A couple of really neat online story time websites I just discovered! Click on the link below the description to explore their websites.

Storyline Online is a free website introduced by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). The Site features SAG members reading children's books online. There is a wide variety of books to choose from.


Just Books Read Aloud is a neatly organized website where you can choose the length of the book, author, narrator, topic, reading level, and language. There is free access to all the books, but a membership is optional.




Activities are available at the library in a "Grab 'n Go" bag according to ages. Links to each week's program are found under the Summer Reading Program tab at the top of the page.

Our Water fight in Park: date & time yet to be determined




As of May 19, 2020, the Villisca Public Library re-opened to the public to provide access to physical materials, but with reduced hours. Other services are limited or restricted. Please check out the About Us tab at the top and click on Plans to read the Villisca Public Library's Re-Opening Phased Plan.

Exciting News from MidAmerica Books:

We are giving our customers FREE ACCESS THROUGH JUNE 2020 to our Online Libraries and Databases.

The health & wellness of you and your students is important to us. We want to help with the transition to distance learning during the Covid-19 outbreak.

We want to make sure every single one of your students has FREE and unrestricted access to the resources they need to continue learning through this uncertain time.

We are giving free access to THOUSANDS of eBooks with unlimited, simultaneous user access.

Click on the category below to access the free library books.

 Zoom Online Research

Elementary Library Books

 Secondary Library Books


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Our life-sized Gingerbread House.  

Click the READING Tab at the top and select Using BRIDGES folder for directions on how to check out an eBook or audiobook from our library :) 

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August Book Club via Zoom information:

We will be meeting via Zoom to discuss what everyone has been reading or binge-watching since the world went sideways in March. We will begin at 2:00 at this first meeting address...

Topic: Villisca Public Library Book Club
Time: Aug 26, 2020 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 751 0026 0012
Passcode: MBtC7g

 Then at 2:30, I will announce that we are moving to this address, which should give us the additional full 40 minutes until Zoom kicks us out.

Topic: Book Club Continuation

Time: Aug 26, 2020 02:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 741 8974 3802

Passcode: yhsr5v

These meetings will not be recorded, and the phone-in option is not available.

The Summer Reading Program videos are all posted!

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Well, I finally got the links to work for our virtual Summer Reading Program. Click on the Summer Reading Program tab above. Then click on the 2020 Imagine Your Story folder. Click on it again to bring up a list of the videos, weeks 1-5.


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Living life

Good Vibes

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**Coming Soon!!! Pre-School Story Hour for ages 1 month-5 years.

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, plans have been put on hold until the pandemic passes.

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We had a "BLAST" in the Heritage Days Parade, July 6th

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Please complete the registration and permission forms before your child attends a Summer Reading Program. Thank you :)



Hey Kids! (and Parents)

Here's a great website to check out anytime from the National Center for Family Literacy. It has a free, online program with weekly interactive activities. Check it out, have some fun, then go read a book :)


The photos of The Biggest Snowman Ever! Contest have been moved to the READING tab, inside the CONTESTS folder on the left-hand side.

Photos of Summer Reading Program are slowly being added. So far we have Deb Karwal's (Montgomery County Conservation Educator) Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Box Turtle, and Fox Snake.

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