Fallin’ Into Fun with Winona State University!

Thursday, October 6 beginning at 3:30 PM in the Bell Art Room

Winona State University’s Student International Literacy Association is excited to host Fallin’ into Fun, an afternoon of stories and crafting for kids. All ages are welcome to join for a fall themed read aloud, snack, and activity.

Children in grades kindergarten through second will be read, “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” followed by a craft and snack.

Children in grades third through fifth will be read, “Why Do the Leaves Change Color?” followed by a science experiment and snack.

Boredom Busters

The Youth Department now has six activity kits to help kids and teens beat boredom! These kits are not for checkout but are intended to be used inside the library. No library card required! To use one of these kits, please visit the Youth Services Desk.

Available kits are:

♦    Board/card games (Uno, Phase 10, Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, regular card deck, Sorry, and Connect 4)
♦    Word games (Crossword, word search, and mad libs)
♦    Friendship bracelet
♦    Drawing
♦    Origami
♦    Coloring (detailed sheets)


Tuesdays, October 4-November 15 at 10:30

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

Community Care Evening at the Library

October 11 from 5-6 PM

Mental health community care: we all have a role. The community is invited to the Winona Public Library on October 11 at 5 PM for an hour of community care and support. Join us for a brief conversation with Sarah Johnson of The Joy Labs about ways to care for ourselves and others, followed by an introduction to the new mindfulness kits that will be available for checkout at Winona Public Library. Local mental health providers will be in attendance to chat with guests in an informal setting. This program is intended for adults, caregivers, and youth ages 11 and up.

Codes and Ciphers Take-Home Kit

Wednesday, October 12 beginning at 2 PM, for Ages 6-12

This top-secret take-home kit contains messages to decode and instructions on how to create your own secret codes! No registration required, but these are available while supplies last.

Early Explorers Take Home Kit

Thursday, October 13 beginning at 9 AM

Take-home kits will be available in the library's lobby starting at 9 am. This kit includes early literacy activities that are best suited for ages 3–6. No registration required. These kits are available while supplies last.

Teen Take-Home Kit: Kawaii Suncatchers

Wednesday, October 19, Grades 5-12

October 19, all-day pickup. Registration required.

Youth in Grades 5-12 are invited to register for a Kawaii suncatcher take-home kit! An example of the Japanese Kawaii style of art picture below. Once registered, you will be contacted regarding pickup instructions on October 19.

Registration is required. Registrants will be contacted prior to pickup on October 19.

Take-Home Kit Registration Link

No School Day: Nature Knowledge with Nora

Thursday, October 20 at 1:30 PM

Join Happy Dancing Turtle on Thursday, October 20 at 1:30 PM in the Library’s Art Room to learn all about bats. We’ll bust some bat myths, compare bats to humans, and learn about the two major groups of bats. We’ll even use our sense of smell to find our “bat baby!” This is great for ages 6 and up. No registration required.

Teen After-Hours Laser Tag

Friday, October 21, 4:45-6 PM

Friday, Oct. 21, 4:45-6 PM. Registration required.

Youth in grades 5-12 are invited to join WPL staff for after-hours laser tag! Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Parent permission form required prior to October 21. To register and fill out the permission form, please visit Winona Public Library’s Youth Desk.

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