Family Programs

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

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


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, March 19, April 16, 30, May 14, 28
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room


Late Morning Legos

A morning of building fun! Choose a kit from our large LEGO collection and have a great time assembling it with your adult. The library will provide all materials.

Saturday, April 4
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room. 


Super Hero Spring Break: Big Hero 6

The movie, Big Hero 6, features a special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada. They team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Bring a small snack and enjoy this award-winning movie.

Monday, April 6
11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room 


Super Hero Spring Break: Zumba Kids - Big Hero's Adventure

Calling all Superheroes! Grab your capes and masks and let's move! The Zumba Kids class features kid-friendly routines and will allow for active movement and cultural exploration through music. This session will feature music, moves, and games inspired by your favorite superheroes. Erin Wheeler, from Fitness Loft, will be leading the Zumba Kids class. The class is geared for those in kindergarten through fifth grade. Space is limited so register now.

Tuesday, April 7
11:00 a.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room


Super Hero Spring Break: Party

Anyone with a Willard Library Card in kindergarten through fifth grade may register for the Super Hero Spring Break Party. The party will feature a training camp, crafts, and cupcakes. Please register each child individually.

Wednesday, April 8
11:00 a.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room 


1, 2, 3 Count with Me

Toddlers can learn about math in this playgroup, which is a collaboration with the Early Childhood Connections. Children will explore measurements; sorting by size and shape; counting and ordering; graphs and charts; and patterns. Toddlers will try new math activities with the support of an adult. Also, youngsters will have a chance to learn how to play and interact with other children while becoming comfortable with Willard Library.

Thursdays, April 16, and 23, May 7, 14, and 21
6:00 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room