The Williamsville Public Library and Museum strives to enhance the lives of the people who live in or visit our community. We aim to promote lifelong learning; to collect, preserve and exhibit materials pertaining to the Village’s history; and to encourage a love of reading.
Come and visit us at our new location, our staff and volunteers will be happy to help you anytime at the service desk or over the phone.
WPLM is committed to being an integral part of the Village of Williamsville; providing an asset to our community and contributing to local historic preservation.
Special Programs & Events
Drop In Stations
Drop by when you have a few minutes to enjoy a quick craft, game, or activity station. There is always something set up for kids to do at WPLM.
Travel Kits & STEM Kits are Available
Theme-based kits are perfect for road trips and STEM kits are great to keep kids challenged and busy without screen time.
For teens and adults we have stress-beating kits for coloring, dot-to-dot, and mosaic sticker art based on movies, travel, and young adult literature.
Something for Everyone
If you have ideas for programs you would like to see WPLM offer please contact
Natalie Albers at 566-3520 or by e-mail at [email protected]
We will take a break from special events in August, but look for new events this fall!
FREE passes to THREE Museums
Due to special partnerships, WPLM patrons with a valid WPLM card can now visit three Springfield museums for FREE: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Illinois State Museum, and The Kidzeum of Health & Science.
To reserve your passes please call 566-3520 to let us know when you plan to attend.
Speedway Interviews at WPLM
Speedway will be opening in Williamsville this fall. They will be conducting weekly interviews at WPLM on Tuesdays from 3:30-6:30pm and Wednesdays from 10:00am-1:00pm. Interviews begin Tuesday, August 20!
IN OTHER NEWS
Follow WPLM on Instagram to see examples of NEW books and DVD's. Let us know what you like to read or watch! Follow WPLMinsta.
Bring your sewing, knitting, or other creative project to work on while you chat, or be inspired by the work of others! The group usually meets on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of the month. Their next meetings will be on Tuesday, August 14 at 12:30. Anyone is welcome to come once or come each time.
Additional Ongoing Programs
Anyone is welcome to stop by for weekly Coffee Hour on Tuesday mornings at 10am. Follow WPLM on Facebook to learn about the choice for Book Club each month.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Click on "Children Programs" under the "Programming" tab to learn how your child can earn prizes and books as you read to them. (Yes, it counts if you read the same book multiple times!)
CELEBRATE WILLIAMSVILLE HISTORY
The NEW local history exhibits debuted on July 1, 2019.
The exhibits focus on WWII and some of the local veterans who served in the war. Come by to learn something new or reminisce about people you knew.
Over 1,500 items have been recorded in the museum inventory database during the last three years, and the work continues every week!
Grant writing efforts will resume in the fall!
What's on Display
The popular one room school house exhibit has been moved next to the Nancy Richardson alcove.