NaNoWriMo Local Author Fair & Creative Writing Workshop Sign Up

This year, instead of holding the typical Local Author Fair, the Winona Public Library is hosting a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Local Author Fair and Creative Writing Workshop.  The Library is looking for local book authors to have a booth at the fair and/or hold a 15 minute to one-hour session for the creative writing workshop. Space is limited, so local authors are encouraged to sign up soon for your chance to participate in the NaNoWriMo Local Author Fair {Read More}

Laird’s Legacy: A History of the Winona Public Library

The Friends of Winona Public Library announces the release of a new book: Laird’s Legacy: A History of the Winona Public Library by Greg Gaut. The book is now for sale for $23 at the Winona Public Library’s Checkout Desk.  Credit cards, cash and checks are accepted. This library history project began in 2014, when Chad Ubl, Winona’s Community Service Director, discovered a trove of historic material in Winona Public Library’s vault. It convinced him that the library’s history should {Read More}

Get Your Receipts Emailed

The Winona Public Library offers a 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

Looking 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 {Read More}

Receive Library Notices via Text Messages

The 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 {Read More}