Posted in Get Connected

Life Lessons One Egg Bake at a Time

School is out. Life lessons are in.


In the midst of all this chaos, our children are closer than ever. All of a sudden, we have unlimited time to teach life skills that may slip away in the hustle and bustle of daily life.

I hope your day starts off as lovely as mine with coffee, egg bake made by Youngest, and great conversation.

My morning thanks goes to all the employees at Coborn’s, Hank’s Foods, and Dollar General who tirelessly provide fresh food and supplies to our community. Your efforts are tremendously appreciated.

don’t touch your face~ jody

Posted in Get Connected

How to Place a Library Book Hold

Please enjoy our first attempt at better connecting you with your library materials. This tutorial on placing a hold is by no means perfect, but it should get the job done!

If you have any questions on how to place a hold after viewing this, please give us a call or drop us an email.

We will continue to provide content in the upcoming weeks on a variety of topics such as accessing our digital platforms and other library related things.

For your sake, I hope we get this videography down a bit better and the quality of our content improves. If not, just remember, we may be amateur movie makers, but we’re professionals at recommending books!

safe and happy reading~ jody

P.S. The tissue was used to mop up coffee, not my nose. That said, I did wash my hands.

Posted in Get Connected, Just for Fun

Showdown at the Calumet Inn


It’s time for another large scale escape room! Join us for Showdown at the Calumet Inn on Saturday March 14th at 6:30pm. Appetizers will be provided and drinks and other food will be available for purchase. Pre-registration required. Ages 21+

To sign up your team or for more information, stop by Meinders Community Library or call us at 507-825-6714.


Posted in Get Connected, Just for Fun

Arrow Bots Live at the Library

It’s Robotics Season!

Arrowbots 2020
Current Ranking: 12 of 60

The Pipestone robotics team #3298 will be live-streamed from Grand Forks Friday and Saturday at the library. Today’s match times are listed below:

  • Match 10 @ 10:26am Won
  • Match 19 @ 11:37am Won
  • Match 29 @ 1:32pm   Won
  • Match 40 @ 2:58pm
  • Match 49 @ 4:08pm
  • Match 55 @  4:55pm
  • Match 62 @ 5:50pm

Saturday times:

  • Match 71 @ 10:00am
  • Match 89 @ 12:06pm

Stop in to support the Arrow Bots as they meet this year’s challenges and compete against other techies from across the nation. If you can’t join us at Meinders Community Library, follow the link and watch them from work or from home!

Posted in Book Talk, Get Connected

New Storytime Session & Youth Books

Storytime with background color

Starting this Thursday, February 27th, Meinders Community Library will offer an evening storytime at 6:30pm on Thursdays. We will read books, sing songs, and do other fun activities to strengthen early literacy skills. Here are some new books for young readers, from toddlers to teens.


  • I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown & Jason “Rachel” Brown, illustrated by Anoosha Syed
  • My Mighty Journey: a Waterfall’s Story by John Coy, illustrated by Gaylord Schanilec
  • When Sadness Is at Your Door by Eva Eland
  • Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan T. Higgins
  • A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin
  • Fry Bread: a Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
  • Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis
  • What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street? by Felicita Sala
  • Why? by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea, illustrated by Zachariah O’Hora
  • Who Is the Mystery Reader? by Mo Willems

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee
  • Allies by Allen Gratz
  • Best Friends by Shannon Hale
  • Major Impossible by Nathan Hale
  • Notorious by Gordon Korman
  • Thief Knots by Kate Milford
  • Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy
  • Dog Man: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey
  • Bouncing Back by Scott Ostler
  • Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Young Adult Fiction

  • The New David Espinoza by Fred Aceves
  • A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai
  • The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
  • Shadowscent by P. M. Freestone
  • The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
  • Just Breathe by Cammie McGovern
  • One of Us Is Next by Karen McManus
  • The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
  • Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen


  • Beetle Battles: One Scientist’s Journey of Adventure and Discovery by Doug Emlen
  • A Delayed Life: The True Story of the Librarian of Auschwitz by Dita Kraus
  • Give Us the Vote!: Over 200 Years of Fighting for the Ballot by Susan Goldman Rubin