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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.


Vain Glory Competition

Vain Glory

Thursday, December 29, 12-4pm

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


Teen Advisory Board

Next Meeting: Friday, January 6, 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

Suicide Squad

Monday, January 9, 5:30pm

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

Rated PG-13. Runtime: 2 hr 16 min. Movie snacks provided.


Teen Book & Media Chat


Tuesday, January 10, 4-6pm

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


Teen Hangout

Teen hangout girl

Friday, January 13, 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 Book Club

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Tuesday, January 17, 4-5:30pm

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. When the pressure of high school becomes unbearable, Craig stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself. Craig's suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.

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+.


Willmar Teen Filmmakers: Camera Training

Film clapper

Friday, January 20, 3:30-5:30pm &
Saturday, January 28, 12-4pm

Start making movies!

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.


Teen TV Marathon


Saturday, January 21, 9am-4pm

The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

Rated TV-14. Snacks provided.



Teen Movie Night

Lights Out

Monday, January 23, 5:30-8pm

When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie.

Rated PG-13. Runtime 1 hr 21 min. Movie snacks provided.



Art Atrium

Color pencils

Wednesday, January 25, 5-8pm
Bring your art to share or create art with us! Art supplies provided.


The Limitless Inspiration Writing Club

Fountain pen

Monday, January 30, 5-8pm

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


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

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