May 2021 Newsletter

Library Opening for All Services on Monday, May 3rd
The library will be opening for all services on Monday, May 3rd, from 9 am-5 pm Mondays-Fridays, and from 9 am-12 pm on Saturdays. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are…

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 Programs

Summer Reading Program
June 7 – August 14 The Summer Reading Program is almost here! Registration for the reading incentive program begins on…
Star Charts
Download the latest 2021 star charts: May June July
WPL Makerspace Series: Come Code with Us!
Join WPL Youth Services for four coding challenges in May! Programs are open to youth ages 9-15. You’ll learn how…
Spring Bingo Scavenger Hunt
April 17 through May 15 From April 17 through May 15, join Winona Public Library and Happy Dancing Turtle for…
Nature Storytime with Nora from Happy Dancing Turtle
You Are Home Storytime Did you know that it’s National Parks Week?! Join Nora for a storytime about the treasures…
Earth Day Storytime with Ms. Marcie
April 22 is Earth Day, a day we celebrate this special planet we call home. In this storytime, we talk…
Family Nature Walks with Happy Dancing Turtle
Select Dates, April-May Need to get out and stretch your legs? Get some fresh air? Unplug for a while? Join…
Sphero BOLT Lending Kits
Sphero BOLT is an educational robot ball designed for ages 8 and up. The robot works in conjunction with the…

Adult Services Programs

Warbler Walk: with Richie Swanson
Wednesday, May 19th from 9-11 am Enjoy a morning of birding in Aghaming Park with the Winona Public Library on…
Tarot Card Readings
Tuesday, May 25th from 12-2 pm or 4-6 pm May 25th is World Tarot Day!  In celebration of the day,…
Craft n' Things: Pine Cone Felt Owls
April 2021 Instructions for Making Pine Cone Felt Owls:
Winona Community Day Center
Open Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. 7 days a week. Location: 151 E. 3rd Street…
Virtual Minnesota Author Tour
Streamed Live During the Month of May SELCO’s Minnesota Author Tour is virtual again this year!  Each author event will…
WPL is Fine-Free!
Winona Public Library is proud to announce that ALL materials in our collection, Youth and Adult, are now fine-free…for good!…
One Book, One Minnesota: Slider by Peter Hautman
Spring 2021, Virtual Author Discussion April 21st One Book One Minnesota is back! We are proud to announce the featured…
Tax Form Information
Tax Form Information Tax Forms are here and are located in the library’s vestibule on Johnson Street. We have Federal…

Ongoing Programs

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

Friends of the Library Meetings: 3rd Saturday of the month, 9:30 am - virtual meeting

Great River Writes: Winona Writer's Group: 2nd Friday of the month, 3:30 pm - virtual meeting

Memory Cafe: every Wednesday of the month at 2:30 pm - virtual meeting


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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