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Public Forum Cancelled

The library board’s public forum scheduled for 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 9th at First Lutheran Church has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Anyone who has questions, comments, or concerns can contact the library board by emailing meinders@pas.k12.mn.us or sending a letter to 1401 7th St SW, Pipestone, MN 56164.

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Library Services Update

Starting Monday, June 8th Meinders Community Library patrons can schedule a 20 minute session to browse for materials or use technology. At this time technology use is available only for essential needs.

We continue to provide and encourage curbside pickup.

Here are a few things to note if you are coming out for a scheduled in-house session:

  • Library cards are required if you are checking out materials.
  • Masks are recommended.
  • Due to construction, the library has limited parking and no air conditioning at this time.

Call the library at 507-825-6714 or email us at meinders@pas.k12.mn.us to schedule a time or with any questions.

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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.

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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.

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Library Services Update

To better align with Governor Walz’s Stay Home MN directive, Meinders Community Library will reduce the number of service days per week.

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While we are unable to provide in-house use right now, we are still filling holds that can be picked up curbside. Further, we remain dedicated to printing and copying necessary documents for our patrons as long as it is feasible to do so. You can call the library for information on how to do this.

Beginning Monday, April 13 until May 3 (or extended by executive order), we will answer calls and emails, and process holds for patrons 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.

thanks so much for your patience and cooperation~ jody

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Book Check Out Remains Available

Your safety is important to us. So is your access to materials.

Please read, share, and follow this newest set of guidelines provided to us by our Library Board based on recommendations from the CDC, Governor, and American Library Association.

Meinders Community Library will continue to provide physical materials and necessary services to the best of our ability in the upcoming weeks and months. That said, your safety and the safety of our staff is paramount. By working together and following ever-evolving procedures, we can minimize contact.

As difficult as this is, we appreciate your cooperation.

Until further notice, the library will operate within the following parameters Monday through Friday between the hours of 11am and 6pm. We will not be open on Saturdays.

  • Check in and check out of physical items will continue!
    • Place your Meinders Library items on hold in one of these three ways:
      • Through the online catalog by clicking on the Plum Creek Library System icon on the right, top sidebar or by clicking here
      • By calling library staff at (507) 825-6714
      • Or emailing the library at meinders@pas.k12.mn.us
      • No social media or facebook requests will be filled.
    • At the time your hold is confirmed, we will provide you with pick up instructions.
  • All items must be returned in the outside drop box or media slot to the left of the door. If you have large items to return, please call ahead to make arrangements for drop off.
  • No in-house use or browsing will be allowed with the following exceptions:
    • Necessary computer use and printing by appointment only.
    • STEAM Room use for student projects by appointment only.
    • Reservations for the computer lab for Social Service or School meetings of less than 8 individuals may be granted on a case by case basis. The individuals requesting room use must sanitize the space when each session is complete.
  • Library doors will remain locked.

Please refer to our digital platforms to check out e-books and audio books. You can find information on our Quick Links tab at the top. Also, you can call if you need help trouble shooting.

Remember to wash your hands and stay safe~ jody

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Stay Connected

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, the library will operate on shortened hours.

Until further notice, we will be open from 11am-6pm Monday-Friday with no Saturday service.

All programming is suspended through April 15.

Public use of meeting rooms will be discontinued for any group regardless of size.

Magazines and newspapers will be unavailable for in-house use.

Toys have been removed from the children’s section.

If you are unwell, please follow CDC guidelines and stay home. 

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Services we will continue to provide.

  • Free Drive By Wi-Fi! Seriously, sitting in your car outside the library can net you free, no-contact wi-fi.
  • Basic Check In and Check Outs. Please return your materials to the outdoor drop box. We have the big box for books and the media drop box on the door for your DVDs and CDs.
  • Fine Free Returns. We simply ask that you return your items as soon as you safely can. Extended checkouts are available if needed.
  • Digital Platforms for Electronic Checkouts. Visit our Quick Links page to see what we have available. If you have any questions, please call or email us. You can find our contact information on the contact tab at the top of the page.
  • Prenda Code Club. Keep your students busy during this downtime and ignite a passion for coding through https://app.prendacodeclub.com. With Prenda, it’s easy to teach our future coders the basics of creating apps and designing computer games.
  • Questionnaire Assistance Center for the Census. We will continue to answer questions you may have regarding information on how to fill out your census form.
  • Limited In-House Computer Use. To decrease contact between patrons, we request that computer use be kept to a minimum. As we have removed several computers to maintain distance between users, we may limit use to 30 minutes.
  • Faxing, Scanning, and Copying.

We will update our blog regularly, with the intent to educate and engage our community during this unique and ever-evolving time. If you have any questions, please call or email us.

To receive up-to date information, please subscribe to our blog or follow us on our other social media platforms.

wash your hands, stay safe, and keep reading~ jody

 

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We Are Open

Despite the wind that’s whipping across the country roads, the library is open until 8:00pm. If the weather deteriorates, however, we may run on shortened hours.

Stop back on our blog, check the Kelo closeline, or follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on library closings. You can also call to double check our status before driving out.

Have a safe and warm day.