Library News For the Week of December 21, 2020

The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

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

The Nobles County Library in Worthington and the Adrian Branch Library will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 24th and will be closed on Friday, December 25th in observance of Christmas.


Special Upcoming Event:

  • New Year’s Eve Party – it’s time to ring in the New Year for grades K-5!  Please pre-register for a party time by Monday, December 28th
  • Party times:
    • Tuesday, December 29th:  10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  OR 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Wednesday, December 30th:  1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Happening with Children’s Programming in Worthington:

  • We have moved some of the children’s books to improve your browsing experience; including a larger display section that highlights new or seasonal books.  There are Christmas books on display now!
  • Please stop by the library or call 507-295-5340 to sign up, as class size is limited.
  • Monday, December 21st:  Just Gurlz (Girls grades 5-9)  – after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 22nd:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 23rd:  Story Time (Preschool & Younger) – from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 24th:  closing at 3:00 p.m. – no program
  • Please visit for all library events.

Guidelines in Adrian and Worthington:

  • Please maintain a distance of six feet from non-family members when inside and wear a mask if you are able.
  • We have hand sanitizer near the front door.  We are spot cleaning throughout the day and after hours.
  • In Worthington, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. children under 16 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian (except during organized activities).
  • Please bring exact change, or the nearest dollar amount, for copies, scans, faxes, etc.  We cannot accept large bills.
  • Please visit for all library updates.

New at the Library:

  • New Books for Adults:  “Bloodline” by Jess Lourey, “What Color is Your Parachute?” by Richard N. Bolles with Katharine Brooks, “Joe Biden; The Life, The Run and What Matters Now” by Evan Osnos, “The Last of the Moon Girls” by Barbara Davis and “The Daydream Cabin” by Carolyn Brown
  • New Books for Children:  “Luna’s Yum Yum Dim Sum” by Natasha Yim and “Good Dog; Home is Where the Heart Is” by Cam Higgins
  • New DVD:  “Unhinged”
  • Quote:  “The library lets you borrow the beauty and keep the knowledge.”  -Unknown

Friends of the Library:

  • Book Club:  Monday, December 28th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.  The book being discussed is “The Guise of Another” by Allen Eskens.  Contact the library if you’d like to participate.