At The Library
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions,
ONLY The Revere Ware Room is available for rental at this time.
The following Covid-19 restrictions are in place:
- Occupancy is limited to 20.
- Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be observed.
- Kitchen access is not permitted. No food or drinks.
The Library offers The Revere Ware Room, The Activity Room, The Board Room/Museum, and two small study rooms. The Library welcomes the use of its meeting rooms by individuals or organizations for informational, educational, cultural, civic and social events. Unfortunately, children's parties will not be scheduled in any of the rooms at this time.
The Revere Ware Room
The Revere Ware Room is located on the Lower Level and accommodates up to 150 people and offers an attached kitchen for catering. The fee during open hours is $10 per hour. VWPLD opens at 9 AM Monday – Saturday. Any group wishing to enter the building before that time must pay the closed hours rate until 9 AM. The earliest any group can enter the building is 8 AM. All event participants must be out of the meeting rooms fifteen minutes prior to library closing time (Monday-Thursday 8 P.M., Friday 5 P.M, and Saturday 4 P.M.) or must pay closed hours rate. The fee for the Revere Room on Sundays or holidays is $100 for the day. You can pay the reservation fee in person at the Library or online by visiting our ePay site.
The Activity Room
The Activity Room is located on the Children's Floor and accommodates up to 60 people. This meeting room can only be reserved during the hours the Library is open (Monday- Thursday 9AM-8 PM, Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday 9AM-4PM). All participants must be out of The Activity Room fifteen minutes prior to Library closing time. The fee is $5 per hour. You can pay the reservation fee in person at the Library or online by visiting our ePay site.
The Board Room/Museum
The Board Room/Museum is located on the Children's Floor and accommodates 12 people at the table. This meeting room may be reserved for organizational meetings of non-profit groups for free during the hours the Library is open (Monday- Thursday 9AM-8 PM, Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday 9AM-4PM). All participants must be out of The Museum fifteen minutes prior to Library closing time. The Museum may be reserved for after-hours special events for $400 for twelve hours. Reservation requires a $100 deposit. You can pay the reservation fee in person at the Library or online by visiting our ePay site.
Study Rooms are located on the Children's Floor and can each accommodate 6 people. These meeting rooms may be reserved during the hours the Library is open (Monday- Thursday 9AM-8 PM, Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday 9AM-4PM). All participants must be out of the study rooms fifteen minutes prior to Library closing time. There are no fees, but pre-booking is highly recommended.
The following equipment is available for use in the Meeting Rooms:
* Projection Screen
* Chalk Board
* Overhead Projector
* LCD Projector
* DVD/Blu-ray Player
Patrons with delinquent accounts may not rent any of the rooms until their accounts are cleared.
The Library will charge a $800.00 fee for lost or stolen keys. The person who rented the room must pay $800.00 to cover the cost of having the building re-keyed and replacing all the keys. The $800.00 will NOT be refunded if the key is located after the building is re-keyed.
You can reserve a room by calling 217-935-5174, emailing Janet at , or filling out the form below. You will be contacted by Library staff to confirm your reservation.
Please note: Filling out the form below does not guarantee room availability.
on loan from Betsy-Davis Parker
By Gary Goldsmith, Acrylic on Wood
on loan from Betsy-Davis Parker
On Temporary Display
The Vespasian Warner Public Library hosts artwork produced by local artists year round.
"Vintage Hats and Hatboxes 1908-1950" on loan from Betsy-Davis Parker features hats and hatboxes from 1908-1950. These pieces can be found on top of the glass-fronted lowboy in the AV/Periodicals department.
"Waterfowl" features handcarved and painted wooden waterfowl by Gary Goldsmith. These pieces can be found on public display in the AV/Periodicals department & on the south side of the Children's Floor.
The next display will be "Mid East & Asian Art"!
Calling local artists!!
Want to submit your piece for the next show? You may pick an art submission form up at the circulation desk!!
Questions? Please contact Marilyn at 217-935-5174 or email her at .
Art At The Library
The Friends of the Library sell gently used books, DVD/Blu-rays, Audiobooks, & CDs. The Friends continually stock two Friends Book Shops located in the Lobby of the Library and on the Lower Level of the Library. The Friends of the Library also host 2 large book sales each year in the Spring & again in the Fall. Postcards, stationary, and library bookbags are also for sale at the Circulation Desk. All proceeds from the Friends Book Shops benefit the Library by helping to fund special programs and/or supplies for the Library. Past funding has helped with Summer Reading Club & the Seed Library.
Spring 2021 Sale - Date Pending
Fall 2021 Sale - Date Pending
Remember...when you support the Friends Book Shop, you support the Library.