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.
Thank you to the Peoria Rivermen who donated forms for FREE tickets (and discounted additional tickets) to anyone who completes Level One of their reading logs!
Reading logs are DUE by Saturday, July 21. Level Four must be completed to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawings! The Grand Prizes are inspired by our Summer Reading theme of "Reading Takes you Everywhere". Thank you to the following places for donating FREE passes to explore their locations:
Decatur Children's Museum
Discovery Museum in Normal, IL
Lincoln Grand 8 Movie Theatre
St. Louis City Museum
Come in to see the new museum displays, including art work by Mrs. Pearl Stuttle.
The Great American Read
What books do you think everyone should read at some point? Several of the books on the PBS Great American Read list are on display at WPLM. Stop by and add one to your summer reading list.
Illinois Bicentennial Reading List
Celebrate the 200th birthday of the State of Illinois by checking out books with an Illinois connection. Look for the special book display next to our shelf of new items! Learn more about some of the featured books by visiting the amazing resource assembled by Camp Point Public Library at their website.
Are there any books you wish we had? This spring WPLM received a "Back to Books" grant for $4,500. That represents a 50% increase in our book budget for this year! Let us know if there are any books you would like to see us add to our collection!
Follow WPLM on Instagram to find out about NEW books and DVD's.
Scholastic Book Fair
WPLM will host a Book Fair the week of July 23. Hours will be as follows:
Monday, July 23 through Thursday, July 26
Saturday, July 28
Summer Reading participants who complete Level Four earn a $5 gift certificate to spend at the Book Fair!
IN OTHER NEWS
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Patrons with a valid WPLM card can take up to 6 people to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum for FREE. Call 566-3520 to let us know when you plan to attend. Up to two families per month can use the passes.
Drop in for upcoming gatherings on Thursday, July 26, at 12:30pm and Tuesday, August 14. 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.
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!)
NEW displays as of June 25, 2018!
CELEBRATE WILLIAMSVILLE HISTORY
Come see the NEW displays anytime we are open:
Monday-Thursday 10am- 7pm and Saturdays 10am- 2pm.
Story Time is a Wrap
Thank you to everyone who attended Story Time this year. Stop by during the Summer Reading weeks this summer. We will have different themes each week with activities and books highlighted for kids of all ages!
What's on Display
The popular one room school house exhibit has been moved next to the Nancy Richardson alcove. The other cases are showcasing Williamsville celebrations and more. A collection of Mrs. Stuttle's art work is also on display.