Library News for the Week of March 20, 2023

Winter Reading Program – Adrian & Worthington

  • The Winter Reading Program is done next week!  Please turn in your completed cards by Friday, March 31st.
  • After you’ve turned in your completed card(s), be sure to fill out a raffle ticket for the Grand Prize Drawing!  There will be a Grand Prize Drawing for these three categories:  Men, Women & Teen.


Youth Programs – Worthington

  • Please stop by the library or call 507-295-5340 to sign up your children. 
    • Monday, March 20th:  Wii (Grades 5-9) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Tuesday, March 21st:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Wednesday, March 22nd:  Story Time (Toddlers – Preschoolers) – from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
      Just Gurlz (Girls Grades 5-9) after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 23rd:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Monday, March 27th:  Wii (Grades 5-9) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Tuesday, March 28th:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • You are responsible for your own ride to and from the library. 
  • Please visit for all library events.


Adult Programs – Worthington

  • Every Monday through May 22nd from 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game – please call or stop in to register!
  • Wednesday, March 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Springo (bingo)
  • Friday, April 14th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. – Skally Line
  • Wednesday, April 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Mary Yungeberg
  • Saturday, April 29th from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Door Hanger Craft – must pre-register, there is limited space!


Nobles County Art Center – Worthington 

  • Now Showing: The Worthington High School Student Art Show.  Hours are 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. weekdays, Tuesdays 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Attention!  Seeking artists to enter in the Annual Area Art Show!
    • This is open to anyone who lives in or within 100 miles of Worthington.
    • Please e-mail the Art Center at or stop in the Art Center to get a form to enter!
    • If interested, contact the Art Center SOON!
  • Art Club – if you’re interested in joining the Art Club, we meet the 4th Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
    • The next Art Club theme is Folded Paper and we will also do some Gelli Printing!  Join us on Tuesday, March 28th at 5:30 p.m. – all are welcome!
  • The Art Center is located in the basement of the Nobles County Library.


Friends of the Library Book Club – Worthington 

  • Friends of the Library Book Club
    • Monday, March 27th at 6:00 p.m. – we will be discussing the book “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus.
    • Looking ahead, April’s book selection is “The Seed Keeper” by Diane Wilson.
    • Please join us in person at the library or on Zoom!  All are welcome.


New at the Library

  • New Books for Adults: “The Keeper of Stories” by Sally Page, “Massacre in Minnesota: The Dakota War of 1862, the Most Violent Ethnic Conflict in American History” by Gary Clayton Anderson, “The Librarian of Crooked Lane” by C.J. Archer, “Buried Secrets: Looking for Frank and Ida” by Anne Hanson, “Nantucket Homes” by Pamela Kelley and “My Name is Ona Judge” by Suzette D. Harrison
  • New Large Print Books:  “Bound by a Secret” by Jolene Navarro and “Encore in Death” by J.D. Robb
  • New Books in Spanish for Adults:  “Cuando los deseos se hacen realidad” by Nicholas Sparks and “Vuela lejos” by Kristin Hannah
  • New Books for Children:  “Everybody Says Meow” by Constance Lombardo, “The Very Sleepy Sloth” by Andrew Murray, “Don’t Count Your Chicks” by Ingri & Edgar Parin D’aulaire, “Finding Family: The Duckling Raised by Loons” by Laura Purdie Salas, “Grumpy Money: The Egg-Sitter” by Suzanne Lang, “Ada Lovelace and the Start of Computers” by Jordi Bayarri, “The Puppy Place – Where Every Puppy Finds a Home: Barkeley” by Ellen Miles and “Mermaid Days: A New Friend” by Kyla Kukoff
  • New Audiobooks:  “The Levee” by William Kent Krueger and “Storm Watch” by C.J. Box