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Library Changes Beginning March 28

Sadly, we are preparing for a quiet library for the first time in nearly 5 years.

closed computersAs part of the Stay At Home Executive Order, we have been directed to close all in-house use while the order is in place. This means we can no longer accommodate any computer services inside the building until April 10 at the earliest. Our hope is to continue printing, faxing, and photocopying essential materials from a distance. This can include business invoices or documents and medical, insurance, or court paperwork. Please call us if you need to access this service.

Thankfully, the Minnesota Department of Education realizes that getting materials into the hands of the public is an essential service and will let us continue with curbside pick ups. How we do so may change slightly from the process we are following now. If it does, we will let you know when we talk with you about your holds.

Just a reminder, we cannot allow the public inside the library to browse the shelves. If you need to place a hold, click here to find a tutorial on how to do so. If you don’t have internet, you can call us and we will work with you to find some books you may like.

Please help us help you in the safest way possible by following the guidelines below:

  • Return all items in the outside drop box (books) and media slot beside the door (DVDs, audio books, magazines). Wash your hands after doing so, as others will have touched the drop box.
  • Do not approach the library for your holds or returns if another individual is at the front of the library. This will maximize your social distance from each other and minimize contact.
  • Do not try to open the outside doors. They are locked and will not open. That said, you are probably not the first person of the day to try to open the door. If you find yourself reaching for it out of habit, wash your hands.
  • Call or email with any questions you have. We will do our best to provide you with the maximum service at the minimum risk to all involved.

Library hours are 11am-6pm Monday through Friday with no in-house use until April 10 or as directed by the MN Department of Education.

keep 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.