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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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

Job Opportunities

There are currently three positions open at the Willmar public library:

To find more information and to download position descriptions and application form, please see our Current Open Positions page.


Pushing the Limits

Pushing the Limits

The Willmar Public Library will host a free three-part, STEM reading, viewing and discussion series for adults called Pushing the Limits. The library is one of 50 public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series. Pushing the Limits brings together human interest videos, scientists, books, and people like you who are interested in exploring accessible strategies for adapting to a new climate.

Group discussion events will be held once per month on the following themes:

Pushing the Limits reading list: The Water Knife, Isaac's Storm and Forty Signs of Rain

All programs will be held upstairs at the Willmar Public Library. Registered participants will receive free copies of the 3 featured books. If we run out of those copies, the books are also available to check out with your library card. Register here or call the library at (320) 235-3162.

This national program has been developed by a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers. Their organizations include the Califa Group (a California-based library consortium), Dawson Media Group, and Goodman Research Group -- with generous funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


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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