Family Programs

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

It's LEGO time

Use your imagination to build a unique LEGO creation or have fun constructing a project from one of our pattern books.


Saturdays, November 1, 8, 15, and 29
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Helen Warner Branch
Saturday, December 6, 13, 20, and 27


Book Busters Book Club

Read "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein.  Then discuss the book, along with pizza and games! Students may pick up a copy of the book in the Children's department or at the Helen Warner Branch.

Monday, December 1
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room


Meet Costumed Character Pout-Pout Fish

Don't miss your chance to meet everyone's favorite fish at the Helen Warner Branch.
We can't wait to see if he can turn his frown upside down!


Friday, November 21
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 22
11:00-11:30 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch


A Morning with Santa

Join us for stories, songs, and photo opportunity with Santa plus a fun hot cocoa craft. Register online!

Tuesday, December 9
10:00 a.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room


Paws to Read to Sasha


Take a turn reading to Sasha, the gentle black Labrador. Drop in anytime and check in with the Children's Room desk staff.
Thursday, January 8
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room


Frozen Party

Stories, sing-alongs, crafts, and activities related to the movie, Frozen. A great program for preschoolers and school aged children. Come dressed in your favorite princess, prince, or Olaf costume. Costumes encouraged but not required. Register online here or call 968-8166.

Monday, January 26
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room


Sparky and Rhonda Rucker Present: Heroes and Hard Times

Embark on an all-ages musical journey spanning over three centuries of American history, including slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the birth of blues music, and the civil rights movement.  Each era is interspersed with stories and popular songs from the time.

Thursday, February 19
6:30 p.m.
Miller Stone Building


Traveling through Time with Sandy Carlson

Travel back in time to Victorian Michigan with Sandy Carlson, author of historical fiction and fantasy novels for children.  Learn and play Victorian games, see how children in Victorian Michigan would have lived, and participate in a sing-along.

Thursday, March 26
6:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room


Puppetry, Poetry, Music, and More with Kevin Kammeraad

Two artists, a cast of puppets, a variety of vignettes, a suitcase of songs, and a bundle of energy, enjoy this all ages, interactive program with Kevin Kammeraad.

Thursday, April 2
6:30 p.m.
Miller Stone Building