WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Adrian Branch Library, 214 Maine Ave., Adrian, is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Minnesota State Park passes: Minnesota State Park passes are available for checkout from Wednesday through Tuesday for a weekend trip or vacation. You must be a Nobles County resident and Plum Creek Library card holder. The pass must be picked up in person by an adult. Reserve a Minnesota State Park Pass today at the Worthington or Adrian library.

New Books for Adults: “Dark Roads” by Chevy Stevens, “The Guilt Trip” by Sandi Jones, “Murder Most Fowl” by Donna Andrews, “We Are the Brennans” by Tracey Lange, “Down Range” by Taylor Moore and “Scandal in Babylon” by Barbara Hambly.

New Books for Children: “When Grandfather Flew” by Patricia MacLachlan, “The Worm Family Has its Picture Taken” by Jennifer Frank and David Ezra Stein, “What Will You Be?” by Yamile Saied Mendez, “History Smashers, The Mayflower” by Kate Messner and “A Halloween Scare in Minnesota” by Eric James.

Quote: “Books are the quietest and the most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” Charles W. Eliot

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New Electronic Resources

New electronic resources have been added to the Nobles County Library website, under Research>Digital Libraries. You can access these anywhere, 24 hours a day; all you need is your library card.

  • NovelListPLus: Get book recommendations, reviews, articles, booklists and more.

  • Consumer Reports: The online version of Consumer Reports. Search their comprehensive archive of expert, unbiased product reviews.

  • Auto Repair Source: Up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles going back to 1974.

  • Legal Information Reference Center: Legal reference books for consumers, how-to instructions, and Minnesota-specific legal forms.

  • Creativebug: Over 1,000 arts and crafts instructional videos; for artists and makers of all levels.

  • We still have AncestryLibrary (for use only inside the library): Research your ancestors, census data, vital records, directories, photos and more.

Youth Programming

Stop by the library, call 295-5340 or e-mail nobleslib@co.nobles.mn.us to sign up.

  • Tuesday: 1 to 3 p.m., Summer Reading Program (Teen Auction).

  • Wednesday: 1 to 3 p.m., Summer Reading Carnival for kids of all ages. Come and play games, win prizes and enjoy some treats!

  • Aug. 27: Last day the library store will be open. Please be sure to turn in your Summer Reading Log and library money to choose your prizes.

For youth programs in Adrian, stop in, call (507) 483-2541 or e-mail adrianlib@co.nobles.mn.us to sign up.

  • Tuesdays: 1 to 2 p.m., Elementary students read with Mrs. Shateen one-on-one.

  • Wednesdays: 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Story Time, Grades Pre-K-2.

  • Wednesdays: 1 to 2 p.m., Games & Crafts, Grades 3-7.

  • The last day of summer programs is Aug. 25.

Mark your calendars

Sept. 2: Minnesota native Pamela Nowak will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the Nobles County Library in Worthington about how women survived the U.S.-Dakota War and how they felt about what they went through. She began her research in 2017 and will speak in-depth about her newest novel, “Never let Go, Survival of the Lake Shetek Women.” There will be time at the end for questions. This event is free and open to the public.

Watch our Facebook page and website for updates and future events.