September 2020 Newsletter

Library Reopening Updates

The library is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we are 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, we are not charging late fines until further notice.

In observance of Labor Day, the library will be closed and curbside pickup will not be available Saturday, Sept. 5th - Monday, 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.

Youth Services Virtual Programs

Storytime 2 Go
While our storytimes are still happening virtually, we know there’s a certain something about a storytime in-person. That’s why we’ve…

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Pig Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Pigs are so cool! In this storytime, retell a famous pig story and hear a couple of new ones. Plus…

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Talk Like a Pirate Day!
September 19th Arr, matey! September 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day! We’ve put together a family program that…

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Simply S.T.E.A.M.
Starting September 9th Join us every other Wednesday for a short virtual lesson on all things S.T.E.A.M. Our Youth staff…

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Virtual Storytime
Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM on Facebook beginning Sept. 8th Enjoy a new reading each week along with activities and…

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Who Was…? Take-Home Kits
Mondays in October We love the “Who was…” books, so we planned a series of programs that bring the books…

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Early Explorers Grab-and-Go Kits
Sept. 10th – Dec. 17th Starting on September 10th, grab-and-go kits will be available on a table outside the library’s…

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Teen Tuesdays
Select Tuesdays in Fall Youth going in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us on select Tuesdays throughout…

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Reel Bad Movie: Creature Feature
For youth going into grades 6 through 12. It’s Halloween season, and we’re watching a cheesy “creature feature” from decades…

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Putting Yourself First: A Special Video for Teenagers
Teens age 13 through 18 have a unique chance to view a video from Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse…

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Adult Services Virtual Programs

Banned Books Week Quiz
September 28 – October 2 Do you have what it takes to pass our Banned Books Quiz?  Do you remember…

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Browse the Library Catalog Virtually
Ever wished you could browse our shelves from your device? You can! Our tool lets you see virtual “shelves” with…

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Summer Stats

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New Library Catalog App
Check out the new SELCO Libraries App! You can check your account, reserve books, and more! Search for “SELCO Libraries”…

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August Craft 'n Things: Paper Butterfly
This month’s craft is a Paper Butterfly made with colorful paper using accordion folds, mini popsicle stick, and glue. This…

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Upcoming Reopening Phases

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Craft 'n Things
2nd Monday of the Month, 2 PM Craft ‘n Things programs are held virtually.  Beginning August 31, 2020 sign up…

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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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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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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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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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Great River Writes - Winona Writers Group
Meets monthly on the 2nd Friday, 3:30-5:30 PM Do you like to write fiction or non-fiction?  Check out the Great River…

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Ongoing Programs
Adults

Book Discussion: 1st Wednesday of the month, 2 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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