Curbside pickup of requested items, computers by appointment, and other limited services are available.  Please contact your library for specific information on services provided. 

Children Services

Due to COVID-19, all in-person programming has been cancelled until further notice. Check this page for upcoming Virtual Programming.

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Summer Reading Program 2020

June 8 through August 29

School is out for the summer, which means there’ll be plenty of time for reading. Join our summer reading program, the theme is Dig Deeper, Read, Investigate, Discover. The summer reading program is simple: You read/listen to books and earn prizes. The program begins June 8 and continues till August 29. This summer you can count books from the library and from your own home library.


Sign up for summer reading here

There will be two reading logs which you can print off and fill out.

Summer Reading Picture Book Log [PDF]

Summer Reading Picture Book Online Form

Summer Reading Chapter Book Log [PDF]

Summer Reading Chapter Book Online Form


We then can do curb side pick-up of the two prizes. If your child cannot read they may join as a listener and fill out the picture book form. If your child reads chapter books, they can fill out reading log for the chapter books. If we are open you can just bring the completed log in to get the prizes. If we are not open, completed forms can be mailed to:
Willmar Public Library
410 5th Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201

We are trying to keep it very simple this year.






LEGO Contest

Attention builders! Show off your creativity and skills with an original LEGO build. Submit up to 4 photos of your design by August 20 to enter the contest. Then vote for your favorites on Facebook from August 21-31. Contestants may enter individually or as a team. For all ages. Complete rules and registration form.
Prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Willmar Public Library.





Take & Make: Process Painting

Use this form to reserve your supplies for Process Painting (while supplies last). Library staff will contact you by phone or email when it is ready for pick up.
Pick up times are currently:

Curbside Hours: Mon – Thur from 9 AM – 8 PM, Fri 9 AM – 5:30 PM and Sat 10 AM – 2 PM OR
Library Express Hours: Mon – Fri from 10 AM – 4 PM
Limit one per person.






Science Tellers

Science Tellers

Science Tellers will be presenting two videos for children on-line at the Willmar Public Library during the month of June and one video for the month of July.

NEW:  July Science Teller Video Aliens:  Escape From Earth Video, K – 5th grade:

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky – but it’s not a shooting star.  Two curious kids investigate and find themselves mixed up with visitors from another planet!  Pursued by a wacky space scientist, they must get the aliens back to their spaceship – before it’s too late!  An exciting, out-of-this world adventure!

Watch Now-  Aliens: Escape from Earth  


June Science Teller Video Dragons:  Return of the Ice Sorceress, K – 5th grade: 
Long, long ago, two kids go on a daring adventure to find a dragon and save the kingdom from the Ice Sorceress!  When things don’t go as planned, however, they must turn to themselves (and to science!) for the answer.  A fun fantasy adventure with dry ice effects!  Watch now on Vimeo.

A long time ago, in a faraway land, two kids discover a friendly dragon!  Together, they go on several adventures and learn all about dry ice along the way.  A fun spin-off of our popular “Dragons” show, designed specifically for younger learns!

Dragons Jr. – Episode 1: Lost & Found, Dragons Jr. – Episode 2: Bubble Trouble, Dragons Jr.- Episode 3: Finding Fire












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