Posted in Alerts

No Curbside Monday & Tuesday

Due to continued construction at the school, the library will not be open for curbside pickup on Monday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 2nd.

We hope to be open for curbside pickup on Friday, June 5th.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please email us at or call 507-825-6714 and leave us a voicemail.

Posted in Just for Fun

Guess the Librarian Winners Week 6 & 7


Thanks to the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library and a bunch of area businesses, we have gift cards for our Guess the Librarian participants. Every time local participants guess correctly, their name will go into a weekly drawing. We will also be giving away a George Foreman grill at the end of our Guess the Librarian games, so keep guessing!

  • Week Six Winner: Monica Sullivan
  • Week Seven Winner: Diane Scotting

Winners can expect an email within the week with details. Thanks for playing and see you next week for more guessing fun!

Posted in Alerts

Library Services

Library staff will be available to answer calls and emails, and process holds for curbside pickup Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays between 11am and 6pm.

If someone does not answer the phone, please leave a message. Staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

We will update this space as the library is able to offer more services.

Posted in Book Talk, Just for Fun

Guess the Children’s Book Author: Minnesota Edition

MN Kid Lit

There are so many good children’s book authors out there and we’re lucky to have a bunch that live in Minnesota! We’ve created a quiz with some fun facts to help you learn more about these great Minnesota authors. If you need help figuring out the questions, we’ve included links to all of the authors’ websites below. We’ll have the answers and more fun facts about another group of children’s book authors for you next week!

Kate DiCamillo’s novel Because of Winn-Dixie is our state’s first One Book One Minnesota read. You can read it for free, through the end of May on the Biblioboard app on your tablet or mobile device or on a computer at And while you’re on Biblioboard, check out some of the other wonderful titles on there that are always available for free.

Author Websites


Posted in Get Connected, Just for Fun

Images of Spain Virtual Concert

Please enjoy the talents of conductor-composer-guitarist, Kevin Sherwin!

In lieu of a live program last week at Meinders Library, the ever-talented musician created a virtual concert for our community.

Kevin Sherwin, a graduate of Yale University, studied with Tali Roth at the Juilliard School, and subsequently with Christopher Ladd. Mr. Sherwin, during his time at Yale College, served as an apprentice conductor to Mark Bailey. He continues to work with Mr. Bailey on several ongoing projects related to the American Baroque Orchestra, including as a founding member of The Musica Vera Duo.~ from

If you enjoyed this performance, you can listen to more of Kevin’s art-inspired music through the Bruce Museum Digital Series.

Kevin’s music goes well with a mug of morning coffee and good company.

happy listening~ jody

Posted in Just for Fun

Darth Tater’s Escape Room Adventure

Darth Tater 2

A long time ago in a library far, far away, Darth Tater set out to save the universe, bravely fighting his way through a galaxy of puzzles. He continues to fight to this day and needs your help.

Qualified recruits who complete this mission and submit the contact form below will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

Once you have completed the final puzzle, fill out the contact form below. All correct answers submitted by local participants before May 15 will be placed in a drawing for a gift card for a local business.

Gift cards provided by Pipestone Area Friends of the Library. Darth Tater’s adventures brought to you by the stir-crazy staff at Meinders Community Library.