July 2020 Newsletter

Library Reopening Updates

The library is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we are now offering curbside pickup and accepting returns during these scheduled hours. PLEASE NOTE: we quarantine all items that are returned for 72 hours. Although automated overdue notices are being sent out, please rest assured we will not charge late fines through Labor Day (Sept. 7th).

We will be closed for Independence Day on Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th.

Curbside Pickup Available!
Curbside Pickup Available!
When you receive notification of the item(s) you have on hold, you can schedule a curbside pickup appointment using our online form.

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Summer Reading Program!
Summer Reading Program!
The Summer Reading Program is ON at Winona Public Library! Our theme this year is Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover. The reading portion begins on June 8th, and programming begins on June 15th. While things won't look exactly the same as previous years, it will still be a summer of creativity and fun!

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Youth Services Virtual Programs

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Explore Your World Storytime with Miss Tricia
There are tons of ways to safely explore the world around you. The best place to start is the corners…

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
A Special Announcement from the Friends of the Winona Public Library We are excited to announce that Dolly Parton’s Imagination…

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Kitchen Science
Spend some time cooking up science in the kitchen with Bluff Country Co-op and Winona Public Library! These brief videos…

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Lunch at the Library
June 8th – August 14th, 11:00-11:30 AM Winona Area Public Schools will again be sponsoring a FREE lunch program at…

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Siama's Congo Music
Friday, June 26th at 1:30 PM Siama’s Congo Music (www.SiamaMusic.com) will be doing a live virtual show on Friday, June 26th…

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Books to Lead the Conversation About Racism
Winona Public Library staff recognizes that we as white individuals do not have the lived experience to fully understand the…

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Teen Tuesday
July 23 at 3 PM Youth going into grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us on select Tuesdays…

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Reel Bad Movies Goes Virtual
For youth going into grades 6 through 12. Watch cheesy movies with your friends and laugh at them! We’ll be…

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Summer Reading Program Kickoff Video
The Summer Reading Program is ON at Winona Public Library! Our theme this year is Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover.…

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Dance and Rhythm Storytime with Miss Tricia!
Dancing and movement help to release the happy feels! Join Miss Tricia as she reads movement books and leads us…

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Counting Storytime with Ms. Marcie!
Come along and count crows and cows with Ms. Marcie while practicing those early math skills.  

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Simply S.T.E.A.M.
Join us each Tuesday morning through May for a short lesson on all things S.T.E.A.M. Our Youth staff will walk…

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No Worries Storytime with Ms. Marcie!
Sometimes we feel worried, and it can help to talk about it. Join Ms. Marcie as she reads stories and…

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Storytime 2 Go
June 8th – July 31st While our storytimes are still happening virtually, we know there’s a certain something about a…

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Early Explorers Grab-and-Go Kits
Starting on June 18th, grab-and-go kits will be available on a table in the Library’s outside learning plaza on Thursday…

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Maker Monday Grab-and-Go Kits
Starting on June 15th, grab-and-go kits will be available on a table in the Library’s outside learning plaza on Monday…

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Junior Book Club: Book 1
Our book club is going virtual! We will meet each Wednesday afternoon from 2-2:45 PM on Zoom. This book club…

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Young Adult Book Club: Book 1
Our book club is going virtual! We will meet each Wednesday afternoon from 3-3:45 PM on Zoom. This book club…

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Adult Services Virtual Programs

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One Book | One Minnesota
A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota edited by Sun Yung Shin One Book | One Minnesota is…

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Hotspots Available for Checkout
We are pleased to announce that we now have 11 hotspots available to checkout. The hotspots will allow you to…

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Spray Glazing Effects on Porcelain Altered Forms and Surfaces: A SEMAC Virtual Capstone Ceramic Exhibit by Teresa Schumaker
This show is Teresa Schumaker’s capstone event exploring the color, flow, and texture of sprayed glazes on porcelain.  Schumaker’s work…

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Craft 'n Things: Paper Blooms
This month’s Craft n Things project: Paper Blooms. Craft ‘n Things is every second Monday of the Month at 2 PM in the…

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Virtual BINGO!
Every 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 2 PM Are you ready to play some bingo via Zoom? …

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Reading Recommendations
Looking for a book to read?  Here are some Recommended Reading lists with all titles accessible through OverDrive: Books that…

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Free Online Resources

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Internet Archive: National Emergency Library
The Internet Archive has suspended waitlists and created the National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the…

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Visual, Physical, and Reading Disabilities Resources
Did you know that the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library located in Faribault, MN offers library services to those where conventional print is a barrier?  One such service is delivery…

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Free Online Teen Resources
*Please note that some of these resources have been provided free of charge for a limited time only during the COVID-19 outbreak. 12 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online Authors…

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Free Online Resources for Kids
*Please note that some of these resources have been provided free of charge for a limited time only during the COVID-19 outbreak. ABC YA *Abdo Digital Bookshelf: Elementary *Abdo Digital…

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Ongoing Programs
Adults

Book Discussion: 1st Wednesday of the month, 2 PM - virtual meeting

Classic Movie Monday: 1st Monday of the month, 1 PM - virtual meeting

Craft 'n Things: 2nd Monday of the month, 2 PM - online instructional videos posted

Great River Writes - Winona Writers Group: 2nd Friday of the month from 3:30-5:30 pm - virtual meeting

Memory Cafe: every Wednesday of the month at 2:30 pm - virtual meeting


Youth

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: read 1000 books from age 1 to Kindergarten

Baby Book Bees
: read 100 books in your baby's 1st year

Storytime: New virtual storytimes are being created and posted to our website and social media.

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