National Library Week: April 13-19

Bell Art Room Display

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

April 1 – May 10, 2014

Library Open House


In celebration of National Library Week,
the Friends of the Winona Public Library
invite the public to a
 Patron Appreciation Open House

Tuesday, April 15th
5-7 pm
in the Bell Art Room

- Meet the library staff
- Enjoy light refreshments
- Participate in children’s story time from 6:15-6:45 pm
- Join the Friends




Hans Mayer Music for Kids

In Celebration of National Library Week

Winona Public Library presents


  Music for Kids

Tuesday, April 15th in the Bell Art Room 10:15-11:00am

Hans Mayer concert will be in lieu of our 10 & 10:30 StoryTimes.

Family Night will still be offered at 6:15pm.

Poetry Slam – Call for Poets

Do you appreciate the power of words?
Are you a spoken words artist?
Would you like to read your original work out loud to an audience?

Join us for a Poetry Slam on April 17th at 6 p.m. in the Bell Art Room.
To participate as a poet, go to or call (507) 452-4860.

Grand Prize — $50 Gift Card to Target

You must have four (4) poems at the ready.
Each poem should not exceed three (3) minutes. (You will be timed.)
Those exceeding three (3) minutes will automatically be disqualified.

The slam will be based on a single elimination bracket and will be judged on by library staff.
(Judging will be based on audience participation as well.)

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.

Enterprise online catalog Help Guide

Fine Amnesty Week @ Winona Public Library

Fine Amnesty Week 2014

This year National Library Week takes place April 13th to 19th.  In celebration of the library and the week, the Winona Public Library is having Fine Amnesty Week.

All of the overdue items, belonging to the Winona Public Library, returned there, during National Library Week will not have fines!

Current/existing fines on your library card will not be removed from your account.

For questions about Fine Amnesty Week, call the Winona Public Library at (507) 452-4582.

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!