Library news for the Week of June 10, 2024

Holiday Hours at the Libraries:

  • Please note that the Adrian Library and the Nobles County Library in Worthington will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18th and will be closed Wednesday, June 19th, in observance of Juneteenth.


Happening at the Adrian Library:

  • Summer Reading Programs:
    • Teens:
      • Tuesday, June 25th:  Book Club – we’ll discuss “Scythe” by Neal Shusterman
    • Wednesday Afternoon Adventures:
      • Story Time from 12:10 – 12:50 p.m. (no need to register)
      • Crafts and Games from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Please pre-register for this program!)
    • Special Upcoming Event:  Wednesday, June 12th at 1:30 p.m. – Jedi Adventures with Tobi KID at the Adrian Elementary School Commons (no regular programming on this Wednesday)
    • See our website for more details!


Happening at the Worthington Library for Adults:

  • Tuesday, June 11th:  Chair Yoga with Melissa Ahlschlager – join us at Ecumen Meadows – 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. (ages 12+ with an adult and 16+ without)
  • Tuesday, June 25th:  Mosaic Flower Pots with SammyJo Miller – sign up to create your own pot – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (ages 12+ with an adult and 16+ without)
  • Wednesday, July 10th:  Mammal Mania with Tiffany Muellner, Blue Mounds State Park Naturalist – 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (ages 6+ please)


Happening at the Worthington Library for Youth:

  • Summer Reading Programs begin this week! Children must be registered for these programs.
    • Tuesdays:  Teens (grades 6-12) from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday Mornings:  Story Time (ages Preschool – Kindergarten) – 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday afternoons:  1st-3rd Grade – 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursdays:  4th & 5th Grade – 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Upcoming Special Program for All Ages: Wednesday, June 12th at 1:00 p.m. – local children’s author, Daniel Bernstrom, will share his many books with us.  Come join the fun!


New Books Coming Soon:

  • New Books for Adults:  “You Like it Darker” by Stephen King, “Every Summer After” by Carley Fortune, “Truly, Madly, Deeply” by Alexandria Bellefleur, “Savor It” by Tarah DeWitt and “A Wedding in Lake Como” by Jennifer Probst
  • New Large Print Books for Adults:  “Disappearance in Pinecraft” by Lenora Worth and “Falling for Her Best Friend” by Lisa Carter
  • New Books for Children:  “The Serious Goose” by Jimmy Kimmel, “Sandcastles Are Forever” by Ellie Peterson, “The Bicycle” by Patricia McCormick and Mevan Babakar, “May You Love and Be Loved” by Cleo Wade and “The Dog and Pony Show” by Jeff Mack


Nobles County Art Center:

  • Now Showing: 64th Annual Area Art Show is on display until June 28th.  Come view local artist’s work!
  • Art Club meets the fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. – there is no cost to join and all are welcome!  June’s theme: Stars
  • Questions about our summer book art project?  Give us a call and we’ll answer all of your questions!
  • The Art Center is located in the lower level of the Nobles County Library.  Hours are weekdays 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Contact us at 507-372-8245 or