Library News for the Week of January 19, 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.



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, January 18th:  CLOSED
  • Tuesday, January 19th:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 20th:  Story Time (Preschool & Younger) – from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 21st:  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:  “Shiver” by Allie Reynolds, “The Children’s Blizzard” by Melanie Benjamin, “Till Murder Do Us Part” by James Patterson, “Four Brides” by Debbie Macomber and “Lift Up My Eyes” by Sue Lammers (* Local Author! *)
  • New Books for Children: “There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cactus!” by Lucille Colandro, “Twinkle’s Fairy Pet Day by Katharine Holabird and Sarah Warburton, “A Party to Remember” by Tim Tebow, “A Sled for Gabo” by Emma Otheguy and “Big Rig Rescue!” by Chris Gall
  • New Audio Books:  “Daylight” by David Baldacci, “The Children’s Blizzard” by Melanie Benjamin and “Someone to Watch Over Me” by Ace Atkins
  • Quote:  “Kids lose themselves in books, they find themselves there too.”   – Lewis Keegan

Friends of the Library:

  • Book Club: Monday, January 25th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.  The book being discussed is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.  All are welcome to join!  Contact the library if you’d like to participate.