Family Programs

All Willard Library programs are free with a valid Willard Library card
 

Fun with Music and Movement

Children from 0 through 5 years of age will experience music, movement, singing, and playing of simple percussion instruments. Please register each child individually.

Mondays, January 12 and 26
10:00 a.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room

 

Minecraft in Real Life

Join us for Minecraft in Real Life at the library. Make paper crafts, go on a scavenger hunt, and come ready to be creative. Register online here, or call 269-968-8166.

Monday, January 12
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room

   

Frozen Party

Stories, sing-alongs, crafts, and activities related to the movie, Frozen. A great program for preschoolers and school aged children. Come dressed in your favorite princess, prince, or Olaf costume. Costumes encouraged but not required. Event is currently full.

Monday, January 26
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room

 

Valentine's Day Cupcakes and Crafts

Valentine's Day is coming! Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to participate in this special cupcake and craft event. Please register each child individually.

Friday, February 13
4:00 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room

   

Little Kid Fit

Enjoy a 30-minute workout presented by The Fitness Loft at Willard Library. Children will move to music with sashes, bells, parachute, and more. Register Online!

Fridays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27
10:00 a.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room

 

Fitness Fun

This class is designed to get kids ages 4 to 8 years up and moving. It will help to make fitness fun as kids move to music, utilize props, and incorporate a bit of imaginary play. This event will be presented by The Fitness Loft at Willard Library. Register Online!

Fridays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27
10:30 a.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room

   

All Things Lego Ninjago

Calling all Ninjago lovers to the Helen Warner Branch! Each Saturday in February, use your imagination to build a unique LEGO Ninjago creation. No registration needed. Enjoy family fun, drop in whenever your schedule permits.

Saturdays, February 7, 14, 21 and 28
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Helen Warner Branch

 

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker Present: Heroes and Hard Times

Embark on an all-ages musical journey spanning over three centuries of American history, including slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the birth of blues music, and the civil rights movement.  Each era is interspersed with stories and popular songs from the time.

Thursday, February 19
6:30 p.m.
Miller Stone Building

   

Traveling through Time with Sandy Carlson

Travel back in time to Victorian Michigan with Sandy Carlson, author of historical fiction and fantasy novels for children.  Learn and play Victorian games, see how children in Victorian Michigan would have lived, and participate in a sing-along.

Thursday, March 26
6:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room

 

Puppetry, Poetry, Music, and More with Kevin Kammeraad

Two artists, a cast of puppets, a variety of vignettes, a suitcase of songs, and a bundle of energy, enjoy this all ages, interactive program with Kevin Kammeraad.

Thursday, April 2
6:30 p.m.
Miller Stone Building