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With a Little Help from Our Friends

Friendship Books

At Meinders Community Library, we’re lucky to have the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library. PAFL supports the library in many different ways: they provide the treats you enjoy when you attend a program, help us put on amazing events like Full STEAM Ahead, and generously contribute to our collection by purchasing the Minnesota Book Award nominees every year and other books, like missing titles in popular series. For more information on PAFL and how to join, click on the PAFL link at the top of the page. In honor of our wonderful Friends group, here’s a list of books featuring great friendships.


  • Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky
  • The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
  • Best Friends in the Universe by Stephanie Watson and LeUyen Pham
  • The Friend Ship by Kat Yeh and Chuck Groenink

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Framed! by James Ponti
  • Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! by Mariko Tamaki
  • Like Magic by Elaine Vickers

Young Adult Fiction

  • Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  • Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston

Adult Fiction

  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
  • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Friend by Sigrid Nunez


  • I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch
  • Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
  • Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer S. Holland
  • Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett



Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.