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

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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

Job Opening: Library Assistant I

Hours: 12-16 hours per week

Pay: Grade 1/Step 1 $9.94 per hour

Job description: Shelves books and materials in their proper locations, maintains orderly shelf appearance, performs basics of check-in, check-out and patron registration, responds to patron inquiries and assists in locating reference and other materials, answers incoming phone calls, helps prepare library for closing, and performs related work as apparent or assigned. Candidates must have a flexible schedule to allow for daytime, evening, and weekend shifts. Qualifications: Requires some high school coursework and an understanding of library organization and services; or a combination of education, training and experience necessary to perform the requirements of the job. Must have attention to detail and be able to use alphabetical and numerical classification systems when instructed. Strong customer service skills are required. Computer skills are strongly desired.

Physical requirements: Requires walking, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, grasping, lifting up to 25 pounds, pushing carts filled with books, feeling, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.

Applicants should submit a completed Pioneerland application form [PDF] and cover letter to the Willmar Public Library by Friday, June 8. For more information, please contact Syrena Maranell at 320-235-3162 or Email


MN Writes MN Reads and
Minnesota Author Project
Self-Published Book Contest

MN Writes MN Reads and Minnesota Author Project Self-Published Book Contest
April 1- June 30, 2018

Have you written an adult or young adult fiction self-published book? Submit your work here for a chance to win $1000.


Master Gardeners Table Topics
Master Gardeners Table Topics: New Topics Monthly

Do you have questions about your yard or garden? Ask a Master Gardener! Each month a display, with books to check out and handouts, will highlight a new topic. This month is Gardening with Native Plants.

Also on Tuesdays from 1-3 PM a Master Gardener will be at the library to answer your questions. Don't forget to check out some seeds from the Seed Library while you are here.


Children's Summer Reading Program
June 4 — August 31
A boy and a dragon reading a book

Reading Takes You Everywhere! Get ready to read! The Willmar Public Library is preparing to take children on an adventure this summer. The Willmar Public Library launches Reading Takes you Everywhere on June 4 – August 31. In addition to reading great books, library patrons can participate in exciting programs! The 2018 summer reading program is open to young people preschool through 5th grade, with programs, prize drawings, story hour, book club, matinees and special performers. See more on the children's page.

Reading Takes You Everywhere! illustration ©2018 Christian Robinson

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