Library News for the Week of July 17, 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 18thTeens (Grades 6-12) – from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  (downtown scavenger hunt!)
    • Wednesday, July 19thClimb Theatre at 10:00 a.m. – ALL AGES!
    • Wednesday, July 19th:  1st–3rd Grade – from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, July 20thGrades 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

  • 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!
    • Wednesday, July 19th at 1:30 p.m. – join us at the Adrian Elementary Commons!  CLIMB Theatre presents:  The Ant & The Grasshopper
      • This presentation combines the fable’s characters with games and interactive play.  Guests will learn anything is possible when we work together!
      • For all ages!
    • 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)
      • Showing through September 6th.
    • 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?

  • The top five most-circulated adult audiobooks so far this year are:  “No Plan B” by Lee Child and Andrew Child, “The Levee” by William Kent Krueger, “Loyalty” by Lisa Scottoline, “Blue Heaven” by C. J. Box and “A Measure of Mercy” by Lauraine Snelling


New at the Library

  • New Books for Adults:  “Summer Roommates” by Holly Chamberlin, “Little Monsters” by Adrienne Brodeur and “The Last Sinner” by Lisa Jackson
  • New Large Print Books for Adults:  “Kidnapped in the Woods” by Deena Alexander and “The First Ladies” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
  • New Books for Children:  “Pinkalicious and the Pinkamazing Little Library” by Victoria Kann, “My Weird School: Dorks in New York!” by Jim Paillot and “Dirt and Busy: Beetle Mania” by Megan Litwin
  • New DVDs:  “Are You There God?  It’s Me, Margaret.” and “Scream”