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Delivery Delayed and Books for New Years

Due to the weather and the holiday, Meinders Community Library will get delivery on Thursday, January 2nd this week.


As we approach New Years, here’s a list with a different kind of “new” book—ones that have new in the title (or its homophone knew).

  • All Things New by Lynn Austin
  • A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
  • A New Hope by Robin Carr
  • Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land by John Coy
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft
  • News of Our Loved Ones by Abigail DeWitt
  • Eva and the New Owl by Rebecca Elliott
  • A New Friend by Poppy Green
  • Newcomer by Keigo Higashino
  • The World We Knew by Alice Hoffman
  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
  • To Pluto and Beyond: the Amazing Voyage of New Horizons by Elaine Scott
  • The New Girl by Daniel Silva
  • NewsPrints by Ru Xu
  • The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) by Amy Spalding
  • Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf


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Mini Golf at Meinders

Mini Golf

On Monday 12/30 and Tuesday 12/31, patrons will have the opportunity to play mini golf inside Meinders Community Library. Sign up in advance to reserve your tee time or drop-in and use the STEAM Room or play a board game while you wait for the course to open up. To inspire your short game, here are some books featuring golf.

  • Boy Is Back by Meg Cabot
  • Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan
  • The Prodigy by John Feinstein
  • The Million Dollar Putt by Dan Gutman
  • The League by Thatcher Heldring
  • The Dearly Departed by Elinor Lipman
  • Secondhand Slice by Jake Maddox
  • Miracle at St. Augusta by James Patterson



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Unwrap a Good Book

This holiday season, Meinders Community Library has a few ways to help you find your next read.


Families looking for picture books can snag one of our Twelve Books of Christmas bags, which includes at least six seasonal reads. Check out the books, and the bag and other treats are yours to keep.


We’ve wrapped a selection of our Junior books, ranging from fiction to nonfiction to graphic novels. Kids can read the gift tag for a hint, check out the book, and unwrap their surprise. Wrapped books will also be available for adults soon.

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Veterans Day Reads

Happy Veterans Day! Meinders Community Library is open regular hours today. In honor of the holiday, here are some novels featuring veterans.

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Two Roads by Joseph Bruchac
  • The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Snowboard Hero by Jake Maddox
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Young Adult Fiction

  • The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Mosaic by Nina Berkhout
  • Meet Me Here by Bryan Bliss
  • I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
  • Either the Beginning or the End of the World by Terry Farish
  • American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
  • If I Lie by Corrine Jackson
  • Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

Adult Fiction

  • One Good Deed by David Baldacci
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  • Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin
  • Home by Toni Morrison
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  • The Bad Boy Cowboy by Kate Pearce
  • The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie
  • Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward
  • My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren


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New Large Print


Here are some of the new large print titles available at Meinders Community Library.

  • The Homestead by Linda Byler (Dakota Bk 1)
  • Hope on the Plains by Linda Byler (Dakota Bk 2)
  • Home Is Where the Heart Is by Linda Byler (Dakota Bk 3)
  • News of Our Loved Ones by Abigail DeWitt
  • Heart of Eden by Caroline Fyffe (Colorado Hearts Bk 1)
  • True Heart’s Desire by Caroline Fyffe (Colorado Hearts Bk 2)
  • My Hope Next Door by Tammy L. Gray
  • Hearth Song by Lois Greiman
  • Daughters for a Time by Jennifer Handford
  • Her Outlaw Heart by Samantha Harte
  • Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey
  • Ascension of Larks by Rachel Linden
  • A Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure
  • The Highwayman of Tangle by Marcia Lynn McClure
  • The Windswept Flame by Marcia Lynn McClure
  • Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon
  • The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker
  • The Horseman by Tim Pears (West Country Bk 1)
  • The Wanderers by Tim Pears (West Country Bk 2)
  • When Secrets Strike by Marta Perry
  • The Faded Photo by Sarah Price
  • Orange Blossom Days by Patricia Scanlan
  • The Mending by Susan Lantz Simpson
  • Christmas Blessings by Katherine Spencer (Cape Light Bk 18)
  • A Christmas Secret by Katherine Spencer (Cape Light Bk 19)
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Spooky Stories


As Halloween approaches, here are some reading recommendations sure to evoke thrills and chills.

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
  • Bone Jack by Sara Crowe
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
  • The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner
  • The Monstrous Devices by Damian Love
  • Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller
  • The House in Poplar Wood by K. E. Ormsbee
  • City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  • Thornhill by Pam Smy

Young Adult Fiction

  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
  • The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  • Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
  • Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics
  • There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  • Jackaby by William Ritter
  • These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winter
  • Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff

Adult Fiction

  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • Misery by Stephen King
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
  • Old Bones by Preston & Child
  • Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia
  • If We Were Villians by M. L. Rio


  • From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
  • The Witch of Lime Street: Seance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher.
  • Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge
  • Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach



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Minnesota Author Panel

Moving Words

On Monday, October 28th at 6:30pm, Meinders Community Library will host Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota. Check out books by these four Minnesota authors before their visit.

  • Jack El-Hai (Nonfiction)

    • Lost Minnesota: Stories of Vanished Places
    • The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII
    • Upcoming Release 10/22—The Lost Brothers: A Family’s Decades-Long Search

  • Allen Eskens (Mystery)

    • The Life We Bury
    • The Guise of Another
    • The Heavens May Fall
    • The Deep Dark Descending
    • The Shadows We Hide
    • Upcoming Release 11/12—Nothing More Dangerous
  • Shannon Gibney (Young Adult Fiction)

    • See No Color
    • Dream Country
  • Ed Bok Lee (Poetry)

    • Real Karaoke People
    • Whorled
    • Mitochondrial Night