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May 23, 2022

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District

310. N. Quincy St.

Clinton, IL 61727


LIBRARY TO FEATURE PRAIRIE FLYERS EVENTS IN JUNE

CLINTON, May 23, 2022 – The Vespasian Warner Public Library District in Clinton, Illinois is honored to partner with the C.H. Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum to offer a series of speaker events related to the Prairie Flyers: A Century of Aviation in DeWitt County exhibit.  Events are scheduled every Thursday in June from 6-7pm at the library and are free and open to the public. Please call the library at 217.935.5174 to register. Learn more about the Prairie Flyers exhibit at https://chmoorehomestead.org/. 

  • June 2 – Meet the Vietnam War Veterans

  • June 9 – Meet the Authors: David Henard and Denis Hambucken

  • June 16 – Meet Ken Shaffer: A Pilot with 25,000 Hours of Flight Time

  • June 23 – Meet Illinois Air National Guard Chief Master Sergeant Jennifer Aurora

  • June 30 – The History of Hooterville Airport and Red Irwin

 

June Calendar of Events

The library will continue to offer a variety of other 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’s website at www.vwarner.org, Facebook page @VespasianWarner, or call 217-935-5174 to learn more.

  • Summer Reading: Oceans of Possibilities (All Ages) Begins Wednesday, 6/1

  • June Grab ‘n Go Kit: Fabric Pots (All Ages) Begins Wednesday, 6/1

  • Children’s Storytimes (Ages 0-5) Every Wednesday and Friday at 10am

  • Nature Photo Wall (All Ages) All Month

  • Master Gardener Help Desk (Adult) Saturday, 6/4,10am-12pm and Thursday, 6/23, 3-5pm

  • *Swashbuckling Pirate Hats (Children & Family) Monday, 6/6, 3:45pm

  • *Dungeons & Dragons 101 (Teen 12-18) Monday, 6/13, 3-5pm

  • *Dungeons & Dragons: The Joy of Extradimensional Spaces (Teen 12-18) Tuesday, 6/14, 1pm

  • *Floating Boat Challenge (Children & Family) Thursday, 6/16, 5:30pm

  • *4-H Food Science Fun (Youth Entering Grades 3+) Tuesdays, 6/21 & 6/28, 10:30am

  • *Book Club (Adult) Tuesday, 6/21, 6pm

  • *Mermaid Sugar Scrub (Teen 12-18) Thursday, 6/23, 4pm

  • *Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of the Raven (Teen 12-18) Tuesday, 6/28, 1pm

  • Family Movie Night (Children & Family) Wednesday, 6/29, 5pm

 

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, June 20 in honor of Juneteenth. 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

May 16, 2022

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District

310. N. Quincy St.

Clinton, IL 61727


2022 SUMMER READING: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES
Popular Annual Program Returns to the Library

CLINTON, MAY 16, 2022 – Dive into reading this summer at the Vespasian Warner Public Library District! Summer Reading is free and open to all ages, birth through adult. Registration begins on June 1 and the program continues through July 31. This year, readers will track their voyage’s progress with a self-paced reading path and plunder treasure chests for prizes along the way. Over 400 community members participated in Summer Reading last year and library staff hopes that number will grow in 2022. Learn more about Summer Reading with some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

 

  • How do readers get started? Summer Reading begins June 1 and runs through July 31. Registration begins on June 1 and readers can start right away. Getting started late? That’s okay! Register anytime during the summer at the library.

  • Do readers need a library card? No! Community members who live within the library district boundaries are encouraged to sign up for a free library card, but they are not required for participation.

  • How much reading is involved? Readers will select a group that fits their reading style and abilities. Waddling Penguins is great for young children who do not read on their own yet and will track each book that is read. Leaping Narwhals is awesome for kids who often read independently and will make progress every time they read for 30 minutes. Beacon Readers includes teens and adults who will be challenged to track each hour of reading.

  • Are there prizes? Yes! Reading paths are self-paced and there are no date requirements or deadlines. Readers will earn up to six treasure box prizes and loads of entries for over 20 grand prize drawings. Grand prizes this year include a Nintendo Switch Lite, Tabletop Blackstone Griddle, local gift cards, Lego sets, games, and so much more.

  • What type of reading counts? All reading counts towards reading goals. This includes books, magazines, newspapers, graphic novels, audiobooks, or even the back of the cereal box! Readers can use books from the library, home, or other sources.

  • Are there performers or events this year? Yes! All readers should save the date for Saturday, July 23. Details coming soon!

  • Why is Summer Reading important? Summer reading is critical for students to retain knowledge and skills learned in the previous school year. Adult participation is just as important simply because when children see grown-ups read, they will most likely want to read themselves.

 

The library would like to thank all of the community sponsors that make Summer Reading possible: Friends of Warner Library, Ace Hardware, Casey’s General Store, Clinton Massage Therapy, Clinton YMCA, Clintonia Eagle Theater, Dairy Queen, Gold Standard Barber Shop, Heartland Bank & Trust, Jimmy Johns, Kirby Foods, La Tea Da, McDonald’s, Monical’s Pizza, My Sweet Obsession by Kendra, Save A Lot, Shear Paradise, Sorrento’s Pizza, Subway, and more. For more information about Summer Reading, call the library at 217-935-5174 or visit www.vwarner.org

 

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

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

April 22, 2022

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District

310. N. Quincy St.

Clinton, IL 61727

CONNECT WITH THE LIBRARY IN A NEW WAY
Explore the Vespasian Warner Public Library Blog and Podcast

CLINTON, APRIL 22, 2022 – Did you know? The Vespasian Warner Public Library District has a blog and podcast that is free to access and enjoy. Readers and listeners can learn about local history, new book recommendations and releases, and library behind-the-scenes operations.

 

The library blog can be found online at vwarner.org/blog and features a variety of content for all audiences and interests. Trace the path of the library’s namesake, Vespasian Warner, during the Civil War. Discover the latest best-seller books and newly-released movies. Find out about upcoming events and projects happening at the library.

 

The Vespasian Warner Public Library Podcast can be accessed at anchor.fm/vespasian-warner. Listeners can also find podcast episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, and more. Recent episodes include tales of the library’s enchanted fairies, the Wapella tornado of 1968, and staff interviews.

 

May Calendar of Events

The library also offers a variety of in-person, virtual, and grab ‘n go events each month. All library events are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required for events marked with an *. Visit the library’s website at www.vwarner.org, Facebook page @VespasianWarner, or call 217-935-5174 to learn more about the events listed below.

  • Draw a Mushroom on the Children’s Floor: All month (All Ages)

  • Children’s Storytime: Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00am (Children and Families)

  • Felt Heart Hugs Grab ‘n Go Kit: Available while supplies last beginning May 2 (All Ages)

  • *Marvelous Mushrooms Craft: Monday, May 2 at 3:45pm (Children and Families)

  • Family Movie Night: Wednesday, May 11 at 5:00pm (All Ages)

  • *Bee Homes: Saturday, May 14 at 10:30am (Adult)

  • *Book Club: Tuesday, May 17 at 6:00pm (Adult)

  • *Dinosaur Fossil Dig: Thursday, May 19 at 5:30pm (Children and Families)

  • *Impact Life Blood Drive: Saturday, May 21 at 9:30am (Adult)

  • *DIY Hanging Terrariums: Wednesday, May 25 at 4:00pm (Teens, Age 12-18)

 

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, May 30 in honor of Memorial 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

March 28, 2022

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vespasian Warner Public Library District

310. N. Quincy St.

Clinton, IL 61727


FRIENDS OF WARNER LIBRARY TO HOST BOOK SALE APRIL 29 & 30
Vespasian Warner Library Gearing Up for Spring Events

CLINTON, MARCH 28, 2022 – The Friends of Warner Library will host their spring Book Sale on Friday, April 29 from 9am-4pm and Saturday, April 30 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. Thank you to the members of the Friends of Warner Library for their work on the Book Sale and support throughout the year. Please contact the library if you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of Warner Library.

 

April Calendar of Events

The library also offers a variety of in-person, virtual, and grab ‘n go events each month. All library events are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required for events marked with an *. Visit the library’s website at www.vwarner.org, Facebook page @VespasianWarner, or call 217-935-5174 to learn more about the events listed below.

  • *AARP Foundation Tax Aide: Wednesdays and Saturdays through April 13 (Adult)

  • Draw a Frog for the Library’s Pond: All month on the children’s floor (All Ages)

  • Children’s Storytime: Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00am (Children and Families)

  • Garden Balls Grab ‘n Go Kit: Available while supplies last beginning April 1 (All Ages)

  • *Carrots in the Garden Craft: Tuesday, April 8 at 5:30pm (Children and Families)

  • *DIY Campfire Minis: Saturday, April 9 at 10:00am (Ages 8+ with an adult)

  • *Peeps House Construction: Monday, April 11 at 3:45pm (Children and Families)

  • *Book Club: Tuesday, April 19 at 6:00pm (Adult)

  • *Incredible Shrinking Plastic Keychains: Thursday, April 21 at 4:00pm (Teen Ages 12-18)

  • CCSI Seniors & Disabled Information Assistance: Thursday, April 21 from 2:00-4:00pm (Adult)

  • *Gardening Series Webinar-Jumping Worms: Tuesday, April 26 at 1:30pm (Adult)

  • Family Movie Night: Wednesday, April 27 at 5:00pm (All Ages)

  • Friends of Warner Library Book sale: Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 (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. Please note that the library will be closed on Friday, April 8 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