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 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Friday.

Children’s Programming

  • The Summer Reading Carnival is from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday for all ages.

  • Aug. 3-14, window “I Spy” is offered as an outdoor activity for all grades. Stop by the Youth Room for your “I Spy” list and let the search begin.

  • Bingo Scavenger Hunt, a weekly outdoor activity for all grades, 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.

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 inside.

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

  • Hand sanitizer is available near the front door. Spot cleaning is done 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.

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New at the Library

Mobile Internet Hotspots: Use cellular access to create a WiFi connection and connect to the Internet where there is not typically strong, or any, WiFi access. Hotspots can be checked out by any adult library card holder in good standing. They may not be placed on hold, are checked out just one week and cannot be renewed. This program is partially funded by a Minnesota Department of Education grant using federal funding, CFDA 45.310, Library Services and Technology Act (LS-00-19-0024-19) Grants to States.

New Books: “Fallout” by Lesley M.M. Blume, “The Night Swim” by Megan Goldin, “Trust No One” by Debra Webb, “Rules of the Road” by Ciara Geraghty and “Lies, Lies, Lies” by Adele Parks.

New Audios: “The Deep, Deep Snow” by Brian Freeman, “A Fool’s Gold Wedding” by Susan Mallery, “The Midwife Murders” by James Patterson & Richard DiLallo and “Deadlock” by Catherine Coulter

Did you know?: A very long overdue library book was finally returned to its home library, but not until 122 years later! In 1889, a first edition of Charles Darwin’s “Insectivorous Plants” was checked out of the Camden School of Arts lending library in Australia. It was found in a book collection of a retired veterinarian and was finally returned in 2011. (Source: Reader’s Digest)