Library News for the Week of August 10, 2020

The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Adrian Branch Library, 214 Maine Ave., Adrian, open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.


Happening with children’s programming in Worthington:

  • The Summer Reading Carnival is on Wednesday, August 12th from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. for all ages!
  • August 3-14th – window “I Spy” – this is an outdoor activity for all grades.  Stop by the youth room for your I Spy list and let the search begin!
  • Bingo Scavenger Hunt – this is a weekly outdoor activity for all grades.  On Mondays stop by the youth room for your bingo sheet and see if you can get a bingo or work for a black out!  Spend the week finding the items in your backyard, neighborhood or around town.  Remember to turn in your Bingo sheet for a prize!


Happening at Worthington and Adrian:

  • Please limit yourself to one visit per day, and maintain a distance of six feet from non-family members when inside.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian (except during organized programming activities).
  • We have hand sanitizer near the front door.  We are spot cleaning throughout the day and after hours.
  • Please bring exact change, or the nearest dollar amount, for copies, scans, faxes, etc.
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New at the Library:

New Device:  The Library has a new offering, Mobile Internet Hotspots.  A mobile Internet hotspot uses cellular access to create a WiFi connection, allowing people to connect to the Internet where there is not typically strong, or any, WiFi access. Hotspots can be checked out by any adult library card holder in good standing. They may not be placed on hold, are checked out just one week, and cannot be renewed. This program is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 45.310, Library Services and Technology Act (LS-00-19-0024-19) Grants to States.

New Books:  “Fallout” by Lesley M.M. Blume, “The Night Swim” by Megan Goldin, “Trust No One” by Debra Webb, “Rules of the Road” by Ciara Geraghty and “Lies, Lies, Lies” by Adele Parks

New Audios:  “The Deep, Deep Snow” by Brian Freeman, “A Fool’s Gold Wedding” by Susan Mallery, “The Midwife Murders” by James Patterson & Richard DiLallo and “Deadlock” by Catherine Coulter

Did You Know:  A very long overdue library book was finally returned to its home library, but not until 122 years later!  In 1889, a first edition of Charles Darwin’s “Insectivorous Plants” was checked out of the Camden School of Arts lending library in Australia..  It was found in a book collection of a retired veterinarian and was finally returned in 2011.

(Source:  Reader’s Digest)