Library News for the Week of July 24, 2023

Summer Reading Programs for Youth – Worthington

  • The Summer Reading Programs go through the beginning of August. 
  • Please stop by the library or call 507-295-5340 to sign up your kids.
  • Schedule:
    • Tuesday, July 25thTeens (Grades 6-12) – from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, July 26thStory Time (Preschoolers & Kindergartners) – from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday, July 26thNaturalist Program with DNR Tiffany – all ages welcome!
    • Thursday, July 27thGrades 4th and 5th – from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • You are responsible for your own ride to and from the library.
  • For more detailed weekly schedules AND Special Events for all ages, please go to our website


Summer Reading Programs for Youth – Adrian

  • Summer Reading Programs – Wednesdays through August!
  • Story Time – Come listen to stories, sing songs and learn rhymes that spark a love of reading!  No need to register.
    • Every Wednesday in June, July and August
    • From 12:10 – 12:50 p.m.
  • Arts & Activities – There will be a variety of crafts and games for all ages throughout the summer.  Please register by calling 507-483-2541 or e-mail
    • Every Wednesday in June, July and August
    • From 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.
  • Don’t forget to record your reading in your Summer Log!  All events are free and open to the public.
  • For more detailed weekly schedules AND Special Events for all ages, please go to our website


Adult Programs – Worthington

  • Wednesday, August 9thCreative Writing Workshop from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – please register in advance as space is limited!
  • Wednesday, August 16thAARP – Online Fraud & Cyber Crimes at 10:00 a.m. (over Zoom) – please register in advance!


Other Happenings in the Library – Worthington

  • Nobles County Art Center:
    • Art Show:  Creature Feature (by Kelly Henkels)
      • Showing through September 6th.
    • Art Club – if you’re interested in joining the Art Club, we meet the 4th Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
      • There is no cost to join – all are welcome!
    • The Art Center is located in the basement of the Nobles County Library.
      • Hours:  Monday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      • During Farmer’s Market season (June through October), the Art Center will have a booth downtown and will be closing at 3:00 p.m. every Tuesday.
      • Contact information: or 507-372-8245
    • Friends of the Library:
      • Friends of the Library Book Club
        • Monday, July 31st at 6:00 p.m. – we will be discussing the book “The Undocumented Americans” by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio.
        • Please join us in person at the library or on Zoom!  All are welcome.


Did You Know?

Between the Adrian and Worthington libraries, patrons have saved $582,192.06 so far this year by using the libraries!


New at the Library

  • New Books for Adults:  “The Long Ago” by Michael McGarrity, “The Café at Beach End” by RaeAnne Thayne, “The Lucky Shamrock” by Carolyn Brown, “Break of Day” by Colleen Coble and “Business or Pleaseure” by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  • New Large Print Books for Adults:  “Circle of Death” by James Patterson and Brian Sitts and “The Family Remains” by Lisa Jewell
  • New Books for Children:  “Baby-Sitters Little Sister: Karen’s Haircut” by Katy Farina, “Like Lava in My Veins” by Derrick Barnes and “The Red Jacket” by Bob Holt