Mask Update

Please bear with us as we navigate the new COVID-19 guidelines from the government. At this time, we are still mandated to follow MiOSHA (Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines, which require masking and social distancing within the library.

Stories at Sundown

Willard’s talk show, Stories at Sundown, shines a light on people who make a difference in our community. Host Michael McCullough, Willard community engagement and local digital collection librarian, interviews guests about authors, books, films, and other work relevant to our times.

Mondays, 7 p.m.,
Upcoming guests:

  • May 17: T.R. Shaw, author, CEO of Shaw Communications, and longtime community volunteer,

Live streaming on Willard's Facebook Page, YouTube, Twitter, and

Back to Nature Series Featuring Leila Arboretum

May is finally here, and many of us are ready to go outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Katy Avery from Leila Arboretum will present a four-part Back to Nature Series. Katy will lead youngsters through some amazing hands-on activities that will inspire the nature lover inside of us.

Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, and 26, 11 a.m.,
Live streaming on Willard's Facebook Page, YouTube, Twitter, and

Story Time Grab 'n' Go Kits

The May Grab ‘n’ Go Kits have a Back to Nature theme. All materials go along with the Back to Nature programming by Leila Arboretum every Wednesday in May.

Available Beginning May 1 while supplies last

AccessVision to air Peeks into the Past: Tales of Battle Creek

Previous "Peeks into the Past" Tales of Battle Creek" shows will air on AccessVision on Comcast channels 16 / 916, on AT&T U-verse channel 99 and streamed online at at the following times:

The Milton/Security National Bank

  • Wednesday 4/21/21 @ 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday 4/23/21 @ 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 4/25/21 @ 7 p.m. 
  • Thursday 4/29/21 @ 1 p.m.

Michigan Central Railroad Station

  • Friday 4/30/31 @ 9 p.m.
  • Saturday 5/1/21 @ 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday 5/4/21 @ 2 p.m.
  • Thursday 5/6/21 @ 7:30 p.m.

Kingman Museum

  • Saturday 5/8/21 @ 6 p.m.
  • Monday 5/10/21 @ 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 5/13/21 @ 9 a.m.
  • Sunday 5/16/21 @ 7 p.m.

Take and Make

Pick up a Take and Make Craft Bag from either library, watch the videos, and then use the supplies to make your own craft.

Resin Bookmark
If you love glitter and reading, this craft is perfect for you. You can easily make an entry-level resin craft with supplies from this kit. A reusable bookmark mold, glitter, and tassels are included. The final product is a crystal-clear bookmark decorated with beautiful glitter. Use as much or as little glitter as you like.

Tuesday, May 4: Kits available while supplies last
Monday, May 17, 6 p.m.: Video premieres on Willard’s Facebook and YouTube channels


Tic-tac-toe Bag
Use beautiful, patterned heat-transfer vinyl to make this tic-tac-toe travel bag. Use it as a gift or throw it in your go-bag or car for those screen-free, downtime moments. Glass gems will be provided with the kit and can be easily stored in the bag.  
Tuesday, May 18: Kits available
Monday, May 31, 6 p.m.: Video premieres on Willard’s Facebook and YouTube channels

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