Posted in Books, News

Library Closed Saturday

Meinders Community Library will be closed on Saturday, December 2nd.

To keep reading over the weekend, download a good book from one of our digital platforms.

You can find the catalog on our Plum Creek Library System website and use your library card to access great books to read or listen to.

Click for audiobooks

Simply click on the OverDrive or RB Digital icons on the left-hand column. If you haven’t already done so, you will need to download the apps on your device and set up an account to access the audiobooks and e-books in our system. Use your library card barcode as your ID# and the last four digits for the pin number.

We are available between now and Friday at 5:00pm to help you set up your device and download some books.

Get eBooks

Our digital library is also a great way to spend travel time this holiday season.

Youth titles are available for all-ages, family entertainment!

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We will be open tomorrow, but…

Due to upgrades, internet services may be spotty or unavailable at times on Wednesday, November 22.

We will be closed on Thursday and Friday, but will reopen on Saturday, November 25, between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

We are also aware that our phone system hasn’t been working well on Saturday mornings. It is possible the upgrade will fix this. If you need to get a hold of us, please send us an email at

Thanks, and have a wonderful, safe, and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Posted in Events and Presentations, News

Cass Gilbert Capitol Program Monday

Meinders Library will be hosting Natalie Heneghan at 6:30pm on Monday, November 20.

The Cass Gilbert Society has been hunting down and rounding up the original furnishings from the Minnesota State Capitol. Of the roughly 1,600 pieces of furniture designed by Cass Gilbert, just over half are known to still exist.

On Monday, Ms. Heneghan will share her experiences tracking down these 100-year-old furnishings–including chairs, desks, and original windows–as well as the stories of these objects from then to now. In addition, she will talk about the pieces that are still at-large in hopes of gleaning tips on where to find more of these valuable furnishings.

To learn more about the Cass Gilbert Society, please click here.

To learn first hand about the art behind the architecture of our State Capitol, please join project manager Natalie Heneghan at the library. 

Posted in News, Programs

We Are Open All Week!

November 7: Meinders Library will be open all day despite the PAS MS/HS Virtual Learning Day to accommodate voting.

November 11: We will also be open on Veteran’s Day.

In fact, we have a program that day with Minnesota journalist and publisher, Adam Wahlberg, from Think Piece Publishing.

how to survive

Mr. Wahlberg will present a publisher’s perspective on the creation of our Community Read book. How to Survive: The Extraordinary Resilience of Ordinary People, is a nonfiction account of everyday people’s struggles to survive the curve balls life throws their way. Written by Minnesota author, Andy Steiner, many of the stories in this compilation come from our native state.

Please join us at 2:00pm on Saturday, November 11, for the culmination of our 2017 Community Read program.

legacy-logo~This program is brought to you by funds from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Foundation, as well as the Pipestone Area Friends of the Library. As such, it is free and open to the public.~


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Mr. Boddy Was In the House!

Clueless: An Escape Room Adventure Challenged the Wits of 156 Community Members

117 tried their hands in the Boddy Mansion, while 39 others solved mini-puzzles in the week prior to our escape room shenanigans.

Each room from the board game “Clue” was represented and filled with clues and puzzles designed to help crack the codes and unlock ten locks.

Sometimes the room won!

Some groups solved the shortened version. Clueless Jr participants unlocked seven locks and didn’t have access to the Library, Conservatory or Great Hall. They all finished in under 35 minutes, figuring out who killed Mr. Boddy, with what and where.

Some PERSEVERED despite the obstacles, unlocking all the locks and solving all the crime stats. Despite clocking in the longest time, The Lost Ones never gave up in their quest.

The Lost Ones

Others were *this close* to tying with the majority, coming in at 64 minutes. Doubling as Mr. Boddy’s body was a favorite activity for some members of Dumbledore’s Army Remixed.

Dumbledore's Army Remixed

63 minutes seemed to be the magic number for the masses.

Not Clueless fought to slide into second place with a cool 61 minutes of crime-solving fun.

Not Clueless

And the winners were…Murder Happens with 51 minutes.

Murder Happens

Lastly, we would be remiss in not thanking our test group of 8th graders who fearlessly took on an untried room to help us find the bugs before going live. Thanks, unsung heroes!