Monday - Thursday:
 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact us:

410 5th Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Tel: 320-235-3162
E-mail the Library

Biblioteca Pública de Willmar en Español

Book Clubs

Book Clubs at WPL
For Children
For Teens
For Adults

Looking for suggestions for your book club? The books on this list have at least 8 copies in the Pioneerland Library System. Place a hold by calling 320-235-3162 or from your online account. *Please note - These are not book club bags.

Tax Information Resources

1040 tax form
Forms, instruction and
assistance information for 2017

Pumpkin Decorating Contest
 'Arthur' pumpkin

The Willmar Public Library is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest. Use your creativity to decorate a pumpkin as your favorite book or book character. All ages are welcome to participate and prizes will be awarded in 4 categories: 12 and under, 13 -17, 18 and up, and team (any ages).

Drop off your pumpkin from October 22-26. Winners will be announced on October 31. Click here for complete contest rules and entry form.



National Novel Writing Month

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 1
Wednesday, November 7
Thursday, November 29

Every November, hundreds of thousands of budding authors promise to write 50,000 words in 30 days. The Willmar Public Library supports these writers with a series of Come Write In events. No cost or registration. Upstairs at the Willmar Public Library. Refreshments will be provided.


Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder:
An interactive living history with Melanie Stringer

Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder - An interactive living history with Melanie Stringer
Saturday, November 17 at 10 AM
Upstairs at the Willmar Public Library

Melanie Stringer, historian and owner/operator of Dakota Yankee Research and Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder, LLC, a first-person, interactive history programming experience featuring presentations in the persona of beloved author Laura Ingalls Wilder, circa 1895. Melanie presents the real person behind the stories–Laura, as she might have been, as a young farm wife and mother. No cost and no registration. Suitable for all ages.

Minnesota Cllean Water Land & Legacy Amendment
This project is made possible with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.


Tutors Wanted

Tutors Wanted
Looking for volunteer opportunities?
Need something to improve your resume?
The Willmar Public Library needs volunteer tutors on Mondays and Thursdays from 5-7pm.

More information can be found here.

You can download the application form here or pick one up at the reference desk. Applications can be dropped off at the reference desk or emailed to Samantha Plessel


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