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February 26, 2024

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District

310. N. Quincy St.

Clinton, IL 61727

 

MARCH AT THE LIBRARY
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation Supports Library with 2024 YEP Grant

CLINTON, February 26, 2024 The Vespasian Warner Public Library District in Clinton sends out a big “Thank You” to Illinois Prairie Community Foundation and Youth Engaged in Philanthropy for grant funding.

 

The Vespasian Warner Public Library District takes pride in being a free and open place where the community can come for learning, entertainment, and more. It is the most heartwarming sight to see families reading books, playing with toys, making new friends, and loving the library. The library felt like they were lacking the perfect spot for the tween age group. The grant from Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) has allowed the library to enhance the children’s space so that it is engaging and inviting for everyone, but especially the tweens. Funding has been used to purchase soft rocker chairs, an ottoman and a funky-fun checkered rug. This new space has been flooded with playing families and reading youth already and will continue to grow.

 

March Library Events: The library hosts a variety of free events each month. All library events are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required for events marked with an asterisk (*). Visit the library or call 217-935-5174 to sign up.

  • Bulletin Board – Bunnies! (All Ages) All Month

  • Scavenger Hunt - Hop on up to the Children’s Floor (All Ages) All Month

  • Family Storytime (Ages 0-5 & Caregivers) Every Wed. and Fri. at 10am

  • Grab ‘n Go Kit: Shamrock Pots (All Ages) Begins Fri. 3/1

  • STEM Table – Pencil Towers (Youth ) all month

  • Friends of Warner Library Meeting (Everyone) Sat. 3/2 at 10am

  • *Luna’s Birthday (Family) Mon. 3/4 at 5pm

  • * Cookie Decorating (Everyone) Sat. 3/9 at 10am

  •  Tales from the Archives Episode on Facebook (Adult) Tue. 3/12 at 4pm

  • *4H After School Extravaganza (Youth) Wed. 3/13 at 2:45pm

  • *Book Club (Adult) Tue. 3/19 at 6pm

  • *Mary Todd Lincoln’s Salon (Adult) Wed. 3/20 at 6:30pm

  • * Switch Madness (Teen, Ages 12-18) Thur. 3/21 at 4pm

  • * Solar Eclipse Preparedness (Everyone) Thur. 3/28 at 4:30pm

  • * Luna’s Garden (Youth, Ages 8-12) Saturday, 3/30 at 10am


 

The library is open Monday-Thursday from 9am-7pm, Friday from 9am-4pm, and Saturday from 9am-1pm. Hours are subject to change. For more information about the event above or any library services, visit www.vwarner.org or call 217.935.5174.

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Contact:
News Writer and Source: Emily Dunham, Adult Program Coordinator, 217.935.5174, dunham@vwarner.org

Source: Melissa Snow, Youth Services Manager, 217.935.5174, msnow@vwarner.org

January 26, 2024 

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District

310. N. Quincy St.

Clinton, IL 61727

 

FEBRUARY MEANS FUN (AND TAXES) AT THE LIBRARY
Vespasian Warner Library Partners to Offer AARP Tax Aide in 2024

CLINTON, January 26, 2024 – Warm up at the library in February with a book or movie and don’t forget to register for the upcoming free events.

 

In addition, the library is excited to continue its partnership with Dove Inc. and R.S.V.P to offer the AARP Foundation Tax Aide program. This program offers free tax preparation to anyone of any age, especially if they are 50 or older or can’t afford paid tax preparation. This service will be available on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings beginning February 7. Appointments are required and must be made in person at the library during regular hours. All participants must complete Form 13614-C prior to their appointment. A free copy of the form will be provided during registration. Please call the library at 217-935-5174 for more information.

 

February Library Events: The library hosts a variety of free events each month. All library events are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required for events marked with an asterisk (*). Visit the library or call 217-935-5174 to sign up.

  • Bulletin Board – Have a Hoot! (All Ages) All Month

  • Scavenger Hunt – Owl you need is love (All Ages) All Month

  • Family Storytime (Ages 0-5 & Caregivers) Every Wed. and Fri. at 10am

  • Grab ‘n Go Kit: Yarn-heart Garland (All Ages) Begins Thur. 2/1

  • STEM Table - Igloos (Youth – all -month)

  • *Paper Snowflakes (Youth, ages 8-12) Tue. 2/6 at 4pm

  • *AARP Tax Aide (Adult) Begins Wed. 2/7

  • *4H After School Extravaganza (Youth, Ages 8+) Wed. 2/7 at 2:45pm

  • *Tai Chi with Tim (Adult) Sat. 2/10 at 11am

  • Tales from the Archives Episode on Facebook (Adults) Tue. 2/13 at 4pm

  • Anti-Valentine’s (Teen, ages 12-18) Wed. 2/14 at 4pm

  • *DNA Workshop (Adults) Sat. 2/17 at 10am

  • *Book Club (Adult) Tue. 2/20 at 6pm

  • *Playdoh Party! (Family) Thur. 2/22 at 5:30pm

  • *New Year, New Rules to Retirement (Adult) Sat. 2/24 at 10:30am
     

The library is open Monday-Thursday from 9am-7pm, Friday from 9am-4pm, and Saturday from 9am-1pm. Hours are subject to change. The library will be closed on Thursday, February 15 for a staff training day, and Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents’ Day. For more information about the event above or any library services, visit www.vwarner.org or call 217.935.5174.

 

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Contact:
News Writer and Source: Emily Dunham, Adult Program Coordinator, 217.935.5174, dunham@vwarner.org

Source: Melissa Snow, Youth Services Manager, 217.935.5174, msnow@vwarner.org

 

 

December 21, 2023

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District 310. N. Quincy St. Clinton, IL 61727

ENTER THE NEW YEAR WITH NEW SKILLS

Vespasian Warner Public Library Offers Creative Skill-Learning Programs

CLINTON, December 21, 2023 – Come cozy up at the library and learn new abilities to keep your mind sharp and your body busy during the winter months. Call to register for a program today!

January Library Events: The library hosts a variety of free events each month. All library events are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required for events marked with an asterisk (*). Visit the library or call 217-935-5174 to sign up.

  • Lost Dogs Scavenger Hunt on the Children's Floor (All Ages) All Month 

  • Children’s Floor Bulletin Board Art Do you want to build a snowman? All month 

  • Children’s floor STEM Table Marshmallow Snowflakes 

  • Family Storytimes (Ages 0-5 & Caregivers) Every Wed. and Fri. at 10am (No Storytime first two weeks of the year) 

  • Grab ‘n Go Kit: Paper Poke Lanterns (All Ages) Begins 1/2 

  • *Tie Dye Socks (Youth, Ages 8-12) Wed.1/3 at 4pm 

  • Tales from the Archives on Facebook (Adult) Tue. 1/9 at 4pm 

  • *Macramé Bookmarks (Ages 13+) Thu. 1/11 at 6pm 

  • *Superhero Night (Family) Thu. 1/18 at 5pm 

  • *Cupcakes with Kendra (Adult) Sat. 1/20 at 10am 

  • *Book Club (Adult) Tue. 1/23 at 6pm 

  • Painted Bookends (Teens, Ages 12-18) Wed. 1/31 at 4pm

 

The library is also excited introduce the new library pet! After a lot of exploration, the library has adopted a two year-old bearded dragon from a local rescue. This multi-colored, bug-loving cutie will live in a luxurious enclosure on the children’s floor. She will need time to adjust to her new settings, so please be patient as we give her the proper space and time to adapt. Did you know, that the intelligence level of bearded-dragons has been compared to that of a dog? They will get excited over familiar phrases like “pool day!” and even know their names. Speaking of names, this beardie still needs one! The children’s floor will have voting booths set up for the month of January. Come in to cast your vote on the perfect dragon name and take a minute to meet the new library lizard.

 

The library is open Monday-Thursday from 9am-7pm, Friday from 9am-4pm, and Saturday from 9am-1pm. Hours are subject to change. The library will be closed on Monday, January 1 for New Year’s Day and Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For more information about the event above or any library services, visit www.vwarner.org or call 217.935.5174.

 

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Contact: News Writer and Source: Emily Dunham, Adult Program Coordinator, 217.935.5174, dunham@vwarner.org Source: Melissa Snow, Youth Services Manager, 217.935.5174, msnow@vwarner.org

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