Library News for the Week of January 2, 2024

Holiday Closing:

  • The Worthington and Adrian libraries will be closed on Saturday, January 13th and Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Winter Reading Program – Adrian & Worthington:

  • The Winter Reading Program has begun and ends March 30th!  Come in to either library branch to sign up and get your punch card.
  • Read twelve books (or audio books/e-books) and bring your punch card back to choose your prize.
  • After you’ve turned in your completed card(s), be sure to fill out a raffle ticket for the grand prize drawing!
  • Must be at least 16 years old to participate.


Happening at the Worthington Library for Adults:

  • Tuesday, January 9th: “Pirates: Predators of the Seas” with Arn Kind from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 16th: Board Game Night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (ages 18+ please)
  • Tuesday, January 23rd: AARP HomeFit Workshop from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. (via Zoom, please register in advance)
  • Monday, January 29th: Friends of the Library Book Club at 6:00 p.m.  We will be discussing the book, “The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell” by Robert Dugoni.  All are welcome!


Happening at the Worthington Library for Youth:

  • After School Programs:
    • Mondays (grades 4-9):  Wii from after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Tuesdays (grades K-5):  Kids Club from after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Wednesdays (toddlers-preschoolers):  Story Time from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesdays (girls grades 5-9):  Just Gurlz from after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Thursdays (grades K-5):  Kids Club from after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • Please call the library at 507-295-5340 to sign your children up.  You are responsible for your own ride to and from the library; please have your children picked up by 5:00 p.m.


New Books Coming Soon:

  • New Books for Adults:  “The Amish Midwife’s Bargain” by Patrice Lewis, “Calling on the Matchmaker” by Jody Hedlund, “The Final Curtain” by Keigo Higashino, “Five Bad Deeds” by Caz Frear and “The Frozen River” by Ariel Lawhon
  • New Large Print Books: “Sleep No More” by Jayne Ann Krentz, “Night Shift” by Robin Cook, “Encore in Death” by J.D. Robb, “The House at the End of the World” by Dean Koontz and “Sugar Plum Poisoned” by Jenn McKinlay
  • New Books for Children:  “The Berenstain Bears’ Extra Special Valentine” by Mike Berenstain, “Dragonboy and the 100 Hearts” by Fabio Napoleoni and “Creep, Leap, Crunch! A Food Chain Story” by Jody Jensen Shaffer


Nobles County Art Center:

  • The library and the Art Center are offering a collaborative art experience with Dan Wahl, called, “Don’t Doubt Your Horses”. This will be in the main part of the library and should be a fun, interactive experience for all ages!  Join us in the Art Center for an opening reception on Sunday, January 7th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Art Club meets the fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. – there is no cost to join and all are welcome!
  • The Art Center is located in the lower level of the Nobles County Library.  Hours are Monday-Friday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Contact us at 507-372-8245 or