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

The next scheduled meeting of the Friends will be held during the Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 6:30 PM to be held via Zoom. Members will receive a link to the meeting in their email.  Non-members will have to register for a link by 3 PM the day before, please register using our online form to receive the Zoom meeting link.

Special Event - Friends Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6:30 PM via Zoom.

Trisha Speed ShaskanThe Friends of the Winona Public Library will host their annual meeting on Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30 PM. There will be a brief meeting followed by children's book author, Trisha Speed Shaskan.  Shaskan is a native of Winona and has achieved success with books like the Q & Ray Graphic Novel Series, Punk Skunks, and farces on fairy tales like Truly, We Both Loved Beauty Dearly!: The Story of Sleeping Beauty as Told by the Good and Bad Fairies and Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf.
Both friends members and potential friends are invited to attend.  If you are not a friend's member but would like to attend the Zoom event, please register using our online form.

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  President's Annual Report

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.

 

 

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: Linda Sue Eastman (2019-2021)
Board Member: Blandine Berthelot (2019-2022)
Board Member: Emily Tipton (2019-2022)

Library Liaison: Samantha Berhow