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, July 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM the meeting will be held at the library followed by a mini book sale. All Friends and potential Friends are welcome to attend.


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 Annual Meeting

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

Trisha Speed ShaskanThe Friends of the Winona Public Library hosted their annual meeting on Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30 PM. A brief meeting was held 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.

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