Mission

To enrich lives through universal access to information, lifelong learning, and literacy.

History

Horton Hotel, 1912
Horton Hotel, 1912

The Horton Hotel in Willow in 1912 when "The Wednesday Club" organized the first library in Willow Springs in one room over the Russ Grocery Store on the corner of Center and 2nd Street.

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Telephone Office 1912
Telephone Office 1912

Bessie Schull is shown working the switchboard in the telephone office in Willow Springs in 1912.

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Library Sketch
Library Sketch

In 1953 a city tax was voted in to support the library and the corner lot on 2nd and Harris Street was chosen.

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Horton Hotel, 1912
Horton Hotel, 1912

The Horton Hotel in Willow in 1912 when "The Wednesday Club" organized the first library in Willow Springs in one room over the Russ Grocery Store on the corner of Center and 2nd Street.

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Today

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Lacy Schwien, Director

Jane Austen and a cup of tea, thank you.

Library Clerks

Gabriel Jantz - Cataloging

Jane Pyatt - Circulation

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Library Board

Donna Gossard, President
Lori Edwards, 1st Vice President
Brenda Kimbrough, 2nd Vice President

Jean Klapmeyer, Treasurer
Greta Myers, Secretary
Susan James
Mary Knott
Jay Waggoner
Katie Barreda

What Others Are Saying

"Nice place with WiFi and computers." - A. Collins

"I enjoy going and working on homework here! It is quiet and they usually have all the resources I need." - Caleb Hines

"If you live inside Willow, you can easily get a library card and rent movies/borrow books." - Devon Riley

Good To Know

1

The library accepts

cash and checks only.

No debit or credit cards.

The library does not require face coverings. Patrons may call to request curbside drop-off and pick-up. 

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3

The after-hours book return

is located on the side

of the library facing 3rd street near the flag pole.

Books returned on the weekend will not be

checked in until

the next business day.