctor the exam.

Public computers are available for online testing, but the student will have only limited privacy and will be subjected to noise. Testing systems requiring additional software will not be permitted on Library computers. The proctor will be the Library staff member on duty at the time of the exam.

Scheduling Your Exam

Exams must be scheduled with Janet Ward by email (jward@vwarner.org) or by phone at least three days in advance. If the student is more than 15 minutes late for their exam, he/she will need to reschedule. 

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Is Coming!

Summer Reading begins June 1st & runs through July 31st!  Registration begins on June 1st & you can start reading right away!  Getting started late?  That's okay! 

Register ANYTIME during the summer at the Library! 

Everyone from birth through adult can participate!

Summer Reading is free & open to EVERYONE!

When you register you will select your own reading path!

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Summer Reading

Tax Forms & Info

Tax Forms & Information

The Library receives a limited supply of forms and instruction booklets each year. In addition, we are happy to assist you in finding other forms through the IRS website. 

You can obtain your own forms and instructions from the IRS by choosing one of the following options:

Other resources available include photocopiers and a fax machine.  

 

AARP Tax-Aide

The AARP Tax-Aide service is offered yearly February through April. This free service can answer most of the tax issues faced by middle- and low-income taxpayers, 60 and older.  Volunteers are trained by the IRS, through a Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) grant. Location and hours are typically announced by early February.

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