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It’s Showtime at the Library


The summer reading program is in full swing at Meinders Community Library. This Wednesday June 12th, we have our first special event with ventriloquist James Wedgwood. In honor of our visiting performer here’s a list of books about the performing arts from ventriloquists to the circus to theatrical productions.


  • Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin
  • Ella Sets the Stage by Carmelo D’Amico
  • Elmer and Wilbur by David McKee.
  • If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t! by Elise Parsley
  • Dance! Dance! Underpants! by Bob Shea

Middle Grade Fiction

  • My Seventh Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin
  • Finding Stinko by Michael de Guzman
  • The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
  • Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Night of the Living Dummy by R. L. Stine

Young Adult Fiction

  • The Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker
  • Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta
  • Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
  • Ready to Fall by Marcella Pixley
  • Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberly and Austin Siegemund-Broka

Adult Fiction

  • The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio






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.