The Williamsville Public Library and Museum offers options for children of all ages. Preschoolers will get a head start on school success with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (see below.)
School-aged children can find books labeled with AR points and reading levels.
Our collection is always growing, and we can request items for you from one of the 500 libraries in the Illinois Heartland Library System!
All young readers are encouraged to participate in our summer reading program, which starts in early June. Follow WPLM on Facebook to learn about the many special events hosted for youth and families throughout the year.
Students are always welcome to use our study room, available computers, and free wi-fi to do homework, work on group projects, or just have a quiet place to read.
Hook kids with a Series
Yes, reading graphic novels counts as reading!
Start a young reader on a new series and they will have books to
read for a while.
WPLM staff can recommend a series for your young reader's interests
and reading levels.
Need AR Points?
Some students need to read a certain number of non-fiction books or choose a person for a book report. WPLM staff can help your student find a book that will meet school requirements and be interesting for them too.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarden
Statistics show that children who have "read" 1,000 books before starting Kindergarten have a better vocabulary, are more attentive and start reading on their own earlier. For every 25 books read, children will receive a small prize. At every 100 books, the child gets their own book to start their own library. Stop by to pick up a tracking sheet or download the app for Apple or Android devices at: https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/resources.