Willard Library is phasing in guest services as it is safe to do so to protect the community and staff. Current services are:

On-site Library Express Services: 
Monday through Friday Noon to 6 p.m. 
Guests may visit the library for up to one hour per day for information services, browsing, and materials checkout. Limited printing, copying, and faxing are also available. Materials may be returned through the outside book drops and will be quarantined for 72 hours.

Curbside Services: 
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m to noon
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Downtown
Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, Helen Warner Branch

Guests who place a hold and will be notified when the hold is available for pickup. Please pull up outside the appropriate library and call the phone number on the sign. We will verify your information, and then a bag with your books will be delivered through your open rear window or on your vehicle’s hood. 

DIY with Beth: Card Table Makeover

Beth Williams from Willard Library is back with another fabulous DIY virtual program. Wondering what to do with that old, well-used and worn looking card table? Why, show it a little love, of course! Beth will take an eyesore and make it a showstopper that fits your home and your sense of style.

Whether you have a household item that needs a little love or are looking to find a more natural alternative to an everyday product, Beth can help. DIY with Beth is full of hints and tips to take you and your home from drab to fab using commonly owned items.

Wednesday, Aug. 19,
7 p.m.,
Live streaming on Willard's Page, YouTube Page, Twitter, and

Stories at Sundown

Stories at Sundown is a weekly talk show distributed through Willard Library's social media channels and its website. Host Michael McCullough, Willard community engagement and local digital collection librarian, interviews public figures around town, most often featuring conversations about authors, books, films, and other work relevant to our times.

Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 
Sept. 3, 10, 17, and 24, 
7:30 p.m.,
The program will stream live on Willard's Facebook Page, You Tube, Twitter, and website.

Getting the Most out of Ancestry Library Edition

Learn to use Ancestry Library Edition from Jim Jackson, a professional researcher and genealogist from Battle Creek. Jackson will provide tips and advice on using this free resource available through Willard Library. Until Sept. 30, Ancestry Library Edition continues to be available to Willard card holders from home. Normally, access is only available at the library buildings. The website may be found at

Tuesday, Aug. 25,
6 p.m.,
Virtual streaming