Winchester Community Library


Tues, Wed, Thurs   1:00 - 6:00
Saturday               9:00 - 12:00

314 Nez Perce
Winchester, ID 83555


Branch Manager:  Carma Hammon 

Local author visit and book signing Saturday, August 2, 9:00 to 12:00


The Time Before Time, a spellbinding novel by Winchester's own Gary Bond, follows the daily lives of Native Americans living in the aftermath of an ancient flood -- life and death, togetherness, jealousies, and what they do to survive. 

We hope you'll join us at the library. 


Summer Reading

June 26, 11:00 - 12:00 - learn about Popcorn
July 10
, 11:00 - 12:00 -  learn about Volcanos
July 31
, 11:00 - 12:00 - learn about Candy

Children pre-school age and up can register at the library.  For younger children, registration forms should be signed by a parent.

Each participant will receive a reading log for keeping track of books read, or, in the case of children too young to read, books read to the child by a family member. 

Participants may bring in their reading logs periodically on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays to receive stickers or tickets for reading time. 
  Young children - a sticker for every 15 minutes
  Ages 12-17 - a ticket for every 1/2 hour
  Ages 17 & up - a ticket for every 1 hour

Tickets are entered into prize drawings, so the more you read, the better your chances of winning a prize.

The library will be offering as many activities as possible, so drop in often.

The final event for those completeing the program is Friday, August 8th at 1:00 at the library.  Certificates and free books will be awarded, and prize drawings will be held.  Join us for the $50 grand prize drawing!

Library programs are free of charge.  Children, teens and adults of all abilities are welcome.

Books of local interest 

  • Winchester resident, Gary Bond, author of Mountain Mayhem, and its prequel, Two Bears' Mountain, has now written The Time Before Time, another tale of action and adventure sure to appeal to readers interested in life in the rugged west in times past.  Gary Bond was born in Idaho and raised on the Nez Perce Indian reservation. 
  • Researched  and complied by Byron D. Bovey, Winchester, Idaho, The Payroll Town of Craig Mountain, tells the story of the town of Winchester through its first century.

Sewing circle - Saturday mornings from 9:30 until closing.  Everyone is welcome to bring their knitting, needlepoint, or any current project.


Scrapbooking class - Wednesdays at 4:00.  Bring whatever supplies you have and learn scrapbooking with Debbie Willoughby.  


Located in the small, rural community of Winchester, our facility was constructed in 2001, and features computers free for public use and a meeting room available for community use.