Library News for the Week of June 21, 2021

The Nobles County Library, 407 12th Street, Worthington, is open from
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Nobles County Library Adrian Branch, 214 Maine Avenue, Adrian, is open from
12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.



**  Nobles County Library Community Survey  **

  • Please help the Nobles County Library by taking part in a survey to learn how the Library can serve the community – and YOU – better. Your input is very important and highly valued, whether you are a current user of the Library or not. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by end of day on June 25th.  This is part of a broad-based and long-range strategic planning process, with a goal to identify community needs relating to the Library’s services. The survey was created and is overseen independently by Library Strategies Consulting Group, so your individual responses are completely confidential.
  • Thank you so much for helping us plan for the future of the Nobles County Library!

  • Go to the Nobles County Library Website: or our Facebook Page
  • Or the English Community Survey Link:
  • Or the Spanish Community Survey Link:


** Available Now **

  • Minnesota State Park Passes are available!  A free pass may be checked out from Wednesday through Tuesday, perfect for a weekend trip or vacation!  You must be a resident of Nobles County, a Plum Creek Library card is required and it must be picked up in person by an adult.  Make your reservation for a Minnesota State Park Pass today!  Stop by the Worthington or Adrian library, or call for more information.


** Youth Programs – Worthington **

           Summer Reading Programs:

  • Please stop by the library, call 507-295-5340 or e-mail to sign up.
  • Tuesdays:  Teen Summer Reading Program from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:  Story Time (Preschool – Kindergarten) – from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesdays:  Summer Reading Program (Grades 1st – 3rd) – from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays:  Summer Reading Program (Grades 4th – 5th) – from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Earn library dollars this summer for reading!  Every 60 minutes you read or someone reads to you, you will earn one library dollar to spend at the Nobles County Library Store!


** Youth Programs – Adrian **

  • Please stop by the library, call 507-483-2541 or e-mail to sign up.
  • Tuesdays:  Read with Mrs. Shateen One-on-One  (Elementary Age) – from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:  Story Time  (Preschool – 2nd Grade) – from 12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:  Games & Crafts  (Grades 3rd-7th) – from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


** Upcoming Special Programs  **

  • June 28th:  “Mike’s Pint Size Polka:  Music & Magic in Polka Color” – all ages – 1:30 p.m. in Worthington at First Lutheran Church and 6:30 p.m. at the Adrian Library
  • July 26th:  Treasure Villageall ages – 10:00 a.m. at the Adrian Library and 1:00 p.m. in Worthington at the First Lutheran Church
  • Watch our Facebook page and website for updates and future events! 


** Adult Programs – Worthington **

  • June 26th:  Music on the Green – Featuring Kalea Jordan from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • After a year in Nashville, Kalea Appel has returned home!  Her new single “Storyboards” was recently released, come hear her play on the lawn next to the library.  Bring your family, a blanket or chairs and your lunch to enjoy her music on a beautiful summer day!
  • Watch our Facebook page and website for updates and future events!


** New at the Library **

  • New Books for Adults:  “Dream Girl” by Laura Lippman, “Hostage” by Clare Mackintosh, “The Woman They Could Not Silence” by Kate Moore, “The Outlier, The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter” by Kai Bird and “Blush” by Jamie Brenner
  • New Books for Children:  “My America” by Karen Katz, “Scaredy Squirrel In a Nutshell” by Melanie Watt, “Time For School, Little Blue Truck” by Alice Schertle, “Paper Girls” by Brian K. Vaughan and “The Imagination Station, Refugees on the Run” by Chris Brack and Sheila Seifert
  • Quote:  “Libraries are community treasure chests, loaded with a wealth of information available to everyone equally, and the key to that treasure chest is the library card.  I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.”   -Laura Bush


** Friends of the Library **

  • Book Club: All are welcome to join the book club discussions!  Contact the library if you’d like to participate in the Zoom call.
    • Monday, June 28th at 7:00 p.m.:  The book being discussed is “The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton.