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Ho Ho Holy Cow That’s a Lot of Books

Not that we are complaining. In fact, we love everything about researching, purchasing, and processing books so much that we wanted to thank Pipestone Area Friends of the Library via a grant from the Pipestone Area Community Foundation for the opportunity to open, catalog, and offer up these boxes and boxes of books to our young patrons.

This three part grant will infuse our juvenile collection with $6,000 worth of books over the next two years.

Here’s how it worked: PAFL wrote a grant to the Pipestone Area Community Foundation for $2,000. Included in the grant was a pledge by both PAFL and Meinders Community Library to each dedicate $2,000 to purchase books for our young readers.

The first allotment was used to subscribe to Junior Library Guild for 2022. This provides the library with a fresh influx of books each month for youth roughly 3-13 years-old. The second donation will continue our subscription service through 2023. The final third was used to bulk purchase books for our junior collection–which rolled in between the holiday weekends.

And that is how we ended up with eight boxes of books all at once. With more still to come!

Thank you so much to our wonderful community organizations like the Pipestone Area Community Foundation and Pipestone Area Friends of the Library who support community literacy. Our patrons will love this treasure trove of new and favorite authors.

if you can read, you can succeed~ 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.