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Winona Public Library is closed, effective Tuesday, March 17.

Governor Walz has issued a Stay at Home order for the State of Minnesota effective March 27 - April 10.

Based on the latest information from the Minnesota Department of Health about mitigating the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have made the decision that closing our building is in the best interest of public safety at this time.

“We pride ourselves on providing the best customer service, and in these unprecedented and quickly changing times, that includes a collective response to limiting exposure to this highly contagious virus,” Lezlea Dahlke, Library Director, said. “Being a community hub for all ages also makes us primed to become a center of infection. We feel a responsibility to keep our patrons safe by doing our part to help flatten the curve.”

We encourage patrons to use our website and online resources.  If you don't already have a library card, you can apply for one that allows access to our ebooks and eaudiobooks.

Wifi access points extend beyond our building; feel free to work curbside from Johnson St.

We will not be charging any late fines for materials that are due during the closure. Patrons are encouraged to keep materials that are due until we reopen. We are not accepting book donations at this time.

We will be reassessing often. Patrons are encouraged to check our website and social media for updates.

Events: Main

Upcoming Events

Book Discussion – Beginning Remote Meetings April 1st
Book Discussion meets every first Wednesday of the month at 2 PM.  The next discussion is Wednesday, May 6th through Zoom. 
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Book Bingo – CANCELLED until further notice
Play five rounds of different variations of bingo and win books! Book Bingo meets every second Wednesday of the month at
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Book Bingo: Evening Edition – CANCELLED until further notice
Books, bingo, and beer?  What?  That’s right – books, bingo, and beer. How Does Book Bingo Work?  Play four rounds of
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Memory Cafés
A Memory Café is an activity for community members with dementia and their caregivers to enjoy.  Every Wednesday, except the 1st Wednesday
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Friends Monthly Meeting
The Friends of the Winona Public Library usually meet every third Saturday of the month in the library's Bell Art
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Art Room Display
Whether your artwork hangs or sits, the Winona Public Library has exhibit space open in the Bell Art Room for
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Winona Public Library Strategic Plan
Vision: Honor Our Past, Embrace Our Future
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Rochester Public Library’s OverDrive Collection Available
You have access to download ebooks and audiobooks and stream videos from Rochester Public Library's OverDrive collection using your library
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Library Tours
Tours of the library are held periodically throughout the year during special events or upon request. If you would like
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LEGACY: Book Club in a Bag Kits featuring Minnesota Book Award Winners
Contact us to request from the Book Club in a Bag list today.
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Laird’s Legacy: A History of WPL
The Friends of Winona Public Library announces the release of Laird’s Legacy: A History of the Winona Public Library by
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