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September 26, 2022

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District

310. N. Quincy St.

Clinton, IL 61727

 

ANNUAL TRICK-OR-TREAT EVENT AND COSTUME PHOTOS RETURN TO THE LIBRARY
Vespasian Warner Library Offers Popular Halloween Events and Other Fall Programming

CLINTON, September 26, 2022 – Staff at the Vespasian Warner Public Library District are busy preparing for the annual Trick-or-Treat at the Library event. The community is invited to stop by the library on Monday, October 31 between 9am-7pm to trick-or-treat and enjoy free activities. Don’t forget to wear your costume! EMC Photography will also make their return to the library to take free portraits of children in costume from 4:30-6:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required. Trick-or-treat bags are available for the first 250 children.

October Library Events: The library offers more than just books! 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.

  • Mad Scientist Crystals Grab 'n Go Kit - Begins Sat. 10/1 (All Ages)

  • Monsters Under the Bed Board on the Children's Floor - All Month (All Ages)

  • Illinois Heartland Library Crawl - All Month (All Ages)

  • Children's Storytime - Every Wed. and Fri. at 10am (Ages Birth-5)

  • *Gravestone Cleaning at Woodlawn Cemetery - Sat. 10/1 at 11am (All Ages)

  • *D&D: The Joy of Extradimensional Spaces - Thu. 10/6 at 4pm (Adult)

  • *Fall into Fun Craft Event - Sat. 10/8 at 10:30am (All Ages)

  • *Bats: Fact or Fiction - Thu. 10/13 at 5:30pm (All Ages)

  • *Impact Life Blood Drive - Sat. 10/15 from 9:30am-1pm (Adult)

  • *Using Fresh Produce Gardening Webinar - Tue. 10/18 at 1:30 (Adult)

  • *Book Club - Tue. 10/18 at 6pm (Adult)

  • *Life-Size Library Clue - Thu. 10/20 at 4pm (Teen 12-18)

  • *D&D: Mazfroth's Mighty Digressions - Thu. 10/20 at 4pm (Adult)

  • *Paper Bag Monster Masks - Mon. 10/24 at 3:45pm (All Ages)

  • *4-H STEM Mania - Wed. 10/26 at 2:45pm (Grades 3-5)

  • Trick-or-Treat at the Library – Mon. 10/31 from 9am-7pm (All Ages)

  • Costume Photos by EMC Photography – Mon. 10/31 from 4:30-6:30pm (All Ages)

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, October 10. 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:
Source: Marie Maltby, Program Coordinator, 217.935.5174, maltby@vwarner.org

            Corey Campbell, Youth Services Manager, 217.935.5174, campbell@vwarner.org

News Writer: Samantha Rusk, Business

August 22, 2022

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District

310. N. Quincy St.

Clinton, IL 61727


VESPASIAN WARNER LIBRARY PREPARES FOR BUSY SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE
Library Card Sign-Up Month, Book Sale, Event, and More Coming to the Library

CLINTON, August 22, 2022 – Find out what’s happening at the Vespasian Warner Public Library District in September.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month: Celebrate by getting your very own library card this month! All library visitors can also visit the children’s floor and search for a hidden “library card” that can be turned in for a sticker prize. Finally, current library card holders can get their cards replaced for free this month if they have been lost or damaged. Learn more at www.vwarner.org/my-card. 

Book Sale: The Friends of Warner Library will host their fall Book Sale on Friday, September 16 from 9am-4pm and Saturday, September 17 from 9am-3pm. The sale will take place in the Revere Ware Room located on the lower level of the Vespasian Warner Public Library in Clinton. Shoppers will find bargains on books, movies, and more. The popular $1 bag sale will also make its return on Saturday. All shoppers should plan to bring their own bags to the Book Sale. Proceeds from the sale go towards library programs and projects.

 

Crafts & Vendors During the Apple ‘n Pork Festival Weekend: The library is excited to host a variety of vendors on its green space during the Apple ‘n Pork Festival weekend on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. The library will also have a booth with library information and a free book giveaway sponsored by the Friends of Warner Library. This event wouldn't be possible without the C.H. Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum. Be sure to show your support to them and all of the other local organizations in the community!

 

Additional September Events: All library events are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required for events marked with an asterisk (*).

  • Draw a Scarecrow on the Children’s Floor (All Ages) All Month

  • Grab ‘n Go Kit: Macrame Feather Keychain (All Ages) Begins Thu. 9/1

  • Children’s Storytime (Ages Birth-5) Every Wed. and Fri. at 10am

  • *Falling Leaves Windsocks (All Ages) Mon. 9/12 at 3:45pm

  • *Library Minute Games Championship (Teen 12-18) Thu. 9/15 at 4pm

  • *Seed Saving Workshop (Adult) Sat. 9/17 at 10:30am

  • *Book Club (Adult) Tue. 8/16, 6pm

  • *Sticky Science: Slime Workshop (All Ages) Thu. 9/22 at 5:30pm

 

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 the following dates: Monday, 9/5 in observance of Labor Day, Friday, 9/23 at 12pm and Saturday, 9/24 for Apple ‘n Pork Festival Weekend. 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:
Source: Marie Maltby, Program Coordinator, 217.935.5174, maltby@vwarner.org

            Corey Campbell, Youth Services Manager, 217.935.5174, campbell@vwarner.org

News Writer: Samantha Rusk, Business Manager, 217.935.5174, rusk@vwarner.org

 

 

July 25, 2022

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District

310. N. Quincy St.

Clinton, IL 61727


VESPASIAN WARNER LIBRARY RECEIVES GRANT FOR TECHNOLOGY
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation Supports Library with New Laptop for Community Use

CLINTON, July 25, 2022 – The Vespasian Warner Public Library District in Clinton is honored to announce that it has received a grant from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation (IPCF) for the purchase of a library laptop. This portable workstation can be used in study rooms or at library tables as an aid in group work. Users will be able to join Zoom or other virtual meetings, participate in online job interviews, or attend webinars and online classes.

The laptop is free to use for those ages 16 and above. A library card or form of photo ID is required. Visit the library or call 217-935-5174 to learn more about this new service or to schedule an appointment. To learn more about IPCF, visit https://ilprairiecf.org/. 

August Calendar of Events

All library events are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required for events marked with an asterisk (*). Visit the library’s website at www.vwarner.org, Facebook page @VespasianWarner, or call 217-935-5174 to learn more.

  • Draw an Animal for the Safari on the Children’s Floor (All Ages) All Month

  • August Grab ‘n Go Kit: Summer Splash Sponges (All Ages) Begins Mon. 8/1

  • Nature Photo Wall (All Ages) All Month

  • *Meet the Reptiles: Snakes & Turtles (Children & Family, 5+) Thu. 8/4, 2 & 3:30pm

  • *Dungeons & Dragons: Book of Cylinders (Teen 12-18) Tue. 8/9, 1pm

  • Master Gardener Help Desk (Adult) Thu. 8/11 from 3-5pm

  • *Ameren Storm Preparedness, Utility Scams, & Energy Efficiency (Adult) Thu. 8/11, 5:30pm

  • *Late Summer and Fall Blooming Plants Garden Webinar (Adult) Tue. 8/16, 1:30pm

  • *Book Club (Adult) Tue. 8/16, 6pm

  • *Mini Book Keychains (Teen 12-18) Thu. 8/18, 4pm

  • *Look Out! Safari Binoculars (Children & Family) Mon. 8/22, 3:45pm

 

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 Friday, August 19 for a staff development 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:
Source: Marie Maltby, Program Coordinator, 217.935.5174, maltby@vwarner.org

            Corey Campbell, Youth Services Manager, 217.935.5174, campbell@vwarner.org

News Writer: Samantha Rusk, Business Manager, 217.935.5174, rusk@vwarner.org

June 27, 2022

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District

310. N. Quincy St.

Clinton, IL 61727


OVER 500 PARTICIPATING IN SUMMER READING AT VESPASIAN WARNER LIBRARY
Library to Celebrate with Special End-of-Summer Celebration

CLINTON, June 27, 2022 – Staff at the Vespasian Warner Public Library District in Clinton are blown away with the number of community members who have registered for Summer Reading: Oceans of Possibilities. Over 500 people, ages birth to adult, have challenged themselves to read this summer with the incentive of treasure box prizes and entries into a grand-prize drawing.

To celebrate, the library will host a Summer Reading Celebration on Saturday, July 23 beginning at 11:00am. Readers can expect a fun day of outdoor games, a free picnic lunch, and magician Chef Bananas performing a show as silly as his name! The full event schedule is available at www.vwarner.org. Advance registration is required by calling the library at 217-935-5174. Thank you to the Friends of Warner Library for providing the picnic lunch!

Community members who have not yet started their Summer Reading journey are encouraged to stop by the library to get started now through July 31. All library events and activities, including Summer Reading, are free and open to the public.

July Calendar of Events

All library events are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required for events marked with an asterisk (*). Visit the library’s website at www.vwarner.org, Facebook page @VespasianWarner, or call 217-935-5174 to learn more.

  • Summer Reading: Oceans of Possibilities (All Ages) Continues through 7/31

  • July Grab ‘n Go Kit: Clay Marble Coasters (All Ages) Begins Fri. 7/1

  • Children’s Storytimes (Ages 0-5) Every Wed. and Fri.10am

  • Nature Photo Wall (All Ages) All Month

  • Master Gardener Help Desk (Adult) Sat. 7/2 & 7/30 - 10am-12pm, Thu. 7/14 - 3-5pm

  • *Rolled Sushi Candles (Teen 12-18) Thu. 7/7, 4pm

  • *Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) 101 (Teen 12-18) Mon. 7/11, 3-5pm

  • *Identifying Common Lawn and Garden Weeds Webinar (Adult) Tue. 7/12, 1:30pm

  • *D&D: A Deep and Creeping Darkness (Teen 12-18) Tue. 7/12, 1pm

  • *My Safe City: Electric and Natural Gas Safety Presentation (Children K-5) Thu. 7/14, 2pm

  • *The History of Weldon Springs (All Ages) Sat. 7/16, 10:30am

  • *X Marks the Spot! Treasure Maps at the Library (Children & Family) Mon. 7/18, 3:45pm

  • James Webb Space Telescope First Images Activity (All Ages) Drop-In: July 19-23

  • *Book Club (Adult) Tue. 7/19, 6pm

  • *Summer Scares! Author Visit: S.M. Cornthwaite (Children & Family, 7+) Thu. 7/21, 5:30pm

  • *Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Celebration! (All-Ages) Sat. 7/23, 11am

  • *D&D: Lore of Lurue (Teen 12-18) Tue. 7/26, 1pm

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, July 4 in honor of Independence 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:
Source: Marie Maltby, Program Coordinator, 217.935.5174, maltby@vwarner.org

            Corey Campbell, Youth Services Manager, 217.935.5174, campbell@vwarner.org

News Writer: Samantha Rusk, Business Manager, 217.935.5174, rusk@vwarner.org