The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. 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.

Upcoming events

The Nobles County Library Autumn Book Sale will be during regular library hours Nov. 2-6 on the main level of the Worthington library. There usually is a variety of adult fiction and non-fiction books, young adult books, paperbacks, children's books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs.

Children’s Programming in Worthington

  • A Halloween Haunted House for grades K-5 is Oct. 15-16. Wear a Halloween costume and join the Worthington library for a movie, craft, games and a haunted house tour. Please pre-register for a party time.

  • Stop by the library or call 295-5340 to sign up for after school programs, as class size is limited. Programs include Just Gurlz for grades 5+, meeting after school until 4:45 p.m. Mondays; and Wii for grades 5-9, meeting two Mondays per month after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Story Time for preschool and younger is from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

  • After-school programs for grades K-5 are offered Tuesdays or Thursdays until 4:45 p.m.

  • Visit nclibrary.org for all library events.

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COVID-19 precautions

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

  • In Worthington, children under 16 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (except during organized 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.

  • Visit nclibrary.org for updates.

New at the Library

New Books: "Once Chosen" by Blake Pierce, "Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias" by Jonathan Graff-Radford, M.D., and Angela M. Lunde, M.D., "True or False, A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News" by Cindy L. Otis, "Her Secret Song" by Mary Connealy, "Bad Axe" by James W. Hall and "Sugar Shock" by Carol Prager with Samantha Cassetty.

New Audiobooks: "Jingle All the Way" by Debbie Macomber and "Silent Bite" by David Rosenfelt.

New DVDs: "Stargirl," "Cats & Dogs 3, Paws Unite!," "Vikings" (Season 6, Volume 1), "Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo!"

Did you know?: In 2012, a record was set for the most people balancing books on their heads, at the same place and time, in Sydney, Australia. A total of 998 people took part in this record-setting event, (Source: The Philadelphia Tribune)