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When Dimple Met Rishi

Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo

Eliza and Her Monsters

Midnight at the Electric

You’re Welcome, Universe

My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen

Liberty: The Spy who (kind of) Like Me

The Takedown

Ramona Blue

Juan Pablo and the Butterflies

Teen Page

Teen Space at the Willmar Public Library
Teen Space at the Willmar Public Library

2017 Teen Summer Reading Program
"Reading by Design"

2017 Teen Summer Reading Program: Reading by Design

June 5 - August 25

Open to all teens grades 6+ or through age 19. Sign up at the Information Desk or register online beginning June 5.

Weekly Raffle: Fill out a book review for each book you read or attend a teen program to be entered into a weekly raffle drawing for books, candy, and other prizes.

Reading Logs: Fill out a reading log for every 5 books you read. Each log earns you one library dollar to spend on prizes at the End of Summer Party and one entry into the Grand Prize Drawing.

Grand Prizes: Three grand prize winners will be drawn at the End of Summer Party on September 2. This year's grand prizes include:

Thank you to our sponsors: Friends of the Willmar Public Library, SAMMIE, Best Buy


Read Down Your Fines

Read Down Your Fines

June 12 – August 25
Got fines? Read them away! Get $1 off your fines for every 15 minutes you read. Stop by the Children’s or Information Desk for more info. Ages 0-18.


Teen Advisory Board

Next Meeting: Friday, July 7; 3:30-5:30pm

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. Only 2 positions left!


Teen Book & Media Chat


Tuesday, July 11; 4-6pm

Have a book, movie, video game, etc. that you’re dying to talk about? Come chat about it!


Willmar Teen Filmmakers

Film clapper

Work Day:
Friday, July 14

Meet at Swansson Baseball Field

Work Day:
Saturday, July 22

Sponsored by the Best Buy Foundation.


Impractical Jokers

Teen TV Marathon

Saturday, July 15; 9am-4pm

Q, Sal, Joe and Murr are real-life best friends who love challenging each other to the most outrageous dares and stunts ever caught on hidden camera. Rated TV-14. Snacks provided.


The Limitless Inspiration Writing Club

Fountain pen

Monday, July 17; 5-8pm

Come share your poems, short stories, etc. with other teens and get help with school writing assignments. Theme: Horror. Bring your favorite poem or short story to share.


Teen Book Club

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Tuesday, July 18; 4-5:30pm

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. When Earth is destroyed to make way for a Hyperspatial express route, Arthur Dent discovers that space is big, as he is taken on a hair-raising tour of the Galaxy and its very strange inhabitants, by his friend Ford Perfect.

Come join us as we enjoy pizza and discuss this month's current book. Beware! There will be spoilers. Register for book club here. Teens 13+.


Teen Hangout

Teen hangout girl

Friday, July 21, 3:30-5:30pm

Come to the library for a place to just hang out and do whatever. We’ve got board games, iPads, and a HTC Vive.


Teen Movie Night

La La Land

Monday, July 24; 5:30

Two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely charming soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant vivacious playwright, while waiting for their big break, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance. Rated PG-13. Movie snacks provided.

Rated PG-13. Movie snacks provided.


Art Atrium

Color pencils

Wednesday, July 26; 5-8pm
Bring your art to share or create art with us! Art supplies provided. Theme: Sidewalk Chalk.


Teen Librarian:
Emily Sovell


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Helpful Links

Common Sense Media


IMDb: Everything about movies and TV shows

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Teens Health

Homework Help

Electronic Library for Minnesota

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LearningExpress: School Center Elementary, Middle, and High School level lessons

LearningExpress: Recursos para Hispanohablantes

Willmar High School's Instructional Media Center (IMC)

K-12 Resources

OnlineSchools.org Online Homeschooling/K-12 alternatives

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College Prep Checklist

Federal Student Aid

LearningExpress: College Prep Center Includes ACT and SAT practice tests

LearningExpress: College Center College placement exams & various subject reviews

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