Family Programs

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

LEGO_promo_picIt's Lego Time

Join us in the Willard Library Meeting Room for a great evening of building fun.  Choose a kit from our large LEGO collection and have a great time assembling it with your adult. We will provide all materials. This program repeats on the 2nd Monday of each month.

 Try building with Lego's online!

6:30 p.m.
Ages first grade and up
Register by calling 968-8166 ext. 517. 


2013_07_SashaPaws to Read with Sasha

Paws to Read is a very simple concept: children read to dogs. Dogs listen and don't tease, laugh, or judge the child. Come and read to Sasha, the gentle black labrador. She is a great listener.

No registration is required. Just check in at the Children's desk.

Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
April 24
May 8
May 22
June 5
Willard Library Meeting Room

Celebrate the 6th Annual Youth Day of Caring

Enjoy games, activities and stories especially for preschoolers and their families during our Family Literacy Open House.  All activities are FREE and will be bilingual, in English and Spanish!

Friday, May 2
10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Willard Library Meeting Room


floral_fabric_hairpinsMother's Day Craft Program

Kids~Learn how to make these easy, floral fabric hairpins to give to mom or another special adult in your life for Mother's Day. We will provide the supplies while you bring the creativity. Free as always! 

K through 5th grade with an adult.

Thursday, May 8
6:30 p.m.
Willard Meeting Room
Register by calling 968-8166 ext. 517


rumpBookbusters Book Club

Kids ages 9-12 are invited to read "Rump: the True Story of Rumpelstiltskin" by Liesl Shurtliff and join us for a friendly, fun book discussion of this great fractured fairy tale.  There will be pizza and games too!  Pick up a copy of the book from the library beginning April 23.

Thursday, May 23
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Willard Meeting Room


bubblemanBubbleman - Rob Loyd

Bubbleman will create volcano bubbles, tornado bubbles, square bubbles and more using ordinary soap solution.

Tuesday, June 17
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Kinetic_AffectKinetic Affect

Gabriel Giron’s Latino background and hip hop influences collide on stage with Kirk Latimer’s Native American heritage and academic nature to create an entirely new spoken word poetry experience.

Thursday, June 26
3:30 p.m. Workshop
6:30 p.m. Presentation
Miller Stone Building



This drum circle leader will bring her collection of hand drums and percussion instruments to transform our audience into a drummunity.

Tuesday, June 24
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.


CirqueAmongusCircque Amongus

Cirque Amongus blends a surprising combination of comedy, circus skills and audience participation to create a display of teamwork and perseverance guaranteed to amaze and delight!

Tuesday, July 8
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


EnchantedWorldMadcap Puppets  Enchanted World

The Three Princes’s Gifts (a tale from Persia), Sleeping Beauty (a French tale) and The Goblin’s Ring (a Russian folktale) are woven together with giant puppets and audience participation to spellbind the crowd.

Tuesday, July 15
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.



What did dinosaurs eat?  How did they live?  How did they die?  Join PaleoJoe as he tells stories of the prehistoric through skull casts, teeth and bones, and everyone’s favorite – dinosaur poo.

Tuesday, July 29
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


ScienceSteveSensational Science  Steve Belliveau

Steve Belliveau, science presenter extraordinaire, incorporates large props, music, humor, audience participation, and FUN into his exciting science show.

Tuesday, August 5