Library cards are free for Winona residents. Bring a photo ID with your current Winona address to get a library card. Then enjoy books, movies, music, Internet access, and the many activities and events put on through the library. It offers year-round activities for kids and adults.
Did you know?
- You can receive your library notices via text messages. Also available are pre-overdue library notices via email. These reminder notices are sent out a couple days prior to when your items are due. Go online to sign up.
- The library has a fax machine for public use. $1.75 for the first page, $1.00 per page for subsequent pages (payment by debit or credit cards only).
- We have a charging station for your phones and portable devices. Thanks to Winona National for sponsoring the station!
NEW Location: Winona Mall, 1213 Gilmore Avenue, Winona MN
To schedule your appointment call (507) 474-7202
(see website for dates of service)
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is sponsored by the IRS and the Minnesota Department of Revenue that provides free tax preparation services for people of all ages with low to moderate incomes.
Free tax preparation is available to qualified individuals at our Winona and St. Charles sites.
Services are made available through a grant provided by the State of Minnesota.
Main Square Montessori (MSM) is a non-profit learning center for children, age 16 months to kindergarten, located in the heart of Winona, MN. Grounded in the tradition of Maria Montessori, MSM views the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared environment.
MSM will be open 6:30AM to 6:00PM, five days a week, and is designed for families that need full time child care. Tuition assistance is available and families that qualify for Child Care Assistance are encouraged to apply.
Winona Area Catholic Schools welcome and invite students of all faiths and various learning backgrounds to join our schools. From 16 months to senior year, experience a schools system united to excel in faith and learning.
St. Mary’s Primary School serves 16 months to Kindergarten
St. Stan’s Elementary School serves 1st – 6th grades
Cotter Jr. High School serves 7th & 8th grades
Cotter Sr. High School serves 9th – 12th grades
Winona Area Public Schools is the public school system in Winona, Minnesota. It is also known as Independent School District 861.
The local public school system includes 8 early learning programs, 5 elementary schools, the Winona Middle School, an alternative school and the Winona Senior High School.
The five elementary schools in the district include the following:
Madison Elementary, located at 515 West Wabasha St., Winona
Jefferson Elementary, located at 903 Gilmore Ave, Winona
Washington-Kosciusko (W-K), located at 365 Mankato Ave, Winona
Goodview Elementary, located at 5100-9th Street, Winona
Rollingstone Community School, located at 61 Main Street, Rollingstone
Southeastern Minnesota Area on Aging strives to promote independence and dignity of older people in the region by coordinating, funding and developing programs and services. We link people with information, advocate for the needs of older people, build community capacity through development, partnerships, grants and contracts, and promote prudent stewardship of the federal, state and local resources we receive.
Southeastern Minnesota Area on Aging, Inc. is the designated area agency on aging for the 11-county region of Southeastern Minnesota, and was established in 1976 by the Minnesota Board on Aging. We receive Older American Act funds and state funds that are awarded to local service providers for community based programs for older people. It is a 501-C3 non-profit.
Service area includes the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona. It is also known as the Region 10 Planning and service area. The office is located in Rochester.
Partnerships include: Senior Linkage Line, Veterans Linkage Line, Disability Linkage Line, MN Board on Aging
The mission of LDA Minnesota is to empower and support children, adults, families and the broader community impacted by learning disabilities, attention deficit and related challenges through assessment, intervention, education and outreach.
Experience Works offers employment training services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) to low-income older workers in 56 counties in Minnesota. Experience Works partners with local 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit agencies in each of the counties we serve as training sites for participants. Experience Works also actively collaborate with local and public employers to create permanent employment opportunities for older workers who want to re-enter the workforce.
Experience Works is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of older people through training, community service, and employment
The Arc Southeastern Minnesota builds fully inclusive communities by protecting human rights through advocacy, support, and education for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families will live full and complete lives as valued and engaged members of their communities.
- The Arc improves the quality of life for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and assists them in obtaining the full range of civil rights, including the right to equal education, housing, and employment.
- The Arc supports and advocates to secure and enhance opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to choose how they live, learn, work and play in their communities.
- The Arc addresses the needs of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in a holistic way by looking at the total person.
- The Arc is the gateway through which persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families pass as they search for support from others who have shared their same experience.
- The Arc identifies gaps in the service system and leads collaborative efforts with other agencies and elected officials to find ways to close these gaps.
- The Arc promotes the development of or provides new services so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can live full and productive lives in their communities.
· Catalog available each season with classes for all interest areas for kids and adults.
· After School Activities program offers intramural sports, recreation, arts programs.
· Project COMPASS classes specialize in slower paced classes for all, customized classes for people with disabilities, parent and professional development workshops and support groups.
· Key Kids/Summer Key Kids is a child care program held after school, on non-school days and snow days for children enrolled in Kindergarten through Fourth grade. Summer Key Kids offers child care for children who have finished Kindergarten – Fifth Grade.
· Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) welcomes all families with children age birth to kindergarten. They offer information about child development and parenting techniques and give children opportunities to discover and learn.
· Community Preschools is located at Goodview Elementary.
· Early Childhood Screening is a FREE screening for all 3 – 5 year olds, available by appointment. This is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing.
· Baby Connections is a great place to call if you are expecting or parenting a baby. Schedule an appointment for a baby visit.
Minnesota’s career development and talent matching resource. Guiding people toward rewarding careers, connecting individuals to opportunities and help employers find the workers they need to grow and thrive.
CareerForce is committed to continually working to enhance our services to employers, prioritizing equity at the center of everything we do, leveraging technology and innovation to meet our customers where they are and always striving to serve them better.
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.
Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization has more than 270,000 members in more than 13,000 clubs in 116 countries.
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience.
Meetings in Winona are from 12:05-1pm on the first and third Tuesday of every month.
The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) provides assistance to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking who are seeking protection orders and other legal assistance, social services, health care or housing. WRC provides support groups for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and offer education about these topics for the school district, the local universities, and the private sector.
The WRC also engages in activism for more effective policies concerning violence against women and children, and to help the community talk about how to respond to and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.
There are a number of ways that you can help support the mission as a volunteer. All volunteers are asked to complete a volunteer application form and go through a screening process.
24 hour crisis line (507) 452-4453
Project FINE provides foreign language interpreters and translators as well as opportunities for education, information, referral, and empowerment for immigrants and refugees. Their mission is to strengthen and enrich the community by facilitating the integration of people who are ethnically diverse. They provide culturally and linguistically appropriate educational programming and connect newcomers with existing services.
Project FINE helps build contributing individuals, healthy families and a stronger, respectful community for all of us. Through the educational programs and services at Project FINE, newcomers are learning about the U.S. banking system, purchasing their own homes and becoming American citizens. Project FINE provides information and resources, and helps to keep the hopes and dreams of newcomers alive. In turn, the local economy is enhanced, lives are enriched, and the American Dream continues.
Project FINE is always seeking volunteers to assist with programs and provide general organizational support. Click here to get involved.
Youth Volunteer Opportunities
- Support for our educational programs including help with setup, taking photos and other duties
- Assist with watching the children of individuals attending the session if they accompany their parents
- By special request, youth who are interested in Language Services can volunteer to shadow interpreters
- Under 18 may be prohibited from certain duties, such as childcare
All applicants must submit to a background check and attend a training session.
Events are typically held Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings 5-8pm, locations vary.
WIC is a nutrition program that helps families eat well and stay healthy.
WIC program provides:
· Nutrition Education – nutrition assessments, one-on-one counseling about food and nutrition, and breastfeeding to help you feed your family in a healthy way.
· Healthy Foods – WIC gives you vouchers to buy healthy foods.
· Health Services – WIC helps you with referrals to other health and social services.
Who is WIC for?
· Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or recently had a baby
· Infants from birth to 1 year of age
· Children from 1 year of age to their 5th birthday
To qualify for WIC you need to:
· Have a nutritional and/or medical need
· Meet the WIC income guidelines or be enrolled in another program such as MinnesotaCare
The mission of Winona County Community Health Services is to provide quality health care and educational services to the people of Winona County.
Winona County offers the following services:
Redeemer is a servant community where people experience and grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ by faith, in order that all people be blessed with God’s grace.
Also providing preschool programs which coincide with the public school calendar for children 33 months – five years.
St. Martin’s Lutheran Church has a rich history that dates back to when it was founded in 1856. The church continues to thrive over 150 years later. It also has a K-8 elementary school and offers a half day program for prekindergarten 3 and 4 year olds for parents that want to help their children receive a Christ-centered education at an affordable price. Over half of every student’s annual tuition is paid for by the church.
Legacies provides independent living skills & residential services for children, adolescents and adults with mental health diagnoses and other disabilities. Legacies provides well-trained, supported and energetic staff. We provide full transportation services for both children and adults. Staff is trained on how to build relationships with boundaries. We work under 245D licensing, providing ILS, Respite, and Group Home services in Winona, Wabasha, Fillmore and Houston Counties for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities.