Job Posting: Library Associate

Youth Services Position

The full job posting,  application form, and supplemental questionnaire are available on the City of Winona's Human Resources webpage.

Can you get groovy with Pete the Cat? Do you know the difference between Marvel and DC? Winona Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Associate who is passionate about customer service, knowledgeable about materials and programs that appeal to children, teens and families, and is able to work individually as well as part of a team. This full-time position is responsible for assisting in providing programs and services to customers of all ages. The successful candidate will have high customer service standards, a genuine ability to relate to kids of all ages and their parents, a sense of humor, and the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and technologies.

Application Deadline

February 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Annual Wage

$43, 228 ($20.81/hr); non-exempt

Anticipated Start Date

April 2019

Job Summary

This full-time service position performs customer service, programming, outreach, and collection development work at the reference, children’s, and circulation desks. The current opening is in the Youth Services department.

Job Requirements


  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree in children’s literature, library media, education, or related field.
  • Two years of library, customer service, education, or related experience.


  • Five years of library, customer service, working with youth or related experience.

Required Application Documents

The following documents are required to apply for this position. Please note that the City of Winona does not accept resumes in lieu of a completed application and supplemental questionnaire. The City hiring process is based on a merit point system and failure to complete information and provide documents listed below may result in loss of examination points.

  1. City of Winona employment application
  2. Completed Supplemental Questionnaire
  3. Veterans only: Veteran’s preference form and member copy four of the DD214, or other documentation verifying service to substantiate the services information requested on the form. Points will only be awarded if documentation is submitted.
  4. Cover letter
  5. Resume’

Go to the City of Winona's Human Resources webpage to download the full job posting,  application form, and supplemental questionnaire.

Tax Form Information

Tax Form Information

The following Federal forms and instructions are available at the library: 1040. (The 1040A and 1040EZ are no longer used.)

Minnesota Income and Property Tax forms, as well as IRS Schedules, can be printed for $0.10/page.  The Minnesota Income and Property Tax instructions are available for a seven-day checkout.

Note:  The IRS does not allow our tax hub to order anything beyond the main 1040 form and instructions, and the State of Minnesota no longer reproduces print forms for tax hubs.

Federal Tax Forms are available on the IRS Website (  Minnesota Income and Property Tax Forms are currently available on the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s Website (

If you do not have access to the Internet, you can order Federal forms by calling this phone number: 1-800-829-1010.  Minnesota forms can be ordered by calling this phone number 1-800-652-9094.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Free tax assistance for low-moderate income individuals and families.  Appointments are available beginning January 26th by calling Live Well Winona (619 Huff Street) at 507-474-7202.  Please see the VITA handout for more information.

The IRS continues to urge taxpayers who haven't yet done a "Paycheck Checkup" to do one as soon as possible to see if they're having their employer withhold the right amount of tax after major changes in the tax law. The IRS Withholding Calculator can help taxpayers learn if they need to make changes soon to avoid an unwelcome surprise come tax time.

Please help us reach taxpayers by sharing the information below through your website, emails, newsletters or other channels:

A new one-page flier. Available in English and Spanish, Publication 5303, Paycheck Checkup, explains the importance of checking your federal income tax now. It's available on our Resources page.

News releases, Tax Reform Tax Tips, and drop-in articles. News releases are available on our Tax Reform News page. Tax tips and drop-ins are on the Tax Reform Resources page.

Social media. Retweet #PaycheckCheckup info and more from the IRS's Twitter accounts:

YouTube videos

Other resources and general information

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Monday, January 7th, through Friday, March 8th, 2019

Starting January 7th, read five (5) books and enter into a drawing for various Grand Prizes.  You will also receive a free coffee mug, while supplies last.  You may enter as many reading logs as you like into the drawing for Grand Prizes.  The Winter Reading Program will run until March 8th.

Download Progam Brochure

How it Works:

1. Must be 18 or older to participate and have an active Winona Public Library Card.

2. Must read or listen to five books & record them on the reading log.
Logs are available at the Checkout & Reference Desks or download it here.

3. You may only count books towards the program if they are from the library or the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) System. (OverDrive eBooks & audiobooks count.)

4. After you return your first reading log to the Reference Desk, you will receive a free library coffee mug.

5. Your slip(s) will go into a drawing for several different grand prizes.
(Turn in slips to the Reference Desk.)

6. You may re-enter the drawing multiple times but only qualify for one coffee mug.

7. You cannot count books that you finished before the program.

8. You may count books that were started before the program but did not finish until after the program began.

Grand Prizes include:

$12.50 Gift Certificate to the Blue Heron Coffeehouse (2)
Free 16oz Juice/Smoothie to Bluff Country Co-Op (1)
$5 Gift Certificate to Ground Round (4)
$25 Gift Card to HyVee
$20 Gift Card to Kwik Trip (2)
Free Karuba Gold & Free Cheese Mountain Pizza from Kwik Trip (5)
McDonald’s Prize Pack:  Free Breakfast Sandwich, McCafe Smoothie/Frappe, Large Sandwich, Fries, & Premium Salad (3)
$50 Gift Card to Midtown Foods
$25 Gift Certificate to Sullivan's Supper Club


Thank you, Sponsors:



Tales on Tap: a Storytime for Adults

Wednesday, February 20th from 6:30-7:30 PM at Island City Brewery (65 E Front St)

PLEASE NOTE: the February 6th session has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 20th.

Sometimes being an adult is tough.  That is why the Winona Public Library is here to help you reminisce on your golden years as a child with Tales on Tap: A Story Time for Adults. Tales on Tap will take place at Island City Brewery Company the first Wednesday of every other month starting in February at 6:30PM.  The upcoming event is Wednesday, February 6th.

Listen to children’s stories and do a fun activity throughout the evening.  February’s event will feature the Llama Llama books by Anna Dewdney.  Come dressed in your jammies, bring a pillow and blanket, and even your favorite teddy.  Activities include coloring, mazes, word searches, and a contest for best pajamas.  The winner will take home a $10 Target Gift Card.

If you are interested in becoming a reader at these events, please email Samantha, Adult Services Librarian, at or call (507) 452-4860.

The Portrait Project: Photographs of People & a Cat

Bell Art Room February's Exhibit

Mary Farrell is a local photographer and documentary filmmaker. The exhibit is a collection of color photographs that are mostly of people and a few of her cat. She is captivated by both people and natural light and combines them together to create a portrait that has a visual and personal impact.

During the Frozen River Film Festival, Farrell will, also, give a free talk on her photography on Frozen Friday (February 8th, 2PM) in the Bell Art Room.

Book Bingo: Evening Edition

Wednesday, March 6th from 6:30-7:30 PM at Island City Brewery (65 E Front St)

Books, bingo, and beer?  What?  That’s right – books, bingo, and beer.

How Does Book Bingo Work?  Play four rounds of bingo; each round is a different bingo variation.  (Start with regular bingo, then maybe do the letter “C” or a kite on your board.)  The winners of each round will get to pick their choice of book/audiobook.

*Note: Book Bingo: Evening Edition is changing to every other month starting January 2019.

Future Dates:

Wednesday, March 6th
Wednesday, May 1st

Love Book Bingo and want to play during the early afternoon? Please join us in the library's Bell Art Room for Book Bingo  2nd Wednesday of the month at 2 pm. 

Art Room Display

Winona Public Library Art Exhibit Openings

Whether your artwork hangs or sits, the Winona Public Library has exhibit space open in the Bell Art Room for you.

The Library has openings now through the remainder of 2018.  Artists are allowed to display and sell their work for up to one month.  An artist talk is appreciated while the work is on display but not required.  All exhibitions and talks are marketed to the public by the library.

To view our exhibition policy and paper application, click here. To submit an online exhibition application, click here.

**For all upcoming adult programs, go to the Events Calendar**