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

Craft ‘n Things: Paper Star

Rolled Paper Star created from pages taken from an old book

Instructions for creating a Paper Star:

1. Cut pages from a book.

2. Glue book pages onto the cardboard star templates. Cover star points first and cover the star center last. Set aside to allow the glue to dry.

3. Begin rolling a book page around a pencil, creating a long paper cylinder. Create approximately 100 paper rolls that are uniform in size. (I used a half sheet of the book page to decrease the bulk of the layered rolls.)

4. Glue the first layer of paper rolls onto the edges of the large star. You are creating the foundation for your star.

5. Glue a small paper roll to the first full paper roll and the star template. This acts as a reinforcement to the base (foundation row). Continue this pattern through five or six layers. It helps to lay out paper rolls to determine the best position on the star before gluing it down.

6. Glue smaller star template to the last row.

7. Begin gluing down the first layer on the small star. Repeat the pattern creating four more layers. 8. Glue book pages to cover the inside walls of the small star to create a shadow box effect to the star on all 5 points until the star is complete.

Explore Your World Storytime with Miss Tricia

There are tons of ways to safely explore the world around you. The best place to start is the corners of your own backyard! Or, how about trying one of the many beautiful trails around our area? Join Miss Tricia (with a special appearance by her dog!) as she reads stories about exploring and observing our surroundings.

Explore Your World Storytime with Miss Tricia

There are tons of ways to safely explore the world around you. The best place to start is the corners of your own backyard! Or, how about trying one of the many beautiful trails around our area? Join Miss Tricia (with a special appearance by her dog!) as she reads stories about exploring and observing our surroundings.

Posted by Winona Public Library on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Simply S.T.E.A.M. (May 2020 episodes)

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Simply STEAM

Join us each Tuesday morning through May for a short lesson on all things S.T.E.A.M. Our Youth staff will walk you through instructions on how to complete a new craft or experiment each week using materials you already have in your home. This program series is great for ages 5 through 12.

Tuesday, June 2nd: Oobleck and More!

In this week's episode of S.T.E.A.M. with Winona Public Library, explore non-Newtonian fluids with Ms. Marcie. We'll make oobleck and some fun clay with corn starch along the way!

S.T.E.A.M. with Winona Public Library: Oobleck and More!

In this week's episode of S.T.E.A.M. with Winona Public Library, explore non-Newtonian fluids with Ms. Marcie. We'll make oobleck and some fun clay with corn starch along the way!

Posted by Winona Public Library on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

 

Tuesday, May 26th: Cloud in a Jar!

S.T.E.A.M. with Winona Public Library: Cloud in a Jar!

This week on S.T.E.A.M., Miss Tricia makes a cloud in a jar! For a brief lesson on clouds and other weather activities to try at home, visit https://winona.lib.mn.us/kids-projects/wacky-weather/.

Posted by Winona Public Library on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

This week on S.T.E.A.M., Miss Tricia makes a cloud in a jar! For a brief lesson on clouds and other weather activities to try at home, visit https://winona.lib.mn.us/kids-projects/wacky-weather/.


Tuesday, May 19th: Tomato Salad with Bluff Country Coop!

Tuesday, May 12th: Crafting with Cardboard Tubes!

Tuesday, May 5th: Paper Bag Wings! 

Tuesday, April 28th: Parachutes! 

Tuesday, April 21st: Chromatography Flowers!

 

Nature Storytime by Nora from Happy Dancing Turtle

Nature Storytime

Nora, from Happy Dancing Turtle, treats us to a short storytime to remind us that nature is magical and getting outdoors is important! Nora is excited to share one of her favorite books with you!

Storytime - A Magical Do-Nothing Day

Join us this week for a short storytime to remind us that nature is magical and getting outdoors is important! Nora is excited to share one of her favorite books with you! There will be resources linked, but this week's message is all about spending time in nature. It's okay to be bored. Unstructured playtime is great for kids - let their imaginations run wild! As usual, feel free to comment with pictures or shoot us an email - we'd love to know what you're doing in nature!

Posted by Happy Dancing Turtle - Driftless Region on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Happy Dancing  Turtle's Nature Play Resources

Color Storytime with Miss Tricia!

Spring is the best time to spot colors outside! All the flowers are popping up and the grass is a bright green. Join Miss Tricia as she read stories and leads activities all about our favorite colors.

Color Storytime with Miss Tricia

Spring is the best time to spot colors outside! All the flowers are popping up and the grass is a bright green. Join Miss Tricia as she read stories and leads activities all about our favorite colors.

Posted by Winona Public Library on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Pretend Play

Pretend play
Pretend play

Pretend play has lots of benefits for young children as they develop early literacy skills. For one thing, pretend play gives kids a chance to learn new words. Using those new words while you play helps kids understand and remember them, as they are hearing and using the new words in action!

Pretend Play (PDF)

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