Library News for the Week of January 22, 2024

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 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!
  • Tuesday, February 6th:  Adulting 101: Reducing Home Energy Bills – presented by Citizens Utility Board (FREE 30 minute energy bill consults – call to reserve your spot!)  Presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – learn ways to reduce your energy bills.
  • Friday, February 9th:  Local Author Adult Book Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 9th:  One Day Only Book Sale!  Check out our Local Author Book Fair and the Book Sale all in the same visit!  Everything is only 25¢!
  • Tuesday, February 13th:  Paul Imholte, “The Stringman”, musician from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 21st:  AARP – “Online Fraud & Cyber Crimes” from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Ecumen Meadows
  • Tuesday, February 27th:  Board Game Night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (ages 18+ please)


Happening at the Adrian Library

  • Tuesday, January 30th – Teen Game Night from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.  We will have games or you can bring your own.  Come ready to have fun and eat snacks!


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:  “First Lie Wins” Ashley Elston, “The Amish Wife” by Gregg Olsen, “Wild and Distant Seas” by Tara Karr Roberts, “Fragile Designs” by Colleen Coble, “The Worst Best Man” by Lucy Score, “The Storm We Made” by Vanessa Chan and “Recipe for a Charmed Life” by Rachel Linden
  • New Audiobook:  “The Edge” by David Baldacci
  • New Books for Children:  “Don’t Trust Cats (Life Lessons from Chip the Dog) by Dev Petty, “Pizza and Taco Wrestling Mania!” by Stephen Shaskan and “Grumpy Monkey: Spring Fever” by Suzanne Lang


Nobles County Art Center:

  • Through February 27th, the library and the Art Center will be offering a collaborative art experience with Dan Wahl, called, “Horse Meditations”.  This will be in the main part of the library and should be a fun, interactive experience for all ages!  Come and relax in the “Meditation Cave” in the Art Center!
  • 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