Library buildings are closed until further notice as we prepare to follow Minnesota Department of Health guidance on social distancing. We are working on reopening in phases while making sure safety protocols are in place as well as the supplies to maintain them. We are offering limited services, including curbside pick up of requested items at all libraries, and are working to add others. Book drops are open for returning materials. Please check back for updates.<

Adult Services

Willmar Public Library adult programs have gone online!
Follow our social media (links to the right under “Connect”) for updates!



Summer Reading

June 1 – August 31

This year the Adult Summer Reading Program has gone digital! Every 5 books read and every program you participate in gets you an entry towards a weekly prize drawing.  Enter here or ask for a paper form at your next curbside pickup.  
At the end of the summer, all non-winning entries will be added into a drawing for the grand prize.
The more you read, the more chances you have at winning!
Prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Willmar Public Library.



Master Gardener Resources


Nature Heals 2020 Master Gardener Online Table Topics




Online Book Club

Wednesday, July 15 at 12 PM
Join in every third Wednesday at noon for a book discussion via Zoom. Fill out this form to receive login information and discussion questions. This month’s selection is “Inland” by Téa Obreht. Inland is grounded in true but little-known history. It showcases all of Téa Obreht’s talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West, making them entirely—and unforgettably—her own.




Take & Make: Marbled Mini Pot

Use this form to reserve your supplies to make a Nail Polish Marbled Mini Pot (as supplies last). Library staff will contact you by phone or email when it is ready for pick up. Pick up times are currently Mon – Thur from 9 AM – 8 PM, Fri 9 AM – 5:30 PM and Sat 10 AM – 2 PM.
Limit one per person. Craft difficulty level: Beginner



Trivia Night


Join our Facebook Group and play live trivia every other Thursday evening at 7PM.

Play solo or assemble a team. Ages 18+

Upcoming dates: July 2 | July 16 | July 30



Book Cover Challenge

Do you have a favorite book cover? Now is your chance to recreate it for a chance to win a prize! Fun for all ages! Enter through July 20. Then vote for your favorites on Facebook through July 31st. Complete rules and entry form.



Library of Things Checkouts

Books not your thing? Remember, you can use curbside pickup for any items available in our catalog including: board games, yard games, fitness kits, audiovisual kits, active mind kits, and more! Through August 31st, check out any of the items in our Library of Things collection. Then share a picture of you or your family using the item and tag Willmar Public Library on Facebook or Instagram for your chance to win a gift card.

*Special arrangements will need to be made for returns that do not fit in the drop box.



Game Night


Every other Tuesday evening at 7 PM, join us to play Jackbox games! Register here for your invite to the Discord server. For ages 18 +

Upcoming dates: July 7 | July 21 | August 4 | August 18



One Book | One Minnesota

Wednesday, August 26, Noon
The One Book | One Minnesota statewide read for Summer 2020 is “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota,” edited by Sun Yung Shin and published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. The ebook is free for download from Ebooks Minnesota through August 23. Join us for a special Online Book Club via Zoom discussing A Good Time for the Truth on Wednesday, August 26th at 12 PM. Fill out this form for login info and discussion questions.



Seed Library

Request seeds online and use our curbside service to pick them up!
Fill out this form with your selections.





Free Legal Advice


The Central Minnesota Legal Services offers free legal advice. Registration is required and must be done through the organization. Call them at (320) 403-1051 to schedule an appointment. Note: No criminal matters accepted through this clinic.




We Want Your Input!

As always, we welcome your input for programs you’d like to see or perhaps would like to lead at the library. Use this survey or contact us via phone or email with your input. For any questions about programs, email staff or call us at (320) 235-3162.





Book A Librarian

Set up an hour long, one-on-one appointment with a librarian for help with computer skills, tablets, research and more! Appointments can be made in person, via phone (320-235-3162) or through our online form.





Personalized Reading Recommendation Service

Stuck in a reading rut? Looking for a great read? Or a gift idea for a friend or family member? Ask a librarian! Fill out this form and tell us a little bit about your tastes, or the tastes of the person you have in mind. A member of our team of avid readers will create a hand-picked list of books and authors you might enjoy. The more you can tell us, the better our suggestions will be!


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