SUBSCRIBE NOW AND SAVE 3 months just 99 ¢/month



Library News: Week of Nov. 15, 2021

Star Party is Thursday night at Minnesota West's Worthington campus.

LibraryNews LOGO.jpg

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 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-Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Note: The Worthington library will close at 5:30 p.m. Thursday due to the Star Party at Minnesota West.

Library hours to change: Beginning Nov. 22, the Nobles County Library in Worthington will close at 7 p.m. New hours will be 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 library is closed Sundays and holidays.

Thanksgiving closures: The Adrian and Worthington libraries will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 24, and will be closed Nov. 25-27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Science Fiction/Fantasy Monthly Book Club: Meetings are at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the library. 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 in Adrian: Every Saturday through May 21, excluding holiday weekends, for grades K-8. Visit the library for games from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Bring your favorite board game or play one available at the library.


Youth programming

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.

  • Monday: Wii U (grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

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

  • Wednesday: Story Time (toddlers-preschoolers), 10 to 11 a.m.

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

  • Nov. 22: Just Gurlz (girls Grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Nov. 23: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Scholastic Online

These electronic resources from Scholastic are available 24 hours a day on the Nobles County Library website, under Research>Digital Libraries. You can access these anywhere; all you need is your library card. These are easy to navigate and user-friendly.

BookFlix: For grades Pre-K to 3. Animated, talking storybooks, games and other activities.

TrueFlix: For grades 3 and up. Offers hundreds of units to supplement social studies and science learning.

FreedomFlix: For grades 4 and up. Improve social studies with more than 70 multimedia units offering students a look at the people, places and events that shaped our world.

ScienceFlix: For grades 3 and up. More than 50 complete scientific units in six areas, videos and articles at different reading levels as well as project and experiment ideas.

Scholastic Teachables: Over 30,000 resources for Pre-K through grade 6; activity sheets, lesson plans and more, covering all subjects and themes. Also 2,000+ Mini-Books.

Watch & Learn Library: For grades Pre-K to 3. More than 200 education videos with real-world footage in English or Spanish to build knowledge and expand vocabulary.


Special program

Nov. 18: Winter Skies Star Party with Mike Lynch and Paul Seifert, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Minnesota West Community & Technical College, 1450 Collegeway, Worthington. Meet in the parking lot next to the observatory. Please register by calling the library at 295-5340 or e-mailing

Watch our Facebook page and website for updates and future events.

Related Topics: BOOKS
What to read next
Members Only
“We’re preserving lessons learned from our families, preserving culture, preserving our history and we’re putting it on this very intimate display."
Follow the Globe Minute, our twice-weekly Worthington news and weather podcast, on Apple, Spotify, or Google Podcasts!
Wall to wall, the garage is lined with oil cans, original signs and some rare service station highboy lights.
Nobles County Library now offers a weekly newsletter.