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Library News: Week of May 23, 2021

Summer programming will start in June at Adrian and Worthington.

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WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 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. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Revolving Book Sale: Watch for the spinning rack near the front entrance of the library that will have books and DVDs for sale!

Local Authors: Across from the front desk you’ll find a section featuring books written by local authors that are available for checkout.

New Books for Adults: “An Amish Surprise” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “The Saboteurs” by Clive Cussler, “The Soulmate Equation” by Christina Lauren, “The Clover Girls” by Viola Shipman, “Paint and Nectar” by Ashley Clark.

New Books for Children: “The Boy Who Thought Outside The Box” by Marcie Wessels, “Dear Treefrog” by Joyce Sidman, “The Kingdom of Wrenly, The Dream Portal” by Jordan Quinn and “Like a Dandelion” by Huy Voun Lee.

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Children’s Programming at Worthington

Stop in or call the library to register at 295-5340. Also, visit nclibrary.org for more information on all library events.

  • Monday: Wii U for students in grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday: After school program for grades K-5 until 4:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday: Story Time from 10 to 11 a.m. for preschool and younger.

  • Thursday: After school program for grades K-5 until 4:45 p.m. *Last day of afterschool programming.

  • June 28: “Mike’s Pint Size Polka: Music & Magic in Polka Color” for all ages, 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Worthington; and 6:30 p.m. at the Adrian Library

  • July 22: Family Drive-In Movie Night at dusk on the library lawn in Worthington

  • July 26: Treasure Village, open for all ages, 10 a.m. at the Adrian Library and 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Worthington.

  • Aug. 11: Summer Reading Carnival from 1 to 3 p.m. for preschool through Fifth Grade on the library lawn, Worthington.

  • Aug. 19: Family Drive-In Movie Night at dusk on the library lawn, Worthington.

Watch our Facebook page and website for updates and future events.
Summer Reading Program: The Summer Reading Program begins June 15. Stop by the library or call 295-5340 to enroll. The teen summer reading program will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; Story Time for preschool and kindergarten children is from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays; Grades 1 to 3 will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays; and Grades 4 to 5 will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays. Participants will earn library dollars this summer for reading. For every 60 minutes they read or someone reads to them, they will earn one library dollar to spend at the Nobles County Library Store.

Youth Programs in Adrian

Summer Programs begin June 1. Please stop by the library, call (507) 483-2541 or e-mail adrianlib@co.nobles.mn.us to sign up.

Tuesdays: Elementary students read with Mrs. Shateen from 1 to 2 p.m. to practice their reading skills one-on-one. Bring your own book or choose one of ours.

Wednesdays: Story Time for Preschool through Second Grade from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Students are invited to listen to stories, learn songs and action-verses.

Wednesdays: Games & Crafts for students in grades three through seven from 1 to 2 p.m. Come for a variety of activities from art to board games. Each week will be something new. (Space is limited)

Adult Programs in Worthington

June 26: Music on the Green featuring Kalea Jordan from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. After a year in Nashville, Kalea Appel has returned home. Her new single “Storyboards” was recently released. Come hear her play on the lawn next to the library. Bring your family, a blanket or chairs and your lunch to enjoy her music on a beautiful summer day.

Sept. 2: Minnesota native Pamela Nowak will share stories about her research of women who survived the U.S.-Dakota war. She will also talk about her newest novel, “Never let Go, Survival of the Lake Shetek Women.” This event is free and open to the public.

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