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.
Reading logs are NOW available for young readers to start earning prizes. The Illinois Library Association summer reading theme is "Reading Takes you Everywhere". Visit WPLM for new activities each week through July 21.
Follow WPLM on Facebook to find out about weekly "Movie Mondays".
If you travel this summer please send or bring back a postcard for our summer display!
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.
Celebrate Illinois history with Illinois author and political historian, Taylor Pensoneau. Click on the link at the right or call 566-3520 to register for this free event! You'll also be able to check out new museum displays that will begin in late June.
Around the World with Robots
Register by clicking on the link to the right to be entered into the door prize drawings at this event! Join us for a fun story and activity hosted by the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois. BOYS and GIRLS are both welcome to attend-- robots are fun for everyone!
Ms. Drizzle & Magic Book Box
“Ms. Drizzle and the Magic Book Box” will be presented by the Douglas-Hart Nature Center at 10:00am on July 11. Join us for an adventure to faraway places, do a craft, and encounter a special animal visitor. To be entered into door prizes for the event register by clicking on the link to the right or call 566-3520.
Healthy Living for your Brain & Body
Learn how specific choices really can affect how you age. The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, will provide information and answer questions about diet, exercise, cognitive, and social activities that have been proven to help improve quality of life for healthy adults as well as those with Alzheimer's disease. See the link at the right for more information and to register for this FREE event. You can also call 217/726-5184 or register on-line at www.alz.org/illinois
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.
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 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.
New Displays are under construction!
Monday, June 25
We will unveil the NEW displays that celebrate Williamsville history!
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 one room school house display has been moved next to the Nancy Richardson alcove. The other display cases are being cleaned and prepped for NEW displays!