Posted in News, Winter Reading Program

Meinders Library Holiday Open House

2018 holiday open house
~treats available while supplies last~

We appreciate the community support we receive and would like to thank you with a little holiday treat.

From 10am to 3:00pm, we invite you to stop by the library and enter a prize drawing. Prizes will be drawn each hour and announced on the blog on Friday.

The first 100 patrons will receive a free beaded bookmark.

Posted in Events and Presentations, Meinders Happenings, Winter Reading Program

Mid-Winter Boredom Busters at Meinders Library

In Need of a No Stress, No Mess Vacation?

Meinders Library is there for you!

2018 Staycation

Additional Info:

  • Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or towel if you have one. If not, we will have several available for use.
  • Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day, though bringing a favorite mug wouldn’t hurt if you plan to partake in the Love it a Latte session.
  • Bring your own lunch or place an order for delivery with other participants.
  • Individuals can choose to remain in the library or can attend the One Act Play subsection competition taking place at the school. Lunch and the $5 entry fee for the play is not included in our otherwise Free StayCation.
  • Both the yoga and massage sessions are taught by certified therapist, Jamie Risner.

To register, stop by the library, give us a call, or email us at

Posted in Early Bird Book Club, Winter Reading Program

Early Bird Book Club

book cover of The Body in the Sleigh

Join the Early Bird Book Club at 8:30am on Tuesday, December 19.

We offer food, fun and great discussions. Call or stop by the library today to reserve your copy of The Body in the Sleigh for the last book club of 2017!

But never fear, the 2018 Winter Reading Program is near. You can sign up at anytime and read your way to prizes between January 1 and March 31.

Posted in Book Reviews, Winter Reading Program

The Pipestone Quest Book Review

The Pipestone Quest

by Don Coldsmith

The pipestone quest

In this novel we follow the young brave Beaver on his quest to find pipestone. Along his journey he learns about responsibility, sacrifice, and ultimately, love. Historical descriptions of this area will be of interest to Pipestone residents, particularly pages 169 forward.

This is a well-written, enjoyable book suitable for young adult and adult readers.

Guest Post by Carol Haubrich~

Carol is participating in the Winter Reading Program and found this novel in our Western Collection while working her way through her BINGO Bookmark.

Posted in Events and Presentations, News, Programs, Winter Reading Program

Read and Relax at Meinders Library

Midwinter R & R

February 4, 2017wrp-bathtub

Pamper yourself with a good book and a series of self-care programs directed at relieving stress and surviving the winter blues. This open house event provides a quick getaway for the time-stressed or a day-long reprieve for those wanting to kick back and catch up on their Winter Reading.

  • 10:00 Doors Open
  • 10:15 Morning Yoga with Jamie Risner: bring a yoga mat or blanket and wear comfy clothes
  • 11:00 Aromatherapy with Emily Hubers
  • 12:00 Live Music with Holly Vandenberg
  • 1:00 Self-Massage for Everyday Life with Jamie Risner

If you plan to stay for the day, pack a book, a blanket and a light lunch. Cucumber water and trail mix will be provided.

While all mini-programs are free and open to the public, presenters may have items available for order or purchase the day of the event.

Register early for a door prize drawing.

Participants are encouraged to sign up at the library ahead of time, though drop-ins are welcome. Registration can be completed via phone at 507-825-6714, via email at or at the circulation counter during open hours.

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Winter Programming Set

Keep the winter doldrums at bay by attending a library event or two. Our winter Pianoprogramming is set and copies of Meinders Happenings are available at the library.

December 13 will usher in a Christmas Baking Exchange. Join the fun and cut down on your baking time. Bring 2 dozen of the same treat and take 2 dozen different goodies home with you. Stop by the library to sign up for the exchange, then bring your baked goods between 5:00 and 7:00pm on Tuesday, December 13.

Holly Vandenberg will play Christmas music from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Participation in the baking exchange is not necessary to enjoy the holiday spirit.

On December 17, we will host an Author Panel with 4 local writers. This will consist of mini presentations by each author on their writing journeys as well as a Q&A on all aspects of publishing, writing and individual projects. Some authors will be selling and signing books, making this an ideal Christmas shopping stop for the bibliophiles in your life.

  • Brenda Donelan, South Dakota author of the University Mystery Series
  • Jeanine Fricke, Lake Benton author of Into the Dark Forest
  • Jody Wacker, Pipestone author of juvenile and YA literature
  • James Zarzana, Marshall author of the Marsco Dissident

And don’t forget to treat yourself to a new book or two. The Pipestone Area Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual book sale December 28-30th. You can fill your bookshelves and reading lists with gently used books for a great price. We are currently accepting donations.

Last but not least, the Winter Reading Program begins on January 1st and runs through March 31st. Last year, Meinders came in 4th. With your help, we can get one step closer to being Plum Creek Reading Champions.