||WESTVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
- 233 South State Street
- Westville, IL 61883
- (217) 267-3170
- Library A Week Profile
Type of Library: Public/District
- Population Served: 12,499
- Volumes: 17,780
- Agency Code: WEN
- OCLC Code: MW0
- Reciprocal Borrowing Code: 44
- The establishment of the 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, and other fund-raising projects to raise money to establish
the library. Donations of books from individuals and neighboring libraries
continued to accumulate, and, 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. The library board was appointed in
1939. A building was bought at the present site in 1942. In 1949 board
member Miss Helen Redulis led a fund drive for construction of the present
building. Citizens bought bricks at $10 each. Many donated time and materials.
This building opened in 1950. In September of 2003, a new facility was
completed and opened after Labor Day of that year. This has increased the
square footage from 1,100 to approximately 9,000, with a private meeting
room and separate youth and adult areas.
Director: Rick Balsamello, E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director: Lisa Pierce, E-Mail email@example.com
Bonnie Cox, E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Barb Dudich, E-Mail: email@example.com
- Library Hours
- Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Board Meeting
- Every month on the fourth Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
- President, Board of Directors
- Jennifer Tolle