The Jolly Pops in the Park!

Monday, June 13 at 10:30 AM at the Lake Park Bandshell

The family music group, The Jolly Pops, combine upbeat, original music with a host of children’s standards for a concert that is sure to please kids and adults alike. Take a fun ride with the Happy Dads and their puppet friends as they sing about alligator dancing, popsicles, trains, pet dinosaurs…and everything in between!

Because this event is outdoors, it is subject to change depending on weather.

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.

Winona Area Learning Center (WALC) Art Exhibit

Month of May

The Winona Area Learning Center (WALC) will have its annual student art exhibit in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room throughout the month of May with a reception on Wednesday, May 11th from 4-5:30 PM. This show displays a wide range of work completed solely by WALC students throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Stress ReDUCKtion

May 2nd-31st

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  In honor of the month, the Winona Public Library has decided to promote Stress ReDUCKtion.  That is right – Stress ReDUCKtion!  What is it?  There are rubber duckies hidden all over the library, May 2nd – May 31st.  Find one and you will be rewarded with a motivational stress ball of your choice.  Rubber duckies must be returned to the Library’s Reference Desk to claim your prize.  

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!


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 10 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

Youth Services Mural Unveiling

Video of December 9th, 2021 Program

What a night! It was so incredible to see the love and support that filled the room as we unveiled the mental health mural panels. The talent these young people possess is admirable. Thank you to Our Voices, the Winona Senior High GSA, and the art classes at the Winona Area Learning Center for sharing their talents with us. We feel so lucky to get to walk by these canvases every day! And thank you to Sarah Johnson of the Joy Labs for facilitating this project with Tricia Wehrenberg, our Youth Librarian.

The mural project was made possible by a generous donation from Solomon's Song.

Please note: the original link to YouTube video changed since it was first posted. It is now (as linked to above).

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.

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.

© 2022 Winona Public Library | 151 W 5th St, Winona, MN 55987 | 507-452-4582
Apply for Library Card
Contact Us