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.

Hoopla

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)

Hotspots Available for Checkout

Hotspot
Hotspot

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 coverage.sprint.com).
  • 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.

Library Meeting Room

Winona Public Library has a meeting room available to reserve from 9:30 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday, and from 9:30 am-1:30 pm on Saturday. During the summer months, it is available from 9:30 am-11:30 am on Saturdays.

Meeting Room Policy and Agreement (PDF)

Nonprofit groups may use the meeting room free of charge.  For-profit groups may use the meeting room for $50 an hour; this includes your set-up, take-down, and cleaning time. The fee is due upon the use of the room. Checks should be made payable to the Winona Public Library.

To reserve the room, call the Library’s Reference Desk at (507) 452-4860 or email the Library at winonapl@selco.info.

Winona Community Day and Warming Centers

Winona Community Day Center
Open: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. 7 days a week.
Location: 151 E. 3rd Street
Description: Offers food, coffee, social space, clothing items, computers/Wi-Fi, shelter, and referrals to resources within the community.
Contact : Caleb / 507-458-2424 / cforbes@ccsomn.org
Download the informational flyer (JPG).

Winona Community Warming Center
Open Seasonally (Nov. 1st-March 31st): 9 pm-7 am (check in 9 pm-10 pm)
Location: 69 E. 3rd Street in the basement of the Edge Church, entrance in the alley.
Description:  Offers laundry, showers, food, and a clean bed for the night.
Contact: Katelynn / 507-458-9197 / kaulderhar@ccsomn.org
Download the informational flyer (JPG).

 

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 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.

Magazines Now Available in OverDrive/Libby

We now have 10 magazine titles available on Libby & Overdrive—all with availability for unlimited simultaneous use, which means no waiting!

To view how to get the Libby or Overdrive app on your device, visit https://winona.lib.mn.us/downloads/.

Magazines that are available include:

Car and Driver
Cosmopolitan
The Economist
Food Network
Good Housekeeping
HGTV
Men's Health
O The Oprah Magazine
Wired
Women's Health

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