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

Get a library card ans chack out something INCREDIBLE! September is library card sign-up month!

Library Card Sign-Up Month
September 1-29

This September, the Willmar Public Library is joining with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, to encourage parents, caregivers and students to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning. Sign-up for a library card in September and enter a drawing for a $50 gift card!


Moving Words

Minnesota Book Awards presented by BNSF Railway

Thursday, September 27, 6:30 PM
Free and open to the public

Four Minnesota authors will participate in readings and discussion of their award-winning books as part of a statewide tour. The Willmar Public Library and The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, will present an author event as part of the Moving Words series, a tour of Minnesota Book Award winners across Minnesota.

Authors Jack El-Hai, Geoff Herbach, Wendy Webb, and Diane Wilson will come together for readings and discussion on Thursday, September 27, 6:30 PM, at Willmar Public Library Multi-Purpose Room, 410 5th Street SW, Willmar. This event is free and open to the public. ASL interpretation will be provided.

Featuring multi-genre, Minnesota Book Award-winning authors, Moving Words is an opportunity for writers and readers to explore various themes together: the impact of literature in their lives, their connection as fellow Minnesotans, and the lens through which we read.


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.


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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