Public Library

Library Hours


(Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Wed: 9am - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 2pm

(Labor Day to Memorial Day)

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 7pm
Sat: 10 am - 2 pm

Monthly Library Board Meeting-First Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the library.


Monthly Friends of the Library Meeting-First Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the library.


Library Programming Opportunities Throughout the Summer 

The Winter Public Library has several opportunities for youth and family to participate in throughout the summer.  The library offers a Wednesday night hour for elementary and middle school aged youth to participate in at the library from 6:00 –6:45 p.m.  The hour includes books, an activity based on the book (usually STEM related), as well as guest speakers.  Beginning July 12th, the library is partnering with UW-Extension FoodWise coordinator, Lisa Wydra.  Lisa will be incorporating her program into our summer reading program that will engage the youth on Wednesday nights using food, fun and our current curriculum.
New this year is a Saturday Story Hour for youth age 0-5.  This program is offered on July 1st, July 15th, July 29th, and July 12th at the library from 10-10:30 a.m.  Story hour includes books, songs, dance and crafts as well as snacks.  Come join the fun!
We would not want to leave out our adult patrons, so we will again be offering incentives to read this summer.  Check out books, return them and receive a raffle ticket for each item returned.  The ticket is entered into a raffle bucket and at the end of the summer, winners will be drawn from the bucket for prizes donated or purchased from local businesses.  We will also be offering “bonus” weeks in which patrons can earn more raffle tickets by completing a specific task. 


Lastly, new to the library this summer is Bike to the Library.  Each time a person, adult or youth, rides their bike to the library, they can enter their name into a raffle for fabulous prizes such as bike helmets, water bottles, etc.  No need to register for this summer activity!

 Writer’s Workshop offered at the Winter Public Library

Have you ever wondered what it takes to publish a piece of your writing?  Come to the Winter Public Library on Tuesday, August 1st from 1-2:00 p.m. to meet with a self published author, Patricia Elliott.  Patricia has written a book called “Once Upon a Time, Upon a Time,” which will be released at the end of August 2017 which is a fantasy book suitable for young adults and adults.  She has two other books that are in the works to be released at a future date.  Patricia is a published author for scientific journals and is a retired psychiatric nurse.

Some of the Writer’s Workshop topics that will be discussed will include how to self publish, resources available, and how to create characters.  If you have a piece of work started, please feel free to bring that along.  Patricia would like to meet several times throughout the month of August on Tuesdays and Thursdays so if you cannot meet on August 1st at 1:00 p.m. and are interested in attending a Writer’s Workshop, please contact the library with a time that works for you.  She is willing to adjust the meeting time to meet the needs of the attendees.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Call the library with any questions at 715-266-2144.

Library Annual Fundraising Events

7th Annual Book Sale will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  The sale will be on Main Street in front of the library during the Spring Fling event.

The Winter Public Library is organizing the Annual 2 Mile Color Fun Run and bringing back the 10K race to the July Jubilee festivities.  Both races are on the morning of July 4th beginning at the Winter School on Main Street in Winter.  The 10K race begins at 7:30 a.m. on Main Street in front of the school and the 2 Mile Color Run begins in the Winter School bus lane at 8:00 a.m.  Pre-registration will be held on Monday, July 3rd from 6-8 p.m. at the Winter School and will begin at 6:45 a.m. the day of the race.  There is a $20 registration fee which includes a white cotton t-shirt, race bib, one color packet, and a pair of sunglasses.  There is a special fee of $15 for anyone 8 & under as well as 70 & older.  Medals will be awarded to the first place winner in each age group from each race.  Age groups are 8 & under, 9-13, 14-19, 20-39, 40-54, 55-69, and 70 & older.

Thank you to the sponsors of the race:  R & P’s Earth & Forest Work, Winter Public Library,  Hayward Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge, Geary Searfoss CPA LLC, Patti’s on 70, Phillips 66, Sawyer County Gazette, Winter Area Lions Club, Northwoods Insurance Agency, Ojibwa Service II, Rusk County Farm Supply, Inc., Warrior PTO, and the Winter Co-op.



For information about the race, call the Winter Public Library at (715) 266-2144