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Escape to the Lake

Lake Books

Tonight at 6:30pm, Meinders Community Library hosts photographer Doug Ohman, who will take us on a visual tour of some of Minnesota’s best cabins and lake homes. If Ohman’s photos have you yearning for summer days spent lazing by the lake, we have a list of books that you can live through vicariously until Minnesota’s weather cooperates.

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Bird Moon Lake by Kevin Henkes
  • Secret at Mystic Lake by Caroline Keene
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Young Adult Fiction

  • The Last Thing You Said by Sara Biren
  • Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
  • The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan
  • Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Adult Fiction

  • Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Murder at Spirit Falls by Barbra Deese
  • On Tall Pine Lake by Dorothy Garlock
  • Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger
  • Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
  • The Silence of the Loons, short story anthology by Minnesota Crime Wave
  • The Lake House by Kate Morton
  • Starlight on Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs


  • North Shore by Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer
  • Too Hot, Went to Lake by Peg Meier
  • The Voyageur’s Highway by Grace Lee Nute
  • Minnesota: Land of Lakes and Innovation by Nood Wharton Reynolds




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.