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.

Holiday closure

The Nobles County Library and the Adrian Branch Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, and be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.

Children’s Programming in Worthington

  • Please stop by the library or call 295-5340 to sign up, as class size is limited.

  • Just Gurlz for grades 5+ meets Nov. 23 after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Wii for grades 5-9 meets Nov. 30, after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • After-School programming for grades K-5 meets Tuesday after school until 4:45 p.m..

  • Story Time for preschool and younger meets from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Visit for all library events.

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New in the Youth Room at Worthington

  • There's a brand new computer in the Youth Room. It contains over 100 educational titles, games and art programs for babies, toddlers and elementary-aged kids. This youth-dedicated computer is designed to ensure children have a safe, friendly experience each time they use it.

  • There is also now an improved DVD player next to the youth computers. Come in and watch your favorite show! Headphones are also available.

COVID-19 guidelines

  • As of this week, there are no plans to close the building to the public nor curtail services.

  • Please 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. Large bills cannot be accepted.

  • Visit for updates.

New at the Library

New Books: “Daylight” by David Baldacci, “Piece of My Heart” by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke, “Here is the Beehive” by Sarah Crossan, “The Awakening” by Nora Roberts and “Forgiving What You Can’t Forget” by Lysa Terkeurst.

New DVDs: “Summerland."

New Audiobooks: “The Law of Innocence” by Michael Connelly.

Fun Fact: The Library of Congress in Washington D.C. is the largest library on earth. With over 164 million items inventoried, that’s about 838 miles of bookshelves. (Source: