Posted in Get Connected

It’s a Win Win

Share your library love and enter a drawing for a chance to win $100.

Participate in the #MyLibrary promotion on social media.

As National Library Week Honorary Chair Molly Shannon says, “Libraries are places where communities connect—to things like broadband, computers, programs and classes, books, movies, video games, and more.” During National Library Week 2022, we’re asking you to share the connections you’ve made thanks to your library. Did you find a great book? Get access to computers? Attend a great program or storytime? Did you make new friends at the library’s book club?

Tell us by posting to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Use the hashtag #MyLibrary.  We’ll gather all the entries, and one randomly selected winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card.  The promotion starts Sunday, April 3 at noon CT and ends on Saturday, April 9 at noon CT. Don’t forget to tag your library!

If you love your library, say it loud and proud: vocal community support helps libraries secure much-needed funding and reminds hardworking library staff that their efforts are appreciated. Participating in the #MyLibrary promotion is a quick, easy way to help your library thrive!

Official rules (PDF)

Help spread the word about the #MyLibrary promotion by sharing these graphics on social media:
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Posted in Get Connected, Just for Fun

Saturday Kids Programs

We have two upcoming Saturday programs for kids and families at Meinders Community Library!

On Saturday, April 9th at 10:30am, we are having a Kite Making Workshop with the Pipestone County Historical Society. We’ll read a story about kites and then build and fly our own kites.

Join us on Saturday, April 16th at 10:30am for a storytime about Things That Hatch.

Both events are free and open to all.

Posted in Get Connected, Just for Fun

Game On

Games donated by The Spiel Foundation

Meinders Community Library recently received a donation from The Spiel Foundation of five new family-friendly games. The donation also included a documentary about the process of making a board game, great for any burgeoning game designers.

If you would like to test drive one of these new games, our next Games & Grub night is on Thursday, April 7th at 5:30pm. Sign up by calling 507-825-6714 or stopping at Meinders Community Library. We have a bunch of dedicated Scrabblers who attend Games & Grub, but we’re always willing to explore other games if you bring a favorite from home.

April Games & Grub
Posted in Get Connected, Just for Fun

Robots and Resumes

Great kids rocking amazing skills!

We are always excited to showcase the Pipestone Arrowbots robotics team. Today is no exception. If you have time, we highly encourage you to join them in Duluth for their first competition of the season.

Arrowbots 3298 Qualifying Matches

The skills these youth are gaining in robotics are valuable to their futures.

Also valuable is being able to write a solid resume that highlights your personal and professional experience, skills, and accomplishments. At the end of high school, these students will be able to write a fantastic resume.

And so can you. If you’re not quite what a resume is and how to write one,, we invite you to join us at the library on Friday, March 11, for a resume building workshop with local hiring managers.

During the 45 minute seminar, you will learn what managers look for and how you can better showcase your work-related accomplishments. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a one-on-one session with one of the presenters to go over your resume.

Posted in Get Connected, STEAM Room

Look What Blew into the Library

We are consistently amazed at and eternally grateful for the unexpected support we receive from our awesome community.

We were delighted today to be visited by the wonderful staff of Michelle Cheeseman’s State Farm Insurance Agency (for the second time!). Their support and generous donations to Pipestone Area Friends of the Library have been instrumental in creating the Meinders Community Library STEAM Room.

Our maker space was initially funded in its entirety by a $25,000 grant from State Farm. We were able to purchase storage, supplies, and tools to create a space where patrons can come and explore the world of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through hands on activities.

Since its inception in 2018, thousands of students and community members have enjoyed spending time in the STEAM Room or attending related programs that are supported through donations from local organizations, individuals, and PAFL, as well as through grants such as Legacy funding and the Pipestone Area Community Foundation.

This current $1,000 from State Farm was a matching grant, with Michelle Cheeseman’s agency donating $500 and State Farm providing the other $500. These funds will help us continue meeting the needs of our community’s ever-evolving interests in the STEM field.

So many thanks to those who share our vision in making Meinders Community Library a “community hub focused on enriching lives and supporting success.”

You touch so many lives in so many unique ways.

know you are appreciated~ library staff