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.

Winter Reading Program

The Winter Reading Program continues through March 31 for those ages 16 and older. Sign up at either library branch (or call if necessary) and get a punch card. Read 12 books, audio books or e-books and return the punch card for a prize. All participants are entered into the grand prize drawing on April 1. To learn more, visit

Book Club

All are welcome to meet at 7 p.m. Monday via Zoom to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Contact the library to participate.

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Children’s Programming in Worthington

  • Please visit the library or call 295-5340 to sign up for programs, as class size is limited.

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

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

  • Wednesday: Story Time for Preschool and younger, 10 to 11 a.m.

  • Thursday: After School Program for grades K-5 until 4:45 p.m.

  • Visit for all library events.

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Please maintain a distance of six feet from non-family members when inside and wear a mask if able.

  • 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.

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New at the Library

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Adult Sci.Fi./Fantasy Section in Worthington: The library is making a number of improvements to the Science Fiction/ Fantasy collection, such as adding new easy-to-read labels and reorganizing the books by author and series. It's also buying new books to complete series, like Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels saga; and purchasing classics such as Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy and Terry Brooks’ Sword of Shannara. Come see the numerous trilogies, series and sagas available for everyone to read.

New books for adults: “Egg Shooters” by Laura Childs, “Great Lonesome” by John D. Nesbitt, “Rush of Heaven” by Ema McKinley with Cheryl Ricker, “Awakened” by Helen Hardt and “The Lost Manuscript” by Cathy Bonidan.

New Audiobooks: “NYPD Red 6” by James Patterson & Marshall Karp, “The Lost Boys” by Faye Kellerman.

Quote: “I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.” — Harold Kushner