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

Minnesota State Park passes: A free pass may be checked out from Wednesday through Tuesday. You must be a Nobles County resident and Plum Creek Library card holder.

Book Club: The Friends of the Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 to discuss “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich. Contact the library to participate.

New Books for Adults: “Rock Paper Scissors” by Alice Feeney, “Defending Britta Stein” by Ronald H. Balson, “Into the Forest” by Rebecca Frankel, “Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty and “The Inheritance” by JoAnn Ross.

New Books for Children: “Big Nate, Aloha!” by Lincoln Peirce, “Diary of a Pug, Scaredy-Pug” by Kyla May, “Negative Cat” by Sophie Blackall, “Dragons are the Worst!” by Alex Willan and “I Spy School Days, A Book of Picture Riddles” by Walter Wick and Jean Marzollo.

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New DVD: “Blue Bloods” (11th Season)

Library for Homeschoolers

Please join us from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the library in Worthington to learn more about how the library can help your child’s learning. There will be a tour of the library, demonstration on using the catalog and eBooks and using library computers. There will be a scavenger hunt at the end! This event is for both parents and children; no registration is needed.

Youth Programming

Please stop by the library or call 295-5340 to sign up your children for these activities:

  • Monday: Wii U Gaming (Grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday: After-School Program (Grades K-5) until 4:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday: Story Time (Toddlers, Preschoolers), 10 to 11 a.m.

  • Thursday: After-School Program (Grades K-5) until 4:45 p.m.

  • Sept. 27: Just Gurlz (girls in grades 5-9), until 4:45 p.m.

  • Sept. 28: After-School Program (Grades K-5) until 4:45 p.m.

Students are responsible for their own ride to and from the library, and should be picked up by 5 p.m.

Special programs

Sept. 21: “Moving Words” presented by a panel of Minnesota Book Award winners. Worthington’s Daniel Bernstrom, 2021 winner for children’s literature, will be joined by Su Hwang, 2020 winner for poetry, and Kaethe Schwehn, 2015 winner for creative non-fiction. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the library in Worthington.

Sept. 22: Computer tutorial on creating and using a gmail account to send and receive emails, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 295-5340 to reserve a spot.

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.

New Scholastic resources available

These electronic resources are available 24 hours a day on the Nobles County Library website, under Research>Digital Libraries. All you need is your library card to be able to access these from anywhere.

BookFlix: For grades Pre-K to 3: Animated, talking storybooks, games and other activities.

TrueFlix: For grades 3 and up. Hundreds of units to supplement social studies and science learning.

FreedomFlix: For grades 4 and up. More than 70 multimedia units offering students a look at the people, places and events that shaped our world.

ScienceFlix: For grades 3 and up. More than 50 complete scientific units in six areas, videos and articles at different reading levels and project and experiment ideas.

Scholastic Teachables: Over 30,000 resources for Pre-K through grade 6; activity sheets, lesson plans and more, covering all subjects and themes. Also 2,000+ Mini-Books.

Watch & Learn Library: For grades Pre-K to 3. More than 200 education videos with real-world footage in English or Spanish to help build knowledge on all topics and expand vocabulary.