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Library Closure

Due to maintenance, Meinders Library will be closing at 5:00pm Thursday, September 20.

Information on reopening will be posted on our blog, on Facebook, and on the radio.

Please email ( or call (507-825-6714) to have items renewed as needed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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New Students. New Patrons.

It is so wonderful to see so many students back in the halls at school and in the library.

Students entering fifth grade and all new students will need a library card. You can pick up a form at the office or in the library. If you would like your child to have his/her new card ready for the first day of school, please return your form to the school office after orientation, or at the library before the end of the week.

Student cards need to be attached to a parent or guardian account. If parents do not have a library card from the Plum Creek Library System, they will need to stop by the library to get their library card.

All new library accounts/cards are free.

Lost library cards can be purchased for $3.00.

Fifth grade students with a previous PCLS account can use their cards, though we will still need updated information.

If a fifth grade student with a prior account has lost their card, they can receive a new one for free. This is the only time a PCLS member will not be charged the replacement price for a lost card.

Thanks and have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

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Let the Frankenstein Fun Begin

The first of several Frankenstein activities and programs of the day!


STEM Activity Tables: experiment with your inner creator and master a monster or two of your own.




Finding Frankenstein for Families

2:30pm–For ages 6 & up, learn about the technology of the time when Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein.


Finding Frankenstein

6:30pm the story behind the story for ages tween through adult


Frogs, Volts, & Vinegar

Monstrous Activities for ages 9 & up

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Wanted: Part-Time Library Aide

I’m a bibliophile through and through. I love reading, writing, and buying books.

If you’re a book lover with attention to detail, you just might be our next acquisition.

Meinders Community Library is seeking a reliable individual to work up to 20 hours per week including afternoons, evenings and weekends. More hours will be available in the summer and will include some daytime shifts. Spanish language skills are a bonus. Must pass a background check.

General Outline of Duties and Skills

  • Circulation Desk: customer service, general office, basic technology, ability to multitask/prioritize, good communication, confidentiality
  • Shelving Books: attention to detail, efficiency
  • Processing Delivery: ability to lift up to 30 pounds, problem-solving skills
  • Programming: organized, hard-working, fun-loving, publicity/promotion
  • Creating Displays: motivated, independent worker, creative

This position is perfect for the semi-retired, a motivated student (great resume builder), or a stay-at-home parent invested in literacy and community. 

Pay commensurate with experience. Position open until filled. Submit resume or application to or drop off at Meinders Community Library. Direct questions to Jody at 507-825-6714.

Employment application

*PS. Don’t forget to join us for Frankenstein’s Birthday Bash tomorrow.

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Frankenfun at Meinders Library

Join us in celebrating 200 years of Frankenstein on Thursday, August 16.

The Bakken Museum is presenting a fun-filled day of activities and education in honor of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Events geared toward each age group will take place all day long. Find the one that suits your needs and bring a friend to this celebration.


  • 10:30-11:30am    Activity Tables for ages 4+
  • 2:30-3:00pm        Finding Frankenstein for Families ages 6+
  • 3:00-4:00pm        Activity Tables for ages 6+
  • 6:30pm                 Finding Frankenstein ages tween through adult
  • 6:30-7:30pm        Frogs, Volts & Vinegar ages 9+ (registration required)

This programming is brought to you from State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist Grant.

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Volunteers provided by Pipestone Area Friends of the Library.