Library News for the Week of February 1, 2021

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

 The Adrian Branch Library, 214 Main Avenue, Adrian, is open from
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.




New in the Adult Sci.Fi./Fantasy Section in Worthington:

  • To make your browsing and borrowing experience better, the library is making a number of improvements to the Science Fiction/ Fantasy collection. We’re adding new easy-to-read labels and reorganizing the books not just by author, but also by series. We’re also buying new books to complete series, like Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels saga; and purchasing classics, such as Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy and Terry Brooks’ Sword of Shannara. Come see the numerous trilogies, series, and sagas available for everyone to read!


Winter Reading Program 2021:

  • The Winter Reading Program is underway!  Come in to either library branch (or call if necessary) to sign up and get your punch card.  Read twelve books (or audio books/e-books), bring your completed punch card back by March 31st and choose your prize!  All participants are entered into the grand prize drawing, which will be drawn on April 1st.  To learn more, please visit our website or call the library.  (must be at least 16 to participate)



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Happening with Children’s Programming in Worthington:

  • Please stop by the library or call 507-295-5340 to sign up, as class size is limited.
  • Monday, February 1st:  Just Gurlz (Girls grades 5-9) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 2nd:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 3rd:  Story Time (Preschool & Younger) – from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 4th:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Please visit for all library events.


Guidelines in Adrian and Worthington:

  • Please continue to distance 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:  “Friends Like Us” by Sarah Mackenzie, “Every Waking Hour” by Joanna Schaffhausen, “All That We Carried” by Erin Bartels, “Knock Knock” by Anders Rosllund and “Our Darkest Night” by Jennifer Robson.
  • New Books for Children:  “Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society” by James Kochalka, “Mr. Corbett is in Orbit!” by Dan Gutman, “Just Like That” by Gary D. Schmidt, “The Lion of Mars” by Jennifer L. Holm and “Moose, Goose, and Mouse” by Mordical Gerstein
  • New Audiobook:  “The Forever Girl” by Jill Shalvis
  • New DVDs: “The Secret She Keeps” and “Rocky” (Four-Film Collection)
  • Fun Fact:  In 2020, Worthington’s patron with the most checkouts had checked out 1,640 items!  Adrian’s patron with the most checkouts came in at 405 items.


Friends of the Library:

Book Club:  All are welcome to join our book club discussions!  Contact the library if you’d like to participate in the Zoom call.

  • Monday, February 22nd at 7 p.m.:  The book being discussed is “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennet.
  • Monday, March 29th at 7 p.m.:  The book being discussed is “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.