All Pioneerland Library System locations are closed until further notice due to the governors stay at home order. Pioneerland Library System is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. We will keep you informed of any additional changes in our operations as this situation continues.

Please do not return items to the libraries at this time. Due dates for all materials have been extended. You will not incur any fines.

Winter Reading Program Notification

If you completed the 2020 Adult Winter Reading Program and earned a ticket to the State Theatre, please hold on to your ticket!
Arrangements will be made at a future date for you to redeem your ticket.

Thanks to Red and Linda at the State Theatre for all their incredible help! Thanks also to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this generous winter reading prize.


Program Update

All April and May library programs and events will be canceled or indefinitely postponed. Please watch for more details!

For best health practices, our library meeting room will also not be available. If you wish to reschedule or would like us to post an online notice for your group/ members, please email Katy @

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

History Through Song

Although we were not able to bring Bill Jamerson’s “History Through Song” program to our communities in May, we thought we’d do the next best thing! Check out this video generously shared by Bill Jamerson.

For more information about Bill and his CCC program go to:

We hope to schedule Bill again the next time he tours through Minnesota!

PLS Offers Digital Library Cards

Digital Library Cards are now available on OverDrive. Patrons who do not have a PLS library card may check out items on OverDrive. To access the OverDrive, go to: Next, click on sign in on the upper right corner of the page and you will be taken to a welcome page where you can sign up
for a digital library card.

To sign up, patrons should enter their individual cell phone number. If a patron lives in the service area of Pioneerland Library System, the patron will be issued a digital card. This library card will expire 12 months and cannot be renewed. Patrons are then encouraged to get a library card from their local library.

COVID-19 Information Lines:

McLeod County has set up a phone line for citizens to access important daily recordings with information about COVID-19.cThis line will have a recorded message from Public Health employees, updated daily and/or as necessary, with important information about COVID-19.

To access these recordings please call (320) 484-4369.

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State Information Hotline (Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Department of Human Services— education and childcare focused questions) —
651-297-1304 (daily 7 am – 7 pm)

Minnesota Department of Health COVID 19 (medical information) —
1-800-651-3903 (times not definite but may be daily 7 am-7 pm)

Minnesota Department of Human Services Line for Child Care Providers
(8 am – 4:30 pm M-F)

Knitting with Carolyn

Stay Safe MN is the new tagline that can be seen in the news and across advertisements. More and more Minnesotans are finding themselves at home in an effort to keep their communities safe. Your taxes are done, your paperwork is shredded, and now you are looking for something “new” to do.

You’re in luck! Knitting pro and enthusiast Carolyn Ulrich is asking people to pull out their yarn and knitting needles because she has just the project for you! Beginning in April, Carolyn will share detailed instructions on how to knit a bamboo stitch hat. You can make a hat for yourself or make a holiday gift for a friend or a loved one!

Please watch here or the library’s Facebook page to access these instructions.

Happy knitting!

Community Information – Common Cup

Those that are currently registered for the Weekend Backpack Program will be able to pick up food at the CCM office (102 2nd Ave SW) from 11:00-1:30 or pre arranged time.



One Book, One Community Read

Although we cannot be together tomorrow for the One Book, One Community panel discussion, we thought we’d share some online videos that you can enjoy from home!

To learn about the history of the Iditarod check out this video:

To learn more about Author Gary Paulsen, check out these videos:

Thank you again for participating in the One Book, One Community Read. We appreciate all of your support!