October 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.

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

HyVee Reusable Bag Program to Benefit WPL
Month of October During the month of October, Winona Public Library will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of…

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Free Flu Vaccinations
Month of October Winona Health will provide free flu vaccinations to our community during the month of October. Community Flu…

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Craft 'n Things: Macrame Hanging Planters
September 2020 Instructions for Making Macrame Hanging Planters Supplies: Glass jar Twine Air plants, succulents or cactus Small rocks or…

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Virtual Minnesota Author Tour
Streamed Live During the Month of October SELCO’s Minnesota Author Tour is going virtual this year!  Each author event will…

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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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Craft 'n Things
2nd Monday of the Month, 2 PM, Ages 18 and Older Craft ‘n Things programs are held virtually for adults…

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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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Mug Giveaway
Thursday, November 5th, 12-2 PM and 4-6 PM Stop by the library on Thursday, November 5th from 12-2 PM or…

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Youth Services Virtual Programs

Happy Skin Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Did you ever stop to think about how cool your skin is? This storytime highlights and celebrates the different colors…

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Halloween Family Kit
BOO! We’ve put together a family program that can be facilitated at home to celebrate the spookiest day of the…

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

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Pirate Storytime with Miss Tricia
Arrr, mateys! It’s National Talk Like a Pirate day! Enjoy this storytime all about the scoundrels of the sea and…

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Fall Bingo Scavenger Hunt
Sept. 12th – Oct. 12th Join us for a scavenger hunt out in nature! Can you find all 24 items…

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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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Firefly Storytime with Miss Tricia
In this week’s storytime, we’re learning about a firefly’s stages of life, why they glow, and helping a little firefly…

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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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Amazing Animal Journeys Storytime with Happy Dancing Turtle
It definitely feels like fall today! Nora has been seeing a lot of animals who are getting ready to migrate…

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Veggies Storytime with Ms. Marcie
We can see lots of veggies growing at this time of year. Whether you like them or not, join Ms.…

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Bilingual Storytime
Join us for special bilingual storytimes with students from Winona State University’s Student International Literacy Association! Friday, Sept. 18th: Dragones…

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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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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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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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