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

Yoga for Kids

Movement and books go together in this engaging storytime geared for kids 2-7 years old.  Join us as we read stories, sing songs, and practice yoga kids will love.  Please wear comfortable clothing. Register by calling 968-8166 ext. 517.

Saturdays, August 23, September 20, October 4, November 15, December 20
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Willard Meeting Room


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 by calling 968-8166 ext. 517.

Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, and 29
Mondays, October 6, 13, 20, and 27
Monday, November 3, 10, 17, and 24
10:00 a.m. repeated at 6:30 p.m.
Willard Meeting Room


Bedtime Math

Experience mental math, for fun! Enjoy activites that encourage kids to focus and unwind after a busy day. Then, off to bed! Pajamas are welcome.

Mondays, September 8, 15, 22 and 29
6:30 p.m.
Helen Warner Branch


Child's Play

A four-week series of parent/child playtimes with toys, books, and art experiences for 1-5 year olds and a parent or other caregiver. Registration is required.  Please call Children's Services at 968-8166, ext. 517.


Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, and 30
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and repeated 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room



Join us for this lively one-on-one bonding time for babies and their parents or caregivers to share rhythm, rhymes, and baby-friendly books.  Ages birth through age 2.   Deaf LINK - Michigan will be baby signing at the September sessions only.

Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17, and 25
Wednesdays, October 8, 15, 22 and 29
Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19, and 26
11:00 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch


Sensory Friendly Storytime

This storytime is designed to engage children ages 2 - 10 through movement, music, stories and play.  It is open to families with children who have sensory integration challenges or children who have difficulty sitting still or adapting to large groups.  Parent participation is required. Please register by calling 269-968-8166 ext. 517.

Saturdays, September 27, October 25, November 22
11:00 a.m.
Willard Meeting Room


Off the Lap Storytime

Play, learn, and grow with stories, songs, and one-on-one activities designed especially for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old. Registration is required by calling 968-8166 ext. 517.

Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28
10:00 a.m. and repeated at 6:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room


Preschool Storytime

Storytime designed especially for children 3 to 5 years.  This is a four week series of stories to encourage a love of listening to books.  It's a great way for preschoolers to become comfortable with the library and being in a group setting. Registration is required.  Please call Children's Services at 968-8166 ext. 517.

Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18 and 25
10:00 a.m. and repeated at 6:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room