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What's Broken Between Us - Alexis Bass

This Raging Light - Estelle Laure

Endure - Sara B. Larson

Legacy of Kings - Eleanor Herman

Saving June - Hannah Harrington

Speechless - Hannah Harrington

Lies We Tell Ourselves

Teen Page

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


Minnesota Youth Reading Award (MYRA)/Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award

MYRA - Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award

The Willmar Public Library is a member of Minnesota Youth Reading Award (MYRA). According to the MYRA mission statement, "the purpose of MYRA is to promote literacy, create lifelong reading habits and broaden cultural awareness for the children and young adults of Minnesota."

Each year, the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award is given to books children and young adults in Minnesota Have selected. To participate in this year's voting, read at least three of the books below. Voting begins March 1 and ends April 8. Happy reading!

Division II Titles (6th-8th Grade):

Find all these books on display above the videos across from the Circulation Desk! For more information on the awards, go to Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award.

Teen Movie

Jurassic World

Monday, February 1, 5:30pm

Two young brothers visit their Aunt Claire who's an executive at Jurassic World, a theme park populated with genetically resurrected dinosaurs. But chaos erupts when a newly created dino escapes its enclosure, forcing the park's animal behaviorist Owen Grady to save the day.

Rated PG-13. Runtime: 124 min. Movie snacks provided.


Teen Hangout Girl

Teen Hangout

Friday, February 5 & 19, 3:30pm
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 Book Chat


Tuesday, February 9, at 4PM

Did you love your latest book so much you wanted to cry? Was it only okay but didn't live up to the hype? Did you hate it so much you were grinding your teeth until the bitter end? Come chat about it!


Teen Book Club

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

Tuesday, February 16, 4pm

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt. Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice.

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


Girls studying in library

Study Center

Meet in the library's conference room on Monday and Thursday evenings from 5-7PM for a quiet place to study and do homework. Call ahead to see if tutors are available. iPads available to use alongside tutors only; laptops available to check out to those 16 years of age or older.

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)

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

Driver's Manual

DMV Minnesota Driver's Manual (PDF)


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