Library News for the Week of November 15, 2021

The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., 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 Adrian Branch Library, 214 Maine Ave., Adrian, is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.


Special Upcoming Hour Changes:

Thursday, November 18thThe Nobles County Library (Worthington) will be closing at 5:30 p.m. due to our Star Party at Minnesota West.

Wednesday, November 24thAdrian & Worthington libraries will be closing at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 25th, Friday, November 26th and Saturday, November 27thAdrian & Worthington libraries will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.



**  Winter Skies Star Party  **

  • Thursday, November 18th:  Winter Skies Star Party – with Mike Lynch and Paul Seifert
    • 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Minnesota West Community and Technical College, NW corner of the parking lot next to the observatory (1450 College Way, Worthington)
    • Please register by calling the library at 507-295-5340 or e-mailing
  • Watch our Facebook page and website for updates and future events!


**  New Library Hours at the Worthington Library  **

  • Beginning Monday, November 22, 2021 – the Nobles County Library in Worthington will close at 7:00 p.m.
    • Hours will be:  Monday – Thursday:  9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed Sundays and Holidays


**  After-School Programs – Worthington  **

  • Please stop by the library or call 507-295-5340 to sign up your children.
    • Monday, November 15th:  Wii U (Grades 5-9) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Tuesday, November 16th:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Wednesday, November 17th:  Story Time (Toddlers – Preschoolers) – from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • Thursday, November 18th:  After-School Program (Grades K-5) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Monday, November 22nd:  Just Gurlz (Girls Grades 5-9) – after school until 4:45 p.m.
    • Tuesday, November 23rd:  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 have your children picked up by 5:00 p.m. 
  • Please visit for all library events.


**  Screen-Free Saturdays in Adrian  **

  • Every Saturday from October 9th – May 21st(excluding holiday weekends)
    • For students Kindergarten through 8th Get out of the house and come play games from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the library!  Bring your favorite board game or play one of ours.


**  Science Fiction/Fantasy Monthly Book Club – Worthington  **

  • Calling all Science Fiction and Fantasy Readers!  Join us the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the library.
    • We’ll discuss how each of our books connects to the theme of the month and what we liked/disliked about the book.
  • Please call 507-295-5340 or e-mail to sign up.


**  Scholastic Online  **

  • These electronic resources from Scholastic are available 24 hours a day on the Nobles County Library website, under Research>Digital Libraries.  You can access these anywhere; all you need is your library card.  These are easy to navigate and are very user-friendly.
    • BookFlix: For grades Pre-K to 3.  Animated, talking storybooks as well as games and other activities.
    • TrueFlix: For grades 3 and up. It offers hundreds of units to supplement social studies and science learning.
    • FreedomFlix: For grades 4 and up. Improve your social studies with more than 70 multimedia units. It offers students a look at the people, places, and events that shaped our world.
    • ScienceFlix: For grades 3 and up. There are more than fifty complete scientific units in six areas, videos and articles at different reading levels as well as project and experiment ideas.
    • Scholastic Teachables: Make better lesson plans! Over 30,000 resources for Pre-K through grade 6; activity sheets, lesson plans, and more, covering all subjects and themes. Also 2,000+ Mini-Books.
    • Watch & Learn Library: For grades Pre-K to 3. There are more than 200 education videos with real-world footage in English or Spanish.  This helps build knowledge on all topics and expands vocabulary.