Posted in Get Connected

Come Tinker With Us

Tinker 2019

There’s still time to sign up for the Tinkers’ Workshop! Kids 8+ (or younger if accompanied by an adult) can make holiday gifts for loved ones. We’ll have holiday stamps for cards and gift tags each day, as well as a variety of other projects like metal stamping, beads, and more. Projects will be available after school until 5pm—drop in and do a craft or stay and tinker the whole time. To register, call us at 507-825-6714, email us at, or stop by the library.

Posted in Get Connected

Library Open, but Caution Recommended

With the holiday weekend upon us, we know how important it is for travelers to have audio books or DVDs for their long distance journeys. We’re also fully aware that magazines are often checked out for visiting relatives, and that home-hosting families like to read in their down-time.

If any of these descriptions fit you, know that the library is open and staff is happy to help you pick out the perfect materials for your holiday festivities.

However, if you choose to visit us today, please use extreme caution.

Despite being shoveled, plowed, and salted, the sidewalks and parking lot are snow-packed and slick. I assume this is the case in most parking lots, so tread carefully while out and about on your daily errands.

Happy and safe holidays~

P.S. The library is closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving, and is open on Saturday from 10am-2pm (as long as the weather cooperates).

Posted in Alerts

Meinders Library Closing at 2:00 Today

Due to the inclement weather, Pipestone Area Schools are closing at 1:30 today.

Meinders Community Library will close 1/2 hour later.

If school is closed tomorrow, the library may be closed or have reduced hours. Follow our blog or Facebook to keep up to date. And if all else fails, please call before heading out here.

You still have time to pick up your reading materials before the holiday weekend.

Posted in Alerts, Meinders Reminders, Uncategorized

Inclement Weather and Holiday Reminders

With the impending storms, it’s a good time to remind you of whether the weather will close us down or not–and how we will let you know when it does.

  • If Pipestone Area Schools close early due to inclement weather, the Library will close 1/2 hour after school lets out. No afternoon or evening activities.
  • The Library will open at 10:00am on the days that school is 2 hours late. No morning activities.
  • If PAS cancels school for the day, Meinders Library may still be open or have shortened hours depending on road/weather conditions.

Closures can be noted on our blog, Facebook page, or any other social media you may follow us at. If in doubt, call the library before heading out.

Often, inclement weather can delay delivery. This week, delivery is scheduled for Tuesday and Saturday. At the moment, both of these days look a little iffy. Again, we will post changes or delays on our blog, Facebook, and other social media. Providing us with your email is the best way to find out when your hold has been processed and is ready for pick up. This can eliminate unnecessary trips to the library.


Thursday, November 28

Friday, November 29

If you need reading materials to tide you over while we are closed, you can hop on one of our digital platforms and download free ebooks or audiobooks. Simply click the quick links tab to enjoy our digital library from your preferred device.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!


Posted in Get Connected, News

Census Taker Information Meeting

Census takers are in high demand. For those interested in becoming a census taker, Meinders Community Library is hosting an information meeting with a census volunteer. Being part of the census team is a paid position.

Census Taker Information Meeting

Wednesday, November 20


During this open house event, you can ask questions about how to become a census taker and get help navigating the application process.

All Individuals Encouraged and Desired

Including, but not limited to: Native Spanish Speakers, Indigenous Individuals, Persons of Color, and Individuals from all Socio-Economic brackets

Computers are available to apply online.

Items needed to become a Census Taker:

  • a social security number
  • access to a vehicle
  • a valid driver’s license
  • males also need confirmation of Selective Service registration (this can be checked online with a social security number)

If you have any questions, stop by the library or call (507) 825-6714.

Posted in Just for Fun

Games & Grub

Soup & Scrabble

Meinders Community Library has been hosting quarterly Soup & Scrabble nights for the past couple years and we’ve received requests to expand the event to include other games. So join us this Friday 11/15 at 5:30pm for the newly dubbed Games & Grub.

The library has a variety of board games and library staff will provide soup and hotdish. Bring a potluck dish and any games you want to share with others. This event is for game players of all ages. To sign up, call us at 507-825-6714, email us at, or stop by the library.

Posted in Alerts

Delivery Schedule Change

Due to Veteran’s Day yesterday, regular Plum Creek Library delivery will arrive at Meinders Community Library on Wednesday, November 13, instead of today.

Postal Truck Outline courtesy of Classroom Clipart.

Holds should be processed and available for pick up after 1:00pm.

Friday’s delivery will occur as always.