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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!

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Meinders Library Closed through Monday February 15

Due to unforseen circumstances, Meinders Library in Pipestone is closed Thursday, Friday, saturday, and Monday. This includes no after school use, as the library will not be staffed.

Plans are to reopen on Tuesday, February 16, as possible. Items can be renewed online by logging into your PCLS account found on the right sidebar. No late fees will be accrued for overdue materials returned next week after we reopen.

If you have a burning library need or question that cannot wait until Tuesday, the wonderful libraries within our Plum Creek Library System will be happy to assist you as they are able.

We appreciate your patience while we navigate this time. Please stay tuned for updates.

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Meinders Library in Pipestone Closing Early Today

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Thanks to another visit from Mother Nature, the Library will be closing today at noon. We are taking in-house appointments and checking out materials for curbside pickup until 12:00pm today. As our driveway and parking lot can have significant drifting, please call before heading out to make sure the roads are passible and our doors are open.

Since we are in a Blizzard Warning this afternoon through 6pm Friday, January 15, it is possible that Meinders Library will be closed tomorrow as well. For weather-related updates, please check back here, on Facebook, or Twitter.

If you find yourself stuck inside for an extended winter weekend, you can access our digital platforms to engage both you and your young uns during this wintry retreat. Our Plum Creek Library System catalog can be found on our right sidebar, while other digital platforms can be found on our Quick Links tab. Enjoy great books, articles, experiments, and more! All you need is an active PCLS library card, the internet, and a device.

*Lastly, Meinders Community Library will be closed on Monday for MLK Day.

relax and read, or get moving with snowshoes and yoga~ jody