Library News for the Week of June 26, 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, June 27th:  Teens (Grades 6-12) – from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, June 28th:  Story Time (Preschool – Kindergarten) – from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday, June 28th:  Grades 1st-3rd – from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, June 29th:  Grades 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


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

  • Tuesday, June 27th from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. – Yoga with Melissa on the library lawn.
  • Tuesday, June 27th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Author/forensic psychologist, Frank Weber.  Frank will answer questions, sign and sell his books, discuss the latest forensic tools and perform a live demonstration of a lie detector test!
    • From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Frank will speak about his latest book.
  • 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:
    • Now Showing:  Annual Area Art Show
      • This show opened on April 2nd and is on display until June 30th.
    • Open House:  Creature Feature (by Kelly Henkels)
      • Sunday, July 9th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
      • Check out the artwork, create your own creatures and enjoy a light snack!
      • All ages welcome. 
    • Art Club
      • This month’s Art Club has been changed to Monday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m.  The theme for June is waterfalls.
      • There is no cost to join – all are welcome!
    • The Art Center is located in the basement of the Nobles County Library.


Did You Know?

  • Did you know…the top five most-circulated adult fiction books so far this year are, “Just the Nicest Couple” by Mary Kubica, “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger, “Maybe Someday” by Colleen Hoover, “Someone Else’s Shoes” by Jojo Moyes and “One Thousand White Women: the Journals of May Dodd” by Jim Fergus.


New at the Library

  • New Books for Adults:  “The Girls of Summer” by Katie Bishop, “All the Sinners Bleed” by S.A. Cosby and “The Bookshop by the Bay” by Pamela Kelley
  • New Large Print Books for Adults:  “The Amish Dilemma” by Jocelyn McClay, “His Forgotten Amish Love” by Rebecca Kertz and “A Friend to Trust” by Lee Tobin McClain
  • New DVDs:  “Jesus Revolution” and “Heartland” (Season 15)
  • New Audiobook:  “Cross Down” by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
  • New Books for Children:  “Peppa Pig and the Day at the Farm”, “Moving the Millers’ Minnie Moore Mine Mansion” and “Where is the Sahara Desert?”