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Q Is Not For Quiet

I find it ironic that the emergency designation for our library door is the letter Q. I get that libraries are supposed to be quiet, with the quintessential librarian shushing whispered conversations while looking down on patrons over her horn-rimmed glasses.

Meinders Library is quite different from the libraries of yore.

As a community hub, we are focused on providing vast and varied experiences, a wide array of materials, and quality programming. We quill and play Quiddler, and are sometimes a bit quirky. But we never, ever quibble. We have books on Qi, books that quench your thirst for knowledge, and books that define Qi and quench and quill. 

Paper quilling dates back to the Renaissance and owes its birth to monks and nuns who hand-rolled scraps of gold-trimmed paper leftover from the book binding process to make intricate decor for religious artifacts. This faux filigree saved money and was kept alive by the English elite of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Despite the fact that Q is the least used letter in our alphabet, our library has no qualms about embracing all it has to offer.

We hope you will find your “Q” at the library as well, but if you have trouble locating it, just ask a librarian…we are qualified to help!

happy reading~ jody



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.