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:
John Baken

Biblioteca Pública de Willmar en Español

WPL Blog

Open book
Turning Pages blog
News, Recommendations and More from the Willmar Public Library

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

Food for Fines
March 1-31
Cans of food on a shelf

Library users can pay overdue fees and help the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf during Willmar Public Library’s annual Food for Fines. During Food for Fines, $1 will be deducted from your library account fees for each non-perishable food item donated at the Willmar Public Library (maximum of $5 per library card). Perishable, expired, and homemade food items cannot be accepted.


Edible Book Contest
Edible Book Contest Recipe: 1 book, 1 creative interpretation w/edible ingredients

Saturday, April 14
Do you love books so much you can taste them? Then enter the Willmar Public Library Edible Book Contest.

Each food creation must be at least 75% edible (though we will not be eating any of these books; they will only be displayed) and refer to a well-known book. It can be a pun or reference a book character or theme. The idea is to have fun and to be creative! Registration forms can be picked up at the Library or print here and must be returned to the Library by Wednesday, April 11. Submit your own entry to be judged, or just stop by, enjoy refreshments, and cast your ballot for the winner in the People’s Choice category.

Schedule of Events:

12:30-1PM: Pre-registered entrants bring their creations to the Willmar Public Library multi-purpose room.
1–3 PM: Event opens to the public. Entries will be on display for viewing, judging, and voting.
3 PM: Awards ceremony.


One Book Willmar
Featuring Author Peter Geye
Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 PM
Wintering by Peter Geye

Wintering by Minnesota author, Peter Geye, is the novel selected for Willmar’s second annual Community Read. The purpose of a Community Read is to offer an opportunity to read, think, talk, listen and grow together. Geye will be speaking at the Willmar Public Library on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 PM. Because of limited seating it will be necessary to have a ticket for the event. Tickets are free and may be picked up at the Willmar Library after March 15th.

Author Peter Geye

This program is sponsored in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment



Adult Winter Reading

Reading is Snow Much Fun - 2018 - Winter Reading Program

January 2 - March 30, 2018

"Reading is Snow Much Fun" will begin January 2 and run through March 30. The program, open to ages 18 and beyond, is held every year during the winter months and rewards readers for doing what they love to do --- read. Participation is simple. Receive up to 2 of the following prizes (while supplies last): mug, tote bag, flash drive or can holder for every five library books you read or listen to. Then, keep reading for more chances to win a gift card from the final drawing. Stop by the library to pick up a reading log or print one here.


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