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The Elves Have Been Busy

Meinders Library isn’t immune to the holiday excitement. In the past week, the library elves have wrapped and delivered 19 boxes to students in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade.

christmas care packages 2019

With the help of 18 enthusiastic educators, the elves distributed 364 bookmarks, pencils, and activity books to students, as well as 475 books to local classrooms, including books in Spanish for our bilingual youth.

While most of the books we dropped off need to be returned to the library, providing a variety of fresh stories for emerging readers is an important step in learning to love the written word. And if there’s one gift librarians can get behind, it’s the love of learning.

We know full well that every reader has different needs, likes, and dislikes. We also know that using your library to test out authors, genres, and reading levels is a win-win for parents, educators, and youth. The books are free, so there is no guilt in trying things out and discovering that a book isn’t for you.

And did I mention free? From books to DVDs to cake pans and STEM backpacks, everything you check out from the library costs you nothing–including your library card.

So, give the gift of literacy this season and help the youth in your life reach their potential. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Stop by the library to get a library card. Just be sure to bring in a photo ID and information with your current address.
  2. Stuff your stockings with library cards (and library related goodies like book marks).
  3. Visit the library to check out books.

Repeat number three as often as your little ones ask to enjoy the gift that keeps on giving.

happy reading~ jody

*fun fact: library elves work year-round!


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.