Memorial Day

The library will be closed in honor of Memorial day. We will reopen Tuesday, June 26, 2015.

Trustee Reception

Join us at the library!

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.

*Say thanks to our outgoing trustees
*Meet our new trustees
*Enjoy cake and finger foods
*Remarks from Board President
*Families Welcome

In honor of outgoing and incoming members of the Board of Trustees of the Winnebago Public Library District thanking Cindy McIntyre, Julie Nichols and Mike Reinders for their dedicated service. Welcoming new board members Eugenia Foster, Don Hyson and Steve Scheider.

How to get a library card

Do you and your kids have updated library cards? Winnebago Public Library District cards need to be renewed every two years. Perhaps you've never signed up for a card before?

To sign up for a card, simply bring in one form of photo ID and one form of non-photo ID (see lists below) any time the library is open. Children under the age of 18 years old will need to have their parent's produce documentation on their behalf. We will ask you to fill out a registration card and enter you into our system.

Acceptable proofs of current residency:


Please consider a donation to your local library- the Winnebago Public Library. Donations to the library are fully tax deductible. If you can only make donations to those holding IRS 501 (C)(3) status, we can accommodate that. A wish list is available at our service desk as well. For more information please contact the library and ask to speak to Interim Director Katie Schmoyer.

Some Items we are looking for:
TV Shows on DVD/Blu-Ray (no VHS please)
Display Case for showing local art, pictures, WPL History
Coffee Cart
Better Staff Workroom Chairs
Storytime Reading Area Rug*

Your Guide to Getting started with E-Books

Wondering how to get started?

To access Winnebago Public Library's new E-Book collection:

1. On our website click on "E-Books" located in white at the top of the page on the black banner.
2. In the new screen click "sign-in" at the top right-hand corner.
3. Sign in with your username and password.
4. Browse and checkout books!

What's my username and password?
Your username is your library card number which is the 14-digit number on the back of your Winnebago Public Library card. Your password is your last name. All letters are lowercase.

How do I navigate?

Seeking Volunteers

We are looking for a group of hardworking and dedicated volunteers to help us clean out our gardens! We will be weeding and cleaning out the beds throughout the summer. Volunteers must be able to handle a lot of physical activity, including bending, lifting, kneeling, and tolerate some weather fluctuations. A volunteer form is available at our service desk. Please indicate gardens/outside assistance on the form if you'd like to help.

If you have a green thumb and are able to physically help please contact the library at 815-335-7050 or our volunteer coordinator Dale Bowen at 815-721-1799.

Upcoming Events at Winnebago Public Library

Summer Reading Program Registration begins Saturday, May 30th at 10:30 a.m. The first 25 kids ages 12 and under who register will receive a free “Read to the Rhythm” book bag!

Friday, June 5th at 3:00 – Let it go at the library! Watch Disney’s Frozen with us and enjoy some free popcorn.

Monday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m. – Story Time With Your Teacher - Bring your budding kindergartener to the library for an opportunity to meet his or her teacher for next year and to hear them read a story!

Friends of the Library

Please see attached for April 2015 Friends of the Library minutes

Profiles in Art

The Friends of the Winnebago Public Library are pleased to announce local artist, Char Kloster, will be featured in a mini art show in the library community room from May 11th through May 15th. An artist Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 16th.

FREE Rock Valley Classes

Rock Valley College presents in partnership with the Winnebago Public Library
(provided by state grant)

May 12th--Microsoft Office: Word 1 @ 10 a.m.---1:00 p.m.
May 19th--Microsoft Office: Word 2 @ 10 a.m.---1:00 p.m.

"Re-Thinking Retirement"
Join us May 20, 2015 in the community room 6:00-8:00 p.m.

May 26th--Microsoft Office: Excel 1 @ 10 a.m.---1:00 p.m.
June 2nd--Microsoft Office: Excel 2 @ 10 a.m.--1:00 p.m.

"Simple Secrets to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits"
Monday, June 29, 2015
6-8 p.m.

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