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, starting Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Summer Book Sale: The Adrian Library will host a summer book sale from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday; noon to 5 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

There will be a variety of books available, with a bag sale on Saturday. Book sales are open to the public and not restricted only to library card users.

Friends of the Library Book Club: The next meeting is 7 p.m. Aug. 30. Location is yet to be determined. The book being discussed is “Oona Out of Order” by Margarita Montimore. All are welcome to join the book club discussions. Contact the library to participate.

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.

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Nobles County Library Computer Tutorials: The library will offer a guided tutorial for individuals to create their own gmail account to send and receive emails. Sessions are offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1 and Sept. 15; or from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and Sept. 22. Space is limited. Please call 295-5340 or stop by the library to reserve a spot.

New Books for Adults: “Wait for It” by Jenn McKinlay, “At Summer’s End” by Courtney Ellis, “The Perfect Family” by Robyn Harding, “The Madness of Crowds” by Louise Penny and “Emily’s House” by Amy Belding Brown.

New Books for Children: “The Bailey School Kids, Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots” by Pearl Low, “Maya and the Robot” by Eve. L. Ewing and “Pokemon, Sword and Shield” by Hidenori Kusaka.

Quote: “When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further happiness.” Jules Renard

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.

  • AncestryLibrary is available for use inside the library. Research your ancestors, census data, vital records, directories, photos and more.

Youth Programming

In Worthington, Friday is the last day the library store will be open. Please turn in your Summer Reading Logs and library money to choose your prizes!

Thanks to the following businesses for supporting the Summer Reading Programs: Fareway & Hy-Vee for making the Summer Reading Carnival a huge success; to Ameriprise Financial, Brown’s Shoe Fit, Carpet Plus, Daily Apple, Main Street Kids, Panaderia Mi Tierra, Serenity Gifts, Sterling Drug, The Stag, We Care Day Care & Worthington Federal Savings Bank for supporting the Teen Scavenger Hunt; to First United Methodist Church for supporting the Teen Escape Room; to Arby’s, Dominos, Jimmy John’s, KFC, Kwik Trip, Pizza Ranch and Subway for generous donations to the Teen Auction. Also, thanks to the teen volunteers for helping at the Summer Reading Carnival!

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 Wednesday. Please turn in your Summer Reading Logs by Monday.

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.

Sept. 21: “Moving Words” presented at 6:30 p.m. Come and listen to a panel of Minnesota authors at the library in Worthington. More details coming soon!

Oct. 28: Musical artist Dennis Warner will perform at 1 p.m. at the Adrian Senior Citizens Center, 120 N. Maine Ave., and at 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Worthington.

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