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

Head Librarian:
Andrew Bregar

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 2018

Job Opportunity at
the Willmar Public Library

Position: Library Assistant II
Hours: 24/week
Application deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019 or until position is filled

Willmar Public Library is seeking applicants for a 24 hour/week, part-time Library Assistant II position.  Applicants for this position must have knowledge of library system operations and procedures, including alphabetical and numerical classification systems.  Duties include Shelving in all areas of the library and Circulation duties. Candidates must have a flexible schedule, including one Saturday per month.

Download a more complete position description: Library Assistant II description [PDF] The pay rate for this position is Grade 3/Step 1, which is $11.39/hour.

Please e-mail cover letter and applications to Andrew Bregar, Head Librarian.


Willmar Public Library
115 Year Anniversary

Celebrate the Library’s 115th anniversary with cake and coffee on Tuesday, February 26th from 11AM-2PM upstairs in the multi-purpose room.

The Willmar Public Library was established in 1904 and housed in a facility funded by Andrew Carnegie. In 1958 it merged with the Kandiyohi County Library to better serve its patrons. Since the old building was too small to accommodate the growing library, a new facility was erected for the County/City Library in 1966. To further facilitate service, the Kandiyohi County/Willmar Public Library joined with libraries in neighboring counties to form the Crow River Regional Library in 1972, and later the Pioneerland Library System in 1983. The Willmar Public Library again outgrew its space by the early 1990s. In November 1996, the citizens of Willmar voted to use a local sales tax to fund a renovation of and addition to the library building. The project was completed in September 1999, giving the community a larger, up-to-date facility.


Winter Reading 2019

Winter Reads - 2019 Winter Reading Program
January 2 - March 2

There is a chill in the air and snow on the ground. That can only mean one thing – it’s time for Winter Reading! This program rewards you for what you love doing – reading! Participants will receive up to two prizes for every five books they read or listen to. It’s easy to participate since all you have to do is write down the titles of the books you read. Audiobooks, eBooks, and regular books all count towards the total. At the end of the program, all the reading records will be entered in the grand prize drawing. Adults 18 and over, stop at the Information Desk from January 2, 2018 to March 2, 2018 to participate or print a reading record here.


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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