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Westville Public Library District

233 South State Street
217-267-3170

Our Mission Statement

The role of the Westville Public Library District is to provide materials and services to assist patrons in meeting their personal and educational needs.  Emphasis is on making available current and popular items to people of all ages, serving as a center for personal growth and entertainment.

History of the Westville Public Library

The establishment of the first Westville Public Library was due to the efforts of Nellie Taylor Raub. It was under her sponsorship that Tri Lambda Sorority was organized in 1937. The primary purpose of this organization was to provide a library to the community.

It began with a group of donated books which were put in circulation. The Sorority held rummage sales, bake sales, dances, tag days, door-to-door donation collections, and other fund-raising projects to raise money to establish the library. Donations of books from individuals and neighboring libraries continued to accumulate. As the collection grew, space was obtained in the Post Office building, which was lighted by an Aladdin Lamp, and was carried from place to place. Members of the Sorority gave volunteer service of two hours each per month. A library board was appointed in 1939.

A building was purchased in 1942 for use as a temporary site. In 1949, board member Miss Helen Redulis led a fund drive for construction of the building at 149 N State Street. Citizens bought bricks at $10 each. Many donated time and materials. That building opened in 1950.

Recent News

Westville Public Library District News - 3rd Annual Library Crawl

3rd Annual Library Crawl Westville Public Library will participate in the IHLS Library Crawl. Many area libraries will be participating as well. We hope you will have fun visiting new libraries and discovering what resources they each have in their…

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Westville Public Library - Afternoon at the Movies

Come join us for Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies. It will be Wednesday, September 15 at 2 pm. We will be showing "The Call of the Wild." The story of a St. Bernard who must fight for survival after being kidnapped and forced to become a sled…

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Book Sale at the Westville Library

Book sales are back at the Westville Public LIbrary. Come and see us Saturday, June 5 from 10 AM - 1 PM. A lot of new items have been added. There are books for everyone including Christian Fiction, Westerns, Large Print, Non-Fiction, Romance,…

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Westville Public Library - Afternoon at the Movies

The Westville Public Library will be showing the film Harriet on Tuesday, May 5 for Tuesday Afternoon at the Movies. It is the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes,…

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April Children's Take-It-and-Go Packets from the Westville Library

The April children's take-it-and-go packets are ready to be picked up from the Westville Public Library. They are bunny themed, so if you want them before Easter be sure to drop in to pick yours up. If you have not pre-registered for the month…

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Westville Public Library - Afternoon at the Movies

Afternoon at the Movies at the Westville Public Library will be April 6 at 2 PM. The film is about an old man that makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother. It stars Richard Farnsworth and Sissy Spacek. It is…

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March 2021 Leprechaun Fun Children's Packets

The March Leprechaun Fun take it and go packets for the children's program are ready to be picked up! Please call to reserve your packet as a limited number are available. 267-3170

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Westville Public Library: February Take-It-And-Go Packets

The February "Be My Valentine" take-it-and-go packets for the children's program are now available for pickup. There are activity pages, a craft, suggestions for activities to do at home and a special love bug treat. Supplies are limited so please…

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Tuesday Afternoon At The Movies

The Westville Public Library will have their movie matinee on tuesday this month! Tuesday Afternoon at the Movies at the Westville Public Library will be February 2 at 2 PM. The film stars a pack of 5 puppies that wind up finding a boy in Alaska…

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Westville Public Library District - Food For Fines

The Westville Public Library is sponsoring Food for Fines from November 12 through December 31. Patrons may bring in a bag of non-perishable food to redeem for money taken off of their library fines. Food must be non-expired and non-perishable. …

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Westville Public Library District - Preschool Program

The preschool program is back at Westville Public LIbrary, virtually, of course! Take it and go packets are available at the front desk beginning September 2nd. Packets include activities and a craft. There will also be Facebook LIve videos with…

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Westville Library Summer Reading Program

The Westville Public Library will be having their summer reading program beginning June 15. The theme this year is Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover. It will be a little different this year but a lot of fun. Take it and go packets will be…

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2nd Annual Library Crawl 2020

The Westville Public Library will be participating in the 2nd Annual Library Crawl January 10 - 27, 2020. Pick up your passport at any participating library and receive a stamp or initials when you visit. Collect five or more and return your…

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Westville Public Library District - Food for Fines

The Westville Public Library is sponsoring Food for Fines from November 26 through December 31. Patrons may bring in a bag of non-perishable food to redeem for money taken off of their library fines. Food must be non-expired and non-perishable. …

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Friends Of The Library Raffle

The Friends of the Westville Public Library will be sponsoring a 50/50 raffle beginning June 10 and running through September 10 at noon. The drawing will be held on September 10 at 6:15pm in the Westville Library community room. Tickets are $1.00…

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Library Summer Program for Children

It is Showtime at Your Library this summer for children at the Westville Public Library. The program will be June 17 - 21. Children in grades k-2 can attend at 10 AM and children 3rd grade and up will be at 1:30 PM Tuesday through Friday. Be sure…

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2018 Food for Fines at the Westville Public Library

The Westville Public Library is sponsoring a Food For Fines program starting November 9 and running through December 20th. You must be a Westville Library card holder to participate. Patrons may bring to the library non-perishable food that is not…

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National Library Week 2018

National Library Week is April 8 through the 14. To celebrate the Westville Public Library will host a Patron Appreciation Day on April 10. Patrons are encouraged to stop by and enjoy a piece of cake. A new cardholder drive will also be underway…

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Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

The April Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies shown at the Westville Public Library will be April 4 at 2 PM. The film stars Chris Evans and McKenna Grace. This wonderful movie is about Frank Adler who is a single man raising a child prodigy - his…

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Westville Library Summer Childrens' Program

Reading by Design is the theme of the Children's summer program at the Westville Public Library.  The program will be June 19 through the 23, 2017 On Monday the 19th all children will meet at 10 AM for a program presented by the Vermilion county…

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Westville Public Library Celebrates National Library Week April 10 - 15, 2017

Westville Public Library invites you to celebrate National Library Week with them April 10 - 15.  The library will have fun things going on all week.  Libraries Transform is the theme for this special week.  Stop in and see how the library can…

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Westville Public Library Host Food for Fines Program

The Westville Public Library is sponsoring a Food For Fines program starting November 18 and running through December 10th. You must be a Westville Library card holder to participate. Patrons may bring to the library non-perishable food that is not…

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Westville Public Library is Raffling a Pokemon Gift Basket

The Westville Public Library is raffling a Pokemon gift basket just in time for Christmas! Tickets are on sale now and are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The drawing will be held December 5. The basket is filled with Pokemon items any child or big kid…

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Westville High School Yearbooks Needed

Westville Public Library is almost ready to send the Westville High School yearboks to be digitized for our archiving project! We are almost ready to send the WHS yearbooks to be digitized, but we are missing the following years:  1918, 1919,…

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Westville Public Library - Library Week contest

To celebrate National Library Week the Westville Public Library is holding a contest to guess how many books are in the library.  There will be two winners, one in the children's age group and an adult winner.  Just stop into the library at 233 S.…

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Computer Classes

The Westville Public Library will be offering computer classes soon.  First, patron interest in what classes to offer is needed.  Please call the library at 267-3170 to register and indicate your interest in what type of class you would like to…

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Food for Fines at the Westville Library

The Westville Public Library is sponsoring a Food For Fines program starting November 1 and running through November 30th.  You must be a Westville Library card holder to participate.  Patrons may bring to the library non-perishable food that is…

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Eating Smart, Being Active Program at Westville Public Library

The U of I extension office will be presenting Eating Smart, Being Active program for adults at the Westville Public Library. The program will be presented once a week for 6 weeks. Those completing the program will receive a graduation certificate.…

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Raffle Gift Boxes at Westville Public Library

The Westville Public Library is sponsoring a raffle to win a Disney Frozen Gift box or a Car Mania gift box. You may choose the gift box for which you want to purchase tickets. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6/$5.00. Each one has a value of over $100.…

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VCCD Exhibit

The Westville Public Library will host a traveling exhibit featuring Archeology from the Vermilion County Conservation District. The exhibit will be in the library June 9 - 16. It will feature pictures and factual information about the study of…

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Summer Children's Program

Paws to Read is the theme of the summer children's program at the Westville Public Library.  It will be held June 16 - 20.  Children in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade will be at 10 AM and children 3rd grade and up will be at 1:30 PM. …

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Food For Fines Program

The Westville Public Library is sponsoring a Food For Fines program starting November 1 and running through December 11th, 2013.  You must be a Westville Library card holder to participate.  Patrons may bring to the library non-perishable food…

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Book Sale at Westville Public Library

The Westville Public Library will be having a "Stock Up For Winter" book sale. The sale is held in the building behind the library. Just follow the sidewalk on the north side of the library around to the back building. New items have been added.…

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American Girl Molly Doll Raffle

The Westville Public Library is holding a raffle for an American Girl Molly Doll. Tickets are available at the library and are $1.00 each or 6/$5.00. The Westville Library is located at 233 S. State Street. This would be the wonderful gift for the…

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Book Sale at Westville Public Library

The Westville Public Library will have a summer book sale. Many new books have been added in Romance, Mystery, Suspense, Children's and Non-Fiction. Bargain price for audio books on tape. Great prices and great selection, something for everyone. …

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Robert Biage Memorial Chess Club Meeting

The Westville Public Library will host a new session of the Robert Biage Memorial Chess Club beginning May 6. Meetings will be every Monday at 6 PM in the library community room. Children as well as adults and all skill levels are invited to attend.…

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Westville Public Library Book Sale

The Westville Public Library will have a Spring book sale. Many new books have been added in all genres including: children's, mystery, romance, general fiction and non-fiction. Prices start at just a quarter. The sale will be held in the…

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Book Sale

Many new titles have been added to the sale. Many books are available in childrens, mystery, romance, fiction and non-fiction. There are also audiobooks and videos. Prices start at a quarter! Stop in and stock up on your winter reading. Call…

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Doll Raffle News

The Westville Public Library will raffle off Caroline, An American Girl Doll. Caroline is a 9 year old living in Sackets Harbor, NY during the War of 1812. Her family will be drawn into the war and face many difficult situations, can Caroline help…

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Book - Shawnee: The Adventure Continues

C.C. Wills is the author of a new book, Shawnee:The Adventure Continues. He will be holding a book signing at the Westville Public Library The new book is a sequel to his first book Treasure in the Shawnee Hills. This story is a continuation of…

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Used Book Sale

The next book sale at the Westville Public Library. Many new items have been added to the sale. Stop in and see what we have to offer in mystery, romance, western, and non-fiction in both children and adult. We also have quite a selection of VHS…

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