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.


Leprechaun Trap Project

Ever try to catch a Leprechaun?  Now is the time to try! The Winter Public Library would like to invite adults and children to design and build a Leprechaun trap and bring it to the library by 2:00 p.m. on March 17th.  Each participant will receive a free book and a prize.  Patrons will vote on the most creative Leprechaun trap.  The winner of that contest will win a goodie bag filled with free books and goodies.  The Leprechaun traps will be displayed in the library for all to see through March 24th.  Voting begins March 19th and ends at closing on March 23rd.  The results will be announced at noon on Saturday, March 24th!

Remember, leprechauns are tricky fellows, so you must be creative and tricky when deciding on a way to try to catch him. You can try to lure him to you and grab him, or you can try to build a trap to capture him in. If you are lucky enough to capture one, your work is not done yet. Legend says you cannot take your eyes of him for even a second or he will disappear.

Be creative and have fun!  Drop off your traps at the library.  Call the Winter Public Library at (715) 266-2144 with any questions!

Library Programming Opportunities Throughout the Summer 

 We offer pre-school, elementary, middle school and high school programs as well as programming for adults.  2018 details for the summer reading program will be released in May of 2018.  Check back then to see what fun is planned.


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 2017 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