Book Bingo at Peter’s Biergarten

June 8th, July 13th, and August 10th at 2:30 PM

The Winona Public Library’s Book Bingo is back for the summer every second Wednesday of the Month at 2:30PM, and this time at an all-new location, Peter’s Biergarten (54 E 3rd St, Winona).

Play multiple rounds of various bingo styles and win books!  Book Bingo dates are June 8th, July 13th, and August 10th.  In the event of rain, Book Bingo is canceled.

Simply Drawing

Thursday, July 14th from 2-4 PM

On Thursday, July 14th from 2-4 PM, learn tips and techniques to bring your drawing to life with Jody Berhow.

Participants will use a variety of drawing tools and exercises to simply showcase the drawing talents hidden within their souls!

Some drawing supplies will be provided.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite drawing supplies if they have any.

This class is designed for beginners and up and is intended for ages 18 and older.  Registration is required.

Berhow is a Cotter Schools art teacher and has years of experience teaching visual arts to all ages and skill levels.

Friends of the Library Crazy Days Mini Book Sale

Saturday, July 16 from 9 AM - 11:00 AM

The Friends of the Winona Public Library are hosting a mini book sale during Downtown’s Crazy Days on Saturday, July 16th from 9 AM-11 AM in the Library’s Learning Plaza.  In case of rain or extreme heat, the sale will be moved to the Library’s Central Exchange Room. A variety of items including CDs, DVDs, fiction, nonfiction, and children’s items will be available.  Early sales will not be allowed.  Anyone interested in volunteering at the sale should email the Friends at

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

Salsa del Soul Performing at Lake Park Bandshell

Thursday, July 21st from 6-8 PM

The Winona Public Library is, again, hosting the musical group, Salsa del Soul.  This time at the Lake Park Bandshell (1 Lake Park Drive, Winona) on Thursday, July 21st from 6-8 PM.

Salsa del Soul’s Twin Cities-based quartet will perform the musical styles of Son, Son Montuno, Plena, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Timba, and Salsa.

In case of rain, the program will be moved to the Winona Public Library.

This program is brought to you in part or in whole with funds from the Minnesota Arts, Cultural, Heritage Fund and SELCO Legacy dollars.

Chromebooks Available for In-Library Use

The library now offers Chromebooks for use within the library. The devices are available to patrons ages 16 or older who have a valid Winona Public Library card in good standing.  Chromebooks are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Reference or Youth Services Desks.

For more information, please see our Chromebook Policy.

Lunch Bus at Bob Welch Aquatic Center

Winona Area Public Schools Summer Meal Program

All children ages 18 and under in Winona will receive free meals through the Winona Area Public Schools Summer Meal program.

This includes the return of the Summer Lunch Bus, which will once again be parked outside the Bob Welch Aquatic Center, 780 W. 4th St., from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on weekdays beginning Monday, June 13 and ending Friday, Aug. 12.

Summer meals will also be distributed at the following locations:
Goodview Elementary School, 5100 9th St., 11:30 a.m. to noon, June 13-Aug. 26

Winona Middle School, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 13-Aug. 26
Camp Awesome at Pleasant Valley Church, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 22-24

There will be no meals on July 1 and July 4.

At this time, USDA regulations state that meals must be eaten on site, which is a change from the previous two years.

Any changes will be posted on

Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay

Applications Accepted June 8-July 22, 2022

Are you or someone you know a Frontline Worker qualifying for Minnesota's pay? To apply, go to

To thank those Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, Gov. Tim Walz signed Frontline Worker Payments into law April 29, 2022, enabling those workers to apply for Frontline Worker Pay. Application dates are June 8 through July 22, 2022.

Please note: there are many websites impersonating Frontline Worker Pay. When applying, use the direct link posted above.

Call for Employers: Winona Outdoor Job Fair Presented by the Winona Public Library and CareerForce

Thursday, August 25th from 10AM-12PM at the Jaycee Pavilion

The Winona Outdoor Job Fair presented by the Winona Public Library and CareerForce will take place on Thursday, August 25th from 10 AM-12 PM at the Jaycee Pavilion (340 Lake Park Drive, Winona).  In case of rain or heat above 90 Degrees Fahrenheit, the fair will take place at the East Recreation Center (210 Zumbro Street, Winona).

Additional Details:

  • All job industries are welcome.
  • There is no booth fee to participate in the fair.
  • Each employer will be provided a 6 foot picnic table.  (A 6 foot table will be provided in case of rain.)
  • Employers are allowed to set up their booth from 9-10AM.
  • Portable Restrooms will be available.
  • Food and drink (non-alcoholic) are allowed.
  • The last day to register for this event is Friday, July 22nd by 5pm.
  • All employers that register by Friday, July 22nd will be mentioned in promotional materials.

If your business is interested in participating, please fill out our online form.

This program is funded in part or in whole with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funds, CFDA 45.310, Library Services and Technology Act – American Rescue Plan Act, LS-250219-OLS-21.

Summer Reading Prize Program

June 6th-August 13th

Beginning on June 6, join the Winona Public Library for a summer of adventure to maintain your excellent reading skills over the summer months! Our free program rewards children and young adults who read daily on their own time. For every 100 minutes of reading completed, you earn a prize! There are 5 prize levels total.

Readers have a choice to track their time on a traditional paper log OR the Reader Zone digital log. If picking up a paper log, you can pre-register at and pick up your log at the Youth Services desk on the ground floor of the Library. Prizes distribution begins on June 27. Prizes must be claimed by August 13.

If you’d like to use the Reader Zone software, please follow the instructions below.

Reader Zone – Reading Log Software

While paper logs are available this summer, we are also offering the option to use a digital log instead. We will again be using a website called Reader Zone. It is very simple to use, and includes a lot of great features, such as a reading timer and badges for each completed level. Caregivers can register more than one child on one account so the family can track together. Anything logged prior to June 6th does not count towards the program. Our unique summer reading code is 4df1a.

How to start using Reader Zone on your phone or tablet (mobile app instructions and tutorial). Getting Started Flyer

If you do not have a tablet, you can still use this software. Simply visit and click “Sign Up.”

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