Library News for the Week of February 22, 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 has reached the halfway point! If you haven’t started yet, come in to either library branch (or call if necessary) to sign up and get your punch card.  If you’re off to a good start but aren’t quite finished yet, keep up the good work!  Finish reading 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.  (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 22nd:  Just Gurlz (Girls grades 5-9) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 23rd:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 24th:  Story Time (Preschool & Younger) – from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 25th:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Monday, March 1st:  Wii (Grades 5-9) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 2nd:  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:  “Quiet in Her Bones” by Nalini Singh, “Those Who Are Saved” by Alexis Landau, “Relentless” by Mark Greaney, “The Downstairs Neighbor” by Helen Cooper and “A Fatal Lie” by Charles Todd
  • New Books for Children:  “Ms. Jo-Jo is a Yo-Yo!”, “Pinkalicious:  Happy Birthday!”, “See How They Grow”, “Children’s World Atlas” and “Early One Morning”
  • New DVDs: “Love, Weddings & Other Disasters”, “Greenland”, “Let Him Go”, “In the Key of Love”, “The Little Prince” and “Upside Down Magic”
  • New Audio:  “The Russian” by James Patterson and James O. Born
  • Fun Fact:  Did you know that here are ‘Human Libraries’ around the world?  A Human Library has ‘books’ that are humans; they even come with a book jacket and description.  These ‘books’ are then checked out for twenty minutes so the reader and their ‘book’ can have a one-on-one conversation.  Examples of Human Book topics are alcoholism, autism, homelessness, unemployment, religion, disabilities and much more.


Friends of the Library:

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

  • Monday, March 29th at 7 p.m.:  The book being discussed is “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.