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Library News: Week of Jan. 17, 2021

Winter Reading Program continues through March 31.

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

Winter Reading Program

The Winter Reading Program continues through March 31 for those ages 16 and older. Sign up at either library branch (or call if necessary) and get a punch card. Read 12 books, audio books or e-books and return the punch card for a prize. All participants are entered into the grand prize drawing on April 1. To learn more, visit nclibrary.org.

Book Club

All are welcome to meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 via Zoom to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Contact the library to participate.

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Holiday closure

The Nobles County Library in Worthington and the Adrian Branch Library will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Children’s Programming in Worthington

  • Please stop by the library or call 295-5340 to sign up for programs, as class size is limited.

  • Monday, library closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 19, After School Program for grades K-5 until 4:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 20: Story Time for Preschool and younger, 10 to 11 a.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 21: After School Program for grades K-5 until 4:45 p.m.

  • Visit nclibrary.org for all library events.

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Please maintain a distance of six feet from non-family members when inside and wear a mask if you able.

  • In Worthington, children under 16 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (except during organized activities).

  • Hand sanitizer is available near the front door. Spot cleaning is done throughout the day and after hours.

  • Please bring exact change or the nearest dollar amount for copies, scans, faxes, etc. Large bills cannot be accepted.

  • Visit nclibrary.org for updates.

New at the Library

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New books for adults: “Shiver” by Allie Reynolds, “The Children’s Blizzard” by Melanie Benjamin, “Till Murder Do Us Part” by James Patterson, “Four Brides” by Debbie Macomber and “Lift Up My Eyes” by local author Sue Lammers.

New books for children: “There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cactus!” by Lucille Colandro, “Twinkle’s Fairy Pet Day” by Katharine Holabird and Sarah Warburton, “A Party to Remember” by Tim Tebow, “A Sled for Gabo” by Emma Otheguy and “Big Rig Rescue!” by Chris Gall.

New Audiobooks: “Daylight” by David Baldacci, “The Children’s Blizzard” by Melanie Benjamin and “Someone to Watch Over Me” by Ace Atkins.

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Quote: “Kids lose themselves in books, they find themselves there too.” — Lewis Keegan

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