Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

June 7th-August 13th

Join Winona Public Library for a summer of adventure that will help maintain and improve your reading skills!

Our free program rewards children and teens ages 0-18 for reading this summer. Starting June 7, visit Youth Services or go to our Summer Reading Prize Program webpage to register.

It’s easy: read what you want, where you want, when you want. Read a book, magazine, or screen; be read to by an adult; listen to audiobooks—it all counts! For every 100 minutes of completed reading, you'll earn a prize. You can earn up to 5 prizes. Prizes can be claimed at Youth Services during a scheduled browsing appointment starting June 28, or during distribution week August 9-13.

Besides prizes for reading, we've got a bunch of fun outdoor and virtual programs this summer! Download the full Summer Reading Program Calendar of Events (PDF). To keep everyone safe, please wear a mask at programs if you're able, and stay home if you feel sick. Activities and dates are subject to change. Additional programs may be added, so check our website for updated info. Registration is required for programs with an asterisk*. To register, visit each individual program page listed in the grid below or contact Youth Services.

Summer Reading Events

June 23rd & July 7 at 11 AM via Zoom Does your child want to join book club but isn't
June 7th-August 13th Beginning on June 7, join the Winona Public Library for a summer of adventure to maintain your
Download the full Summer Reading Program Calendar of Events (PDF).  
Thursday, June 24 at 6 PM at the Lake Park Bandshell The family music group, The Jolly Pops, combine upbeat,
June 21 and July 22 Leatherwork in Jewelry Making—June 21 For youth ages 10 to 18 This kit includes an
June 10, July 8, and August 12 at 11 AM Share your writing, talk ideas, and play storytelling games on
Every Other Wednesday at 11 AM in Windom Park Read and discuss a book while enjoying activities with your friends
Thursday, June 17th at 3 PM at Windom Park Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June with a special tie-dye day
Every Other Wednesday at 11 AM in Windom Park Read and discuss a book while enjoying activities with your friends
Pretend play
Select Dates at the Jaycee Shelter at Lake Park Join us at the Jaycee Shelter at Lake Park to make
Every Other Friday at 10:30 AM at a Park Near You We’re bringing storytime outside this summer! Join our Youth
Every Other Thursday at 10 AM, June 17-July 29 Grab-and-go kits will be available on a table outside the library’s
June 29th & July 13th Pick up a kit, then meet with WPL Youth staff on Zoom for a demo.
Select Monday Mornings at 10 AM in June & July Take-home kits will be available on a table in the
While our storytimes are still happening virtually, we know there's a certain something about a storytime in-person. That's why we've