Library News for the Week of June 5, 2023

Summer Reading Programs for Youth – Worthington

  • The Summer Reading Programs begin next week and go through the beginning of August.
  • Please stop by the library or call 507-295-5340 to sign up your kids.
    • Schedule:
      • Tuesdays: Teens (grades 6-12) – from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
      • Wednesdays: Story Time (Preschool – Kindergarten) – from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
      • Wednesdays: Grades 1st-3rd – from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
      • Thursdays: 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 – every Wednesday 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 2:00 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


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.
    • Art Club – if you’re interested in joining the Art Club, we meet the 4th Tuesday 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.
    • Friends of the Library:
      • Friends of the Library Book Club
        • The next gathering will be 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.


Did You Know?

  • Did you know…that the Nobles County Library website was totally re-done in 2020?  We have made even MORE improvements since then and update the website daily.  Visit our website to stay up-to-date on all events (adult and children), find materials to read or listen to, see the latest Library News and much more!  Visit and bookmark our website, today!


New at the Library

  • Books for Adults: “The Libyan Diversion” by Joel C. Rosenberg, “Fractal Noise” by Christopher Paolini, “Blue Skies” by T.C. Boyle, “The Old Lion: A Novel of Theodore Roosevelt” by Jeff Shaara, “Wake Up with Purpose!” by Sister Jean with Seth Davis, “The Enchanted Hacienda” by J.C. Cervantes, “Tell-Tale Bones” by Carolyn Haines, “Finding Cinderella” by Colleen Hoover, “Famous for a Living” by Melissa Ferguson, “Between Two Strangers” by Kate White, “The Midnight News” by Jo Baker, “The Lie Maker” by Linwood Barclay, “The Garnett Girls” by Georgina Moore, “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus, “A Line in the Sand” by Kevin Powers, “The Three of Us” by Ore Agbaje-Williams, “Mother’s Instinct” by Barbara Abel, “No Longer Radical: Understanding Mastectomies and Choosing the Breast Cancer Care That’s Right For You” by Dr. Rachel Brem and Dr. Christy Teal, “The Last Secret of the Secret Annex: The Untold Story of Anne Frank, Her Silent Protector, and a Family Betrayal” by Joop Van Wijk-Voskuijl and Jeroen De Bruyn, “The Rules of Dating My Best Friend’s Sister” by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, “Only the Dead” by Jack Carr, “The Bucket List” by Rachel Hanna and “Country Living: Farmhouse Style, Warm and Welcoming Rustic Homes” by Caroline McKenzie
  • Large Print Book for Adults: “The Wedding Planner” by Danielle Steel, “The Golden Doves” by Martha Hall Kelly and “The War Magician” by David Fisher
  • Books for Children: “Clementine Fox and the Great Island Adventure” by Leigh Luna, “Mario’s Big Adventure” by Mary Man-Kong, “The Crayons Go Back to School” by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, “Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream” by Tom Watson, “The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan, “Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti” by Tom Watson, “Angelina Ballerina: Best Big Sister Ever!” by Katharine Holabird, “Summer is For Cousins” by Rajani LaRocca, “No Is All I Know!” by Chris Grabenstein, “The Very Quiet Cricket” by Eric Carle and “Papa’s Home” by David Soman