Monday - Thursday:
 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact us:

410 5th Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Tel: 320-235-3162
E-mail the Library

Head Librarian:
John Baken

Biblioteca Pública de Willmar en Español

WPL Blog

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Turning Pages blog
News, Recommendations and More from the Willmar Public Library

Book Clubs

Book Clubs at WPL
For Children
For Teens
For Adults

Looking for suggestions for your book club? The books on this list have at least 8 copies in the Pioneerland Library System.

Tax Information Resources

1040 tax form
Forms, instruction and
assistance information for 2016

Year-round job opportunity at Willmar Public Library

We will have a Library Assistant I position available beginning Monday, May 15, 2017. Details about some of the tasks and duties are included on the position description (link below). In addition, there are other tasks/duties that will be fully explained after the candidate is hired. This position works both the Circulation Desk, a primary duty that also includes one Saturday per month, and shelves books. The position we're trying to fill includes mostly daytime hours. The total number of hours for this position is 13 per week but increases to 21, when the Saturday shift is included. The pay rate for this position is Grade 1/Step 1, which is currently $9.94/hour.

If interested, please send a completed Application Form and a cover letter to:

Head Librarian
Willmar Public Library
410 5th Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Or you may email the application and cover letter.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 28. Apply early and beat the rush!!

Library Assistant I position    Application Form


For Sale at Library Reference Desk

Desktop computer


International Tabletop Day

International Tabletop Day 2017
Saturday, April 29; 9AM – 4PM
Join the WPL for a fun day of tabletop games. We have lots of games to choose from or BYOG. This is an all ages event with no cost or registration. Register for door prizes – must be present to win.


Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project

Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project

Interested in getting your novel, dissertation, poetry collection, or children's book into ebook and print-ready formats? Pressbooks is an easy-to-use, online tool that allows you to create professional-quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF, and more formats.


Author Event: Julie Klassen

Thursday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Julie Klassen

Julie Klassen will be speaking at the Willmar Public Library on Thursday, May 11th at 6 PM. Julie is the award-winning author of The Secret of Pembrooke Park, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, The Girl in the Gatehouse, and The Silent Governess. No cost and no registration.

Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment logo


This project is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.


Kandiyohi County Libraries Bus Trip

Minnesota State Capitol
Friday, May 12

Libraries in Kandiyohi County will be hosting a bus trip to the Minnesota State Capitol on Friday, May 12. The Willmar Public Library bus will be loading at 10:30 AM. We will make a stop at Grand Ave for lunch (lunch is the responsibility of attendees), tour the Capitol, and then return to Willmar.

Cean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment logo

This event is free but registration is required and space is limited. All seats have been claimed. Call the library at (320) 235-3162 to be added to the wait list. This project is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.


Willmar Seed Library
Willmar Seed Library

The Willmar Seed Library is a collection of seeds that you can borrow to plant and grow at home. At the end of the season, you can let a few plants ‘go to seed’ and return the collected seeds to the library. The seed library is located near the Information Desk at the Willmar Public Library and is open during regular library hours.
How to use the Seed Library:

  1. Fill out a Membership Form and turn it in at the Information Desk.
  2. Choose up to 5 seed packets per week.
  3. Check out your seed selections.
  4. Plant at home & enjoy!
  5. Use a Return Envelope to bring in saved seeds.


Countdown to the Solar Eclipse

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