Welcome to Vance Township Library’s website! 



Upcoming Events


Vance Township Library Board meeting

Monday, July 10, 2017

6 p.m. at the library

Open meeting

Public Welcome


April 20, 2017 a board meeting was held, open to the public….discussion of Illiniois Library Laws with attorney Phil Lenzini

***Very knowledgeable meeting with Phil concerning the Illinois Library Laws and Rules


Summer Reading Program

Wednesdays from June 14 through July 12, 2017

1 p.m. – ? (each Wednesday following the program we plan to enjoy a good dog movie)

Our last program-day on July 12 will be a doggone good time with doggone good food !

Theme: Fetch a Good Book!

Also, each Wednesday we plan to watch a doggone good dog-inspired movie following the program.  Everyone is welcome.



Main Street Readers book club meeting

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

6 p.m….public welcome

Book of the month:

Non Fiction…   Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado

Nando Parrado was one of the survivors of an air crash in the Andes in 1972.  It took 72 days on the mountain before he and another survivor were able to “walk” on the mountain to save himself and his fifteen friends after they had been given up for dead.




Vance Township Library is now automated.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 the Vance Township Library in Fairmount became officially automated.

All patrons in Vance Township must come into the library to receive your new library card with your barcode on it.  You must also sign a card with information for the library before your new library card is processed.  This is a requirement to be able to check out any material, not just from the Fairmount library but any other library you visit and check out their materials as well.  Even if your current card from Vance Township Library states that it expires later, the Illinois Heartland Library System has contacted the libraries to inform them that we now are automated and you may not be able to check out from those libraries until you come in for your new barcoded card.


New hours for Vance Township Library:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday…Noon – 6 p.m.

Saturday…9 a. m. – 2 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday


Vance Township Library…217-733-2164

Fax # 733-8025




Children’s Coloring

Children may come to the library at any time to color.  Coloring pages are available, as well as colored pencils, for each child to choose.


Adult Coloring Program 

Adults may also come to the library at any time to color.  Everything needed to color is available at the library, including many, many coloring pages to choose from.  Some are easy, many are very detailed.                                                 

When you were a child did you like to color? Do you still like to color now but think you are too old? Do you take over your child’s coloring book? We have just the thing for you! On the days listed above, at 1 p.m. we will be having our Adult Coloring Programs and our Children’s Coloring Programs! Everything is included, for free, all you need to do is show up and have an imagination. These are beautiful intricate works of art that you get to color the way you want. Come on over to the Library and have a fun, very relaxing time.


Crafty American Girls Programs

Call the library if you have any questions…733-2164.


Movie Matinee | To Be Announced….Movie matinees will be scheduled for every day school is released early/closed.  Call 733-2164 to let us know how many will be attending.  Also, if anyone is interested in coming into the library during any “open time”, you are welcome to watch a movie of your choice.