The Friends of the Winona Public Library value, support, and champion the public library. "We're not just book sales!"

The purposes of this volunteer organization are to:

  • Maintain an association of persons interested in the Winona Public Library.
  • Focus public attention on the Winona Public Library.
  • Stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services.
  • Receive and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library.
  • Support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community.
  • Support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association Bill of Rights.

Projects of the Friends of the Winona Public Library:

  • Donate time and funds to help with children’s programs.
  • Encourage community awareness by representing the library in our community.
  • Advocate for strong library support.
  • Manage the Deborah Miller Kanabar Trust Fund.
  • Encourage Memorial and Honor Book Programs.
  • Volunteer for the annual Concert in the Park sponsored by Winona National Bank (all proceeds from the event benefit the library).
  • Raise funds to purchase books, equipment, materials, and other special projects or program needs.

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