Library News: Week of July 19, 2020

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The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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.

Summer Book Sale

The Nobles County Library in Worthington is hosting a Summer Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this week on the main level of the library in Worthington.

Mobile Internet Hotspots

The library now offers Mobile Internet Hotspots. A hotspot uses cellular access to create a WiFi connection, allowing people to connect to the Internet where there is not typically strong, or any, WiFi access. Hotspots can be checked out by any adult library card holder in good standing. They may not be placed on hold, are checked out just one week, and cannot be renewed. This program is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 45.310, Library Services and Technology Act (LS-00-19-0024-19) Grants to States.


Children’s Programming

  • Pre-k and kindergarten Story Time is from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays; first through Ttird grade from 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; fourth and fifth grades is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays; and teens from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. Space is limited, so please call the library to sign up. Additional program times will be added if there is interest.

  • July 20-31, window “I Spy” is offered as an outdoor activity for all grades. Stop by the Youth Room for your “I Spy” list and let the search begin.

  • Bingo Scavenger Hunt, a weekly outdoor activity for all grades, begins each week on Mondays. Stop by the Youth Room for a Bingo sheet and try to get a Bingo or work for a Blackout. Spend the week finding the items in your backyard, neighborhood or around town. You must turn in your Bingo sheet to receive a prize.

  • Story Stroll, “Have You Got My Purr?”, is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week on the lawn beside the Nobles County Library in Worthington.

COVID-19 precautions still in place

  • Please limit yourself to one visit per day and maintain a distance of six feet from non-family members when in the library.

  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (except during organized programming activities).

  • Temporary masks and hand sanitizer are 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..

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Coming Soon

New Books: “The Order” by Daniel Silva, “A Walk Along The Beach” by Debbie Macomber, “Cajun Justice” by James Patterson and Tucker Axum, “Half Moon Bay” by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman, “The Revelators” by Ace Atkins, “Dragon Fire” by Ted Bell and “Utopia Avenue” by David Mitchell.

New Audios: “Muzzled” by David Rosenfelt and “The Warning” by James Patterson with Robison Wells.

New DVDs: “Modern Family” (Season 11/final season) and “Trauma Center."

Fun Fact: Patrons have saved a lot of money by using our libraries. For the first six months of 2020, Adrian patrons saved $39,142.65 and Worthington patrons $368,180.40.

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