January 2021 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.

Youth Services Virtual Programs

Art Smarts Take-Home Kit
January 12, 19, and 26 at 2 PM Grab-and-go kits will be available on a table outside the library’s front…

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Nature Storytime with Happy Dancing Turtle
Monday, December 21, 2020, is Winter Solstice! Learn all about solstices, equinoxes, and how the earth moves around the sun…

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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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Winter Bingo Scavenger Hunt
December 12 – January 16 Join Happy Dancing Turtle for a FREE scavenger hunt out in nature! Can you find…

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Virtual Storytime
Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM on Facebook starting January 5th Enjoy a new reading each week along with activities and…

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Early Explorers Grab-and-Go Kits
Sept. 10th – Dec. 17th, and again starting January 14th September 10th – December 17th, and then again starting January…

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Teen Tuesdays
Select Tuesdays in Winter Youth going in grades 5 through 12 are invited to join us on select Tuesdays throughout…

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Friendship and Confidence Storytime with Miss Tricia
In this week’s storytime, we learn from a little turtle and his crabby friend what it means to be proud…

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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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Lali's Feather Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Virtual Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM In this storytime, enjoy the tale of an adventurous girl and the feather…

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Adult Services Virtual Programs

Hot Reads for Cold Nights
Monday, January 4th, through Friday, March 5th, 2021 Winona Public Library’s annual Hot Reads for Cold Nights adult winter reading…

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Legends and Folklore of Winter
Saturday, January 9th at 10 AM Author Chad Lewis will virtually visit the library to discuss how winter may seem…

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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: Scrabble Ornament
December 2020 Instructions for Making a Scrabble Ornament Supplies: ● 3-5 Scrabble Letters (3 for Joy, 4 for Love, and…

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Three Shelters in Winona
For those in need of a warm, welcoming place The Winona Community Warming Center Open Hours: 8:00 pm to 8:00…

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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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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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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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