Library News for the Week of June 28, 2021

The Nobles County Library (Worthington) will be closed on Saturday, July 3rd AND Monday, July 5th
in observance of Independence Day. 

The Adrian Branch Library will also be closed on Monday, July 5th.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!




**  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 July 2nd.  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:


**  Summer Book Sale – Worthington  **

  • Our Summer Book Sale is coming up soon!  Plan to stop by July 19th – July 24th, during regular business hours on the main level of the library!
  • There usually is a variety of adult fiction books, adult science fiction books, adult non-fiction books, young adult books, paperback books, children’s books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs.
  • Watch for the bag sale at the end of the week!
  • Our book sales are open to the public – not restricted only to library card users.


** Summer Reading Programs – Worthington **

  • 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!


** New at the Library **

  • New Books for Adults:  “The Perfect Murder” by Kat Martin, “Moon Lake” by Joe R. Lansdale, “Survive the Night” by Riley Sager, “Murder at Sunrise Lake” by Christine Feehan and “Stealth Attack” by John Gilstrap
  • New Audiobook:  “The Letter Keeper” by Charles Martin
  • New DVD:  “Vanquish”
  • New Books for Children:  “Kita and the Magic Paint” by Laura Schaumer, “Best Day Ever” by Marilyn Singer and “Clark the Shark and the School Sing” by Bruce Hale
  • Minnesota State Park Passes:  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.
  • Quote:  “Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination.  They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.  Libraries changes lives for the better.”   – Sidney Sheldon