Teen Services

Teen Summer Reading Program

June 3 – August 31

Every 5 books read and every program attended gets you an entry towards your grand prize basket of choice as well as a spin of the prize wheel. At the end of the summer, one person will be drawn for each grand prize basket. The more you read, the more chances you have at winning! Pick up or print out a reading log today!



Read Down Your Fines

June 3 – August 31

Got fines? Read them away! Every 15 minutes read at the library = $1 off of your fines! Read up to $20 of fines off your account!

*Only applies to overdue fees on PLS items. Does not apply to lost/damaged/billed items, replacement card fees, or fees on ILL items, participants must list Willmar as their home library.






Teen Movie Night

Detective Pikachu

Wednesday, August 28
5:30 pm

In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective. Rated PG





DIY Soap

Bars of handmade soap


Saturday, August 24

Learn how to make a simple soap! After a short demonstration each teen will get to make their own soap that they get to take home and use! No registration required. Funding for this program is provided by Healthy Together Willmar.




End of Summer Party


Saturday, August 31

Watch the Avengers defeat Thanos and celebrate the end of summer with pizza, games, and a back to school craft!





Teen Advisory Board

Friday, September 6


The Willmar Public Library is looking for 10 dedicated teens, age 13+, who want to help:

  • plan library events and programs
  • select new materials for the teen collection
  • make the library a fun and welcoming place for teens

Apply here. Return completed forms to the Willmar Public Library Circulation or Reference Desk.



Active Games

Active games

Monday, September 9th

Get your body moving with our indoor games! We’ve got table tennis, badminton, and VR games that will have you working up a sweat!



Gaming Club

Friday, September 13
3:30-5:30 pm

Play games on our HTC Vive VR set and Xbox One or board and card games from our collection! Food and drink provided. Some games are rated 13+.


After Hours at the Library

Friday, September 13
5:30-7:30 pm

Every 2nd Friday after Gaming Club, when the library’s doors close at 5:30, we will reopen them for teens to continue to hang out and have some fun!




Teen Bad Movie Night

MIB International movie poster

Tuesday, September 17th

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization. PG-13




Teen Hangout

Teen Hangout

Wednesday, September 18th

Enjoy video games, arts and crafts, board and card games, and snacks and drinks!




Teen Book Club

Bookcover: The knife of never letting go

Friday, September 20; 4-5pm
Meet in conference room

Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn’t she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd’s gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.





Banned Books Week

Censorship leaves us in the dark. Keep the light on! Banned books week September 22-28, 2019 bannedbooksweek.org

September 22nd-28th

“Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.”BannedBooksWeek.org

Celebrate Banned Books Week by checking out a banned book, coming to our movie based on a banned book Sept. 25th, or doing the scavenger hunt which will be available in the teen area all week long!




Teen Movie

Movie poster: Scary stories to tell in the dark

Wednesday, September 25

Celebrate Banned Books Week with this movie based on the popular banned children’s book by the same title! Synopsis: A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives. PG-13



Harry Potter Escape Room

Saturday, September 28

Enter Hogwarts and test your magical abilities and wit Saturday, September 28th. Groups of 4 will be given 40 minutes to solve the escape room. All ages welcome. Registration here or you call/visit the library for assistance.


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