At The Library

 

PLEASE NOTE:

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.

By reserving The Revere Ware Room, meeting room users agree to the Meeting Room Terms of Use.  Please read this document before moving forward with a room reservation.

Printable Terms of Use and Meeting Room Application

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.

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By reserving a room, meeting room users agree to the Meeting Room Terms of Use.   Please read this document before moving forward with a room reservation.

Printable Terms of Use and Meeting Room Application

 

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

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:

* Podium

* Projection Screen

* TV

* Chalk Board

* Overhead Projector

* LCD Projector

* DVD/Blu-ray Player 

 

Please Note:

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 Logan at janicki@vwarner.org.  You will be contacted by Library staff to confirm your reservation.

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John Deere Collection
John Deere Collection

Collected by James C. Rueger & donated by Ida Rueger and James b. Rueger.

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John Deere Collection
John Deere Collection

Collected by James C. Rueger & donated by Ida Rueger and James b. Rueger.

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Pieces of Lincoln History
Pieces of Lincoln History

Framed Lincoln quote with picture of Lincoln.

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John Deere Collection
John Deere Collection

Collected by James C. Rueger & donated by Ida Rueger and James b. Rueger.

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On Temporary Display

The Vespasian Warner Public Library hosts artwork produced by local artists year round. 

 

Current Displays

"Clinton Sculptors"

Dr. Charles W. Carter, a local physician & surgeon who practiced in Clinton during the first half of the twentieth century.

Dr. Moses Stewart was a dentist in Clinton who is now buried in Woodland Cemetery.  He used his dental tools to sculpt animals & farm equipment from hardwood.  Dr. Stewart aspired to be an artist, but his mother insisted that he study medicine instead.  Dr. Stewart's sculptures are currently displayed above the movies in the Periodicals Room on the main floor.  To learn more about Dr. Stewart & Dr. Charles & their work, check out this Tales From The Archives!

"John Deere Collection"

The John Deere Collection was collected James C. Rueger & donated to the Library by Ida Rueger and James b. Rueger.  The "John Deere Collection" is available for viewing in the display case on the main floor of the Library.

"Pieces of Lincoln History"

Abraham Lincoln was undoubtedly one of the most influential American presidents-by the end of his life, millions of enslaved men and women would be freed, and the first glimmers of the Gilded Age could be seen on the horizon as the industrialized North triumphed over the agricultural South. How he reached the presidency is no less impressive or memorable. His larger-than-life accomplishments and personal history have left plenty to remember him for, and so this exhibit focuses on how everyday people in central Illinois have remembered and memorialized a president who left such an impact on the region, and on the nation as a whole.

The "Pieces of Lincoln History" display can be found in the display cases just inside the Periodicals Room on the main floor of the Library.

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 2022 Sale - Date Pending

Fall 2022 Sale - Date Pending

 

Remember...when you support the Friends Book Shop, you support the Library.

Friends Book Shop