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
Creativebug Intro & Craft: Wednesday, June 25 (6:30-7:30)
Our next special event is aimed at teens and adults. WPLM can now offer our patrons free access to Creativebug through a special partnership with JOANN Fabrics. Creativebug is a video database for anyone who likes doing creative projects. Learn how easy it is to use and do a fun craft. The event is FREE, but space is limited. Click on the link to the right to register or call 566-3520.
Something for Everyone!
Click on the links to the right to learn about more special upcoming events!
Travel Kits are Back
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.
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, The Kidzeum of Health & Science.
To reserve your passes please call 566-3520 to let us know when you plan to attend.
Paws to Read
If you know a young reader who could benefit from practicing sight words or reading please contact Natalie Albers at [email protected] or call 566-3520. You can schedule a one on one session with Murphy, a certified therapy dog. He is a small, gentle dog who enjoys listening to kids of all ages.
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, June 27, Tuesday, July 9, and Thursday, July 25 at 12:30. Anyone is welcome to come once or come each time. Follow WPLM on Facebook for reminders.
Additional Ongoing Programs
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.
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
Over 1,500 items have been recorded in the museum inventory database during the last three years, and the work continues every week!
Come see the local history displays anytime we are open:
Monday-Thursday 10am- 7pm and Saturdays 10am- 2pm.
Planning will begin soon to change the displays again. Look for new museum displays in Summer 2019. Rotating the displays allows us to highlight different parts of the collection as we feature the stories of our local history.
WPLM has been busy adding books to our collection through the "Back to Books" grant for $4,500. The grant funds are a 50% increase in our normal book buying budget!
Thanks to the Williams Township's generous donation of $3,500 last year, planning has begun for an outdoor education space behind our building. Additional grants are being researched to help fund the project.
What's on Display
The popular one room school house exhibit has been moved next to the Nancy Richardson alcove. The other cases are showcasing Williamsville celebrations and more. A collection of Mrs. Stuttle's art work is also on display.