In the City of Sesser, education is a priority. The Sesser-Valier Community School District provides a superior educational environment, ensuring that every graduating student is given the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to set and achieve significant career, educational, civic and personal goals which will generate confident, productive, and responsible citizens.

Sesser is close to several excellent and affordable community colleges including Rend Lake College and John A. Logan College as well as the nationally known university, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC). SIUC is home to nearly 21,000 students from around the globe and carries many accolades, including “Best Midwestern College” and “Best Value College” by the Princeton Review.


Sesser-Valier Community Unit School District No. 196

Sesser-Valier Community Unit School District No. 196 is located in Franklin and Jefferson Counties and includes all or part of the towns of Sesser, Valier, rural Scheller, rural Mulkeytown, and rural Benton. There are approximately 725 students enrolled in the district in grades Pre-K through 12, and the School District educates its children in a single school building. The School District employs approximately 58 teachers and about 29 support personnel.

The School District, in an active partnership with parents and community, promotes excellence in a caring environment in which all students learn and grow. This partnership empowers all students to develop a strong self-esteem and to become responsible learners and decision-makers. The School District is committed to developing and using a visionary and innovative curriculum and a knowledgeable and dedicated staff.

For more information, visit the Sesser-Valier Community Unit School District #196 website.


Sesser Public Library

Our public library offers full access to over 10 million book and movie titles through the Illinois Heartland Library System. It also provides fax & copy services for a fee. Public-use computers are available to anyone. Follow the Sesser Public Library on Facebook.

Monday: 1:00PM-5:00PM
Tuesday: 1:00PM-5:00PM
Wednesday: 1:00PM-5:00PM
Thursday: 1:00PM-7:00PM
Friday: 1:00PM-5:00PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Library Staff
Librarian: Suzanne Johnson –
Assistant Librarian: Karen Redding

Phone: (618) 625-6566


Weblinks for Area Colleges and Museums

Rend Lake College
John A Logan College
Morthland College
Shawnee College
SICCM College
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

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