Library News: Week of Dec. 26, 2021

Nobles County Library has planned New Year's Eve parties this week.

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WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday hours: The Worthington and Adrian libraries will be closed Friday and Saturday in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

2022 Winter Reading Program 2022: The Winter Reading Program begins Jan. 3, and ends March 31. Come in to either library branch starting Jan. 3 to sign up and get your punch card. Read 12 books (or audio books/e-books) and bring your punch card back to choose your prize! All participants are entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the program. (Must be at least 16 years old to participate.)

Book Clubs in Nobles County: The Nobles County Library would like to work with you to get information out for upcoming programs, author visits and much more!

Please contact us with your information by calling 507-295-5340 or e-mail us at . We look forward to hearing from you and working together!


Science Fiction/Fantasy Monthly Book Club: Meetings are at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. We'll discuss how each of our books connects to the theme of the month and what we liked/disliked about the book. Call 295-5340 or e-mail to sign up.

Screen-Free Saturdays: The Adrian Branch library hosts Screen-Free Saturdays every Saturday through May 21 (excluding holiday weekends). Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to get out of the house and come play games from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the library. Bring your favorite board game or play one available at the library.

New at the Library

New Books for Adults: “Rising from the Ruins” by Gretchen Teerling, “A Deep Divide” by Kimberley Woodhouse, “A Flicker of Light” by Katie Powner, “Boy Underground” by Catherine Ryan Hyde and “Chasing Shadows” by Lynn Austin.

New Books for Children: “The Snowflake” by Benji Davies, “Hello, Little Fish!” by Lucy Cousins, “2022 Book of World Records” by Scholastic, “Garfield, Livin’ the Sweet Life” by Jim Davis and “The Biggest Little Boy, A Christmas Story” by Poppy Harlow.

New Audiobooks: “A Man of Honor” by Barbara Taylor Bradford and “Wish You Were Here” by Jodi Picoult.

Quote: “Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul.” Joanne Harris

Youth programming

New Year’s Eve parties: Programming is planned for students in grades K-5 to ring in the New Year. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 27 for a party time by calling the library at 295-5340. Party times available are 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 29, or 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 30.

After School programs: Registration requested at the library or by calling 295-5340. Students are responsible for their own ride to and from the library, and should be picked up by 5 p.m.


  • Wednesday: New Year’s Eve parties from 10 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration requested.

  • Thursday: New Year’s Eve Party, 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration requested.

  • Friday: Library closed.

  • Jan. 3: Wii U (Grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Jan. 4: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

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