Next Tuesday, June 27th is National Bingo Day! We’re celebrating with Bingo for Books at 2pm. We’ll have books and other fun prizes for all ages. And of course you can always pick up a Summer Reading Bingo card!
Summer Reading is in full swing at Meinders Community Library! We have bingo cards for all ages—from tiny tots to adults—with different genre ideas and fun activities like read a book and enjoy a frozen treat to inspire your reading this summer.
When you pick up your bingo card and as you show us your progress all summer long, you can add stickers to our Stick Together poster and try to predicate what our picture will be when it’s all done! When you get your first bingo, you get an ice cream coupon for either Dairy Queen or Dari King. If you read your way to a black out, you will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a bowling party.
Be sure to stock up on your summer reading materials this week, because Meinders Community Library will be closed on Monday, June 19th in observance of our newest federal holiday, Juneteenth.
Join us on Monday, June 12th at 10:30am for a special storytime with the 2023 Pipestone County Dairy Princesses, Josie and Katelyn. They’ll help us celebrate National Dairy Month with books about dairy cows, milk, ice cream, and more!
Tonight, we have our first Games & Grub of the summer from 5:30-7:30pm. Bring a potluck dish to pass and your friendly competitive spirit!
We also started our Walk & Talk Book Clubs this week. We’re walking at the Pipestone National Monument at 8am on Tuesdays and the Casey Jones Trail on Thursdays at 6am. If you would like to walk and talk with us, let us know by calling 507-825-6714 or emailing email@example.com.
Games & Grub is back for the Summer! Join us on Thursday, June 8th from 5:30-7:30pm. Bring your best potluck dish, a favorite game, and your competitive spirit! This event is free and open to all ages. Let us know if you will be attending by calling the library at 507-825-6714 or with the form below.
Starting next week, we will also have Writer’s Cafe from 6:30-8:00pm on Tuesdays. Bring your current project and enjoy dedicated writing time with other local writers. No need to sign up for Writer’s Cafe, just arrive before the library closes at 7pm.
We’ve discussed the idea of a Walking Book Club for a long time, but this summer we’re going to make it happen. If Walking Book Club sounds like something you might want to join, we have a few questions for you.
- What time of day is best?
- If it’s morning, what is the earliest you’d be willing to start and what time do you need to be done by? Emily and Jody just need to be done by 10am, so they can open the library.
- If you’d prefer evening, what would be a good start time?
- What kind of pace? Are you a brisk walker or looking for a leisurely stroll?
- Is there a day of the week that works best?
- Do you have a preferred walking path or start point?
- How often would you like to walk? Depending on the feedback, we may do multiple walking sessions.
If you’re interested in Walking Book Club, please let us know by May 22nd so we can get the days and times set by the beginning of June.
If you have an idea for another kind of book club or gathering you’d like the library to host, let us know what you’d like and a time that could work! Some suggestions we’ve received are a Midwest Authors Book Club, Classics Book Club, or a Writers/Creatives Cafe for working on projects.
Join us for live music on Monday, May 15th at 6:30pm! Treats provided by the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library.
We had a great National Library Week! Thank you to everyone who participated in our fun and games. We got a lot of fantastic answers. Congratulations to our ten lucky winners:
- Amanda Ehrichs
- Jen Zupp
- Amanda Pankonen
- Kristyn Taber
- Teri Klinsing
- Jodie Minet
- Crystle Dougherty
- Shelly Haack
- Samantha Alleckson
- Trava Olivier
Winners will receive a free book and gift certificate courtesy of the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library. Stop by Meinders Community Library to claim your prize!
Now for some answers to Our Emoji book titles and bad book blurbs were all correctly identified on the blog and Facebook!
- 💨💨💨💨-The Four Winds
- 🌼🌑-Daisy Darker
- 🤫 🤕-The Silent Patient
- 👵🏻👵🏽🔪-Killers of a Certain Age
- 💎👀-The Diamond Eye
- ⛲️🤐-The Fountains of Silence
- 🦊🏞️-Fox Creek
- ❤️🔬-The Love Hypothesis
- 😡🍯-Mad Honey
- 🏃♀️ 🌹 🏃♀️-Run, Rose, Run
- Charlotte’s Web-Kids: Farmer stopped from culling his litter of pigs by a precocious spider.
- The Hunger Games-YA: Girl makes the president mad when she and her fake boyfriend try to eat poisonous berries on TV.
- Pride and Prejudice-Classic: Mother works hard to get her five daughters married and no one properly appreciates her.
- Gone Girl-Mystery: Woman enacts elaborate scheme to frame her husband and then changes her mind.
- And Then There Were None-Classic Mystery: Terrible house party. Everyone dies.
As for the match the librarian to the recent read, no one got it quite right. Emily read When the Angels Left the Old Country. Jody read Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone. Kim read A Murder in Time. And Sally read Firefly Lane.
Today we tried our hand at #ExplainABookPlotBadly. Can you guess the book based on the our terrible plot descriptions? Most of these books have also been adapted as movies. But beware, these blurbs may spoil the plot.
- Kids: Farmer stopped from culling his litter of pigs by a precocious spider.
- YA: Girl makes the president mad when she and her fake boyfriend try to eat poisonous berries on TV.
- Classic: Mother works hard to get her five daughters married and no one properly appreciates her.
- Mystery: Woman enacts elaborate scheme to frame her husband and then changes her mind.
- Classic Mystery: Terrible house party. Everyone dies.
Share your guesses or your own badly explained book plot in the comments or on the blog for a chance to win a prize courtesy of the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library.
Which of the following can you check out at Meinders Community Library?
- Cake Pans
- Early Literacy Backpacks
- None of the Above
- All of the Above
We’re hoping to expand our Library of Things in the near future. What kinds of items would you like to be able to check out from Meinders Community Library? Share your ideas in the comments or on the blog for a chance to win a prize courtesy of the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library.
Can you match each recent read to the librarian? Is it Emily, Jody, Kim or Sally?
- Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson
- A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain
- When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sasha Lamb
- Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
Share your answers or your own favorite recent read in the comments or on the blog for a chance to win a prize courtesy of the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library.