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

2017 Teen Summer Reading Program
"Reading by Design"

2017 Teen Summer Reading Program: Reading by Design

June 5 - August 25

Open to all teens grades 6+ or through age 19. Sign up at the Information Desk or register online beginning June 5.

Weekly Raffle: Fill out a book review for each book you read or attend a teen program to be entered into a weekly raffle drawing for books, candy, and other prizes.

Reading Logs: Fill out a reading log for every 5 books you read. Each log earns you one library dollar to spend on prizes at the End of Summer Party and one entry into the Grand Prize Drawing.

Grand Prizes: Three grand prize winners will be drawn at the End of Summer Party on September 2. This year's grand prizes include:

Thank you to our sponsors: Friends of the Willmar Public Library, SAMMIE, Best Buy


Teen Advisory Board

Next Meeting: Friday, June 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 Book & Media Chat


Tuesday, June 13; 4-6pm

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


Willmar Teen Filmmakers

Film clapper

Workshop: Video Editing
Friday, June 16, 3:30-5:30pm

Learn to edit videos in Adobe Premier.

Work Day
Saturday, June 24, 12-4pm

We will be filming a sci-fi movie.

Sponsored by the Best Buy Foundation.


Gravity Falls

Teen TV Marathon

Saturday, June 17; 9am-4pm

Gravity Falls: Twin siblings spend the summer at their uncle's tourist trap. Rated TV-Y7.


The Limitless Inspiration Writing Club

Fountain pen

Monday, June 19; 5-8pm

Come share your poems, short stories, etc. with other teens and get help with school writing assignments. Theme: Horror. Bring your favorite poem or short story to share.


Teen Book Club

H.P. Lovecraft

Tuesday, June 20; 4-5:30pm

We will be eating pizza and discussing this month’s selection of short stories by H.P. Lovecraft including The Book, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Other Gods, Beyond the Wall of Sleep, and From Beyond. Registration required. Ages 13+.

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+.


Teen Hangout

Teen hangout girl

Friday, June 23

Come to the library for a place to just hang out and do whatever. We’ve got board games, iPads, and a HTC Vive.


Teen Movie Night

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Monday, June 26; 5:30-8pm

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.

Rated PG-13. Movie snacks provided.


Art Atrium

Color pencils

Wednesday, June 28; 5-8pm
Bring your art to share or create art with us! Art supplies provided. Theme: Collage/Decoupage.


Study Center

Girls studying in library

Monday and Thursdays, 5-7pm

Meet in the conference room for a quiet place to study and do homework. Call ahead to see if tutors are available. Laptops available for checkout for teens 16 and 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)

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

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