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What’s YOUR Story?

Share Your Story!

We want to hear from teens! Did you meet a friend at a library program? Or earn a good grade with the help of library resources? Maybe you connected with your grandparents or younger siblings over a book or a movie you checked out? Whatever your story is, we want to hear from you! To tell us how the library has impacted your life, email Joy at Please include your name and age, or specify if you’d like your name to be kept anonymous. Remember to follow us on Facebook to see your story and the story of our community. All ages are welcome to share their stories.



November 25, 2017 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

It’s Read an eBook Day!

September 18 is Read an eBook Day! Did you know the library has access to thousands of eBooks you can check out to your device, all free with your Winfield Library card?

There are two ways to access our eBooks and eAudiobooks. But before you do, you have to set up a password through the library’s online catalog. Just log in with your library card number and you will be prompted to create your own password. Once your password is set up, you can use our eBook service.

Your first option: go to the eMediaLibrary website and sign in. Click on the menu and go to New Teen Additions to see the great new teen books we’ve added to the collection. You can download to your device or place checked out items on hold.

Your second option: download our app! It’s called Libby, and it accesses your eMediaLibrary account quickly and easily.

Download Libby here:


Get out there and start downloading! Celebrate Read an eBook Day everyday!

September 18, 2017 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Bring In Your Book Donations!

Hey, did you know the library’s book sale is next month? Make some room on your shelves by donating some of your already-read books to the book sale! You can come in to the library to donate your books anytime we’re open from now until September 9. And mark your calendar for the book sale, September 7-9, where someone else’s donation could become your new favorite book!

August 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Come buy some books!

Our teen book section just can’t fit all the great books I want to buy! I have to delete some so I can buy new books each year. So what happens to the books I delete? They go to the book sale so you can buy them on the cheap! The spring book sale is coming soon, so be sure to stop by to get some new books.

Fundraising Preview Sale
Thursday, March 9, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE to Friends members
$10 charge for non-members OR $10 for a Friends membership

Regular Sale
Friday, March 10, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free admission to all

March 3, 2017 at 10:12 am Leave a comment

Book Donation Time!

Do you have books that you don’t read anymore just sitting on your shelves? Donate them to the book sale! The Library Friends have book sales to raise money for the library – including money for teen summer reading prizes!!! Just drop off your book donations at the downstairs desk and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll accept donations through March 11. And remember to come to the sale March 9, 10 or 11 to see if there’s something you want to buy!

February 8, 2017 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

Happy Holidays!

The Library Will be Closed:
Saturday, December 24 for Christmas Eve
Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas Day
Saturday, December 31 for New Year’s Eve
Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day

Hope everyone has a great time ringing in 2017! I will be taking a little time off, so I’ll be back blogging on January 3.


December 21, 2016 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Winfield Reads Together

Green logo Winfield Reads Together
September & October 2016
Celebrate our prairie heritage this fall through book discussions and special events. We will read and discuss the classic novel O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. Teens may join the book groups and special events listed below.
OPioneersDover O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
When her father dies, Alexandra Bergson, daughter of Swedish immigrants, assumes responsibility for her family and their Nebraska farm. Books are available to check out at the Adult Services desk. Join us on any of the four book discussion dates listed below. Two are at night and two are during the day. Although most of you will be in school, teen homeschoolers are welcome to attend the daytime discussions!

Download the free eBook from Project Gutenberg.
Download the free eAudiobook from Librivox.

Off the Shelf Book Group
Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Library

Winfield Reads Together Book Discussion
Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.
Join us at The Barber Shoppe, at 0S120 Church St. Registration recommended.

Mysteries at Lunch Book Group
Wednesday, October 19, 12:15 p.m. at the Library

Winfield Reads Together Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 26, 1:00 p.m.
Join us at Hedges Station, at 0N555 Winfield Rd. Registration recommended.

midwest maize How Corn Changed Itself and Then Changed Everything Else
Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.
Author Cynthia Clampitt talks about her book “Midwest Maize” and shares how this weedy grass from Mexico transformed itself into corn and then swept across the Americas. Registration required.
OPioneersMovie Movie Matinee: O Pioneers!
Saturday, October 22, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a special screening of the “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentation based on the novel. Refreshments will be provided. Registration required.
Working Title/Artist: View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm--The Oxbow Department: Am. Paintings / Sculpture Culture/Period/Location:  HB/TOA Date Code: 10 Working Date: 1836 photography by mma, DT71.tif retouched by film and media (jnc) 8_6_09 For Spacious Skies: Great American Nature Paintings
Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
The American landscape has inspired countless artists to capture its complexity, diversity and beauty. In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses the work of famous U.S. nature painters such as Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer and Albert Bierstadt. Registration recommended.

September 12, 2016 at 9:10 am Leave a comment

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