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 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
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Head Librarian:
John Baken

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Book Clubs

Book Clubs at WPL
For Children
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Tax Information Resources

1040 tax form
Forms, instruction and
assistance information for 2016

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One Book Willmar Featuring
Author Faith Sullivan

Faith Sullivan
Thursday, March 30; 6:30 PM

Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse by Minnesota author, Faith Sullivan, is the novel selected for Willmar’s first ever Community Read. The purpose of a Community Read is to offer a community an opportunity to read, think, talk, listen and grow together. Sullivan will be speaking at the Willmar Public Library on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 PM. Because of limited seating it will be necessary to have a ticket for the event. All tickets have been claimed.


Kandiyohi County Libraries Bus Trip

Minnesota State Capitol
Friday, May 12

Cean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment logo

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.

This event is free but registration is required and space is limited. Registration will open at all Kandiyohi County libraries on Monday, April 10. To register in Willmar, stop by or call the library at (320) 235-3162. 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.


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