Adults

 
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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

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!

  • Jun 02, 6:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Join us for the first event in the series highlighting the local DeWitt County Museum exhibit, Prairie Flyers: A Century of Aviation in DeWitt County. Four Vietnam War helicopter pilots and an aircraft mechanic will share their stories. Please call the library at 217-935-5174 to register.
  • Jun 04, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Drop in and talk with DeWitt County Master Gardeners in person to learn garden tips and have any of your gardening questions answered. Advance registration is not required. The Help Desk is free and open to the public in partnership with University of Illinois Extension and local Master Gardeners.
  • Jun 09, 6:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Join us for the second event in the series highlighting the local DeWitt County Museum exhibit, Prairie Flyers: A Century of Aviation in DeWitt County. This event is free and open to the public. Please call the library at 217-935-5174 to register.
  • Jun 16, 6:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Join us for the third event in the DeWitt County Museum exhibit, Prairie Flyers: A Century of Aviation in DeWitt County series. Waynesville native Ken Shaffer served more than 20 years in the military as U.S. Air Force pilot and reservist. Please call the library at 217-935-5174 to register.
  • Jun 21, 1:30 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Illinois Extension horticulture educator Emily Swihart will explore the cross section of planting cultivars for pollinators & beneficial insects in an effort to better understand how we can plant to impress all creatures. Call 217-935-5174 to register for webinar on-site viewing at the library.
  • Jun 23, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Drop in and talk with DeWitt County Master Gardeners in person to learn garden tips and have any of your gardening questions answered. Advance registration is not required. The Help Desk is free and open to the public in partnership with University of Illinois Extension and local Master Gardeners.
  • Jun 23, 6:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    One of the top enlisted leaders in the Illinois Air Guard, Chief Master Sergeant Jennifer Aurora has been part of the Air Force since 1989. Her deployments include Iraq and Qatar. This event is free and open to the public. Please call the library at 217-935-5174 to register.
  • Jun 30, 6:00 PM
    Clinton, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Hooterville Airport near Hallsville has a fascinating history as DeWitt County’s oldest airport. Hooterville’s owner, pilot John Warner IV, will share Irwin’s legacy as a stunt pilot who went on to work as an executive for Gulf Oil. Please call the library at 217-935-5174 to register.
 
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

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

 

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 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

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.

 
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
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Summer Reading Is Coming June 1st!

Summer Reading begins June 1st & runs through July 31stth! 

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!

Check out the Summer Reading Page for more information!

 
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.