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!


Life Could Be a Dream! A ’60’s Doo-Wop Musical Bus Trip

Are you wishing you could go back in time?

Come join us on Wednesday, January 31st for a bus trip down to the Old Log Theatre and Doo-Wop your day away!

Your trip back to the ’60’s is free–all you have to do is bring a lunch.


Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. 

Hear hit songs like: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on My Pillow, Runaround Sue, Earth Angel, Stay, Unchained Melody, and of course, Life Could Be a Dream. Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering!


Winsted has 4 spots left, so don’t wait–call us today at 320-485-3909 to reserve your seat. The bus leaves from Hutchinson at 10:45am or Glencoe at 11:30am, and returns around 5:00pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early for check in and boarding.


Winter Reading is SNOW MUCH FUN!

It’s toooooo cold outside for us, but that also means that it’s time for the Winsted Library’s Annual 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 16th. 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!

*Open to ages 16+.
*Turn in your reading log by 5pm on Friday, March 16th to be eligible for the prize drawings.
*The 2018 Winsted Winter Reading Program is sponsored by the Pioneerland Library System & the Winsted Library Commission.



National Novel Writing Month 2017

Take Us to YOUR World
Come Write In

NaNoWriMo 2017 at the Winsted Library

(National Novel Writing Month)


*Every Wednesday in November*


November 1st: Kickoff at the Winsted Arts Council Building

5:30-6pm: Informal Meet & Greet

6-6:30pm: Guest Speaker author Mark Mitten

 6:30-7pm: Encouragement, support, tips, and accountability


November 7th/14th/21st: Writing Sessions at the Winsted Public Library

5:30-7pm: Writing Sessions

*Please bring ear plugs or headphones if you need quiet to work.


November 29th: Final NaNoWriMo 2017 Night at the Winsted Public Library

5:30-6pm: Final writing session and update to NaNoWriMo.

6-6:45pm: Writers can read their book’s hook and/or favorite passage to the group.

6:45-7pm: Presentation of Awards


To register or for more information, please call the Winsted Library at 320-485-3909, or stop in during normal library hours.



Advanced Family Research Classes

Beginning in October, the McLeod County Historical Society and Museum is happy to announce a cooperative program series between the McLeod County Public Libraries and the McLeod County Historical Society and Museum. Each of 3 classes in this series will focus on topics and current methods in genealogy history research and how you can get the best results and find local resources to aid you in your search. The Museum has brought together a team of local genealogists who have spent decades doing their own family history research.

Winsted classes are on Mondays  October (2, 9, & 16) at 7pm

at the Winsted Arts Council Building

141 Main Avenue West Winsted, MN 55395

 (*Oct. 23-back up date in case of cancellation due to bad weather) 

To register, call the Winsted Library at 320-485-3909, or the Hutchinson Library at 320-587-2368


For more information, please visit

McLeod County Historical Society & Museum website.




This project is funded in part or in whole with money from

Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.






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!



Do you remember how many hours you spent drawing with a Spirograph in the summer when you were younger? Have you always wanted to do a String Art project, but didn’t know how? This summer’s Library After Hours series is for you!

No registration is needed for the Spirograph Fun sessions; just drop in and see what you can design using our Spirographs!

Choose from 3 templates (Heart, Feather, or an outline of the state of Minnesota) for the String Art sessions led by Jayde. Register early, because spots are limited!



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