Profiles in Art, Second in Series

Friends of the library are pleased to announce local artist Don Hyson will be featured in a mini art show in the library community room from August 10th to August 15th. An artist Open House will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 15th.

Budget Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that a Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the Winnebago Public Library District, Winnebago County, Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at the Winnebago Public Library, 210 N. Elida St, Winnebago, IL during normal business hours from and after 10 A.M. on July 27, 2015.

More information attached.

Coming soon: Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office 2013!

Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office 2013 will soon be installed on all our library computers. We appreciate your patience during the upcoming transitional period.

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:

A Big Thank You To Our 2015 Summer Reading Program Sponsors

Thank you to our Summer Reading Program sponsors for 2015.

Anna's Pizza
Beth Melancen, Simon Art Teacher
Culver's of Winnebago
First National Bank of Winnebago
Friends of the Winnebago Public Library
Garden Club
Half Price Books of Rockford
Leslee Dimke, Reading Dog Therapy with Otis
Pecatonica Playhouse
Seward Garage
Winnebago Park District
Winnebago Robotics Team and Karen Hill

Thank you to Sponsors for Garden Walk!

Garden Walk sponsors: Benassi Family Dentistry, McDougall Garden, Country Financial, Culver's of Winnebago, Abate Garden, Rockford ID Shop, Cunningham garden, First National Bank & Trust, Hill Garden, German American Bank, Crandall Garden and Rogers Brothers Inc. Also, Meridian Nursery for sponsoring the cost of printing the tickets.

Door prizes include:

Ace Hardware--decorative hanging basket cover
Avon Gift basket from Avon by Tina
Gift Certificate from Benton Street Cafe
Four Free Value meals from McDonalds
Garden Art from Winnebago Garden Club


Lyle & Kathy Hill

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.

Monday Night Book Club August Selection

Join our monthly book club.
This month's selection?

Next meeting is on August 10th @ 6:45 p.m. in the library community room.

Copies are available to pick up at our service desk or call us @ 815-335-7050 to hold a copy for you.

Other Dates:
August 10--Every Secret Thing by Ann Tatlock
September 14--The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
October 12--The Martian by Andy Weir
November 9--N/A
December 14--The Magi by O'Henry

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

The Winnebago Public Library has 5 copies of Harper's second book "Go Set a Watchman" plus an audiobook and large print copy. If interested, contact our service desk at 815-335-7050 to place a hold.

If you're anxious to re-read or would like to give her first book a try the library has three printed copies of "To Kill a Mockingbird" as well as the audiobook.

Knitting Club Announcement

Gauge and Gab Knitting Club will be meeting each Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

Don't feel like knitting or crocheting bulky scarves and sweaters in these warm months? That's OK, because this month we're focusing on "kitchen stitches" - towels, dishcloths, potholders, and anything else you can hang on an oven door. Kitchen projects make great gifts and are ideal for beginning knitters.Don't know how to knit? We'd be happy to teach you!

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