1. Vote #fullSTEAMahead and help us win $25,000. Every one of your votes counts, and right now, we need as a many votes as we can get! This grant will go a long way in helping us increase our programming and offerings to the all of our community members. Four more days=forty more votes.
2. Bring back long overdue or lost library books. Un-returned items cost the library–and therefore the community–money. For the next two weeks, we will waive late fees on long overdue or lost items. Return your items in the drop box or at the circulation desk before school starts. No questions asked. No judgments made. Only appreciation for helping our materials get back home where they belong.
3. Provide us with a valid email address. This quick communication between the library and our patrons helps cut down on late fees for patrons, as you will receive a reminder that items are coming due. It also alerts you of the arrival of items you have placed on hold. In addition, it significantly decreases staff time that is typically spent calling patrons. This makes us more efficient and effective, and allows us extra time for other necessary duties.
4. Follow us on Facebook or follow our blog (www.meinderslibrary.com). This will help you stay connected to Meinders Library and provide you with up-to-date information on programs, new books, activities and events, and potential closings.
Provide community access to tools, education and experiences necessary to ignite new passions and learn new skills. By transforming a dedicated space into a community learning commons that targets Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math for all ages, we can provide individuals in our community with the skills and experiences necessary to better engage in their world.
Thanks to all of our wonderful new friends and escapees. We had a blast watching you crack the codes and solve the mystery of I.M. deRyter’s writing journey. Mugged had a 55% solve rate! Go, teams.
Where’s Walrus? in Action
Teen Trial Run
Also, a huge thanks goes to GrandStay Hotel and Suites, Pipestone, for all the wonderful props to make Meinders Inn and Suites look and feel authentic. Your little touches in setting the stage made our escape room super awesome.
Our Escapees beating the 70 minute mark for the win in Mugged: an Escape Room Adventure
Your Votes can help bring more great programming like this to our area, as we will be able to integrate STEAM into the making and escaping of future escape rooms.
Anyone with 13 or older with a valid email address can vote. Even if you haven’t voted yet, you can still get in on moving the grant forward. If you vote everyday until August 25, you can still provide us with 70 votes. If you shared this with just one person and they voted, we could add 140 more votes to our cause. Two increases our level of support by 210.
We greatly appreciate your support in helping us reach the lives of our community members through a variety of opportunities such as this. Voting for Mienders Library Full STEAM Ahead through State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist program is the single easiest way to financially support the library with a click of the button.
Making the top 200 out of 2,000 causes nationally for our STEAM Room was super exciting.
Watching the support roll in as our friends, families, and community members Vote #fullSTEAMahead for $25,000 is overwhelming. With your help, our maker space will be awesome! Your votes over the next eight days can keep us in the running, with the top 40 causes each winning $25k.
We greatly appreciate how everyone has pulled together for a cause that will benefit the entire community.
An extra thanks goes out to KLOH and Bill Van Hoecke for hosting Meinders Library this morning and letting us share the great news regarding State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist program and our end goals should we receive the $25,000 grant.
As a writer, I appreciate the impact of words. As a reader, I am sometimes more inspired by the lack of words and how much can be said in the space between the lines.
As a librarian, the front pages of our two local papers is awesome, powerful, and terrifying. Please take a moment to appreciate how important it is for our communities to connect to each other, as well as to the outside world. Take a moment to reflect what a world without the freedom of words would mean to you.
Thanks to The Globe and Pipestone County Star for shedding light on our uncensored freedom to read any angle of any issue whether or not we agree with what we see.