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Lovely War

We'll Fly Away

This Book Is Not Yet Rated


A Question of Holmes


Wicked Saints

That Night

Fresh Ink

Watch Us Rise

You'd Be Mine

The Devouring Gray

Comics Will Break Your Heart


The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried

Teen Page

Teen Lit Con


Saturday, April 27

Join us on a bus trip to Teen Lit Con at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights!

The purpose of this day is to celebrate teen literature, promote reading and writing, and to create a community of readers by connecting teens and authors.
– TeenLitCon.org

This year's authors includes Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), Becky Albertalli (What If It's Us), Lamar Giles (Fresh Ink), Jarrett Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo), and more!

If you are interested in joining the trip to Teen Lit Con, you’ll need to fill out and turn in a permission form (download PDF). Registration is limited.


Teen Book Club

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwabb

Friday, April 19
Meet upstairs in the library.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwabb. Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and his friends first need to stay alive.

Come join us as we discuss this month's current book. Beware! There will be spoilers. Teens 13+.




Teen Movie

Wednesday, April 24

Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land. PG-13


Stress Relief

Stress Relief

Wednesday, May 1

Unwind after school with puzzles, coloring pages, video games, and stress relieving toys like putty, kinetic sand, stress balls, and more!


Teen Advisory Board

Friday, May 3

The Willmar Public Library is looking for 10 dedicated teens, age 13+, who want to help:

Teen Advisory Board

Apply here. Return completed forms to the Willmar Public Library Circulation or Reference Desk.


Teen Takeover:
YouTube & Writing

Teen Takeover

Monday, May 6

At this teen-led program we will do a simple story writing pass around, association of words, and more as well as give teens a chance to decide what YouTube videos to watch.



Teen Hangout

Teen Hangout

Friday, May 10; 3:30-5:30pm
& Wednesday, May 15; 5:30-7:30pm

Enjoy video games, arts and crafts, board and card games, and snacks and drinks! This month’s craft: Slime


Active Games

Active Games

Saturday, May 11

Get your body moving with our indoor games! We've got table tennis, badminton, and VR games that will have you working up a sweat!


Teen Book Club

Friday, May 17

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted by Naomi Novik. Meet upstairs in the library. Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her. But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.


Hurrican Heist

Teen Bad Movie Night

Tuesday, May 21

Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities. PG-13



Happy Death Day 2U

Teen Movie

Wednesday, May 22

Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead. PG-13



Teen Iron Chef

Graphoc image of cooking utensils

Saturday, May 25

Teen Iron Chef is a "cooking" competition where 3 teams of 5 people compete to see who can make the best recipe using only the ingredients provided. The only catch is that everyone MUST use the secret ingredient. A panel of judges will score each recipe and the winners will receive a prize. Register here.



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Samantha Plessel


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