Little Explorers: Jungle Adventures with Miss Stephanie

Follow along with Miss Stephanie as she reads the book, “Jungle Night” by Sandra Boynton. Children may play with their jungle animals included in the August Little Explorers’ Bag. Also, they may sing along and explore sounds of jungle animals in a cool, jungle setting.

Thursday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m.,
Video premieres on Willard’s Facebook and YouTube channel

Little Explorers: Jungle Adventures with Miss Stephanie

Follow along with Miss Stephanie as she reads the book, “Jungle Night” by Sandra Boynton. Children may play with their jungle animals included in the August Little Explorers’ Bag. Also, they may sing along and explore sounds of jungle animals in a cool, jungle setting.

Thursday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m.,
Video premieres on Willard’s Facebook and YouTube channel

Beekeeper Don Snoeyink and some of  his bees

The Amazing Life of the Honey Bee

Don Snoeyink, owner of Thornapple Woodlands in Grand Rapids, will present a hands-on honeybee seminar. Participants will learn about the three types of bees in a hive and their respective roles; understand how bees find nectar, process it into honey and how honey is harvested; learn the nutritious and medicinal qualities of honey; and discover uses for beeswax. He also will answer questions.  In addition, participants will view honey bees safely in an observation hive, make a hand-rolled beeswax candle to take home, and taste honey from a beehive. This is a family-friendly program for all ages.

Friday, Aug 6, 11 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch Amphitheater
Please click here to register at as space is limited


Beekeeper Don Snoeyink and some of  his bees

The Amazing Life of the Honey Bee

Don Snoeyink, owner of Thornapple Woodlands in Grand Rapids, will present a hands-on honeybee seminar. Participants will learn about the three types of bees in a hive and their respective roles; understand how bees find nectar, process it into honey and how honey is harvested; learn the nutritious and medicinal qualities of honey; and discover uses for beeswax. He also will answer questions.  In addition, participants will view honey bees safely in an observation hive, make a hand-rolled beeswax candle to take home, and taste honey from a beehive. This is a family-friendly program for all ages.

Friday, Aug 6, 11 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch Amphitheater
Please click here to register at as space is limited


Adult Summer Reading Program

Willard’s Adult Summer Reading Program encourages everyone to read anything—books, magazines, ebooks, audiobooks, or newspapers.

For each day, you read or complete a challenge mark off a picture. When you have marked off all 60 items, bring your card to either library before Aug. 13, and you will be entered in a drawing to win gift cards to local restaurants and businesses.

Click here to download the form in English or Spanish