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.
Spring into WPLM to check out the new addition to the Children's area and spring-inspired crafts, activities and games all month long!
Congratulations to Sophia Corredato who won the Caudill Book Challenge!
Wesley Kirkman and Zachary Amsbaugh won the LEGO baskets and space ice cream!
Follow us on Instagram to see pictures of recent WPLM events and new books and DVD's.
The multi-purpose room is reserved on Thursday afternoons for kids and teens. During April the room theme will be "Gaming Thursdays". Videogames will be available for play after school until 6pm.
Paws to Read
Stop by from 6:00pm- 6:30pm on Monday, April 16, or Monday, April 30, to read to Murphy, a certified therapy dog. Murphy does not expect kids to be perfect. He just likes listening to them practice their reading skills. Children will have a cozy spot to read to Murphy one-on-one in our study room. Follow WPLM on Facebook for reminders about upcoming sessions. Readers of all ages and abilities are welcome!
The annual event format has been changed in order to allow for more participants. This year WPLM will host 3 separate events focusing on lawns, gardens, and flowers. The first event with Shawn Hartman, owner of Hartman Landscaping and Lawn Care, Inc., was a terrific kick-off for the series in March.
Next, we will focus on gardens with "Garden to Table All Year", on Thursday, April 19, at 6:00pm. Click on the link to the right for more information or to register. You can also call us at 566-3520. Register by Tuesday, April 17, to be entered into the drawings for gardening door prizes.
Click on the link to the right to find out how you can be a part of filling in the blanks of our local history, and get a clue about the next museum display topics.
Adulting 101: College & Beyond
Whether students will be going to school locally or leaving the state, they will be facing a lot of changes and decisions. Encourage any junior or senior you know to attend this event on Wednesday, April 25, from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Click on the link to the right for more information.
LOOKING AHEAD TO SUMMER
The summer reading theme is "Reading Takes you Everywhere", and we'd like to use postcards from places patrons have visited as a part of our summer display. If you travel please send or bring back a postcard!
Parents and grandparents are welcome to bring little ones on Wednesdays at 10:30am or 6:00pm until the end of April! No registration is required.
IN OTHER NEWS
Drop in for upcoming gatherings on Thursday, April 26, 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.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Friends of the Williamsville Public Library and Museum! Next month's charity will be the Williamsville Garden Club!
Remember we host ongoing programs like weekly Coffee Hour and monthly Book Club!
Illinois Bicentennial Reading List
Celebrate the 200th birthday of the State of Illinois by checking out books with an Illinois connection. Look for a special book display to be coming soon! Meanwhile, get a sneak peak at some of the featured books by visiting the amazing resource assembled by Camp Point Public Library.
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 Continues
Parents, Grandparents, and other caregivers are encouraged to bring pre-schoolers every Wednesday at 10:30am or 6:00pm. We'll focus on a different letter each week along with fun activities. Story Time will wrap up at the end of April!
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.