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Come Tinker With Us

Tinker 2019

There’s still time to sign up for the Tinkers’ Workshop! Kids 8+ (or younger if accompanied by an adult) can make holiday gifts for loved ones. We’ll have holiday stamps for cards and gift tags each day, as well as a variety of other projects like metal stamping, beads, and more. Projects will be available after school until 5pm—drop in and do a craft or stay and tinker the whole time. To register, call us at 507-825-6714, email us at, or stop by the library.

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Library Open, but Caution Recommended

With the holiday weekend upon us, we know how important it is for travelers to have audio books or DVDs for their long distance journeys. We’re also fully aware that magazines are often checked out for visiting relatives, and that home-hosting families like to read in their down-time.

If any of these descriptions fit you, know that the library is open and staff is happy to help you pick out the perfect materials for your holiday festivities.

However, if you choose to visit us today, please use extreme caution.

Despite being shoveled, plowed, and salted, the sidewalks and parking lot are snow-packed and slick. I assume this is the case in most parking lots, so tread carefully while out and about on your daily errands.

Happy and safe holidays~

P.S. The library is closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving, and is open on Saturday from 10am-2pm (as long as the weather cooperates).

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Census Taker Information Meeting

Census takers are in high demand. For those interested in becoming a census taker, Meinders Community Library is hosting an information meeting with a census volunteer. Being part of the census team is a paid position.

Census Taker Information Meeting

Wednesday, November 20


During this open house event, you can ask questions about how to become a census taker and get help navigating the application process.

All Individuals Encouraged and Desired

Including, but not limited to: Native Spanish Speakers, Indigenous Individuals, Persons of Color, and Individuals from all Socio-Economic brackets

Computers are available to apply online.

Items needed to become a Census Taker:

  • a social security number
  • access to a vehicle
  • a valid driver’s license
  • males also need confirmation of Selective Service registration (this can be checked online with a social security number)

If you have any questions, stop by the library or call (507) 825-6714.

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PAS School Perception Survey

Dear Community Members,

Right now, you have an opportunity to help shape the future of our schools. An online survey is currently available for community members to share their perceptions of Pipestone Area Schools. Survey information will help inform the next step in the strategic planning process.

Pipestone Area Schools conducts strategic planning; district looking for community input via survey.

Pipestone Area Schools is in the initial stage of developing a strategic plan. The school board is working with the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) to provide guidance and assist with the planning.

The school board is seeking input from school district residents to help in identifying the school district’s strengths and areas for improvement. School district residents can give the school board feedback by completing the “Pipestone Area Schools Strategic Planning Survey.” The information gathered from the survey will be analyzed by the MSBA and used to help identify school district strategic priorities.

Click this link to access the “Perception Survey of Pipestone Area Schools.” The survey is open until 3:00 p.m. on November 8, 2019.

Our students matter, and so does your input~ jody

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Making Connections

Meinders Library is a hopping place this morning. Besides our second graders trying their hands at the escape room and creating awesome artwork in the STEAM Room, a typical Friday morning brings our fifth grade classes together for some socialization, game playing, book reading, and fun.

Today’s project: making connections at our newest Stick Together. This cool project allows participants to match one inch stickers to the labeled box on the giant poster.


Guesses for the emerging picture?

  • A fire
  • A turkey
  • A butterfly

Stop by and add your stickers to help us develope this community project.

Past pictures include an underwater scene and a tiger. Both can be seen decorating the walls of our computer lab and makerspace.

We love collaboration!