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
Drop In Stations
Drop by when you have a few extra minutes with kids or grandkids. Thursday, September 19, was Talk Like a Pirate Day, but you can enjoy a pirate-inspired craft, game, or activity station any time in September.
WPLM's Book it for Alzheimer's
Thank you to everyone who joined the WPLM staff and volunteers at Saturday's Walk to End Alzheimer's. Thank you to Kate Forness for organizing the WPLM team! If you missed the walk you can still donate or attend the walks in Decatur and Peoria in October. To learn more visit https://www.alz.org.
October is Bullying Prevention Month
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 8. WPLM will be hosting Parents Toolbox events. An event for the parents of 2-8 year olds will be from 6:00-7:00 pm. An event for parents of 8-18 year olds will be from 7:00-8:00pm.
You can get a fresh perspective on bullying by reading 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.
Lego Jr. Teams at WPLM
Our Lego Teams are full for the 2019-20 season. Thank you to everyone who signed up. We hope to host a showcase event in April for everyone to see what the teams create.
Do you have Legos that are no longer being played with at your house? WPLM is accepting donations of any Legos. They can be used, mismatched, and miscellaneous pieces! Donations will offset the amount of additional Legos needed for the Lego Team Building Challenges.
Speedway Interviews Wrapping up!
This is the LAST week for Speedway interviews at WPLM.
Speedway is conducting interviews at WPLM on Tuesday from 3:30-6:30pm and Wednesday from 10:00am-1:00pm. Their store is still on schedule to open mid-October.
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.
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, September 26 and Tuesday, October 8 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.