All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

The Library Center and Schweitzer Brentwood branch libraries will not have phone service Monday, May 29-Tuesday, May 30, due to maintenance. Please call (417) 865-1340 for assistance.

WILLARD BRANCH PROGRAMS

Thursday, June 1, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Game-a-Palooza
    10 a.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Strategy, movement, a dab of science and engineering -- all of these come in handy when you create and play games. Join us to build your imagination and gaming skills. Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Build A Better Story
    10 a.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Oh My Gosh Josh has been entertaining audiences for years with his personal blend of magic, juggling, comedy, circus skills and, of course, silly storytelling. This year you get to shape the direction of the zany story by picking the props, costumes, locations and plotline for this hilarious, choose-your-own adventure show not to be missed!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Second Saturday Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Second Saturday LEGO Brick Challenge
    2-4 p.m. in the community room for grades K-12.
    It's a LEGO brick free-for-all! Drop in anytime to make LEGO brick creations. We'll have LEGO brick challenges and building templates to help spark your creativity, or go wild and build anything you can imagine.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Masterpiece Painting Party
    10 a.m. in the community room for grades 2-5.
    Create a one-of-a-kind canvas masterpiece with painter's tape and take it home with you. Materials will be provided. Seating is limited. Registration starts June 19; call 742-4258.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Snow Day in July
    10 a.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Need to cool down from the summer heat? Build snow forts in preparation for a snowball fight in the middle of summer!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Second Saturday Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Second Saturday LEGO Brick Challenge
    2-4 p.m. in the community room for grades K-12.
    It's a LEGO brick free-for-all! Drop in anytime to make LEGO brick creations. We'll have LEGO brick challenges and building templates to help spark your creativity, or go wild and build anything you can imagine.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Branches and Burrows, Seas and Trees!
    10 a.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Animals find homes in all sorts of places. Dickerson Park Zoo staff will help us determine what makes a habitat, a home. We'll learn what all habitats have in common and even discover how these homes are like our own. Animal friends will be on hand to help us explore different habitats from all over the world!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Life-sized Board Games
    10 a.m. in the community room for grades K-5.
    Master the "Maze Challenge" and create your own twisting maze path before constructing tall towers with big blocks "Jenga."

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Second Saturday Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Second Saturday LEGO Brick Challenge
    2-4 p.m. in the community room for grades K-12.
    It's a LEGO brick free-for-all! Drop in anytime to make LEGO brick creations. We'll have LEGO brick challenges and building templates to help spark your creativity, or go wild and build anything you can imagine.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Willard Branch Library - Storytime Campout
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Join us for a special end-of-summer storytime complete with camp songs around the "campfire" and other camping activities.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • Willard Branch Library - Racing to Read Storytime
    10 a.m. in the community room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

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