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Free Swag for Your Teeth at the Library

In honor of Oral Health Month, Delta Dental is brushing up on their customer service by providing free toothbrushes to participating libraries.

delta dental

Stop by Meinders Library, pick up a book with bite, and do your part to clean us out of our tooth swag.

This give-away is made possible by the generosity of Delta Dental and all the authors who write toothy books.

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Last Call for Book Store Crawl

If you’ve ever wanted to step outside the big box(stores) and venture into the little-known, join us this Saturday for a book store crawl in Minneapolis.

This free adventure will take area bibliophiles on a tour of four niche bookstores and allow time for a quick meander around Lake Harriet for those inclined to stretch their legs after the bus ride.

Bus Trip Sign

Stop by the library to sign up and reserve your spot!

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Memorial Weekend Reminders

Meinders Library will be closed Saturday through Monday, May 26-28, for Memorial Weekend. We will reopen on May 29th.

We wish our students and our community a wonderful Memorial Day and a safe Graduation Weekend.

School will resume on Tuesday, May 29th for grades K-11, with the last day ending at 12:30pm on May 31.

As a reminder, Meinders Library is open the same hours year round. In addition, we continue to host wonderful programs for patrons of all ages all summer long, including our Summer Reading Program, author visits, Tuesday morning story times, weekly Open STEAM and Open Lab days for community youth, as well Tuesday afternoon movies.

Please follow us on Facebook or follow our blog to stay up to date regarding all our happenings.

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Rain or Shine, It’s STEAM Time

Escape the rain by solving STEAMED

Saturday May 19 from 10am to 2pm

STEAMED Escape
All winners will find a prize locked away in the trunks.

Throughout this mini quest, you will solve five puzzles that relate to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Along the way, you will earn clues that will give you access to the final puzzle.

Too challenging? The small trunk has simple locks for our smallest learners.

If puzzle-solving drives you crazy, you can still escape the impending weather with 30 other hands-on activities including paper crafts, robotics, building challenges and more. Designed for the young and the young at heart, our Full STEAM Ahead event has something to offer everyone who is not yet done learning.

Stop by for a few minutes, or stay for the day.

Join us at Meinders Library for a day of fun!

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New to the Children’s Section at Meinders

In preparation for Full STEAM Ahead this Saturday, we have rearranged our children’s section, as well as added a few things to round out your tiny tot’s experience at the library.

new kid space

With our already wonderful collection of picture books, our new STEM toys create an engaging atmosphere for our youngest learners. From Airplane Engineering to Gears, Gears, and more Gears, little hands and little minds will delight in our upgrades.

Stop in this Saturday between 10am and 2pm to check out what we’ve done.

Also, please consider joining us each Tuesday for Story Time at 10:30am. 

Individuals of all ages and interests are encouraged to stop by the library for part or all of our Full STEAM Ahead event during this open house program.

Full Steam Ahead 2018We have over 30 hands on activities for those 1-101. Inspired by the maker space movement and the tinkering opportunities it provides, Meinders Library is thrilled to be able to offer innovative tools, kits, and supplies to all members of our community.

A huge thanks goes to the following for making this 2nd Annual Event happen: Pipestone Area Friends of the Library, Coborn’s, Hank’s Foods, Pepsi, and State Farm agent, Michelle Cheeseman. Thanks to the generosity of these individuals, lunch will be provided.

#OnlyinPipestone!

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3D Printer in Motion

Thanks to our partnership with Pipestone Area Schools and Mr. D, we have a new 3D printer at Meinders Library.

3d printer
Our very first print in action!

Thanks to State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist grant, we also have three library pets. Our tiniest robots are solar powered and are in much need of names. Our frilled lizard, Joanna, responds to her environment through artificial intelligence, though it took the intelligence of PAS students, Lucas Winter and Carson Wipf to build them for us!

Library Pet Robots

Stop in any time during open hours and see our printer in motion as we gear up for Full STEAM Ahead this Saturday.

Visit us on May 19 between 10am and 2pm to put your suggested names into a drawing for our tiny warthog and cricket robots.