De-stress Kits for Teens

Students in fifth through 12th grades may pick up a De-stress Kit from either library location through curbside service while supplies last. The kit includes a fun DIY stress ball, tips and tricks for practicing mindfulness and self-care in times of anxiety or worry, and a few surprises.

In a video, Miss Stephanie and Miss Alisha will show how to make the stress ball and share tips and support for taking care of your mental and emotional health.

Kits available beginning Jan. 4 while supplies last,

Video premieres on Willard’s Facebook and YouTube channels Monday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m.

‘Mae Among the Stars’ featuring Maude Bristol Perry

Battle Creek's first female mayor, Maude Bristol Perry, will read “Mae Among the Stars" by Roda Ahmed for this story time celebrating Black History Month. The book is about Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. Bristol Perry, who is an African-American female trailblazer in our community, will discuss her journey as a longtime businesswoman, civic leader, and community activist.

Monday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m.,
Video premieres on Willard’s Facebook and YouTube channels

On the Road With Miss Stephanie: Celebrate Black History Month

Battle Creek has a rich cultural history including being the final resting place for Sojourner Truth and a stop on the Underground Railroad. In celebration of Black History Month, Miss Stephanie goes on the road to visit local businesses owned and operated by African Americans. She will talk to the owners about their success as entrepreneurs.

The February Grab ‘n’ Go Kits, which are available beginning Feb. 1 while supplies last, will include activities to celebrate black history.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. 
Video Premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube Channels

Take and Make for Teens

Students in fifth through 12th grades are invited to pick up a Teen Take and Make Craft Bag from either library location. This craft is to make a panda-themed felt cord wrap. It's perfect to keep your headphones or phone charger cords from tangling.

Available through curbside pickup beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, while supplies last