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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

Little Growers and Master Gardeners - April 22, 10:00-Noon

In honor of Earth Day, the Library is teaming up with the Madison County Master Gardeners. Kids are invited to library to learn about gardening from our local experts. The Master Gardeners will lead kids in a hands-on planting project to take home. We will be offering the program in four-half hour time blocks. Please pick a block of time you would like your child or children to be in. The options are: 10:00-10:30, 10:30-11:00, 11:00-11:30, and 11:30-Noon. Register by calling 515-462-1731 or by emailing .



New Arrivals


Spring is here!  Now's the time to start some seeds for your garden.  Check out the Seed Library when you visit the library -  there are many varieties of heirloom tomatoes, lettuces, beans, spinach and chards!  Try some in your garden this summer and enjoy!


Plant. Grow. Fly.  Create a Butterfly Oasis!  April 28, 6:30 pm

Blank Park Zoo Conservation Manager Jessie Lowry will share ways to build your environment to sustain our pollinators including butterflies and bees. She will speak about the Zoo’s pollinator conservation project and provide tips on how easy it can be to turn your yard into a butterfly oasis.

Bridges - your source for checking out e-books and audiobooks with your library card. 

EBSCOhost contains magazine, journal, and newspaper articles. is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. 

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!  TumbleBooks also includes chapter books.

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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, Library Meeting Room 

Community Coffee Group - will be meeting every Friday from 9:00-10:00 am, Library Meeting Room

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

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

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 

Writer's Workshop - 1st Thursday of month, from 6:30-8:00 pm, Library Meeting Room

Tumble Book Library