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.

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.