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Last Seen Leaving


Weight of Zero

Shade of Vampire



Balcony on the Moon

Our Chemical Hearts

Boy Robot

The Devil's Banshee

The Lovely Reckless

Teen Page

Teen Space at the Willmar Public Library
Teen Space at the Willmar Public Library

Volunteer Tutor Opportunity

The library is currently seeking volunteer tutors in all subject areas for students in grades 4-12. It is preferred that volunteers have experience in educational training or a suitable background in the subject area. We will familiarize you with library resources and materials. Volunteers must be willing to allow us to run basic background checks before working with our students. Application forms are available online here. For more information, please contact Emily Sovell, the Teen Librarian, by email or phone: 320-235-3162.


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YouTube Video Night

Monday, November 28, 5-8pm

Come share your favorite YouTube Videos!


Art Atrium

Color pencils

Wednesday, November 30, 5-8pm
Bring your art to share or create art with us! Art supplies provided.


Teen Advisory Board

Next Meeting: Friday, December 2, 3:30-5:30pm
The Willmar Public Library is looking for 10 dedicated teens, age 13+, who want to help:

Teen Advisory Board

Apply here. Return completed forms to the Willmar Public Library Circulation or Reference Desk. Only 2 positions left!


Teen Movie Night

Mean Girls

Monday, December 5, 5:30pm

Cady Heron, a homeschooled girl, lived in Africa for 15 years. Entering public school for the first time, she meets the "worst" of her classmates, the Plastics. She joins and eventually gets assimilated into the group of three unkind girls. But she later tries to bring them down.

Rated PG-13. Runtime: 97 min. Movie snacks provided!


Teen Hangout

Teen hangout girl

Friday, December 9 & 16, 3:30-5:30pm

Come to the library for a place to just hangout and do whatever. We've got Super Smash Bros. on the Wii, a mobile computer lab, a variety of tabletop games, and plenty of spots to sit and read.


Teen TV Marathon


Saturday, December 10, 9am-4pm
A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.

Rated TV-PG.



Teen Movie Night

Warm Bodies

Monday, December 12, 5:30-8pm

After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Rated PG-13. Runtime: 98 min. Movie snacks provided!



Teen Book & Media Chat


Tuesday, December 13, 4-6pm

Have a book, movie, video game, etc. that you’re dying to talk about? Come chat about it!


Teen Book Club

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Tuesday, December 20, 4-5:30pm

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war. As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. Yet not all promises can be kept.

Come join us as we enjoy pizza and discuss this month's current book. Beware! There will be spoilers. Register for book club here. Teens 13+.


The Limitless Inspiration Writing Club

Fountain pen

Wednesday, December 21, 5-8pm

Come share your poems, short stories, etc. with other teens and get help with school writing assignments.


Willmar Teen Filmmakers: Camera Training

Film clapper

Friday, December 23, 3:30-5:30pm
Learn how to use our new camera equipment! This workshop is part of a larger series of teen filmmaking workshops that will be offered throughout the next year. The series will culminate in a film festival and YouTube channel showcasing teens’ work. Sponsored by the Best Buy Foundation.


Art Atrium

Color pencils

Wednesday, December 28, 5-8pm
Bring your art to share or create art with us! Art supplies provided.


Vain Glory

Vain Glory Competition

Thursday, December 29, 12-4pm

Bring your iPad and compete against other teens to win a prize.

Don’t know how to play? Come to Teen Hangout December 9 or 16 and we’ll teach you how.


Teen Librarian:
Emily Sovell


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Helpful Links

Common Sense Media


IMDb: Everything about movies and TV shows

TasteKid: Music, movies, shows, books, authors and games recommendations

Teens Health

Homework Help

Electronic Library for Minnesota

Electronic Library for Minnesota

LearningExpress: School Center Elementary, Middle, and High School level lessons

LearningExpress: Recursos para Hispanohablantes

Willmar High School's Instructional Media Center (IMC)

K-12 Resources

OnlineSchools.org Online Homeschooling/K-12 alternatives

College &
College Prep

College Prep Checklist

Federal Student Aid

LearningExpress: College Prep Center Includes ACT and SAT practice tests

LearningExpress: College Center College placement exams & various subject reviews

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

University of Minnesota

Accredited Schools Online







Driver's Manual

DMV Minnesota Driver's Manual (PDF)


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