Herbs in the Garden

herbsPresented by University of Minnesota – Winona County Extension Office Master Gardener Debra Martin Feddersen.

Looking to spice up your garden? Try adding some herbs. Find out which herbs are the best for your garden and some of the best practices.

Attend the herbs in the garden class on Thursday, May 28th at 6PM in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room.

To sign up for this event, go to http://tinyurl.com/wplherbs or call the Winona Public Library’s Reference Desk at (507) 452-4860.

Summer Reading Program

MercerMayer_Little Critter_EnglishJune 1st – July 24th, 2015

Join the Winona Public Library Staff for a summer of adventure that will help keep your reading skills up! Our free program rewards children and young adults who read daily on their own time. All you need to do is come to the Youth Services Desk or register online starting June 1st and sign up. You will receive a reading log and sheet of stickers to track your minutes. 1 sticker = 10 minutes of completed reading time. For every 100 minutes of completed reading, bring your reading log to the Youth Services Desk to earn a prize.  There are 5 prize levels total. 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!  Prizes can be claimed from June 15 through July 24th.

Download the full CALENDAR OF EVENTS!  Check out our variety of programming spread over 7 weeks this summer, including the Wednesday Performance Series held at the Winona County History Center.

Mondays: Crafts (ages 6-11)
Tuesdays: Storytime (Toddler Time, Preschool Power & Family Night)
Wednesdays: Performance Series (all ages) & Book Clubs (3rd-4th grade & YA)
Thursdays: Read with Rover (all ages)
Fridays: Storytime (all ages)

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!