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Summer Crafting Made Easy at Meinders

Summer brings oodles of reasons to invite friends over for food, fun, and fellowship or to preserve memories of good times past. Thanks to our State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant, we have added items to our STEAM Room that can help make your special moments pop.

Just in time for our third annual Full STEAM Ahead event on May 18, we’ve purchased more tools and tech for our makerspace at the library.


Highlighted today are Cricut cartridges for paper crafting, scrapbooking, and personalized gift making. We tried to pick a broad range of cricut cartridges, but we are always open to more suggestions from our crafty patrons. To date, six of our seventeen cartridges have arrived and are awaiting their first foray into the crafting world.

These will be available for in-house use in our makerspace or for checkout to local patrons. We have a Cricut machine for your die-cut needs, and a Cricut steamer for in-house, fabric creations such as t-shirts, bags, and blankets.

The tools are free to use, while sample supplies of paper, vinyl, and fabric are limited. Patrons will need to purchase their own consumable supplies for projects or crafting sessions.

Our STEAM Room is also available for reservation outside of school hours for individuals working on large projects or groups wishing to dabble with all we have to offer. Educators–both homeschool and public–can also contact us to reserve our makerspace or maker tools to enhance their curriculum and connect their students to the broader world.




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.