Watch a Live Butterfly Metamorphosis

Willard Library is live streaming the amazing metamorphosis from caterpillar to Painted Lady Butterfly.

Willard downtown and the Helen Warner Branch both have caterpillars, and they may be watched anytime. To witness this exciting transformation, click on the location you wish to watch:

Helen Warner Branch or

Downtown library

Watch as the caterpillars eat the concentrated food at the bottom of the cups. As they eat, they crawl, spin silk, and grow to many times their original sizes.

Within 5-10 days, the caterpillars will make the fascinating change into chrysalises.

Then, chrysalsies will be moved into a habitat, where in 7-10 more days metamorphosis occurs, and they become Painted Lady Butterflies!

And, eventually we will release them outside!

Evening, Saturday Hours Expanded

Evening and Saturday hours for in-person visits at Willard Library have been expanded.The new, temporary hours for Willard downtown and the Helen Warner Branch will be:

Open to guests:

  • Monday through Thursday noon to 8 p.m. 
  • Friday noon to 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday 1-5 p.m. 

Curbside service:

  • Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to noon 

The current library mask guidelines are consistent with the CDC guidelines, which say masks must be worn inside public buildings except for people who:

  • Are fully vaccinated 
  • Are younger than 2 years old 
  • Cannot medically tolerate a face mask 
  • Are asked to temporarily remove a face mask for identification purposes 
  • Are communicating with someone who is deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing and whose ability to see the mouth is essential to communication.

 

Several farm animals watching a pig read a book

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program

Willard’s 2021 Summer Reading Program, Tails and Tales, promotes the joys of reading. Reading logs may be picked up at either library. As an incentive, children from birth to this fall’s fourth graders may earn prizes for reading or being read to. Prizes will be available after every 20 days of reading. Participants may claim their prizes through curbside service or in person at either library. Participants who read a total of 60 days and turn in their logs in by Aug. 13 will be entered into a grand-prize drawing for a gift certificate to a local business.

Click here to download the form in English or Spanish.

  • Friday, June 25: Prize one available for 20 days of reading
  • Friday, July 16: Prize two available for a total of 40 days of reading
  • Friday, Aug. 6: Prize three available for a total of 60 days of reading
  • Friday, Aug. 13: Last day to claim prizes and be entered in grand-prize drawing
Several farm animals watching a pig read a book

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program

Willard’s 2021 Summer Reading Program, Tails and Tales, promotes the joys of reading. Reading logs may be picked up at either library. As an incentive, children from birth to this fall’s fourth graders may earn prizes for reading or being read to. Prizes will be available after every 20 days of reading. Participants may claim their prizes through curbside service or in person at either library. Participants who read a total of 60 days and turn in their logs in by Aug. 13 will be entered into a grand-prize drawing for a gift certificate to a local business.

Click here to download the form in English or Spanish.

  • Friday, June 25: Prize one available for 20 days of reading
  • Friday, July 16: Prize two available for a total of 40 days of reading
  • Friday, Aug. 6: Prize three available for a total of 60 days of reading
  • Friday, Aug. 13: Last day to claim prizes and be entered in grand-prize drawing

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program

Willard’s 2021 Summer Reading Program, Tails and Tales, promotes the joys of reading. Reading logs may be picked up at either library. As an incentive, children from birth to this fall’s fourth graders may earn prizes for reading or being read to. Prizes will be available after every 20 days of reading. Participants may claim their prizes through curbside service or in person at either library. Participants who read a total of 60 days and turn in their logs in by Aug. 13 will be entered into a grand-prize drawing for a gift certificate to a local business.

Click here to download the form in English or Spanish.

  • Monday, June 7: Reading begins
  • Friday, June 25: Prize one available for 20 days of reading
  • Friday, July 16: Prize two available for a total of 40 days of reading
  • Friday, Aug. 6: Prize three available for a total of 60 days of reading
  • Friday, Aug. 13: Last day to claim prizes and be entered in grand-prize drawing