Library eBooks for Classic Kindle Users

Classic_kindleAre you interested in reading eBooks on your Kindle?  Here is a class specially designed for putting library eBooks on your classic Kindle or Kindle Paperwhite.

The class will be held Monday, May 5th at 5PM in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room and is ONLY for the classic Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, or the Kindle Paperwhite 3G.  This class is NOT for any of the Kindle Fire Varieties.

Please bring your Kindle and a laptop, if possible.

Registration is required.  You can register at or by calling the Winona Public Library’s Reference Desk at (507) 452-4860.

Library eBook Mobile App Class

nook-hdkindle-fire-hdAre you interested in reading eBooks or listening to audiobooks on your mobile device? If your mobile device allows for apps, this is the class for you. (This class is ONLY for those that have Apple or Android Devices, any of the Kindle Fire Varieties, and the Nook Color or Tablet.) Also, learn how to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

The class will be held Thursday, May 1st at 6PM in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room.

Please bring your mobile device to the class.

Registration is required. You can register at or by calling Winona Public Library’s Reference Desk at (507) 452-4860.

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From the River: Painted and printed images by Jeff Morgan 1986-2014

April 1 – May 10, 2014

New online Library Catalog beginning April 1st

The features and design of the new Enterprise online library catalog were selected to provide library patrons with a successful search experience.  Patrons are able to narrow down search results using a wide range of criteria, including format, subject and series.  Through My Account, patrons can manage their library experience, including requests, renewals, and fines.

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Friends Donate $8000 to Library

Friends_DonationOn January 16, 2014, Blandine Berthelot, Treasurer of the Friends of the Winona Public Library presented Children’s Librarian Lezlea Dahlke with an $8,000 donation. This money will help a librarian to attend the Public Library Association conference in Indianapolis in March ($1,000), bring entertainers during next summer’s reading program ($1,000), and purchase new library materials ($2,000 will go towards adult nonfiction, $1,500 towards adult fiction, $1,500 towards the children’s collection, and $1,000 for adult audio materials).

The Friends’ mission is to advocate and fundraise to support the library and its services and collections. New members are always welcome – membership information is available at the Circulation Desk and on the library’s webpage.

Receive Library Notices via Text Messages

text-message_2459303bThe library now offers notice delivery via text message.  To sign up for this new service, please call the Checkout Desk at 507-452-4582.  You may also sign up by logging into My Account, then select the text messaging tab and enter your cell phone number.

Zinio Digital Magazines

Download Magazines to your Portable Device or Computer

The library’s subscription to Zinio offers digital copies of popular magazines that library users can view online and/or download to compatible computers and devices (iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, and more). The library currently subscribes to 45 titles

With your Library Zinio Account:


  • Read entire magazines online cover-to-cover as if you were reading the print version
  • You can check out as many magazines as you want for as long as you want
  • You never need to return digital magazines
  • You never have overdue fees for digital magazines
  • Every magazine in the library’s Zinio digital magazine collection is always available
  • Create virtual subscriptions to magazines to be delivered to you as the latest issue is published

Try out this new service at our Zinio site!

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