Library News

The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Adrian Branch Library, 214 Maine Ave., Adrian, is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


 Happening with children’s programming in Worthington:

  • Story Time (Preschool-Kindergarten) – Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • 1st-3rd Grade – Wednesdays from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 4th & 5th Grades – Thursdays from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Teens – Tuesdays from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Space is limited – please call the library to sign up.  Additional program times will be added if there is interest!
  • June 22nd through July 3rd – window “I Spy” – this is an outdoor activity for all grades.  Stop by the youth room for your I Spy list and let the search begin!
  • Bingo Scavenger Hunt – this is a weekly outdoor activity for all grades.  On Mondays stop by the youth room for your bingo sheet and see if you can get a bingo or work for a black out!  Spend the week finding the items in your backyard, neighborhood or around town.  Remember to turn in your Bingo sheet for a prize!
  • Upcoming:  Story Stroll – on the grass beside the library – “Have You Got My Purr?” July 13-17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Happening at Worthington and Adrian:

  • Please limit yourself to one visit per day, and maintain a distance of six feet from non-family members when inside.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian (except during organized programming activities).
  • We have temporary masks and hand sanitizer near the front door.  We are spot cleaning throughout the day and after hours.
  • Please bring exact change, or the nearest dollar amount, for copies, scans, faxes, etc.
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  • Both Worthington and Adrian will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day.

Coming soon:

New Books: “Shall We Dance?” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “If I Were You” by Lynn Austin, “American Summer Cookbook” by Taste of Home, “The Words I never Wrote” by Jane Thynne and “White Pines Summer” by Sherryl Woods

 New DVDs:  “Think Like A Dog”, “I still believe” and “Heartland” (Season 12)

Fun Fact:  The world’s highest-paid authors in 2019 were:  J.K. Rowling ($92 million), James Patterson ($70 million), Michelle Obama ($36 million), Jeff Kinney ($20 million) and Stephen King ($17 million).  More than 18.6 million print books were sold between these five highest-paid authors.   (Source:  Forbes)