Book Bingo at Peter’s Biergarten (Evening Edition)

Thursday, October 13th at 5:30 PM

You asked for it, so we are bringing it back! Book Bingo: Evening Editon will be every second Thursday now through October at 5:30 PM in Peter’s Biergarten (54 E 3rd St, Winona). Play multiple rounds of bingo in various styles and win books. In the event of rain, Book Bingo: Evening Edition is canceled.

Classic Movie Monday

Classic Movie Monday is every second Monday of the Month at 2 PM in the Library's Bell Art Room. Individually wrapped snacks and bottled beverages will be provided during the movies, and all movies are roughly no more than two hours long.

Upcoming Movies:

October 10th: A Separate Peace (1972) (1hr 45min)
November 14th: The Learning Tree (1969) (1hr 47min)
December 12th: Shop Around the Corner (1940) (1hr 37min)

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.

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

Book Discussion

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

The next discussion on Wednesday, October 5th will meet in the Bell Art Room at 2 pm. We will be discussing Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.


Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

Tuesdays at 10:30 am on the Library's second floor.

October 4-November 15

Join Miss Tricia in the Library's Art Room to enjoy stories, songs, and activities together. This is intended for children ages 2-6. No registration required.

Previous virtual storytimes:

By the Light of the Moon
St. Patrick's Day
WPL Storytime with Jenny Baertsch
One Red Sock
Winter Activities
Animals in Winter
Valentine Storytime
Lunar New Year Storytime
Music & Instruments Storytime
Winter Clothing Storytime

What is Light Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Jabari Tries Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Hiking Day Storytime with Miss Tricia
Jump Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Bunny Overboard Storytime with Miss Tricia
Hidden Rainbow Storytime with Miss Tricia
Earth Day Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Hands and Hearts Storytime with Miss Tricia
Daniel Finds a Poem Storytime with Ms. Marcie
In a Jar Storytime with Miss Tricia
Josie's Lost Tooth Storytime with Ms. Marcie
St. Patrick's Day Storytime with Miss Tricia
Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor Storytime with Ms. Marcie
There's a Skeleton Inside You! Storytime with Miss Tricia
Brontorina Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Red Shoes Storytime with Miss Tricia
Lunar New Year Storytime (February 12th)
Valentine Storytime with Miss Tricia
Over and Under the Snow Storytime with Miss Tricia
Big Bed for Little Snow Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Winter Animal Storytime with Miss Tricia
A Story for Small Bear Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Scribble Storytime with Miss Tricia
Friendship & Confidence Storytime with Miss Tricia
Lali's Feather Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Sending Love from Afar Storytime with Miss Tricia
Be You Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Family Foods Storytime with Miss Tricia
Grace for President Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Election Day Storytime with Miss Tricia
Fall Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Inclusive Movement Storytime with Miss Tricia
Bike and Trike Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Name Storytime with Miss Tricia
Happy Skin Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Pirate Storytime with Miss Tricia
Firefly Storytime with Miss Tricia
Veggies Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Pig Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Hide and Seek Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Silly Storytime with Miss Tricia
Step by Step Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Creativity Storytime with Miss Tricia
Growing Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Explore Your World Storytime with Miss Tricia
Naptime Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Dirt Storytime with Ms. Tricia
Animal Homes Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Counting Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Rockin' Nature Storytime by Nora from Happy Dancing Turtle
Dance and Rhythm Storytime with Miss Tricia
No Worries Storytime with Ms. Marcie

Nature Storytime by Nora from Happy Dancing Turtle
Color Storytime with Miss Tricia!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program for ages 1 to Kindergarten encourages all families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten.

To register for the program, please visit the Youth Desk at the library. You will receive your paper logs at the desk or you can print from the links below. If your child is already registered for the program, you can stop in the library to turn in their sheets and claim their prizes.

If you have questions, please reach out to

Instructions    |    FAQs
Reading Log 100
Reading Log 200
Reading Log 300
Reading Log 400
Reading Log 500
Reading Log 600
Reading Log 700
Reading Log 800
Reading Log 900
Reading Log 1000

Friends Monthly Meeting

Usually held the third Saturday of the Month from 9:30 - 10:30 AM

The Friends of the Winona Public Library usually meet every third Saturday of the month in the library's Bell Art Room to discuss fundraising and funding the library. Be part of the discussion. All Friends and potential friends are invited.

Please note: the next meeting will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 9:30 AM the meeting will be held in the Bell Art Room and virtually via Zoom. Members will receive a link to the meeting in their email. Non-members will have to register by 3 PM the day before for a link. To receive the link to the meeting, please email the Friends of the Library at

Friends Annual Meeting President's Report (PDF)

Art Room Display

Winona Public Library Art Exhibit Openings

Whether your artwork hangs or sits, the Winona Public Library has exhibit space open in the Bell Art Room for you.

Artists are allowed to display and sell their work for up to one month.  An artist talk is appreciated while the work is on display but not required.  All exhibitions and talks are marketed to the public by the library.

To view our exhibition policy and paper application, click here. To submit an online exhibition application, click here.

**For all upcoming adult programs, go to the Events Calendar**

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