Notice of GMPL Board of Trustees meeting

The Grand Meadow Library Board of Trustees will be meeting April 1 at 5pm via Zoom. The public is notified of this change and is invited to attend the Open Meeting.

Topic: GMPL Library Board of Trustees
Time: Apr 1, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 628 592 374
Password: 139784

Donated and discarded books

The Grand Meadow Library will have donated and discarded books available on the bench under the front overhang. Please bring your own gloves to peruse the bins of books, as gloves will not be provided (we’re running low and can’t get them right now). Also, so we exercise our “social distancing” only one person is allowed under the awning at one time.

If you have a particular genre you’d like to have, please call us and we’ll make certain to have some available.

If you wish to give money, please put the money in the drop box. Any money donated will be used toward carpet cleaning and eventual replacement.

Thank you!


Steam clean carpets? Know anyone who does?

The Grand Meadow Library is using this time of closure to do some cleaning. Steam cleaning carpets is just one way we are cleaning and organizing the library. Please call the library or email. 507-754-5859 or

Thank you

Keep your stick on the ice. Remember, I’m pulling for you. We’re all in this together-the famous Red Green

Free Streaming Concerts

Willy Nelson in concert tonight Live via streaming. “Til Further Notice” concert.
Featuring Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Jewel, Lucinda Williams, Paul Simon & Edie Brickell, Nathaniel Rateliff, Margo Price & Jeremy Ivey, Randy Houser, Lucius, Paul Cauthen, David Ramirez, Nikki Lane, Devon Gilfillian, Early James, Katie Pruitt, Tré Burt, Ian Ferguson, Sunny War, Tami Neilson, Thomas Csorba, AOTR Winner: Ida Mae, Special Guests
Hosted By: Ray Benson

Here is a list of free streaming concerts
March 19: Boredom will get kicked to the curb with the Billboard Live At-Home series, which will launch today with JoJo at 1:00 p.m. EST via Billboard’s Facebook page. Look out for future sessions from Luke Bryan, Josh Groban, Russell Dickerson and many more.

How to add a library to your Libby app

This will help you add an additional library to your Libby app. You will need to have set up your Libby app with an existing library.

  1. When you open your Libby app, tap on the icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  2.  Tap on “Add a Library”
  3. Type in the library you want to add
  4. Tap on the box that has the library you wish to add.
  5. Once you add the library, you will not be able to check anything out until you add a library card. To do that, tap on the icon in the upper right hand corner, again.
  6. Tap on “Add a library card.”
  7. Tap on “I’m visiting from another library”.
  8. Then tap on “Southeastern Libraries Cooperative”
  9. You will then need to type in your library card number, all 13 numbers. Then tap “Sign In”

Electronic media resources

AudioBookCloud: Your Online Audio Library – is an online audio book library collection. A subscription to AudioBookCloud gives unlimited streaming access to the entire collection. No downloads. No software. No holds. No waiting periods. Unlimited access to all the books, all the time.Just click and listen.

ABCMouse: The Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the full curriculum in a carefully designed program of more than 850 lessons in ten levels. As your child completes each lesson, he or she is guided to the next one and is motivated to continue learning by’s Tickets and Rewards System.

ELM: ELM is a collection of research and information databases that Minnesota residents can access at and Minnesota schools or libraries can link to directly at no additional charge.

Ebooks Minnesota: READ LOCAL! Ebooks Minnesota is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state’s independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction.




We will be open today until 5pm

Tuesday Update: The decision has been made to allow patrons to come and get materials today until 5pm. We will be closing at 5pm until further notice.

We apologize for any confusion. As we all know, this situation is very fluid. We are trying to follow MN Department of Education and MN Department of Health guidelines.

Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have questions, please call us 507-754-5859.

Instructions for Libby

You can borrow instantly for free on any device.
Step 1. Download the Libby app from the Playstore
Step 2. Find your library
Step 3. Enter your library card
We want you to continue reading. Call us if you have questions at 507-754-5859


UPDATE: COVID-19 Procedures

WE WILL BE OPEN TUESDAY UNTIL 5. We will need to close after 5pm.

The Grand Meadow Public Library will be closed to the public, but we are still here to serve you.
*Our Wi-fi is now 24/7 and you’re welcome to use it.
*Please return all materials to the drop box. It may remain on your account for up to two weeks to allow any germs on the returned materials to die.
*Fines on all currently checked out materials are waived until April 7th.
*Due dates for currently checked out materials will be April 7th.

Should these procedures change, we will inform you. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We want to meet your needs, while remaining safe.
Should you have any questions, please call us. 507-754-5859