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December 21, 2022

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District

310. N. Quincy St.

Clinton, IL 61727

 

VESPASIAN WARNER LIBRARY TO START 2023 WITH EXCITEMENT FOR ALL
New Winter Reading Challenge and Children’s Floor Changes Coming to the Library

CLINTON, December 21, 2022 – Cozy up with a good book (or two) this winter! The Vespasian Warner Public Library District in Clinton is thrilled to announce a Winter Reading Challenge for 2023. Everyone is encouraged to visit the library beginning January 9 to register and pick up a reading log. Return the completed log to the library by February 18 to receive a special winter cocoa mug! The Winter Reading Challenge is free and open to the public. Suggested age is 5+.  

The fun doesn’t end with the Winter Reading Challenge because amazing changes are also coming to the children’s floor at the library in January!  Library staff will give the floor a makeover by rearranging book cases and making new areas for play and family engagement. To do this, the second floor of the library will be closed to the public starting at 1pm on Friday, January 13 and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday, January 17. This includes access to youth collections, study rooms, and second floor computers. A limited selection of popular materials will be available for check-out on the main floor during this time.

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.

  • January Grab ‘n Go: Pom Pom Bookmarks (All Ages) Begins Tue. 1/3

  • Winter Wonderland Snowflakes on the Children’s Floor (All Ages) All Month

  • Winter Reading Challenge (Ages 5+) Begins 1/9

  • *Beaded Snowflakes (Children & Family) Mon. 1/9 at 3:45pm

  • *Melting Pixel Art (Teen 12-18) Thu. 1/12 at 4pm

  • *Book Club (Adult) Tue. 1/17 at 6pm

  • *Deadly DeWitt (Adult) Sat. 1/21 at 11am

  • *DIY Bouncy Balls (Children & Family) Thu. 1/26 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 Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day and on Monday, January 16 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:
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

November 21, 2022

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District

310. N. Quincy St.

Clinton, IL 61727

 

POPULAR 12 DAYS OF CRAFTS EVENT RETURNS TO THE LIBRARY NOVEMBER 28
Vespasian Warner Public Library to Offer Drop-In Holiday Crafts for All Ages

CLINTON, November 21, 2022 – 12 Days of Crafts is back with a Sweet Treats theme! Drop into the library each day from November 28 through December 9 to create a free holiday craft. Creations will include an Oatmeal Treat Elf, Beaded Candy Cane, Chocolate Brownie Reindeer, 3D Cocoa Mug Ornament, Vintage Felt Ribbon Candy, and more. The crafting station will be open during regular library hours each day until supplies run out.

 

Then, join us on Saturday, December 10 between 10am-12pm for the twelfth craft, Warm Hugs & Mugs – Greenery Decoration. Create an adorable centerpiece that is perfect for your winter table and learn about winter greenery from local Master Gardeners. Attendees are encouraged to bring a holiday mug of their choosing to use as a base. The library will also have mugs on hand. Refreshments will be served. All 12 Days of Crafts events are free and open to the public of all ages and advance registration is not required.

 

December 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.

  • 12 Days of Crafts (All Ages) Mon. 11/28 – Sat. 12/10

  • Snowmen Down the Street on the Children’s Floor (All Ages) All Month

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

  • *Holly Jolly Leaf Wreaths (Children & Family) Thu. 12/1 at 5:30pm

  • *4-H STEM Mania (Grades 3-5) Wed. 12/7 at 2:45pm

  • *Flavor Confusion Taste Testing (Teen 12-18) Thu. 12/8 at 4pm

  • Warm Hugs and Mugs (All Ages) Sat. 12/10 from 10am-12pm

  • *Winter Wonderland Snowglobes (Children & Family) Mon. 12/12 at 3:45pm

**The last family storytime of the year will take place on 12/14.
 

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, December 16 for a staff development day, Saturday, December 24 for Christmas Eve, and Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas. 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

 

 

October 24, 2022

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District

310. N. Quincy St.

Clinton, IL 61727

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY
Vespasian Warner Public Library Offers Events for All Ages

CLINTON, October 24, 2022 – Did you know? The library offers more than just books and movies for check-out! Take a look at the line-up of free library events scheduled during the month of November. Advance registration is required for events marked with an asterisk (*). Visit the library or call 217-935-5174 to sign up.

  • November Grab ‘n Go: Fall Scene in a Jar (All Ages) Begins Tue. 11/1
    Pick up free supplies to make a perfect autumn decoration with clay and other embellishments that fit into a small jar. Kits are available for pickup beginning Tuesday, November 1 while supplies last.

  • Draw Owls in the Barn on the Children’s Floor (All Ages) All Month
    Draw your own owl to roost in our barn on the children's floor, it's sure to be a hoot!

  • Family Storytimes (Ages 0-5 & Caregivers) Every Wed. and Fri. at 10am
    Join us for stories, songs, and silly fun each week. No storytime events the week of Thanksgiving.

  • Fall Festivities Scavenger Hunt (Children & Family) All Month
    Take in all the wonderful things fall has to offer by searching high and low for everything on this scavenger hunt to take home. Pick up a sheet all month on the children's floor.

  • *Deep Bark Secrets of Tree Selection-Gardening Webinar (Adult) Tue. 11/1 at 1:30pm
    Are you looking to plant more trees in your yard? Branch out to find methods for selecting the right tree for your site. Presenter: Sarah Vogel, Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator.

  • *Dungeons & Dragons: A Deep and Creeping Darkness (Adult 18+) Thu. 11/3 from 4-7pm
    High in a remote mountain range filled with gold and silver, an adventuring party is sent to a mine closed decades ago to cleanse the mysterious evil uncovered in it.

  • *Fall Acorn Friends Craft (Children & Family) Thu. 11/3 at 5:30pm
    You'll absolutely fall in love with these friendly acorns! Join us for a simple craft that will be sure to please little ones as they practice cutting and coloring skills.

  • *Chaotic Creativity Journals (Teen 12-18) Thu. 11/10 at 4pm
    Stretch your mind to think in new and creative ways! You'll receive a starter kit containing everything you need to get going on these wonderfully wreckable exercises in creativity!

  • *Easy as Pie: Pie Making Workshop (All Ages) Sat. 11/12 at 10:30am
    Learn about the origin of the apple pie and then make your own mini pie to take home for baking.

  • *Book Club (Adult) Tue. 11/15 at 6pm
    Join the discussion! Staff are happy to help you order a copy of the book through interlibrary loan!

  • *Dungeons & Dragons: Shemshine’s Bedtime Rhyme (Adult 18+) Thu. 11/17 from 4-7pm
    The Candlekeep Library is under quarantine as a cursed rhyme infects anyone who hears it!

  • *Pumpkin Pie Squish-Dough (Children & Family) Mon. 11/21 at 3:45pm
    Join us to make a simple squishy dough from pumpkin puree and other household ingredients. Even though it will smell delicious, remember that this dough is only for playing with - not for eating!

     

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 November 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving. 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

 

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