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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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Night at the Museum
Featuring the talents, passions and creativity of Pipestone Area Youth.
For one evening, we will turn our library into
a museum.  Community members are encouraged
to stop in and see the displays put together
by Pipestone students.  Tours will be
available, as well as refreshments.
Friday, November 20th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Cypress Resume is here!

Cypress Resume

The Plum Creek Library System has acquired Cypress Resume, an online tool that helps you effortlessly create a professional resume in just a few minutes. Its easy-to-use format assures you won’t spend hours trying to perfect your document—all the hard work is done for you. Simply plug in your basic information (as little or as much as you’d like), and Cypress Resume creates a perfectly formatted document to help you land that dream job.

With Cypress Resume, there is no need to compose anything, ever. Simply type basic information about yourself and leave the difficult task of writing concise, descriptive statements detailing your abilities to the resume builder.

Create a fantastic new resume today. Cypress Resume is available at your local public library or online here.

Zinio for Your Library is here!

Zinio is here

The Plum Creek Library System, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand.

Plum Creek patrons now have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on any Internet-enabled device.

Instructions for setting up a Zinio account

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aBooks available now!

Plum Creek eBooks are located here:

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Kindle eBook Guide

List of Compatible Devices

Help for specific devices here


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an eBook to your Kindle

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a book to your Sony Reader Wi-Fi

Please note: eBooks CANNOT be downloaded
to public computers in the library.

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MnKnows – Dig Deeper @ Your Library is the new portal that gives Minnesota students and library patrons one-stop access to five statewide library services: MNLINK, Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM), Minnesota Reflections, AskMN, and the Research Project Calculator.

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 - $25
Family - $40
Business - $100
Patron - $500

Contributions are tax deductible.  All dues except patron 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:  10am-8pm
Tuesday:  7:30am-8pm
Wednesday:  10am-8pm
Thursday:  10am-8pm
Friday:  10am-5pm
Saturday:  10am-5pm
Sunday:  CLOSED

Summer Hours
Monday:  10am-8pm
Tuesday:  10am-8pm
Wednesday:  10am-8pm
Thursday:  10am-8pm
Friday:  10am-5pm
Saturday:  10am-12pm
Sunday:  CLOSED

Jody Wacker

Children's Librarian
Emily Blaeser

Sally Whittle
Kim Van Hoecke
Kristyn Taber

Irene Kofoed
Mary Lue Huntsman

Library Board
Kyle Caskey - Chair
Tami Taubert - School Bd. Rep.
Betty Biren
Stacie Wallace
Pat Weets
Evan Schiller - PAFL rep.

Quick Links

City of Pipestone

Pipestone Area Schools

Pipestone County Star

County of Pipestone

Free Application for
Federal Student Aid

Internal Revenue Service

MN Department of Revenue


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