August 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).

Curbside Pickup
We are currently offering curbside pickup for item requests! How does it work? Place your request(s) on items in our online catalog. Please note that we are only able to…
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New Arrivals

Browse the new materials we've recently added to the library. You will find our latest fictionnonfictionlarge printaudiobooksmoviesmusic, and more. We even feature Youth Services items, such as easy (picture) booksjunior graphic novelsfiction, and movies.

TIP: be sure to bookmark your favorite lists in your web browser so you can check them at any time. The lists show real-time availability and are updated immediately as we add new materials each day.

Adult Services Virtual Programs

Craft 'n Things
2nd Monday of the Month, 2 PM Craft ‘n Things will be a little different throughout Summer 2020.  This summer…

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Virtual Library Comic Convention
During the COVID-19 social distancing period, leading comic, graphic novel, and children’s book publishing partners are pitching in to help…

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Magazines Now Available in OverDrive/Libby
We now have 10 magazine titles available on Libby & Overdrive—all with availability for unlimited simultaneous use, which means no…

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Shoes & Elephants: An Exhibit by Kathy Schoen
Kathy Schoen is a local watercolorist, and she will have a virtual exhibit through the Winona Public Library from July…

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Craft 'n Things: Paper Star
Rolled Paper Star created from pages taken from an old book Instructions for creating a Paper Star: 1. Cut pages…

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Homebuyer Education Class (SE MN Housing and Redevelopment Authority)
Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) is continuing to offer its in-person homebuyer education class, Home Stretch, online. …

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Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will oversee the Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants Program approved by…

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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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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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Youth Services Virtual Programs

Step by Step Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Join Ms. Marcie, a little dinosaur, and an adventurous cat as they go step-by-step to get clean in this storytime.

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Virtual Library Comic Convention
During the COVID-19 social distancing period, leading comic, graphic novel, and children’s book publishing partners are pitching in to help…

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Creativity Storytime with Miss Tricia
Join Miss Tricia as she reads stories and leads songs & activities all about being creative. Our storytime friends have…

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Reading Recommendations
We know many of you like coming to the desk to ask our librarians what you or your child should…

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Growing Storytime with Ms. Marcie
It’s summer, and growing things are all around us! Join Ms. Marcie for stories, songs, and activities about growing!

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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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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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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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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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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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