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 noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Children’s Programming

  • Pre-K and kindergarten Story Time is from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays; first through third grade from 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p..m. Wednesdays; fourth and fifth grades from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays; and teens from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. Space is limited, so please call the library to sign up. Additional program times will be added if there is interest.

  • June 22 through July 3, window “I Spy” is offered as an outdoor activity for all grades. Stop by the Youth Room for an “I Spy” list and let the search begin.

  • Bingo Scavenger Hunt, a weekly outdoor activity for all age groups, begins each week on Mondays. Stop by the Youth Room for a Bingo sheet and try to get a Bingo or work for a Blackout. Spend the week finding the items in your backyard, neighborhood or around town. You must turn in your Bingo sheet to receive a prize.

  • Story Stroll, “Have You Got My Purr?”, is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13-17 on the lawn beside the Nobles County Library in Worthington.

COVID-19 precautions still in place

  • Please limit yourself to one visit per day and maintain a distance of six feet from non-family members when in the library.

  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (except during organized programming activities).

  • Temporary masks and hand sanitizer are available near the front door. Spot cleaning is taking place throughout the day and after hours.

  • Please bring exact change or the nearest dollar amount for copies, scans, faxes, etc..

  • View all library events and updates at nclibrary.org.

  • Both Worthington and Adrian libraries will be closed on Friday 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)