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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 meinders@pas.k12.mn.us or call 507-825-6714 and leave us a voicemail.

Posted in Just for Fun

Guess the Librarian Winners Week 6 & 7

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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!

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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

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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 https://library.biblioboard.com/module/one-book-one-minnesota. 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 kevinsherwin.com

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

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Darth Tater’s Escape Room Adventure

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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.

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Guess the Librarian Winner Week 5

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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 Five Winner: Danielle Evers

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

Posted in Book Talk, Get Connected

Free YA Audiobooks

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Every summer AudioFile Sync offers free YA audiobooks. From now until the end of July, we can download two new audiobooks every week! Their selections are a  mix of fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary reads, and a variety of genres.

To get started, visit the Audiobook Sync website and enter your email into the registration form. From there, you’ll get instructions on how to access the audiobooks through the Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. You can also sign up for email or text reminders, so you get a notice every week when new titles are available.

This week’s titles are Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson, a contemporary mystery novel, and The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater, a work of true crime nonfiction. These two titles will only be available to download until May 6th, but they will remain in your Sora app once you’ve downloaded them.

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Happy Listening! Emily

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Cozy Up With A Good Read

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Thanks to one of our generous Friends of the Library, we have an influx of cozy mysteries! Here are some of the new titles cozy readers can enjoy. You can put any of these books on hold using Plum Creek’s online catalog, or by calling or emailing the library. If you haven’t put a book on hold online before, you can watch our tutorial to learn how. We’re at the library for curbside pick up service Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 11am-6pm.

  • Pride, Prejudice & Poison by Elizabeth Blake
  • Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs
  • Dying on the Vine by Marla Cooper
  • Coconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • One Little Secret by Cate Holahan
  • Death on the Page by Essie Lang
  • The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan
  • Invitation Only Murder by Leslie Meier
  • Read or Alive by Nora Page
  • Dead on the Vine by Elle Brooke White

-Emily