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Welcome to the Meinders Community Library

The original library board convened on March 27, 1900 on the second floor of City Hall. In 1903, notice was received that Andrew Carnegie was providing a grant of $10,000 for a public library building. The new library opened for business on November 11, 1904. In 1975, the public library combined with the school library to better serve the community. The old Carnegie Library was then used as the Pipestone Senior Citizens building. In January 2003, the community/school library moved into its new home in the Pipestone Area School building. Renamed the Meinders Community Library, it offers public reading areas, meeting rooms, more computer access, a coffee bar and easy access to over 27,000 books and many other materials.

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Pipestone Area Friends of the Library

As a Friend, you support the Public Library and:

  • Help children become lifelong readers by supporting young people's programs

  • Help to supply summer reading programs and provide prizes for special contests

  • Host the annual book sale and open houses

  • Offer special exhibits and programs for adults

  • Assist with special events

  • Support acquisition of new printed material and electronic equipment

  • Make new friends

  • Become a member of a group dedicated to supporting and improving the quality of life in our community
Membership Information
Student - $5
Individual - $20
Family - $30
Benefactor - $100
Life - $250
Patron - $500

Contributions are tax deductible.  All dues except patron and lifetime are annual.

Make checks payable to:
PAFL, 1401 7th Street SW, Pipestone, MN 56164


Meinders Community Library
1401 7th Street SW
Pipestone, MN 56164
Phone: 507-825-6714
FAX: 507-562-7374

Library Hours
Monday - Thursday
Friday - Saturday


Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday


Stephanie Hall

Children's Librarian
Heather Peterson

Sally Whittle
Kim Van Hoecke

Irene Kofoed

Library Board
Kyle Caskey - Chair
Jody Wacker - Sec.
Betty Biren
Wendy Claussen
Stacie Wallace
Pat Weets
Evan Schiller - PAFL rep.

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Pipestone Area Schools

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