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.
May's special activities and games focus on magnets! You may choose to accept the magnet challenge, make paperclips and magnets float, and build with magnetic cylinders.
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.
Night Sky Watch
Thank you Sangamon Astronomical Society for helping us take a new look at the moon with binoculars and telescopes! Check out pictures on Facebook and Instagram.
This spring WPLM received a "Back to Books" grant for $4,500. We've already started adding books for all ages and interests.
Follow WPLM on Instagram to find out about the Book Club book each month!
The multi-purpose room is reserved on Thursday afternoons for kids and teens. Videogames will be available for play after school until 6pm.
Know the 10 Signs
Learn the differences between normal aging and the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, will provide information and answer questions. See the link at the right for more information and to register for this FREE event, or you can register at www.alz.org/illinois. Look for information coming soon about a follow-up event in July regarding Healthy Living!
Rules of the Road
The Secretary of State's office will have a representative at WPLM on Thursday, June 7, at 10:30am to answer any questions you may have about renewing your driver's license.
Summer Reading Kick-off
Join us for musical storyteller Kevin Farris on Tuesday, June 12, at 6:00pm. You will be able to sign up for Summer Reading and pick up reading logs to start earning prizes for reading! The Illinois Library Association summer reading theme is "Reading Takes you Everywhere". Visit WPLM for new activities each week through July 21. Click on the link to the right to learn more about the FREE musical performance! Follow WPLM on Facebook to find out about weekly "Movie Mondays".
Don't forget, we're still collecting postcards. Send or bring one back for WPLM from your summer travels
IN OTHER NEWS
Drop in for upcoming gatherings on Tuesday, June 12, and Thursday, June 28, at 12:30pm. 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.
This program has wrapped up for the year. Thank you to everyone who attended!
Thank you to the first two sets of presenters in the Backyard Basics 2018 series! Shawn Hartman, owner of Hartman Landscaping and Lawn Care, Inc., was a terrific kick-off for the series in March. In April participants enjoyed "Garden to Table All Year", with culinary experts Nancy Sweet and Jolene Adams from Lincoln Land Community College. Look for information this fall about the final 2018 event in the series.
Churches and Schools
If you haven't had a chance stop in to check out the local history museum displays!
Inventory is still ongoing. Look for the displays to change again this summer!
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
Schools & Churches
Do you know what we were called before we became the Williamsville Bullets? Come see the map of one room school houses and school displays soon! The displays will be changing again this summer.