Library News: Week of April 19, 2020

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With the announcement that the Nobles County Library would begin filling requests for materials on Wednesday, patrons flooded the library with requests. When the lobby opened Wednesday afternoon, there were 72 bags filled with library materials ready to be picked up. (Special to The Globe)

The Nobles County Library in Worthington and the Adrian Branch Library will be closed to the public through at least May 4, due to the Governor's extended executive stay-at-home order.

However, the libraries are now filling requests for materials, with pick-up available in the lobby. On Wednesday, the first day materials were available for pick-up, library staff compiled 72 bags of library materials for patrons at the Worthington library.

People are asked to make their requests through the online catalog ( ); via email ( for Worthington staff; or for Adrian staff) or phone the Worthington library at 295-5340 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; or the Adrian Branch library at (507) 483-2541 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Items listed at other Plum Creek libraries may not be available.

Please note:


  • Library staff will let you know when your items are ready via email or phone. Orders placed during the morning hours may or may not be available for pickup that same day. Orders sent in after 12 p.m. can be picked up the following day.

  • Please limit yourself to one bag of items per household per week (about 10 items).

  • Library staff cannot accept requests in person and will be unable to provide person-to-person assistance in the lobby.

  • Items may be picked up from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Worthington; and from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Adrian.

  • People should return items to the exterior book drops. Please do not bring returned items into the lobbies. There will be a delay in removing items from patron records as returned items are cleaned and then quarantined for 72 hours. Please keep this in mind also if you receive overdue emails for materials you have already returned; these emails are sent automatically.

  • All overdue fines will be waived until at least May 11.

  • The Winter Reading Program will be extended for two weeks past the date the library reopens, so keep reading those books!

  • Please continue to take advantage of the catalog of E-books through Libby (Overdrive) and RBDigital. They can be downloaded through our website,

  • Public Wi-Fi can still be accessed outside of the building.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this uncertain time.

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