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New Storytime Session & Youth Books

Storytime with background color

Starting this Thursday, February 27th, Meinders Community Library will offer an evening storytime at 6:30pm on Thursdays. We will read books, sing songs, and do other fun activities to strengthen early literacy skills. Here are some new books for young readers, from toddlers to teens.


  • I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown & Jason “Rachel” Brown, illustrated by Anoosha Syed
  • My Mighty Journey: a Waterfall’s Story by John Coy, illustrated by Gaylord Schanilec
  • When Sadness Is at Your Door by Eva Eland
  • Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan T. Higgins
  • A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin
  • Fry Bread: a Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
  • Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis
  • What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street? by Felicita Sala
  • Why? by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea, illustrated by Zachariah O’Hora
  • Who Is the Mystery Reader? by Mo Willems

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee
  • Allies by Allen Gratz
  • Best Friends by Shannon Hale
  • Major Impossible by Nathan Hale
  • Notorious by Gordon Korman
  • Thief Knots by Kate Milford
  • Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy
  • Dog Man: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey
  • Bouncing Back by Scott Ostler
  • Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Young Adult Fiction

  • The New David Espinoza by Fred Aceves
  • A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai
  • The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
  • Shadowscent by P. M. Freestone
  • The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
  • Just Breathe by Cammie McGovern
  • One of Us Is Next by Karen McManus
  • The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
  • Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen


  • Beetle Battles: One Scientist’s Journey of Adventure and Discovery by Doug Emlen
  • A Delayed Life: The True Story of the Librarian of Auschwitz by Dita Kraus
  • Give Us the Vote!: Over 200 Years of Fighting for the Ballot by Susan Goldman Rubin



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.