2019 Bill Klinger Baseball Essay Contest

Enter to win 2 tickets to a Twins game at Target Field this summer (date TBD) plus a $50 Visa gift card to offset travel costs. To enter, write a short essay on one of the following themes:

1. Who is your favorite baseball player, and why do you appreciate this player so much?

2. What is your favorite memory from a baseball game, and how did it positively affect you?

Submit your completed essay (typed or handwritten) to Winona Public Library's Youth Services desk by 6 pm on Friday, April 26. Two winners (one from grades 2-4 & one from grades 5-6) will be chosen.

The Klinger Family raises money each year to provide opportunities for youth to attend major league baseball games.

Nature Knowledge with Nora

Join Nora from the Happy Dancing Turtle for nature-based fun each month! Great for ages 6 through 10.

Friday, April 19 at 1:30 PM—Learn about seeds! We’ll do a puzzle activity, a seed sort, and plant seeds for each attendee to take home.

Friday, May 10 at 3 PM—Get buggy! Get a close-up look at water bugs and complete a couple of bug-related crafts & activities to take home.

Earth & Space Adventures

Join Jennifer Anderson, a Winona State University Geology Professor, for some hands-on, geology-based fun!

Great for ages 6-10. Please register at tinyurl.com/GeologyWPL

April 23, 3:30 PM: Dinosaur Snacks—Dinosaur teeth and paleoecology activity (Registration for this program is FULL).

May 28, 3:30 PM: The Solar System—Build a solar system outside!


Movement Mornings in April

For Ages 2-5

Wednesday, April 10 at 10:30 AM: Complete our obstacle course! Obstacles include balancing on a beam, hopping from one place to another, and bending your body to sneak through our maze of yarn!

Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 AM: Footloose fun! Free play with instruments, make your own noise-maker, dance to music, play with our parachute, and more! High-energy & lots of fun!

Creative Kids

Thursdays in April from 3-4 PM

Youth ages 6 through 10 are invited to join for a new creative activity each week! We’ll use perler beads, make scribble bots, launch things from catapults, and combine our art skills to make a collaborative canvas. Registration for April 18th & 25th is FULL.

Children’s Concert Fundraiser for the Library!

Featuring Amanda Grace @ WCHC on Saturday, May 18th at 10:30 AM

Amanda Grace is releasing a new album for kids called “Music Makes It Right,” so we’re kicking it off with a concert at the Winona County History Center (160 Johnson St.) on Saturday, May 18th at 10:30 AM. Amanda puts on an energetic and audience-involved concert great for all ages. Amanda is putting on this concert as a fundraiser for the library, so a portion of ticket sales will go back to Winona Public Library. To purchase tickets, please visit: musicmakesitright.brownpapertickets.com.


Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 AM

Interactive stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Geared toward ages 2-5 and a caregiver.

Last storytime before summer is Friday, May 10. Storytime resumes on Friday, June 7 at 10:30 AM.