Friends of WPL

Friends of WPL

The Friends of the Winona Public Library value, support, and champion the public library. The purpose of this organization is to:

    • Maintain an association of persons interested in libraries
    • Focus public attention on the Winona Public Library
    • Stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services
    • Receive and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library
    • Support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community
    • Support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association Bill of Rights
    • Volunteer for Ongoing Events: Concert in the Park (held in June, sponsored by WNB Financial), the End of Summer Block Party (held in August) and Give to the Max Day (second Thursday in November).

Friends Meetings

Please note: the next meeting is on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM (followed by book sale setup).


Monthly meetings are usually held on the third Saturday of each month from 9:30 – 10:30 AM usually in the Bell Art Room of the library.

All Friends and potential Friends are welcome to attend.

Friends Annual Meeting:  President's Report (PDF)

Friends Brochure and Membership Form

Online Friends Membership Registration Form
(In accordance with the Friends of the Winona Public Library Bylaws, all memberships are due in January.)

Friends Membership Perks
  • Fine Waiver Card - This card can be used once on any fine from $0.10 to $5.00.
  • $5 Book Sale Shelf Certificate - This card gets you up to $5 of items from the book sale shelf in the library.

 

 

Special Event - Friends Mini Book Sale - October 16 @ 11 AM - 1 PM

The next Friends of the Winona Public Library Mini Book Sale will be held in our Learning Plaza from 11 AM-1 PM on Saturday, October 16th stop by and check out all of the items.

All proceeds from the Book Sale benefit the patrons of Winona Public Library.

Interested in volunteering at the sale?  Shifts are from 10-11 AM for setup, 11 AM-1 PM for Sales, and 1-2 PM for cleanup.  Please, sign-up here or call the Library’s Reference Desk at (507) 452-4860.

Prices on the items are:
Hardcover Books - $1.00 each
Paperback Books - $0.50 each or three for a $1.00
Media items (DVDs/Music CDs) - $2.00 each or three for $5.00
Media sets (Television Seasons/Audiobooks) - $5.00 each
Children's Books -  $1.00 an inch

Book Sale Bookshelf

Need a gift idea? Looking for a good deal on a book? Stop by the Friends Book Sale Bookshelf located next to the self-checkout station in the main entrance area of the library. The shelf is stocked with hardcover books, paperbacks, compact discs, and movies.

Prices:
Hardcover books: $1.00 ea.
Paperback books: $0.50 ea. or 3 for $1.00
Media items: $2.00 ea. or 3 for $5.00
Media sets: $5.00 ea.

Stop by often as items on the shelf vary daily. All proceeds benefit your Winona Public Library.

Contact Us

winonalibraryfriends@gmail.com
or send mail to:

Winona Public Library
Attn: Friends of the Library
151 West 5th St
P.O. Box 1247
Winona, MN 55987

Friends Board Members

President: Vernon Leighton (2019-2022)
Vice President : Dick Dahl (2020-2023)
Treasurer: Mackenzie Morning (2019-2022)
Secretary: Mary Farrell (2019-2022)
Membership Coordinator: Gayle Garrity (2020-2023)

Board Member: Blandine Berthelot (2019-2022)
Board Member: Emily Tipton (2019-2022)

Library Liaison: Samantha Berhow