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
WPLM is still changing activity stations every month. Drop in whenever you have time for kids to play a game or do a quick activity. Stop by WPLM on Halloween between 5:00-7:00pm for a treat and free book!
FREE Karate Self-Defense: Saturday, Nov. 2 (2:00-3:00pm)
Register kids and teens for a FREE introduction to karate. Learn basic self-defense moves to protect in situations from bullying to attacks. Register by calling 566-3520 or click on the link to the right. The session is ideal for anyone from elementary school to high school.
WWII Reenactors: Wednesday, Nov. 6 (6:30-7:30pm)
Volunteers from the Illinois State Museum will share information about their FREE, local museum and show off equipment and supplies used by WWII soldiers.
Parents Toolbox Thanks & Resources
Thank you to Lorraine Duggins, Michaela Campbell, and Superintendent Polanin for facilitating the events! Thank you to St. John's Parents Helpline for providing some of the printed resources.
If you missed the event you can stop by WPLM to pick up a few of the resources and check out one of many recommended books for parents our students, like the book Restart by Gordon Korman. It's a fiction book about a student who loses his memory and is surprised by how other students perceive him when he returns to school.
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.
Please remember the Illinois State Military Museum always has free admission!
Travel, STEM, & Art 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.
Speedway interviews have wrapped up.
Thank you to Speedway for the $100 Amazon gift card, which we used to purchase Legos for the Lego Teams!
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 Thursday, October 24 and Tuesday, November 12, 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 10:00am. 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.