Library News for the Week of August 28, 2023

Upcoming Holiday Closures – Worthington

  • Closed on Saturday, September 2nd and Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day.
  • Closed on Saturday, September 16th for King Turkey Day.


Upcoming Holiday Closure and Saturday Hours – Adrian

  • Closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day.
  • The Adrian library will resume their Saturday hours beginning September 9th.  (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)


Summer Reading Programs for Youth – Adrian

  • Summer Reading Programs – this is the last Wednesday of programs!  (August 30th)
    • Story Time:  12:10 to 12:50 p.m. (no need to register)
    • Arts & Activities:  1:00 to 2:15 p.m. (please register by calling 507-483-2541 or e-mailing
    • September 1st is the last day to turn in your reading logs for prizes!


After School Programs for Youth – Worthington

  • After School Programs begin the week of Monday, September 11th!
  • Please call the library at 507-295-5340 to sign your children up.
    • Mondays (grades 5-9):  Wii from after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Tuesdays (grades K-5):  After School Program from after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Wednesdays (toddlers-preschoolers):  Story Time from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesdays (girls grades 5-9):  Just Gurlz from after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Thursdays (grades K-5):  After School Program from after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • You are responsible for your own ride to and from the library.
  • Please have your children picked up by 5:00 p.m.


Adult Programs – Worthington

  • Tuesday, September 19th – Paint Party with SammyJo Miller from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is required!
  • Wednesday, September 20th – “Prairie Songs:  Sing along with Laura Ingalls Wilder” from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.


Other Happenings in the Library – Worthington

  • Nobles County Art Center:
    • Art Show:  Creature Feature (by Kelly Henkels)
      • Showing through September 6th.
    • Art Club – 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. (Tuesdays: 12 – 3 p.m. through October)
      • Contact information: or 507-372-8245
    • Friends of the Library
      • Book Club:  Monday, August 28th at 6:00 p.m. – we will be discussing the book, “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict.  All are welcome!
      • Farmer’s Market:  Stop by the table and visit with the Friends of the Library!
        • Tuesdays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Pavilion in downtown Worthington.


Did You Know?

  • So far this year, patrons using the Adrian and Worthington libraries have saved $691,424.10!


Coming Soon:

  • New Fiction Books for Adults:  “Masters of Death” by Olivie Blake, “Ravensong” by TJ Klune, “Western Alliances” by Wilton Barnhardt, “Under the Influence” by Noelle Crooks and “Delicate Condition” by Danielle Valentine
  • New Non-Fiction Books for Adults:  “Middle School Superpowers: Raising Resilient Tweens in Turbulent Times” by Phyllis L. Fagell, LCPC and “The New Rules of Menopause: A Mayo Clinic Guide to Perimenopause and Beyond” by Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D., M.B.A.
  • New Books for Children: “Grumpy Monkey: Don’t Be Scared”, “Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears A Boo!”, “When the Elephant Walks”, “That’s Not My…Zebra’s Colors” and “Marshmallow Martians: Earth School”