Library News for the Week of August 3, 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:

  • Story Time (Preschool-Kindergarten) – Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • 1st-3rd Grade – Wednesdays from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 4th & 5th Grades – Thursdays from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Teens – Tuesdays from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • 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!
  • Coming up:  Summer Reading Carnival on August 12th from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. for all ages!


Happening at Worthington and Adrian:

  • Per the Governor’s Executive Order, people are required to wear a mask covering in all indoor businesses and public indoor spaces, with some exceptions. (children 5 years old and younger, medical conditions, trouble breathing, etc.)
  • 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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Coming soon:

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:  “Other People’s Pets” by R.L. Maizes, “Out of Time” by David Klass, “Unyielding Hope” by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan, “Choppy Water” by Stuart Woods and “Sucker Punch” by Laurell K. Hamilton

New DVDs: “Just Mercy”, “Jack London and the Call of the Wild”, “Last Full Measure”, “Lego DC Shazam! Magic and Monsers”

Did You Know:  The Nobles County Library (Worthington) has the second largest amount of registered patrons in the Plum Creek district at 5,912 patrons.