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Inclement Weather Policy Reminder

Before the snow flies, we’d like to post our yearly Inclement Weather reminder so patrons don’t make any unnecessary or unsafe journeys to the library.

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When Pipestone Area Schools start two hours late, Meinders Community Library will open at 10:00am.

When PAS closes early, the library will close 30 minutes later. Please make safe pick up arrangements for your student prior to the first snow storm to avoid confusion and ensure your child is not left stranded.

If PAS is cancelled for the day, Meinders Community Library may also be closed depending on forecast, road conditions, and snow removal. Often, drifting snow on the northeast side of town makes our drive, parking lot, and sidewalks inaccessible.

Severe winter storms or blizzard conditions occurring on Saturdays or during school breaks may also result in library closures. As there are no school announcements during this time, following our blog or Facebook page will provide you with up to date information.

Closings will be posted as possible on the radio, the newspaper website, on our Facebook page, as well as our website. If in doubt, please call ahead.

Here’s hoping for a wonderful year with few snow days!


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.