About the Western District Library

The Western District Library was first established in 1906, as the Western Township Library in Orion, IL.

The front half of the library is the original building, construction ending in 1932. In 1979, the rear section of the library was completed. Around 1980, the library established itself as an independent taxing body, and since called the Western District Library.

The Western District Library serves the communities of Orion, Osco, Lynn Center, Andover, and surrounding farmland in northwest Henry County and a small section of Rock Island County. The library is governed by an elected Board of Trustees, comprised of seven members from the district.

Today, the library partners with several local community organizations, and endeavors to provide progressive services and resources to the community.


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