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Welcome to the Westville Public Library website. The Library is a valuable community resource center, providing excellent services including reading materials, ebooks and audio books, online resources, programming, etc. as we continue to adapt to the public’s ever-changing needs and technologies.

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Library Board:
President:
  Louis "Bud" Lete
Vice-President:
  Gene Grubbs
Secretary:
  Marla Mackiewicz
Treasurer:
  Margaret Reuther
Trustees:
  Doug Toole
  Debbie Guidry

  Sheila Spencer
Director:
  Rick Balsamello
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.
Our Library:
Westville Public Library
Westville Public Library District
Type of Library: Public/District
Population Served: 12,499
Volumes: 40,131
Agency Code: WSVP-ZCH
OCLC Code: MW0
In September of 2003, our new facility at 233 S State Street was completed and opened after Labor Day of that year. This increased the square footage from the former location's 1,100 to approximately 9,000 square feet, with a private meeting room and separate youth and adult areas.
History of 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.


In September of 2003, our new facility at 233 S State Street was completed and opened after Labor Day of that year. This increased the square footage from the former location's 1,100 to approximately 9,000 square feet, with a community room and separate youth and adult areas
IHLS We are a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System, which allows us to serve you better! Items may be requested from other libraries in the system, which further expands the variety of materials available to the public.
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Westville Public Library District
233 S State Street · Westville, IL 61883 · Ph: 217-267-3170 · Fax: 217-267-3468

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