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Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index

My Love Story

Bad Romance

Tash Hearts Tolstoy

Generation One

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

The Battlemage

Saints and Misfits

Our Dark Duet

Now I Rise

Teen Page

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


Read Down Your Fines

Read Down Your Fines

June 12 – August 25
Got fines? Read them away! Get $1 off your fines for every 15 minutes you read. Stop by the Children’s or Information Desk for more info. Ages 0-18.


Teen Advisory Board

Next Meeting: Friday, August 4; 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

Rush Hour

Monday, August 7, 5:30pm

A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

Rated PG-13. Movie snacks provided.


Teen Book & Media Chat


Tuesday, August 8, 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, August 11 & 18, 3:30-5:30pm

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


Pretty Little Liars

Teen TV Marathon

Saturday, August 12, 9am-4pm

Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend. Rated TV-14. Snacks provided.


Willmar Teen Filmmakers

Film clapper

Work Day:
Saturday, August 19

Sponsored by the Best Buy Foundation.


The Limitless Inspiration Writing Club

Fountain pen

Monday, August 21, 5-8pm

Love writing? Come share your poems, short stories, etc. with other teens and learn how you can be published in our teen anthology to be published in 2018.


Art Atrium

Color pencils

Wednesday, August 23, 5-8pm
Bring your art to share or create art with us! Art supplies provided. Theme: Sidewalk Chalk.


Teen Movie Night


Monday, August 28, 5:30pm

A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."

Rated PG-13. Movie snacks provided.


Teen Book Club

Storm Front by Jim Butcher.

Tuesday, September 19, 4-6pm (postponed from August)

Storm Front by Jim Butcher. Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a—well, whatever. There's just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks.

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 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

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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

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