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Welcome to the Winterset Public Library

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Welcome to the Winterset Public Library website!  We invite you to use the Library website often to discover what the Library has to offer.  Take a look at our calendar along the right-hand side of the screen for a listing of our upcoming programs.  Or click on the Events and Happenings at the Library link for even more details on Library services and upcoming events:   Events and happenings at the Library

Book Sale 2013Snowflakes  Stock up for lots of winter reading!!  We'll provide the sacks.
Book Sale 2016
Friends of the Library Book Sale – Saturday, Feb 4, 9 am - 3 pm with special pre-sale purchases for Friends Members only on Feb 3 from 5 - 7 pm (Not a Friend yet? Not a problem – join for 6 months for only $3.) The Library is sharing a large number of books in preparation for the upcoming remodel – cost is a freewill donation. No public donations of books are needed at this time; please save items for the next book sale to be held Sept. 7 - 9. In case of inclement weather, visit the Library’s Facebook page or website or call the Library at 462-1731 to see if the sale is being held.

Tiny Tykes –Tuesdays, 10:30 am*
This weekly story time is for our youngest library patrons age birth -2 years and their parents or
caregivers. Newborns and children can enjoy stories, movement activities, songs, and plenty of time for free play. Guided story times typically last 20 minutes, followed by 45 minutes of free play. *Tiny Tykes will be held at the Library at 10:30 am through January 31; due to the remodel, the story time will move to our temporary location at the Winterset Art Center at 224 S. John Wayne Dr. and start at 10:00 am.
Story Time –Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 am*
Weekly fun for families with children ages 3-5 years old. Children will be involved in interactive stories, songs, and activities. These sessions typically last 30 minutes and siblings are welcome. Story time is a gentle introduction to classroom learning for little ones. *Story Time will be held at the Library at 10:30 am through February 2; due to the remodel, the story time will move to our temporary location at the Winterset Art Center at 224 S. John Wayne Dr. and start at 10:00 am.

Library Closures during our 2017 Remodeling Project

February 6 - March 12

Children's Area & Meeting Room

February 27 - March 12

Entire Library Property

** If you need to schedule a meeting room during this time, click on the list of Alternative Venues for Room Rental link to get phone numbers of other venues with meeting rooms.

New Arrivals

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Brrrrr!  It's so cold this January.  Stop in the library and stock up on new books,dvds, music cds, & puzzles.  It's a perfect time of year to stay inside and read.  We have lots of fun cake pans to checkout - for baking projects with the kids on cold winter days!


Check the NEW, UPDATED BRIDGES! Bridges - your source for checking out e-books and audiobooks with your library card. If you have any questions or are having difficulties navigating the new site, please call the library 515-462-1731.

Click on the EBSCOhost logo for magazine, journal, and newspaper articles.

Teaching Books is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. The online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment.

TumbleBooks is an online collection of books that are animated, talking picture books, which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they will love!  Story Books, Chapter Books, Non Fiction, Graphic Novels, Math Stories, Language Learning, and even Puzzles & Games are available.

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Enjoy digital editions of your favorite magazines.  Read your magazines anytime, anywhere, on mobile devices, PCs, or Macs! 

Ongoing Library Programs​​​​

Book Discussion Group - 4th Thursday of month, from 7:00-8:00 pm

Community Coffee Group - will be meeting every Friday from 9:00-10:00 am, during the months of Feb. & March, at the Madison County Historical Society Museum, 815 S 2nd Ave, Winterset

Friends Meeting - 2nd Thursday, of month, from 6:30-8:00 pm

Library Board of Trustees - 3rd Tuesday, of month, from 6:30-7:30 pm

Story Time - every Wednesday & Thursday at 10:30 for preschoolers ages 3 and up

Tiny Tykes - Story Time every Tuesday at 10:30 for ages 0-2



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