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Antique Appraisal at Meinders

10:00am to 1:00pm Saturday, March 24

Appraiser and Antiques Expert, Mark Moran, will be assessing community treasures at Meinders Library this Saturday. While all our slots have been filled, spectators are welcome to drop in or stay for the entire program.

We have some wonderful and intriguing items for Mark to appraise, ranging from wooden golf clubs to a spittoon to an invitation to a president’s inauguration, and everything in between.

Though there has been some concern about the weather on Saturday, the latest report indicates that Mother Nature might give us a pass on her latest storm. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will post cancellation information on our blog and facebook page, as well as contacting the radio and newspaper. Individuals may also call the library for details.

This program is sponsored by the Plum Creek Library System through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage foundation, and the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Meinders

Try your luck at our newest Escape Room.

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During this community event, teams will compete to find the clues, crack the codes, and be the first to unlock Paddy’s treasure.

A $10 burger bar will be available after the second session for participants to commiserate or celebrate as they deem necessary. Dessert complements of Pipestone Area Friends of the Library.

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This event is sponsored by or in partnership with the following: PAFL, Pipestone Country Club, and our State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant. 

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Meinders Library Closed Monday March 5

When it rains, it pours. I just wish it didn’t get so dang slippery this time of year.

Please note that due to the current weather and the closure of Pipestone Area Schools, we are closed today. If the weather continues as predicted, it is highly possible we will open late tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6. 

Per policy, if school is two hours late, Meinders Library will open at 10:00am, with no morning book club. If PAS releases students early, the library closes 30 minutes afterward to allow students to get rides home. When school is cancelled due to inclement weather, the library will also be closed. The exception to this closure sometimes occurs when weather clears or is expected to clear prior to our 10:00am open.

If you are uncertain whether or not we are open, please call before stopping out at 507-825-6714.

To keep up to date on events, happenings, and closures, you can follow this blog or join us on facebook. We also post announcements as possible with the radio and the newspaper.

Thanks and have a safe day!

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Delivery Delayed until Saturday

Due to extenuating circumstances, the Plum Creek Library System delivery to Meinders Library will be delayed by one day this week.

Instead of a Friday drop off, delivery will occur on Saturday, March 3rd.

Postal Truck Outline courtesy of Classroom Clipart.

Depending on when the truck arrives for delivery, it is possible your items will not be available until Monday. Before making a special trip to the library, please call after 1:00pm to see if your hold has been processed yet and is available for pick up.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will process holds as quickly as possible.

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Delivery Delayed Friday 23

Due to the road conditions, delivery to Meinders Library from the Plum Creek Library SystemPostal Truck Outline courtesy of Classroom Clipart. is expected to be delayed by roughly two hours today.

We will process books as quickly as we can once they arrive and anticipate delivery being completed around 3:00.

Thanks for your patience and have safe travels today and tomorrow. 

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Antique Appraisals March 24 at Meinders


Appraiser, Author, Antiques Expert, and Guest Presenter on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, Mark Moran will assess your antiques at Meinders Community Library beginning at 10:00am on Saturday, March 24th.

Please call Meinders Library to schedule your time for Mark to appraise your family treasures. Registration is required and space is limited. One item per each individual. For a list of items Mark will not appraise, stop by or call the library.

This event is free and open to the public. Spectators are welcome.

Additionally, if individuals have items too large or fragile to bring to the library, they can set up a time with Mark to make a home visit. House calls cost $75  per hour with no mileage if within 10 miles of Meinders Library. Home visits must be set up and paid for by the individual and are not part of the program. If interested, contact Mark directly at

This program is made possible by the Plum Creek Library System and is funded with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

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Go for the Gold at PAS!

Love the Olympics?

Check out the creative talents of our community’s kids and learn a thing or two along the way.

Yesterday, I was introduced to two new websites designed to help viewers keep tabs on the Olympics. The best part of all? These cool sites were created by the very cool 6th grade students in Mr. Tinklenberg’s Language Arts classes.

My favorite part is the medal tracker on the bottom of each page.

Block One Language Arts 2018 Winter Olympics website

Block Two Language Arts 2018 Winter Olympics website

Please enjoy the hard work and creative efforts of our talented youth as they venture into the world of writing, reporting, and design.