All Pioneerland Library System locations are closed until further notice due to the governors stay at home order. Pioneerland Library System is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. We will keep you informed of any additional changes in our operations as this situation continues.

Please do not return items to the libraries at this time. Due dates for all materials have been extended. You will not incur any fines.

Friends of WPL

Wisdom & Wine 2020

Thursday, June 11; 6 PM

Do you love reading? Come enjoy an evening where you can meet and hear from three Minnesota authors; Faith Sullivan, Leif Enger, and Mindy Mejia. The Friends of the Willmar Public Library welcome you to the second annual “Wisdom & Wine” fundraising event on Thursday, June 11th at the Willmar Conference Center. Doors open at 6 PM and dessert is served at 6:30 PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Proceeds will go to the Friends of the Library Fund which supports collection development and library programs. Participants will receive a complimentary glass of wine or nonalcoholic beverage. Enjoy the good company as well as the silent auction, malts and toppings, and a photo op.

Tickets for “Wisdom & Wine” will be available at the Willmar Public Library to Friends of the Library members starting on March 16. Tickets cost $35 and anyone can become a library Friend with a $10 individual membership. General ticket sales will open on April 6 online at If online purchasing is not available to you, the librarians at the Willmar Public Library will assist you in buying tickets.





Friends of the Library Annual Raffle

Tickets for the annual Friends of the Library raffle will be available starting April 4 and may be purchased at the library or from Friends of the Library members. All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to the Willmar Public Library to support collection development and programming. The winners of the raffle will be drawn at “Wisdom & Wine”, and you need not be present to win. Only 500 tickets will be sold at $10 per ticket. Prizes include:

  • Cash Prizes – $400, $100, $50, $50
  • Wisdom and Wine Basket: signed books from the featured authors
  • Sperry House Saturday brunch for 8 with McKale’s Catering
  • Kindle Fire
  • Mall of America Package
  • And More!!


Supporting Willmar Public Library by

  • Enhancing the library collection
  • Sponsoring special events such as author visits and book sales
  • Promoting library resources 
  • Supporting library programming for children, teens and adults

Fundraising Activities 

Become a Member Today

Just complete and return the Friends Membership Application