Smart Play Spot Is Now Open To The Public

The library is pleased to have an interactive, literacy-based learning environment known as the “Smart Play Spot”.  The Minnesota Children’s Museum is transforming community locations across the state by designing and installing “Smart Play Spots” in libraries and community centers. Interactive learning environments, like the Smart Play Spots, connect Willmar Public Library’s role as a community resource…
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Noteworthy Apps (for Apple & Android)

Need a good app or two for your tablet or phone.  Here are some suggestions:  OverDrive Media Console This app allows you to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from your public library. EBSCOhost Need to find articles for a research project?  Use EBSCOhost databases with your library card. Merriam-Webster Dictionary This app allows you to voice search…
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Black Friday Game Day Extravaganza!

Don’t have any plans the Friday after Thanksgiving? Need something fun to occupy your time after gorging yourself on a Thanksgiving feast? How about a Black Friday Game Day Extravaganza! On Friday, Novemeber 23rd, the library will be hosting fun activities for children and teens. In the morning from 10-11:30AM there will be crafts and…
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Book Review: Every Day By David Levithan

Every Day is an amazing new book by David Levithan (of Nick and Nora fame).  The novel centers around a sixteen year old being called A who wakes up every day in a new body. A is considered genderless which for most readers is a pretty profound concept to wrap the mind around; even more…
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Willmar Area Job Fair