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Welcome to Winterset Public Library

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Welcome to the Winterset Public Library website!  We invite you to visit here 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 here for even more details on Library services and upcoming events:

Events and happenings at the Library

Watercolors   The Art of the Community -- "Art Fest"                            June 11, 9:00 - noon

Mark your calendars for this fun event where local artists will be demonstrating their art at stations throughout the Library.  Enjoy visiting with our own Madison county artists and watching the creative process.  There will be lots to see!  We will have art stations for children too!

On Your Mark, Get Set...


2016 Summer Reading Programs

Check out all the upcoming FUN activities for K-6 grade, 7-12 grade, and for Adults by clicking on the links.  Make sure to check the  Summer Events For All Ages too!  Summer is the perfect time to enjoy reading lots of books.

Don't forget to stop at the Library for the Kick-Off Party on June 4 to get your summer reading packets.  We will have a Mini Golf course set up in the Library.  Come play a round of "Library Mini Golf"!

Golf Ball

Free Permit Practice Tests, is a company dedicated to driver safety and education and provides free DMV practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests. is designed to help new drivers study state manuals and take driving practice tests based on the real DMV written exams.

New Arrivals


If you are a resident of Winterset, IA or live in Madison county, and would like to download free ebooks and download audio books using your Winterset library card, click on the "Bridges" logo above.

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


Ongoing Programs

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

Community Coffee Group - meets every Friday from 9:00 - 10:00 am Library Meeting Room

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

Library Board of Trustees - 3rd Wednesday, 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

Writer's Workshop - meets the first Thursday each month at 6:30 pm