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Kid's Corner

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Welcome!  The dedicated staff members of the Library work every day to grow young readers, spark imaginations, connect resources, create experiential programming, and develop community relationships supporting youth.

We encourage you to find a program just right for your child: from early childhood programs that build early literacy skills (Toddler Time & Preschool Story Time), to programs for children in elementary school, where children can create and learn.  The Library loves working with parents and teachers to support their great work through resources, tours, and programs.

 

With your Library card, you may choose from the Library's collection of DVDs, CDs, hands-on learning kits, eBooks, and over 9,000 children’s books to take home with you.

 

Drop by the Children's Desk on the Children's Floor and say hello.  We look forward to meeting you!  

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Children's Programs

Kid's 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 Kid's programs.

Upcoming Programs!

  • Apr 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    The Friends of Warner Library will host their spring Book Sale. Shoppers should bring their own bags to the sale. The popular $1 bag of books sale will take place on the last day. Cash or check only, please. All proceeds go towards library programs and projects.
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  • Apr 24, 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 1-3! We have so much fun dancing to songs and listening to stories! Advance registration is not required.
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  • Apr 24, 2024, 2:45 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Spring Art! Join us for a lot of fun as we explore activities after school on early out Wednesdays! All supplies will be provided. Spots are limited and registration is required for this program. Ages 8 +. Please register at go.illinois.edu/Extravaganza.
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  • Apr 24, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Learn ways to maximize your SS benefits and reduce or eliminate taxes on your Social Security income! Steps you can take now to protect your SS income from the impacts of inflation. Registration is required. Call the library at 217-935-5174 to sign up.
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  • Apr 25, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Wackadoo! Help us celebrate our favorite family, the Heelers! We’ll have all kinds of crafts and activities. For real life! This is a youth-focused event and parents/caregivers should plan to attend. Registration is required. Call the library at 217-953-5174 to sign up.
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  • Apr 26, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Stories and Crafts on Fridays at 10 am are for children of all ages 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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  • May 01, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Find yourself a groovy rock, grab this bag of beads and wire, twist, twirl, and transform it all into a one of a kind photo holder. These bags will be available beginning Wed. May 1st and available while supplies last.
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  • May 01, 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 1-3! We have so much fun dancing to songs and listening to stories! Advance registration is not required.
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  • May 02, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Join local Naturalist, Cassandra Meyen as she discusses interesting facts about local birds! There will also be interactive crafts for children to enjoy! This is a youth-focused event and parents/caregivers should plan to attend. Registration is required. Call the library to sign up.
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  • May 02, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Join local Naturalist, Cassandra Meyen as she discusses interesting facts about local birds! There will also be interactive crafts for children to enjoy! This is a adult-focused event. Registration is required. Call the library at 217-953-5174 to sign up.
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  • May 03, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Stories and Crafts on Fridays at 10 am are for children of all ages 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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  • May 04, 2024, 8:30 AM
    Weldon Springs State Park, 4734 Weldon Springs Rd, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Join us at Veterans Point in Weldon Springs State Park as we venture on a bird walk. This walk will be led by an Area Master Naturalist on how to identify birds in our local area. We will learn to identify birds through sounds and appearances. There will be binoculars provided.
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  • May 04, 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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  • May 08, 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 1-3! We have so much fun dancing to songs and listening to stories! Advance registration is not required.
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  • May 08, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Public Library District, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    This meeting will be held in The Revere Ware Room at the Vespasian Warner Public Library, 310 North Quincy Street, Clinton IL.
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  • May 10, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Stories and Crafts on Fridays at 10 am are for children of all ages 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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  • May 11, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. People of all ages and fitness levels can practice tai chi and gain health benefits. Call the library at 217-953-5174 to sign up.
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  • May 14, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Facebook
    Jump over to our Facebook page & join Bobbi for a story from our Archive collection!
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a family challenge that celebrates early learning & the fun of sharing stories!  The best way to ensure a child has the skills necessary to learn to read is having someone read aloud to them.  They will learn that letters make sounds, sounds make words, and words make stories!  Create life long memories and instill a love of reading in your child.  Any child from birth until kindergarten, can sign up at any time.  Count any books read at bedtime, storytime, by teachers, librarians, family, & most importantly YOU!   If you read it more than once, count it!  Ebooks count, too.  Your end date is when your child begins kindergarten.  Sign up at the Children’s Room desk.  You will get a log to track your first 100 books (a check mark in a shape or have your child color it in).  Bring it back to us when you reach 100 for a certificate and a new log.  We will put a sticker displaying your child’s name in the library book of your choice.  From then on everyone who checks out the book will see that you are participating in 1000 Books before Kindergarten.  Your child’s name in a book is your option. 

1000 Books Logo with a fox reading a book

DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY

IS NOW AVAILABLE IN DEWITT COUNTY! 

 

What Is The Imagination Library?

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children's classic The Little Engine That Could.  Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home.  Best of all it is a FREE GIFT!  There is no cost or obligation to your family! 

Who Is Eligible?

Children under the age of five in DeWitt County!

How Do I Sign Up?

Simply click the sign up button & follow the directions!

When Will I Receive Books?

Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home & will continue until your child turns five or you move out of the covered area.

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This program is currently full.  You can still sign up for the waiting list by following the link above and printing off the forms that you need to register.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Has Come To An End!

While we are sad that Summer Reading is over, we are so excited to announce

that we had OVER 750 people of all ages sign up for the

"Find Your Voice" Summer Reading Program this year!  WOW! 

 

All of our summer readers ROCKED it this year!  Congratulations to the

grand prize winners and a huge thank you to every one of our wonderful sponsors!

Check back in May 2024 for next summer's theme and official start date!

2023 Summer Reading Sponsors

Summer Reading

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