Library News for the Week of August 31, 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:

  • After-School Programs will be starting the week of Monday, September 14th! Please stop by the library or call 507-295-5340 to sign up, as class size is limited.
    • Just Gurlz (Grades 5 & Up) – Mondays after school until 4:45 p.m. (starts Sept. 28th)
    • Wii Program (Grades 5-9) – Mondays (twice monthly) after school until 4:45 p.m. (starts Sept. 21st)
    • After-School Programs (Grades K-5) – Tuesdays or Thursdays from after school until 4:45 p.m. (starts Sept. 15th/Sept. 17th)
    • Story Time (Preschool & Younger) – Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (starts Sept. 16th)
    • Please visit for all library events.
  • The Nobles County Library would like to thank the following businesses for their support of the Summer Reading Programs:
    • Thank you Fareway for your generous donation.  You helped make our Summer Reading Carnival a huge success!
    • Thank you Brown’s Shoe Fit, The Globe, Carpet Plus, Daily Apple, Panaderia Mi Tierra, Picket Fence, Sterling Drug, The Stag, Threads & Décor, We Care Day Care and Worthington Federal Savings Bank for supporting our Teen Program’s scavenger hunt!
    • Thank you Arby’s, Subway, Jimmy John’s and Pizza Ranch for your generous donations.  You helped make our Teen Auction a huge success!
    • Thank you Nobles County Fair Association for providing a parking area for the Nobles County Library Family Drive-In Movie Night – the families had a great time!


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.
  • Please visit for all library updates.


New at the Library:

New Device:  The Nobles County 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 Plum Creek 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 Online Educational Resources for Kids:  The Nobles County Library now has links on our website,, under the Youth drop down.  These are provided to us by the Plum Creek Library System.  You do need to have a Nobles County Library card to access these.

  • BookFlix by Scholastic – For grades Pre-K to 3.  There are animated, talking storybooks as well as games and other activities.
  • ScienceFlix – For grades 3-9.  There are more than fifty complete scientific units in six areas, videos and articles at different reading levels as well as project and experiment ideas.
  • Watch and Learn Library – For grades Pre-K to 3.  There are more than 200 education videos with real-world footage in English or Spanish.  This helps build knowledge on all topics and expands vocabulary.

New Books:  “Separated, Inside an American Tragedy” by Jacob Soboroff, “Piecing It All Together” by Leslie Gould, “The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea” by Kerrelyn Sparks and “Acceptable Risk” by Lynette Eason

New DVDs:  “Orange is the New Black” (Final Season), “The Gentlemen”, “The Lost Husband”, “Paw Patrol, Dino Rescue”, “Blacklist” (Season 7), “Adventures of Rufus, the Fantastic Pet”, the Etruscan Smile”

Did You Know:  In 2016, the New York Public Library had a total circulation of 22,665,133 items in one year!  This number includes materials of all types, as well as renewals.