Winter Reads 2020: Snow is Falling, & Books Are Calling!

It’s almost 2020, and you know what that means…

It’s time for our annual

WINTER READING PROGRAM!

Participating is easy–just sign up now at the Winsted Library, and get your reading log to keep track of what you read from January 1st-March 15th. There are monthly challenges for you to try, or you can read what you want, in any format.

Just remember, the more you read, the more points you’ll earn;
the more points you earn, the more prize drawings you’ll be able to enter!

Rules of Play

*Program runs January 1-March 15, 2020*

*1 book per line/category

*Audiobooks, eBooks, and Non-Fiction books are fine

*Sheets must be turned in no later than Monday March 16th 2020

*Get 2 Points for participating in our “Spread the Love” Food Drive

*Winsted 2020 Winter Reading Program is open to ages 16+.
*Turn in your reading log by 7pm on Monday, March 16th to be eligible for the prize drawings.
*The 2020 Winsted Winter Reading Program is sponsored by the
Pioneerland Library System & the Winsted Library Commission. 

Want to explore more reading challenges on your own in 2020? 

New this year is the Winsted Reads 20 in ’20 Reading Challenge! 

Two of our favorite year-long reading challenges are from POPSUGAR and Book Riot.

For their reading challenge records, click on the pictures below.


NaNoWriMo 2019

Have people ever told you,”You should write a book”?

Here’s your chance!

Join millions of other people this month for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) as they put pen to paper in the attempt to write a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. 

 

Not sure how to start? 

The Crow River Quill and Ink Writers Society is hosting a write-in after their monthly meeting at the Hutchinson Library on Wednesday, November 6th from 6-8:30pm.  A Last Chance write-in is scheduled for Saturday, November 30th from 3-5pm in the Hutchinson Library meeting room. 

Minnesota author Jess Lourey will be in Glencoe and Hutchinson on Saturday, November 9th to lead two workshops for aspiring authors.

Both workshops are open to the public. 

 

Who knows?

Your book might even end up on our shelves someday!

50,000 Words. 
30 Days.
1 Life-Changing Experience. 

You in?

 



 

Booktoberfest 2019

It’s October, and you know what that means… 

BOOKTOBERFEST IS HERE!

 

The Winsted Public Library is kicking off its 2nd annual Booktoberfest celebration by hosting Minnesota author, Mindy Mejia on Saturday, October 5th at 1:30pm in the Vollmer Room at the Winsted City Hall.

Mejia will speak about her writing process, read selections from her books, and answer audience questions. Her latest book, Leave No Trace, was a 2019 Minnesota Book Awards finalist, and her upcoming book, Strike Me Down, is due to be published in April of 2020.

Have you always wanted to join a book club, but you just don’t have the time?

You’re in luck with the Winsted Library’s

Booktoberfest World’s Easiest Bookclub!

Choose between Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia, or The Vanishing by Wendy Webb. Read one or both, then come into the library to put a sticker by your rating.

 No meetings, no discussion, no hassle. 

 

We’ll round off the month with Minnesota author Wendy Webb coming to the Winsted Arts Center on Saturday, October 28th to talk about her writing process–from coming up with that first idea to setting a writing schedule to get it done. 

Webb is the author of 5 Gothic mystery novels about long-buried family secrets, set in big, old haunted houses on the Great Lakes. Her fourth book, The End of Temperance Dare, won the Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction in 2017. 

No pre-registration is needed for any of these events.

The author visits are made possible by a grant from the
Minnesota Clean Air Land & Legacy fund.

Don’t forget to come Trick or Treating during the Business Trick or Treat on
Friday, October 25th from 4-6pm!

 

 



 

It’s Showtime @ Your Library 2019 Winsted Library Summer Reading Program

 

It’s SHOWTIME @ the Winsted Library this summer! 

Are you ready for Storytime in the Park on Fridays?
How about the Summer Reading Club for ages 5-12?
Maybe you’d like to try the
Teen/Adult Reading Program?

There’s something for all ages during this year’s Winsted Library Summer Reading Program!

In June, we’re bringing back fan-favorite Flashlight Storytime, and we can’t wait for our 7th Annual Princess Storytime!

World-Famous Comedy Magician Charley Hagen promises to amaze and entertain us in July, as he brings his comedy magic show to Winsted for two performances on Wednesday, July 10th. The morning show will be at Mill Reserve Park (the one by the lake), and the 7pm show will be at St Mary’s Care Center Chapel.

The Teen/Adult Reading program goes from May 20th-July 31st, and the Summer Reading Club starts June 9th. To sign up, please come in to the Winsted Library during library hours.

*The 2019 Winsted Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the
Pioneerland Library System & the Winsted Library Commission.


 

Just Craftin’ Around @ the Winsted Library

Come join local cardmakers Sandy Foss and Phyllis Dukhorn as they show us how to make handmade cards and crafts for Mother’s and Father’s Day!

Open to ages 10+.

Please register by stopping in during normal library hours, or by calling 320-485-3909.

 

 

 



 

Winter Reads 2019: Snow is Falling, & Books Are Calling!

The holidays have come and gone, and you know what that means…

It’s time for our annual

WINTER READING PROGRAM!

Winsted Library 2019 Winter Reading Program

Participating is easy–just sign up at the Winsted Library, and get your reading log to keep track of what you read from January 1st-March 15th. There are monthly challenges for you to try, or you can read what you want, in any format.

Just remember, the more you read, the more points you’ll earn; the more points you earn, the more prize drawings you’ll be able to enter!

Rules of Play

*Program runs January 1-March 15, 2019*

*1 book per line/category

*Audiobooks, eBooks, and Non-Fiction books are fine

*Double Points for Books 450+ pages

*Sheets must be turned in no later than Monday March 18th 2019

*Get 2 Points for participating in our “Spread the Love” Food Drive

Help Us Spread the Love in 2019!

March is Minnesota Foodshare Month,
and the time for their largest food and funds drive of the year.

This year, we’re joining in with our first
Spread the Love Food Drive
from March 1-15, 2019.

To participate (and earn 2 points for your Winter Reading Log), simply bring in a jar of non-perishable food that can be spread, like peanut butter, jelly, honey, mayonnaise, mustard, relish, ketchup, barbeque sauce, or whatever you find.

And, if you’re like us and have library fines,
bring in up to 3 more items, and we’ll take up to $3 off your fines!

*Unfortunately, no home-canned items can be accepted.
*All items will be donated to the McLeod County Foodshelf.
*Winsted 2019 Winter Reading Program is open to ages 16+.
*Turn in your reading log by 5pm on Friday, March 15th to be eligible for the prize drawings.
*The 2019 Winsted Winter Reading Program is sponsored by the
Pioneerland Library System & the Winsted Library Commission.

 

Library After Hours Winter 2019


Come make 2 valentines for your Valentines at this Library After Hours session! We’ll also learn how to make small gift boxes that are the perfect size to fill with some sweets for your Sweetie.

Space is limited to 15 participants, so register by stopping in at the Winsted Library, or by calling                       320-485-3909 to reserve your spot today!

 

Want to explore more reading challenges on your own in 2019?

Two of our favorite year-long reading challenges are from POPSUGAR and Book Riot.

For their reading challenge records, click on the pictures below.

POPSUGAR 2019 Reading Challenge

 

Book Riot’s Read Harder 2019 Challenge

 Happy Reading in 2019!

 



 

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2018

Have people ever told you, “You should write a book”?

Here’s your chance! Join millions of other people this month for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) as they put pen to paper in the attempt to write a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. The Winsted and Hutchinson Libraries will be hosting writing nights throughout the month to help you meet your goal, and who knows? Your book might even end up on our shelves someday!

50,000 Words. 
30 Days.
1 Life-Changing Experience.

Are you ready to Come Write In?

 



 



MN Writes MN Reads

Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Minnesota libraries.

For helpful hints click here


StoryLibrary.org