Teen Services

Teen Summer Reading Program

June 1st – August 31st
Rules: Every 5 books read gets you an entry towards your grand prize basket of choice as well as a spin of the prize wheel. Each program you attend also gets you a grand prize entry. 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!

Print a reading log or visit the library to pick some up. Reading logs can be turned in at the library’s reference desk or, if choosing to social distance, you can fill out this form and instead of getting a spin of the prize wheel you will get another grand prize entry.Good luck and have a great summer!

This year’s grand prizes:

Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Willmar Public Library




Read Down Your Fines!

June 1st-August 31st
Ages 0-18. Got fines? Read them away! 15 minutes of reading = $1 off your account. Read up to $20 off your account! Visit the library to start reading, or if choosing to social distance, log your reading time here.

**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.**



Nailed It! Challenge

August 2nd – August 29th
Put your creative skills to the test and try our Nailed It! Challenge! Each participant will receive an ingredients kit as well as a card with a photo of the dessert you’ll need to replicate. Email a photo of your finished work to samantha.plessel@pioneerland.lib.mn.us or message them to our Facebook page by August 29th.

Then, your masterpiece will be judged by how closely it matches the original as well as overall skill/presentation. If you win, you’ll receive a gift card! Winners in each age group will be announced on August 31st. All ages. One kit per person. Supplies are limited.
Register here

Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Willmar Public Library.



Teen Lit Loot

This month’s Lit Loot bag theme: Pizza
How it works: You’ll receive a library book personally selected based on your interests and a bag of goodies that go with the theme!
This program is for ages 12-19 only. One bag/book per month. You will need to re-register each month that you’d like to receive a lit loot.
Register for lit loot here.



Take & Make: Fruit Jar

Available starting August 2nd
Decorate a mason jar to look like a cute summer fruit!
Register here

Ages 12-19 only. Supplies are limited. One kit per person.



Click HERE to register.




Take & Make: Fruit Jar

Available starting August 16th
Make this adorable ice cream cone decoration!
Register here

Ages 12-19 only. Supplies are limited. One kit per person.



Iron Chef Contest

August 20th at 6pm
In the library’s back parking lot (weather permitting)
Compete with other teens to see who can make the best snack! There’s one catch: you must incorporate the secret ingredient! You will work in teams of three. Judges will rate your team’s dishes on creativity, presentation, and taste. The winners will each receive a gift card! Ages 12-18 only. Registration is limited. Register here
Prizes are sponsored by Prairielands



Teen Book Club

Every 4th Friday at 4pm
August 27
In the multipurpose room at the library
Get together to discuss this month’s book! Each teen who attends will also get a goodie bag of snacks to bring home with them. No registration required, just show up!

We’re reading:

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Upcoming date: September 24



Book Box

Book Boxes contain several little surprise items that coincide with each book’s story.

How it works:
⚫︎ Check out a copy of the book that goes along with the book box (book boxes do not come with a copy of the book!)
⚫︎ Open the items as you reach specific chapters in the book (they will be labeled.)

 After you’ve finished one of our book boxes, please consider taking a brief survey about them here:

Current Book Boxes (while supplies last):

Bookcover: Maze Runner

Starting August 2nd Maze Runner by James Dashner (teens & adults)
Box request form


Bookcover: A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (all ages)
Box request form


Bookcover: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (all ages)
Box request form


Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (teens & adults)
Box request form



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