December 2020 Newsletter

After-Hours Bookdrop Open
Now Accepting Item Returns 24/7 We have reopened our outside book drop for use during our closed hours.  The book return bins will still be available outside our main entrance…
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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

COVIDaware MN App
Download from Google Play or Apple App Stores COVIDaware MN uses COVID-19 exposure notification technology developed by Apple and Google…

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Hotspots Available for Checkout
We are pleased to announce that we now have 19 hotspots available to checkout. The hotspots will allow you to…

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Computer Appointments Suspended
Effective Tuesday, November 17th Due to the escalating COVID-19 cases in Winona County and throughout the State of Minnesota, we…

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Minnesota Energy Assistance
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay for home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households. EAP is federally…

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Craft 'n Things: Mini Turkey Candy Dish
November 2020 Instructions for Making Mini Turkey Candy Dish Create pumpkin lanterns to have around your house for Halloween during…

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Great River Writes Programs
November 21 at 11 AM Chris Fischbach, publisher at Coffee House Press, will lead a discussion about how to get…

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Book Club in a Bag Kits
Did you know you can request a Book Club in a Bag in our online catalog? SELCO has a large…

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Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing in Winona
Winona Mall – Opening October 14th The State of Minnesota’s second COVID-19 saliva testing site is set to open Wednesday,…

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Youth Services Virtual Programs

Letters to Santa
November 30 to December 11 Santa’s mailbox is back! From November 30 to December 11, write a letter to Santa…

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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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D.I.Y. Science Take-Home Kits
December 1, 8 and 15 at 2 PM while supplies last Grab-and-go kits will be available on a table outside…

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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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Be You Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Virtual Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM Only you know how to be you! Celebrate all the amazing things in…

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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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Teen Tuesday: Wooden Ornaments
Tuesday, December 15 at 4 PM Youth in grades 5 through 12 are invited to join us for the last…

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Family Nature Walks with Happy Dancing Turtle
December 8 – February 13 Need to get out and stretch your legs? Get some fresh air? Unplug for a…

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Family Foods Storytime with Miss Tricia
Amy Wu is on a mission to make the perfect Bao! In this storytime, we learn how to make bao…

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Star Charts
November-December-January Download the latest star charts for the months of November and December 2020, and January 2021. Star Charts (PDF)

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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

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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