All Willard Library programs are free with a valid Willard Library card

Paws to Read with Sasha

Take a turn reading to Sasha, the gentle black Labrador. No registration required. Please check in with the Children's Room desk staff. 

Thursdays, October 9, and 23
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Willard Library Children's Room


Fun Fridays

Join us for stories, songs, games, and apps designed for your 4-8 year old. Younger siblings are welcome! Please call 269-968-8166 ext. 517 to register.

Fridays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
10:00 a.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room



Join us for this lively one-on-one bonding time for babies and their parents or caregivers to share rhythm, rhymes, and baby-friendly books.  Ages birth through age 2.   Deaf LINK - Michigan will be baby signing at the September sessions only.

Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19, and 26
11:00 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch


Fairy Preschool Storytime

Experience the wonder and whimsy of all things fairy.  You and your preschooler are sure to have a fairytastic time!

Friday, October 24
11:00-11:30 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch


Sensory Friendly Storytime

This storytime is designed to engage children ages 2 - 10 through movement, music, stories and play.  It is open to families with children who have sensory integration challenges or children who have difficulty sitting still or adapting to large groups.  Parent participation is required. Please register by calling 269-968-8166 ext. 517.

Saturdays, October 25, November 22
11:00 a.m.
Willard Meeting Room


Off the Lap Storytime

Play, learn, and grow with stories, songs, and one-on-one activities designed especially for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old. Registration is required by calling 968-8166 ext. 517.

Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28
10:00 a.m. and repeated at 6:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room


Fun with Music and Movement

Children from 0 through 5 years of age will experience music, movement, singing, and playing of simple percussion instruments. Those who have not attended sessions in September or October may register by calling 968-8166 ext. 517.

Monday, November 3, 10, 17, and 24
10:00 a.m. repeated at 6:30 p.m.
Willard Meeting Room


Preschool Storytime

Storytime designed especially for children 3 to 5 years.  This is a four week series of stories to encourage a love of listening to books.  It's a great way for preschoolers to become comfortable with the library and being in a group setting. Registration is required.  Please call Children's Services at 968-8166 ext. 517.

Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18, and 25
10:00 a.m. and repeated at 6:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room


Yoga for Kids

Movement and books go together in this engaging storytime geared for kids 2-7 years old.  Join us as we read stories, sing songs, and practice yoga kids will love.  Please wear comfortable clothing. Register by calling 968-8166 ext. 517.

Saturdays, November 15, December 20
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Willard Meeting Room