Family Programs

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

Fizz, Boom, READ! Join the Summer Reading Program

Readers and those children not yet reading on their own can earn prizes for reading and enjoying books. 

Starting June 16, kids can pick up their special reading log packet at the Children's Room Desk
or the Helen Warner Branch, or download one here!  Program ends August 8, 2014.

 

Daily Events

Monday Movie Madness
Bring your own snacks/drinks and enjoy a cool afternoon movie. K-5th grade with an adult.
June 30: The Lego Movie July 28:     Journey to the Center of the Earth
July 7:    Meet the Robinsons         August 4:  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
July 14:  Up June 23:    Monsters University
July 21:  Despicable Me 2
Willard Library Meeting Room
2:00 p.m.

Wednesday Artful Afternoons

Join us for arts and crafts

Willard Library Meeting Room
2:00 p.m.

Thursdays: Fizz! Boom! Read! with Kingman Museum and Leila Arboretum
June 19:  Boom, Rattle, Buzz: Natures Musicians        July 17:   Chemistry, Physics and FUN
June 26:  Fizzled Out: Extinct Animals July 24:   Poppin' Peas and other food from your garden
July 3:     BIG BANG: Space July 31:    Sniff, Touch, Taste: Five Senses
July 10:   Building with a Bang: Insect Engineers August 7:  Poppers, Droppers, and Hitchhikers: Traveling Seeds
Willard Library Meeting Room
2:00 p.m.

Fridays: Pop in Storytime
Join us for a drop-in style storytime, no need to register!
Willard Library Meeting Room
10:30 a.m.

   

Grossology

Join us as we take a look at all the disgusting things your body does. We will have you saying, "Eeeew! Gross! Cool!"

Mondays, July 7, 14, and 21
11:30 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch

 

ruthWillard Library welcomes author and illustrator Ruth McNally Barshaw

You'll love this energetic speaker who educates and entertains audiences of all ages with on-the-spot sketching.  Ruth will create a story then draw a character.  Kids in the audience will have fun brainstorming with the author to create the pieces necessary to write the story.

Tuesday, July 22
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Miller Stone Building

   

RuthcoverArt workshop with author Ruth McNally Barshaw

Transform a picture of a real mouse into a cartoon.  Learn how to give it emotion and personality.  Then build a story around him that you can draw in your journal. 

Wednesday, July 23
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room
Call now to register:  968-8166, ext. 517.

 

PaleoJoePaleoJoe

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.
Miller Stone Building

   

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
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Miller Stone Building

 

Science in Seconds with Toys!

Find out what toys can teach you about science.  Experiment and have fun at your own pace.  Experiments take about 10 minutes or less to complete.

Thursday, August 14
10:00 a.m. and repeated at 6:30 p.m.
Willard Meeting Room
This is a drop-in program.  Registration is not required.

Fun for the whole family!

   

cupcake2Join us for a Sweet Time!

Let's have some Summer Cupcake Decorating FUN!  For children in grades K-5, register by calling 968-8166 ext. 517.

Thursday, August 21
11:00 a.m. repeated at 1:30 p.m.
Willard Meeting Room