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Tee Up For Winter Reading


It’s almost time for the Winter Reading Program to start! Read twelve books from January 1st to March 31st and receive a prize. Any book you read counts, whether you read one you own, listen to an audiobook, or check out an ebook. Sign up at the library desk to pick up your reading log and get started. We also have bingo cards and 2020 calendars with a reading challenge to inspire your winter reading.

If you come to the library to sign up for the Winter Reading Program on Monday 12/30 or Tuesday 12/31, you can also play a round of mini golf!

Mini Golf

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Mini Golf at Meinders

Mini Golf

On Monday 12/30 and Tuesday 12/31, patrons will have the opportunity to play mini golf inside Meinders Community Library. Sign up in advance to reserve your tee time or drop-in and use the STEAM Room or play a board game while you wait for the course to open up. To inspire your short game, here are some books featuring golf.

  • Boy Is Back by Meg Cabot
  • Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan
  • The Prodigy by John Feinstein
  • The Million Dollar Putt by Dan Gutman
  • The League by Thatcher Heldring
  • The Dearly Departed by Elinor Lipman
  • Secondhand Slice by Jake Maddox
  • Miracle at St. Augusta by James Patterson



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Holiday Hours at Meinders Library

With the upcoming holidays, please remember the change in library hours on the following days:

  • December 24 closed all day for Christmas Eve
  • December 25 closed all day for Christmas Day
  • December 31 will close at 5:00pm for New Year’s Eve
  • January 1 closed all day for New Year’s Day
  • January 20 closed all day for Martin Lutheran King, Jr Day

Be good, be safe, and have fun!

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The Elves Have Been Busy

Meinders Library isn’t immune to the holiday excitement. In the past week, the library elves have wrapped and delivered 19 boxes to students in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade.

christmas care packages 2019

With the help of 18 enthusiastic educators, the elves distributed 364 bookmarks, pencils, and activity books to students, as well as 475 books to local classrooms, including books in Spanish for our bilingual youth.

While most of the books we dropped off need to be returned to the library, providing a variety of fresh stories for emerging readers is an important step in learning to love the written word. And if there’s one gift librarians can get behind, it’s the love of learning.

We know full well that every reader has different needs, likes, and dislikes. We also know that using your library to test out authors, genres, and reading levels is a win-win for parents, educators, and youth. The books are free, so there is no guilt in trying things out and discovering that a book isn’t for you.

And did I mention free? From books to DVDs to cake pans and STEM backpacks, everything you check out from the library costs you nothing–including your library card.

So, give the gift of literacy this season and help the youth in your life reach their potential. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Stop by the library to get a library card. Just be sure to bring in a photo ID and information with your current address.
  2. Stuff your stockings with library cards (and library related goodies like book marks).
  3. Visit the library to check out books.

Repeat number three as often as your little ones ask to enjoy the gift that keeps on giving.

happy reading~ jody

*fun fact: library elves work year-round!

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Digital Gifts for the Holidays

If you are thinking about buying a tablet, computer, smart phone, or e-reader for your loved one this holiday season, know that the Plum Creek Library System has several digital platforms available at your fingertips. With a valid PCLS library card and internet, you can access free audio books and e-books.


If the logistics of accessing our digital catalogs is holding you back from giving the perfect gift, know that staff at Meinders Library are fully prepared to help reluctant users of technology. In fact, we are hosting a Digital Devices class shortly after the holidays. During this time, we will help your loved one tap into our vast collection of free books.

With that in mind, don’t let tech stand in the way of buying the gifts you want to give.

happy reading~ jody

Posted in Book Talk

Unwrap a Good Book

This holiday season, Meinders Community Library has a few ways to help you find your next read.


Families looking for picture books can snag one of our Twelve Books of Christmas bags, which includes at least six seasonal reads. Check out the books, and the bag and other treats are yours to keep.


We’ve wrapped a selection of our Junior books, ranging from fiction to nonfiction to graphic novels. Kids can read the gift tag for a hint, check out the book, and unwrap their surprise. Wrapped books will also be available for adults soon.