Friends of the Winona Public Library $5 Bag Mini Book Sale

Saturday, October 22 from 9 AM - 1 PM

The Friends of the Winona Public Library are hosting a $5 bag mini book sale on Saturday, October 22nd during National Friends of Libraries Week.  Everything you can fit into a paper bag is $5 during this sale.  That includes books, DVDs, CDs, and Audiobooks.

In case of rain or cold temperatures, the sale will be moved to the Library’s Central Exchange Room.  Early sales will not be allowed.  Anyone interested in volunteering should visit

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.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

A Special Announcement from the Friends of the Winona Public Library

We are excited to announce that Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now available in Winona County!

If you have a child, age 0 to 5, click the link below to register them to receive a hand-selected, age-appropriate, high-quality book each month, free of cost!

A special thank you to the Winona Community Foundation and the Donna Helble Fund for partnering with us!

Minnesota State Park Pass Program

The Winona Public Library has three State Park Passes available for checkout to Winona Public Library cardholders. These passes cannot be reserved, interlibrary loaned, or renewed. Passes will be given to patrons on a first-come, first-serve basis. (You can check availability here.)

♦ Passes can be used at any State Park in Minnesota for no more than seven days from the checkout date.
♦ Passes must be returned to the library after use.
♦ At the time of check out, you will be given these park pass instructions. If you have an email address please, fill out the top part. Your email address will be used to send you a survey regarding your State Park Pass experience. If you do not have an email address, we will give you a paper copy of the survey at the time of check out. Please, return the survey when you return the Park Pass to the Library.
♦ Staff will place an expiration date sticker on the park pass before handing it over. They will also give you a due date receipt.
♦ When you are using the pass at a park, leave it on the dashboard of your vehicle. This will indicate to State Park Staff that you have a seven-day park pass from the library. Keep the due date receipt handy in case State Park Staff ask to see it.
♦ When you are done with the pass, return it in our book drop. If you have a paper survey to return, tuck it in the pocket of the pass upon return.


We are excited to offer Hoopla, a movie, music, audiobook, and magazine streaming service! All you need is an email address and a valid Winona Public Library card to create an account. You may checkout up to 5 items per calendar month.

Hoopla is available as an app for your iOS and Android device through the App Store or Google Play Store. The app is also available for Roku and the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Hoopla Getting Started Guide: Basic (PDF)

Hoopla Getting Started Guide: All Devices  (PDF)

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

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