Friends of the Library Bake Sale @ Farmer’s Market

The Friends of the Library Bake Sale is Saturday, August 27th from 7:30AM – 12PM at the Winona Farmers Market (Corner of Main and 2nd Streets).WPL_Friends_Bake_Sale

Interested in baking an item for the sale? All bake goods can be dropped off at the library on Friday, August 26th or delivered to the Farmer’s Market by 7:30AM the following Saturday.

Bake goods that sell well at the market include larger items like cakes, pies, and breads. Smaller items like cookies and small loaves of breads also sell well.

All items must be separated, priced, and include ingredient information, e.g. contains nuts or is gluten-free.

Interested in volunteering at the bake sale? Contact the friends at [email protected] for information and available shifts.

Game On… Wait, What’s the Score?

baseball-mittGame On… Wait, What’s the Score is back at the library with a live showing of Minnesota Twins Game against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, August 4th at 11:10AM.

Stop in watch the game or peak on the score during lunch. Popcorn and a light beverage will be available throughout the game.

Pokémon GO Bingo

Friday, July 15th – Noon on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 

WPL_PokemonHow to Play:
1. Get a bingo card from one of the public service desks at the Winona Public Library: Check Out, Children’s, or Reference Desks.

2. Match the Pokémon on your card to the Pokémon in your Pokédex.

3. Once you get a bingo, bring your card to the Reference Desk at the Library.

4. The Reference Staff will compare the bingo card to the Pokédex on your phone.

5. If you have a legit bingo, you will receive a coupon to Hardee’s for Free Small Fries or Small Hash Rounds.

New @ the Library – Get Your Receipts Emailed

Email-icon-squareStarting Monday, June 6th, the Winona Public Library will be offering a new receipt option – email.  Now when you check out and pay your fines library staff will ask you if you want your receipt printed, emailed, or both.

Signup for this option is done at the Checkout Desk.  If you have questions, call the Winona Public Library at 507-452-4582.

BookMyne @ Your Library

BookMyneLooking for an app that allows you to search the Winona Public Library’s catalog in a smooth, easy manner?  The Library is now on BookMyne, available in the iTunes App and Google Play Stores for free.

BookMyne allows you to search for books in the Library’s catalog; put a hold on an item; and renew items on your account.

For questions about the app, call the Library’s Reference Desk at 507-452-4860.

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library was recently added to the list of online resources available within the Electronic Library of Minnesota (ELM).  It offers free courses, practice tests, and resources on:

  • High School equivalency (GED)
  • College preparation exams, including the ACT and SAT
  • Graduate admission exams (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, and more)
  •  Entrance exams (Allied Health programs and Nursing School)
  • Occupational exams (Civil Service, CDL, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Emergency Medical Services, Firefighting, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Plumbing, Teaching, and more)
  • Military tests (ASVAB, Flight Aptitude, and Officer Candidate tests)
  • Career information
  • U.S. Citizenship information and test prepLearningExpressLib
  • Computer skills training (Windows and Mac Operating Systems, Microsoft Office, Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Resume building, interview prep and job searching
  • Elementary, Middle, and High School skills improvement
  • Resources in Spanish (Recursos in Espanol)

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 44 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!