Reopening to the Public May 6, 2021

Limited Hours : Thursday 10-3, Friday 10-3, Saturday 10-12
Masks, Sanitizing and Social Distance rules will be enforced by
Order of Town Board Meeting 04/03/2021

We strive to provide the community with information in a variety of formats

as well as educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities.


Winchester History

Photos, Artifacts, and more...

Winchester History pictures, artifacts, newspaper articles etc. are available during regular Winchester Library hours when the building is open.
Additional historical information is available on and our Facebook page. A docent is available on Thursday from 10-3 to guide you around our exhibit.  History work sessions are announced sporadically on this Library website. Questions, please  contact the Winchester Public Library at 715-686-2926.


The Stories behind the Sand County Almanac

Awhile ago we participated in a Badger Talk with UW Connects. Distinguished Professor Stanley Temple gave us an interesting presentation on Aldo Leopold and the stories behind The Sand County Almanac. You can watch it here if you missed it or if you just wanna see it again.

All in-person programs at the Winchester Library have been cancelled. This includes all children’s programs, adult programs, Book Club. Book Sale, Cooking demonstrations and Vilas County Elder Specialist visits. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult time. Stay well and healthy.

- History of Winchester -

Jim Bokern, President of the Manitowish Waters Historical Society, made a great presentation about the History of Winchester for the Library, in lieu of his in-person presentation. It is about a hour long, but only begins to scratch the surface of Winchester's history.

- Loons on Adelaide Lake -

Licia Johnson of the North Lakeland Discovery Center gives a talk on Loons.

- Mary Lake State Nature Area -

We went out with the staff from the DNR Trout Lake Station. We learned about electricity and microbes, fresh water sponges and why Mary lake, right here in Winchester, is one of the most unique natural lakes in Wisconsin.

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