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Holiday Closure Reminder

In observance of Thanksgiving and in honor of Native American Heritage Day, Meinders Community Library will be closed this Thursday and Friday.

In whatever time you have free over the next few days, I invite you to spend some time exploring the interactive Living Nations, Living Words poetry project spearheaded by Joy Harjo, Indigenous author and first Native U.S. Poet Laureate. Harjo is the 23rd Poet Laureate as well as a celebrated voice in literature–even in our tiny corner of the state.

If you would like to check out a physical book on/by Joy Harjo, the library closes tonight at 6pm, and will be open from 10-2 on Saturday.

Otherwise, please have a safe, thankful, and thoughtful holiday break.

jody~

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Access to Meinders Library Limited

Due to construction, getting to the library might be difficult today. Currently, the only open parking is in the lot to the west of the football field.

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We will be happy to renew your materials for you. Just give us a call or send an email. We will update our parking situation on facebook as the day progresses.

Thanks for your patience.

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Holiday Hours

Meinders Library will be closed July 3rd through July 7th.

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Since our annual cleaning and maintenance fall directly after a holiday, our Fourth of July closure is extended by two days.

Stop by and pick up your reading, listening, and viewing materials by 5:00pm Friday. We will reopen Thursday July 8th.

Need-hands on activities for the little ones? We’ve got STEM Kits just waiting for the right family!

Traveling for hours on end? Audiobooks are a great way to spend windshield time after your favorite radio station starts its second loop.

Can’t think of that perfect dessert? We’ve got tons of new cookbooks and a nice selection of cakepans.

Worried about company? We’ve got you covered with board games and puzzles.

Just stop in and we will help you discover what is missing in your upcoming holiday plans!

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Meinders Library Closed Friday June 11

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All good things need updating. As work continues on the new elementary school, the Pipestone Area Schools campus will be without electricity on Friday–including the library.

Meinders Library will be closed all day Friday, and staff will not have access to the phones or email. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience!

Stop by before close on Thursday to get your weekend reads or utilize our online platforms to satisfy your need for words.

Please share this widely!

Also, we just learned that our annual cleaning and maintenance will take place July 6 & 7. With the 4th of July weekend, the library will be closed Saturday, July 3 through Wednesday July 7. All services will resume July 8.

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Memorial Weekend Closure & Summer Reading

Meinders Community Library will be closed Saturday May 29th through Monday May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday June 1st at 10:00am. We’re here today, Friday May 28th until 5:00pm, so stop by for all your long weekend reading needs!

Next week, we kick off summer programming with our first Pipestone County Popup Storytime on Tuesday, June 1st at 10:30am at Southwest Park. On Thursday June 3rd at 11:00am, we have our first Read with a Ranger session at the library.

The following Monday, June 7th at 6:30pm, Trava Olivier will present Fire, Water, and Old City Hall. This program will be preceded by the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library annual meeting at 6:00pm. Refreshments will be provided by PAFL.

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Masks Still Required in the Library

As we are part of the school campus, we must continue to follow the Safe Learning Plan which involves wearing masks through today. According to the CDC and the Governor’s Office, unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to mask up when indoors.

To read more about it, please click this link to the Governor’s website.

Thanks for doing your part in keeping our community as safe and healthy as possible.

We will keep you updated as more guidance is provided from the district and the state for summer school programs.

Thanks and have a great weekend!