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?



Booktoberfest 2018

It’s October, and it’s time for our first annual BOOKTOBERFEST!



We’re starting off the celebration  with local author, Christine Husom, who is coming to talk with us on Saturday, October 6th in the Vollmer Room at 1:30pm about her writing life, and her two great book series.


Then, you can come join in the World’s Easiest Book Club at the Winsted Library. Choose between ‘The Death of Mrs Westaway’ by Ruth Ware, or ‘The Woman in the Window’ by AJ Finn. 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 a Twin Cities Sisters in Crime author panel coming to the Winsted Arts Center to talk about how the writing process–from coming up with that first idea to setting a writing schedule to get it done, in their “It’s a Mystery to Me” presentation.


No registration is needed for any of these events, and best of all? They’re FREE!

Happy Booktoberfest 2018!



Happy Fall!

The air is getting crisper, and the leaves are starting to turn fabulous colors. What better way to enjoy Mother Nature’s show than to go on a riverboat cruise to Harriet Island?

There are SEVEN seats that are for Winsted Library Patrons, so if you want to go, call the Hutchinson Library at 320-587-2368 to reserve your place today!



Wednesday, August 29th is Read & Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair!

Are you going to the Minnesota State Fair?

If you have a public library card, you can get a discount on your admission ticket on Wednesday, August 29th for the fair’s annual Read & Ride Day!

Just show your library card at the entrance gates, to get $2 off for adults (13-64), & seniors (65+), and $3 for kids (5-12).

As part of the celebration, library ambassadors from all over the state host a Read & Ride Day Library event in Dan Patch Park (in front of the Grand Stand), and there are free family activities throughout the park from 9am-5pm. There will also be deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests, and all-day specials will be offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.



Reading Takes You Everywhere! Winsted Summer Reading 2018

Where can summer reading take you?


From Storytime in the Park to our
Summer Reading Club
to our
Choose Your Own Adventure

reading program–there’s something for all ages during this year’s Winsted Library Summer Reading Program!

To get a summer reading log for the Summer Reading Club (ages 5-12) or the Choose Your Own Adventure (ages 13+) , or to register for any of these programs, please stop by the Winsted Library, or give us a call at (320) 485-3909.



2018 Book Sale Extended Through April 21st

It’s (Still) Book Sale time at the Winsted Library!

Since Mother Nature decided we needed ANOTHER couple of snowstorms this winter, we’ve decided to extend this year’s booksale through this upcoming Saturday, April 21st.

Get a whole bunch of books for 25¢ each, or wait until Friday the 20th and Fill a Bag for just $1!

Post From April 2nd, 2018

It’s Book Sale time at the Winsted Library!

Do you need books for your cabin this summer? Or in case Mother Nature decides we need ANOTHER snowstorm this winter?

Either way, we’ve got you covered!



Post From March 5th, 2018

The winter storm is getting worse, so we’re headed home at 5pm today.

Even 4WD is no match for this mess!

If you’re out of books, and can’t make it in today (or tomorrow), remember you can go to to get an eBook or eAudio to tide you over until Mother Nature decides to ease up a bit.

Stay safe, everyone!


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

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By shopping online, you can help us add to our eBook and eAudiobook collections. For more information, visit thePioneerland Library System OverDrive page.