Winter Book Fundraising Sale!!!!

One last event before I go….Please Join us for our first winter book sale! We have tons of books to choose from, but not a ton of room. New stock will be added daily, so stop in often! This sale is “freewill” donation.  Sale starts 2/28/2020.

Cookies and Coffee Goodbye Event -Tuesday March 3rd & Wednesday March 4th.

The Grand Meadow Board of Trustees and our library staff ask you to join us in wishing our director, Alicia well on her newest journey. We will have cookies, coffee and lemonade. Come in and see her off Tuesday March 3rd 9-6, and Wednesday March 4th 9-5.

Alicia has been our director for 10 years!

Thank you for your service. Good Luck on your new adventure. We will miss you.

Holiday Hours/Closures and Early Closings

The  Grand Meadow Public Library Staff and Board of Trustees would like to wish you a very Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

Remember to stop by and stock up on your favorite format of books and movies and sign up for the Hot Reads for Cold Nights Adult Reading Program!  We have three more months to go, so three more winners to give prizes to!!!!

Please Note Our Holiday Early Closing/Closing Schedule:

Closing Early Dec. 24 and December 31st.  Our hours will be 9am – 1pm both days.   We Will Be Closed Dec. 25th and January 1st.


Don’t Miss Out on Our Wonderfully Easy Adult Reading Program!

HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS!  A fun adult reading program that starts in October 2019 and runs through the end of January 2020. 

What do I have to do to participate?   Well, The Hard Part is… WAIT!  There is NO Hard Part! Sign up at the library ONE TIME for the whole length of the program and do what you are already doing:  READ! 

Oh my gosh, no way, it can’t be that easy, right?  But it is.  Each book you check out at the library is entered into a drawing for a free prize.  So say you check out 3 books, you get three entrees into the drawing that equals = three chances to win. 

When do we draw our winners?  We draw a winner on the last day of each month, and call our winner and tell them to come on down to the library and pick up their awesome prizes!

What are your awesome prizes?  Our winner receives a Hot Reads for Cold Nights Bag filled with the following:  A Coffee mug/cup/travel mug, a vehicle windshield ice scraper, a shirt/sweatshirt, a throw blanket, a coaster and more!

Please stop by and get started reading towards the win!


Meadowfest 2019 FREE Library Events




  • 6/26 (Wednesday) 10am.           Fairy Dwelling Workshop:           Free!  Create a petite little dwelling where fairies will want to be!  Using garden objects, construct a home and furniture of miniature scale for your garden, or just in your home, in this two hour workshop.  All ages welcome. Children under twelve need to register and create with an adult. Parent/child, grandparent grandchild teams, etc. encouraged.  Register per fairy dwelling. All Supplies included. Class is limited to 25 persons/teams.

Sign up at the library in person or call 507-754-5859.

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.”


  • 6/26 (Wednesday) 1pm.             Kid’s Sculpture Workshop.         Free!  Learn the elements of design when creating sculpture and create a sculpture of your own using a variety of materials.  A one-hour class for 20 kids, ages 8 and up.

Sign up at the library in person or call 507-754-5859.

“This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.”


  • 6/27 (Thursday) 10am – 5pm.    Treasure Hunt:                                ALL AGES WELCOME!  FREE!        Join us for our 8th Annual Treasure Hunt that starts and ends at the library.

Three maps of varying difficulty/length of Hunt are found at the library.

This can be done individually or in groups, however you want….Have Fun With It!

Along the route, there is a sidewalk coloring contest, lemonade, and stories on the half hour every hour @ the Meadows Health Care Center @ 210 Grand Ave E, Grand Meadow, MN 55936     Bring your completed map back to the library to claim your free book, sign up for the prize giveaway and grab some booty to snack on!


  • 6/27 (Thursday) 6pm @ GM School Dome Gym.                                    FREE EVENT! Bring a cardboard box and make a car for our Family Fun Night Drive Inn Movie Theater Event. All Supplies to add to your box to transform it into a car will be provided along with popcorn and a drink. We will be showing Ralph Breaks the Internet. All Ages Welcome! Brought to you by The Grand Meadow Public Library and Grand Meadow Community Education.

Located at the GM School   710 4th Ave NE, Grand Meadow, MN 55936

Recommendations for You: Some of My Favorite Reads

“The Day the Crayons Quit” is one of my favorite picture books. I love the illustrations and the letters that the unhappy crayons write to the boy who uses them to color his pictures. This is a fun book to read aloud to the little color crayon wielding folks in your life.

“The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” is written by the same author as the previous book, Drew Daywalt. This is my ALL-TIME-FAVORITE book to read aloud to my ‘under three foot tall/under double digit age’ group of library friends. It is so much fun to use silly voices for the characters and the illustrations are top notch. It makes them laugh, it makes me laugh and we all need a little more laughter in our lives.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is one of my favorite Young Adult series. IF YOU HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE… yourself a HUGE favor. READ THIS SERIES. The movie is one of the most pale representations of a book that I have ever seen. I almost always think the book is better than the movie, but in this case, it is not just that I am biased as a book lover. The book is a wonderfully rich story with so much detail…you simply close your eyes and visualize exactly what Ransom Riggs wanted you to see as he wrote this book.

“The Noticer” is one of those books that will stay with you always and you will probably find your way back to re-read at least once. This story will touch the quiet secret places in your soul…it will inspire hope and leave you with a feel good smile on your face.

“The Tattooist of Auschwitz” will run you through a gamete of emotions. This book reminds the reader of the capacity for cruelty the human race posses for and inflicts on one another. This fact never ceases to amaze me. The other thing that never ceases to amaze me: The propensity of hope to keep rising to the top; no matter the circumstance we find ourselves in. This book does not go into overly graphic detail of the atrocities of the Holocaust, but is a testament to the will to survive and is a love story in a place and time that love of any kind felt extinct. Grab a box a Kleenex, shut off your phone, find a quiet place to read. You are not going to want to put this book down.

“The Art of Racing in the Rain” is another book that was extremely difficult for me to put down. The narrator takes you through the pages of this book visiting funny bits, bitterly sad bits and bits that bolster the spirit. I warn you, dear reader, this is a Kleenex-required book also, for the sad and happy tears you will spill.

“The 5 Greatest Spankings of All Time” took first place in the Short Story Fiction Division of the Texas Association of Authors Book Awards. This is a quick little “must-read” that will have you belly laughing so hard, tears will be running down your cheeks. Re-application of mascara will be a must if you don’t use waterproof… you have been warned. Do not pass this little gem up, you wont regret reading this one.

Miss Alicia and Daisy Mae. Alicia has been the director of the Grand Meadow Public Library since 2010. Daisy Mae is a two and a half year old Australian Cattle Dog who loves to play ball and is loved dearly by her human.