2022’s Most Popular Titles

The most checked-out items in Pioneerland Library System in 2022:

Adult fiction:

Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger
Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson
The Investigator by John Sandford
Shadows Reel by C.J. Box
One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner
Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Fox Creek by William Kent Krueger
What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline

Adult nonfiction:

If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now by Christopher Ingraham
The Defense Lawyer: The Barry Slotnick Story by James Patterson and Benjamin Wallace
ER Nurses: True Stories from America’s Greatest Unsung Heroes by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann
Killing the Killers: The Secret War Against Terrorists by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Super Easy!: 120 Shortcut Recipes for Dinners, Desserts, and More by Ree Drummond
James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life by James Patterson
Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear
The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family by Ron Howard and Clint Howard
Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher
Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown

Young Adult Fiction:

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
One Piece by Eiichiro Oda
It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Juvenile Fiction:

Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives by Dav Pilkey
Dog Man: Mothering Heights by Dave Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney
Cat Kid Comic Club Vol. 3: On Purpose by Dav Pilkey
Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Dog Man No. 8: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins

Picture Books:

The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems
The Smart Cookie by Jory John, illustrated by Pete Oswald
Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown
What About Worms?! by Mo Willems and Ryan T. Higgins
The Duckling Gets a Cookie?! by Mo Willems
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond
Guess What?! by Mo Willems
I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond

Juvenile Nonfiction:

Guts by Raina Telgemeier
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Star Wars Character Encyclopedia by Simon Beecroft
The LEGO Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination by Daniel Lipkowitz
Amazing Vehicles by Rona Skene
Minecraft Essential Handbook by Stepanie Milton
Minecraft: Guide to Combat by Craig Jelley
Minecraft: Guide to Creative by Thomas McBrien
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2023


Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Paw Patrol: The Movie
Death on the Nile
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Sing 2
The Batman
Jungle Cruise

Curbside Service

Cosmos Library is not currently putting the curbside chair outside the back door, but curbside service will be available indefinitely. Call the library at the number on the sign, 320-440-1012, if you’d like your materials brought outside. Have your library card number ready.

Library staff can hand your bag of library materials to you on the sidewalk or bring it to your vehicle parked in the parking lot behind the library. Let us know where you’d like us to bring it when you call.

Curbside service may be useful if you have mobility issues or a sleeping child in the car, or because of illness.


by Beth Cronk, Meeker County Librarian

Here are some useful facts about the library in a Frequently Asked Questions format. I hope you learn a little something you didn’t know before!

How much does it cost to get a library card?
A library card is free! It’s part of the public services available to you as a resident of Minnesota. Once you have a library card, it’s also free to check out anything in the library collection, both ebooks and physical items. If you had a library card and it’s lost, there is a $3 charge for a replacement card.

How many books are in the Cosmos Public Library?
The Cosmos Library has about 10,000 books. It also has about 1,500 DVDs and about 400 CDs.

What if I want to check out something that the Cosmos Library doesn’t have?
You can request things from other libraries in the Pioneerland Library System, which has a collection of about 620,000 physical items. If Pioneerland doesn’t have something, you can often request it from another library in Minnesota, using the MNLINK catalog. You can search both the Pioneerland and MNLINK catalogs online and request things yourself, or library staff can help you and place those requests.

Does it cost money to order things from other libraries?
No, the service is free to you as part of the interlibrary loan network in place in Minnesota. Our state is outstanding at providing access to library materials! Cosmos Library gets two deliveries of those interlibrary loan materials each week.

How long can I keep a book?
Most books are loaned for four weeks. Some bestsellers are limited to just two weeks while they’re new; you’ll recognize these by the sticker on the spine that says “14 day loan.”

How long can I keep a DVD I’ve checked out?
DVDs are now loaned for two weeks.

Can I check out magazines?

Yes, magazines can be checked out for two weeks.

A book I checked out had a due date coming up soon, but now I found out that it’s not really due for a few more weeks. What happened?

Automatic renewals! This is a brand-new service our library system is offering. If no one has a hold on an item that you have checked out, and you haven’t renewed it before, the library’s computer system will automatically renew it for you once, three days before its due date. If you are signed up for email updates about your account, you’ll be notified by email when those renewals happen and when you have items that will be due soon.

I’m late returning a library item. How much will I be charged?

There is a charge of ten cents per day for late items, although there is a three-day grace period before those start being charged. Materials for children and teens no longer have late fees. If your item is a month overdue, you’ll get a bill for the replacement of that item. If that happens, once you return the item the charge will drop to a $3 late fee (or to $0 for materials from the kids’ section). If an item is damaged or lost, talk to library staff about how you can resolve that charge.

Can I use my library card in other libraries?

Yes, you can. Your Pioneerland library card will work in all libraries in the system. Our system stretches from Graceville to Glencoe and from Canby to Dassel. If you want to use a different library system in Minnesota, you can do that, too. Bring your card to them, and they will help you register as a reciprocal borrower in their system.

If you have more questions, stop in or call the library, and we’ll be happy to answer them.

Fine-Free Youth Materials

We are very excited to announce that juvenile materials in Pioneerland Library System will no longer accrue late fees! This includes books, CDs, and DVDs with call numbers beginning with J, E, B, and YA.


New service for kids: TumbleBooks!

We are so excited to announce that Pioneerland Library System has a subscription to TumbleBooks!


Our library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home! It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE for you to use.

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children.  They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!

There are over 250 animated, talking picture books. The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles.

We hope that you will get the chance to check out the collections with your child!

You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. All you need is an internet connection. There are no downloads: books are streamed right to your device at the click of a button.

Happy Tumbling, everyone!

Digital library cards now available!

Digital library cards now available!  You can sign up on Overdrive/Libby for a temporary digital library card that will allow you to check out our ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. You’ll enter your cell phone number to demonstrate that you live within our regional library system.

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