Library News for the Week of July 10, 2023

Summer Reading Programs for Youth – Worthington

  • The Summer Reading Programs go through the beginning of August. 
  • Please stop by the library or call 507-295-5340 to sign up your kids.
  • Schedule:
    • Tuesday, July 11thTeens (Grades 6-12) – from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, July 12thStory Time (Preschool – Kindergarten) – from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday, July 12th:  Butterfly Program – from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – ALL AGES!
    • Thursday, July 13thGrades 4th and 5th – from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • You are responsible for your own ride to and from the library.
  • For more detailed weekly schedules AND Special Events for all ages, please go to our website


Upcoming Special Events for Youth – Adrian & Worthington

  • Wednesday, July 19thClimb Theatre at 10:00 a.m. in Worthington AND 1:30 p.m. in Adrian (at the Elementary School)
  • Thursday, July 20thMovie Night on the Lawn at 9:00 p.m. (Worthington)
  • Wednesday, July 26thNaturalist Program with Tiffany at 1:00 p.m. (Worthington)


Summer Reading Programs for Youth – Adrian

  • Summer Reading Programs – Wednesdays through August!
  • Story Time – Come listen to stories, sing songs and learn rhymes that spark a love of reading!  No need to register.
    • Every Wednesday in June, July and August
    • From 12:10 – 12:50 p.m.
  • Arts & Activities – There will be a variety of crafts and games for all ages throughout the summer.  Please register by calling 507-483-2541 or e-mail
    • Every Wednesday in June, July and August
    • From 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.
  • Don’t forget to record your reading in your Summer Log!  All events are free and open to the public.
  • For more detailed weekly schedules AND Special Events for all ages, please go to our website


Adult Programs – Worthington

  • Wednesday, July 19th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia – learn about the impacts, differences and treatments available.


Other Happenings in the Library – Worthington

  • Nobles County Art Center:
    • Art Show:  Creature Feature (by Kelly Henkels)
      • This show will be up for July and August.
    • Art Club – if you’re interested in joining the Art Club, we meet the 4th Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
      • There is no cost to join – all are welcome!
    • The Art Center is located in the basement of the Nobles County Library.
      • Hours:  Monday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      • During Farmer’s Market season (June through October), the Art Center will have a booth downtown and will be closing at 3:00 p.m. every Tuesday. 
      • Contact information: or 507-372-8245
  • Friends of the Library:
    • Friends of the Library Book Club
    • Monday, July 31st at 6:00 p.m. – we will be discussing the book “The Undocumented Americans” by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio.
    • Please join us in person at the library or on Zoom!  All are welcome.


Did You Know?

  • Don’t forget we have cake pans for your summer birthday parties and events!  We have a large collection to choose from – Dumbo, soccer ball, Bugs Bunny, fire truck, heart, Charlie Brown, Transformers, Tinker Bell, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and many more! 


New at the Library

  • New Books for Adults:  “The First Ladies” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, “Before She Finds Me” by Heather Chavez and “Dead Man’s Wake” by Paul Doiron
  • New Large Print Books for Adults:  “Palazzo” by Danielle Steel, “Earth’s the Right Place for Love” by Elizabeth Berg and “The Sweetheart List” by Jill Shalvis
  • New Books for Children:  “On the Night Before Kindergarten” by Rosemary Wells, “You Go First” by Ariel Bernstein and “How to Count To One” by Caspar Salmon