Tax Form Information

Tax Form Information

Tax forms for the 2021 filing year are located on the 2nd floor of the library. We have the Federal form 1040 and 1040 instructions. All other forms may be printed at a cost of $0.10 per page.

The Minnesota Income Tax and Property Tax Refund instruction booklets are available for a seven-day checkout.

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 1-800-829-1010.  Minnesota forms can be ordered by calling  1-800-652-9094.

You can call the Reference Desk at (507) 452-4860 or email us at if you need a form that we do not have.

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.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Beginning January 24th
Calls for an appointment will be taken Monday-Friday  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dates:  January 31st – April 13th
Mondays 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Tuesdays & Wednesdays  8:30 – 11:30 AM and 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Saturdays 9:00 AM - Noon

By Appointment Only!
No walk-in appointments this season due to COVID-19 restrictions

The IRS continues to encourage taxpayers to use the IRS Withholding Calculator to see if they need to make tax withholding changes.

News releases and tax tips are available on the IRS Tax Reform News and Tax Reform Resources page.

Other resources and general information

Memory Cafés

Hybrid (Virtual & In-Person) Meetings offered every Wednesday at 2:30 PM

Join us for a stigma-free one-hour program. It’s a time to socialize and engage with others, exchange experiences, support one another and learn something new. From the Suez Canal to Dolly Parton, we explore a new topic every week!

Meeting Location: Winona Friendship Center (251 Main Street)

For more information on how to attend the Memory Cafes, contact Library Staff at

Minnesota Energy & Water Assistance

The Minnesota Commerce Department encourages households that are struggling with utility bills to apply for the Energy Assistance Program, with up to $2,000 available to eligible households. In addition, as part of the Federal relief funding, there is assistance available for households to pay past-due water bills. Households can apply for both programs through the Energy Assistance application. For more information and to find your local service provider, go to the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program webpage. There you will find links for the webpage in Spanish, Somali and Hmong as well as applications in Spanish, Somali, Hmong, and Vietnamese. You can also call 1-800-657-3710 for more information.

English – Energy Assistance EAP Flyer English 2022

English – Water Assistance Water Flyer English 2022

Español - MN Energy Assistance Webpage - Español

Energy Assistance EAP Flyer Español 2022

Water Assistance Water Flyer Español 2022

Hmoob - MN Energy Assistance Webpage - Hmoob

Hmoob – Energy Assistance EAP Flyer Hmoob 2022

Hmoob – Water Assistance Water Flyer Hmoob 2022

Soomaali - MN Energy Assistance Webpage - Soomaali

Soomaali – Energy Assistance EAP Flyer Soomaali 2022

Soomaali – Water Assistance Water Flyer Soomaali 2022

Hotspots Available for Checkout


We have 20 hotspots available to checkout. The hotspots will allow you to access the internet through your personal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.). Here are the details:

  • 28-day loan period.
  • Maximum of two renewals (renewals are allowed only if there are no other requests).
  • Must be 16 or older.
  • Limit of one per card.
  • No data limit (though it is likely the service will be throttled down by the provider after certain data thresholds are met).
  • The devices are on the Sprint network (to view coverage area, go to
  • By checking out the device, you automatically agree to our Wireless Internet Policy.
  • Hotspots that are not returned when they are due will be disabled remotely.
  • To place a request, go to our online catalog and search for: hotspot.

If our hotspots are all checked out, please place a request through our online catalog: hotspot. While you're waiting, here are some other City of Winona Hot Spot Locations.

Water Assistance Program

The Minnesota Department of Commerce is expanding the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program to pay water and sewer bills for Minnesotans who apply and qualify for energy assistance. Commerce is using $15 million in additional American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding designated for water assistance. Commerce has expanded income eligibility to help more Minnesotans than ever before pay costs to heat and cool their homes, power their lights and electricity, provide fuel delivery, and, if needed, repair or replace homeowners’ heating systems.

Water assistance applications are currently being accepted. For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Commerce website.

Book Discussion

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the Month, 2PM

The next discussion on Wednesday, September 7th will meet in the Bell Art Room at 2 pm. We will be discussing The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

WPL is Fine-Free!

Winona Public Library is proud to announce that ALL materials in our collection, Youth and Adult, are now fine-free...for good!

We are thrilled to offer this positive change to services at our library, but please note that the policy does not extend to fines and fees on materials borrowed through the SELCO system. In addition, patrons of all ages will still be responsible for returning library materials within 30 days of the due date or a replacement fee for that item will be charged.

Book Club in a Bag Kits

Did you know you can request a Book Club in a Bag in our online catalog? SELCO has a large collection of kits that contain 10 copies of a book, along with reader guides in a canvas bag.  These kits feature Minnesota Book Award-winning adult and youth titles in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as books that discuss gender equality and racism among other topics.

Pumpkin Lanterns

Pumpkin Lanterns

October 2020

Instructions for Making Pumpkin Lanterns

Create pumpkin lanterns to have around your house for Halloween during the Winona Public Library's Craft 'n Things.

 Foam Brush
 Mod Podge
 Cup/Small Bowl
 Balloon
 Tealight Candle (Batter Operated or Lit)
 Permanent Marker
 Orange Tissue Paper

1. Blow your balloon up so that it is about 3.5 inches in diameter. (This is about the same width as a hand in a fist.) When finished, tie it closed.
2. Put the balloon in your cup with the knot on the balloon in the cup.
3. Take the orange tissue paper and rip it into small pieces. (Pieces should be about one to two inches but this does not need to be exact.)
4. You will need the foam brush and mod podge for this step. Dip your brush into the mod podge and cover a small section of the balloon with it. Cover the section with the tissue paper pieces. Repeat this step until the balloon is covered. (The tissue paper will not totally stick down and edges will be sticking up. This is okay.)
5. Using your foam brush, cover the tissue paper that is on the balloon with mod podge.
(This is your second layer of mod podge.) Do this in sections until all of the tissue paper on the balloon is covered. (The mod podge goes on white but will dry clear. Wrinkles in the tissue paper are okay during this process.)
6. Let mod podge dry for 24 hours.
7. The next day remove the balloon from the cup and turn balloon so the knot is facing up.
Take your permanent marker and draw a pumpkin face on the tissue paper. (The mouth of the pumpkin should be toward the center of tissue paper.)
8. Using a pointed edge (pin, paper clip, pen, etc), pop the balloon. The tissue paper mold will deflate with the balloon. This is okay.
9. When the balloon finishes deflating, remove it from the inside of your mold and reshape the mold so it appears round again.
10. Put your tealight candle in the now pumpkin-shaped mold. You now have a pumpkin lantern!

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