Firefly Storytime with Miss Tricia

In this week's storytime, we're learning about a firefly's stages of life, why they glow, and helping a little firefly find her home.

Early literacy caregiver tip: Sing songs everyday! You can even make them up about what you’re currently doing, such as “This is the way we tie your shoes…” It helps children recognize the sounds that words make in a fun and memorable way.

Firefly Storytime with Miss Tricia

In this week's storytime, we're learning about a firefly's stages of life, why they glow, and helping a little firefly find her home.Early literacy caregiver tip: Sing songs everyday! You can even make them up about what you’re currently doing, such as “This is the way we tie your shoes…” It helps children recognize the sounds that words make in a fun and memorable way.

Posted by Winona Public Library on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Fall Bingo Scavenger Hunt

Sept. 12th - Oct. 12th

Join us for a scavenger hunt out in nature! Can you find all 24 items on the Fall Bingo Card for a chance to win the grand prize? Any ages welcome!
Read the rules & view the bingo card at bit.ly/HDT_FallBingo. Register for FREE at bit.ly/BingoReg.

When you find something in nature that's on the card, snap a pic. When you get a bingo, submit your pics to Happy Dancing Turtle through the link above for a prize. The more Bingos you find, the more chances you'll get to win a bigger prize! Photos must be submitted by October 12!

Need help identifying what you've found? Our librarians are happy to help connect you to the great resources available to you through your library! Feel free to reach out at 507-452-4592 or email winonapl@selco.info.

Amazing Animal Journeys Storytime with Happy Dancing Turtle

It definitely feels like fall today! Nora has been seeing a lot of animals who are getting ready to migrate or have already begun! Have you seen any?

Join us for storytime this week to learn about some of the most amazing animal migrators of the world! Take a look at our other migration resources & activities.

Nature Storytime - Amazing Animal Journeys

It definitely feels like fall today! Nora has been seeing a lot of animals who are getting ready to migrate or have already begun! Have you seen any?Join us for storytime this week to learn about some of the most amazing animal migrators of the world! You can find other migration resources & activities below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TYT9lvdIcVYvoODMbVjC5ruoM5cyBNybNB2D7bytx6M/edit?usp=sharing

Posted by Happy Dancing Turtle - Driftless Region on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Simply S.T.E.A.M.

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Simply STEAM

Starting September 9th

Join us every other Wednesday for a short virtual lesson on all things S.T.E.A.M. Our Youth staff will walk you through instructions on how to complete a new activity or experiment using materials you likely already have in your home. This program series is great for ages 5 through 12.

Heron's Fountain
Can water flow upwards? Find out by recreating an ancient (and super-cool) water fountain, and learn about hydraulics and pneumatics along the way.

S.T.E.A.M. with WPL: Heron's Fountain

Can water flow upwards? Find out by recreating an ancient (and super-cool) water fountain, and learn about hydraulics and pneumatics along the way.

Posted by Winona Public Library on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Bilingual Storytime

Join us for special bilingual storytimes with students from Winona State University's Student International Literacy Association!

Friday, Sept. 4th: Marisol McDonald No Combina
Marisol McDonald no le gusta combinar su ropa. Descubra por qué en la hora de cuentos bilingües de hoy con Kendra de la Winona State University's Student International Literacy Association.

Marisol McDonald does not like to match her clothes. Find out why in today's bilingual storytime with Kendra from Winona State University's Student International Literacy Association.

Bilingual Storytime: Marisol McDonald No Combina

Marisol McDonald no le gusta combinar su ropa. Descubra por qué en la hora de cuentos bilingües de hoy con Kendra de la Winona State University's Student International Literacy Association.Marisol McDonald does not like to match her clothes. Find out why in this bilingual storytime with Kendra from WSU SILA.

Posted by Winona Public Library on Friday, September 4, 2020

Storytime 2 Go

While our storytimes are still happening virtually, we know there's a certain something about a storytime in-person. That's why we've decided to create a storytime to-go kit so you can host in your home. Each themed kit includes 3 books, a sheet of songs & activities, and craft supplies. You will need basic supplies at home to complete some crafts: crayons, glue or tape, and scissors. Register via tinyurl.com/WPLStorytime2Go.

Only one can be requested at a time. If you have questions, feel free to email winonapl@selco.info or call 507-452-4592.

Virtual Storytime

Miss Tricia reading book at virtual storytime
Miss Tricia reading book at virtual storytime

Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM on Facebook beginning Sept. 8th

Enjoy a new reading each week along with activities and songs to bring the experience off the screen. Our Youth staff demonstrates strategies for caregivers to utilize during their own storytimes at home.

To further enhance your child’s at-home storytime experience, you can request a participation kit. This kit includes an egg shaker and a dancing scarf. This is yours to keep, so no worries about losing pieces or returning to the library. Request a kit and we will contact you about pickup.

Halloween Family Kit

BOO! We’ve put together a family program that can be facilitated at home to celebrate the spookiest day of the year. This kit includes supplies and instructions for three crafts, a few party favors, a special treat bag, and a link to a Halloween storytime. This is great for families of all ages. Pickup of kits will be on Saturday, October 31st between 9 AM and 12 PM. To register for a kit, please fill out this form.