Library News: Week of April 17, 2022

Library's Book Sale begins April 25.

LibraryNews LOGO.jpg
We are part of The Trust Project.

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, has returned to normal hours, 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.

New Books for Adults: “Four Treasures of the Sky” by Jenny Tinghui Zhang, “Summer at the Cape” by RaeAnne Thayne, “Last Dance on the Starlight Pier” by Sarah Bird, “Nobody But Us” by Laure Van Rensburg and “The Patron Saint of Second Chances” by Christine Simon.

New Books for Children: “Starla Jean Takes the Cake” by Elana K. Arnold, “Mud!” by Annie Bailey, “Reach for the Stars” by Emily Calandrelli, “Dog Diaries: Dinosaur Disaster” by James Patterson with Steven Butler.

New DVDs: “Vikings” (Season 6, Volume 2), “West Side Story”, “Scream”, “Sing 2”, “Nickelodeon: Spring is Here”, “Pursuit”, “Llama Llama and Friends”, “The House of Gucci”, “American Siege” and “Redeeming Love”.

Quote: “The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page.” Rachel Anders


News and Notes

Spring Book Sale: Our Spring Book Sale will be April 25-30, during regular business hours on the main level of the library. Come look through a variety of adult fiction, science fiction and non-fiction books, young adult books, paperbacks, children’s books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. Watch for the bag sale at the end of the week! Book sales are open to the public, not just library card holders.

Friends of the Library Book Club: Next meeting is at 6 p.m. April 25. Participants will discuss the book, “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row” by Anthony Ray Hinton. The group will meet in person, as well as on Zoom, for those who prefer. Please contact the library to participate.

Minnesota State Parks Library Pass: Now that the weather is starting to feel more like Spring, remember that there are two Minnesota State Park passes available that allow free entry into our state parks. These passes are available to residents of Nobles County through the libraries in Adrian and Worthington, until the program expires on June 30.

Passes are checked out and valid from Wednesday through the following Tuesday. A Plum Creek library card is required and it must be an adult picking up the pass. Reserve your pass in advance now. (Limit of one reservation every 30 days please)

Science Fiction/Fantasy Monthly Book Club: The next meeting is at 6 p.m. May 11 in the library’s program room. Call 295-5340 or e-mail to sign up.

Youth programming

Coming Soon: Christy in Adrian and Jackie in Worthington have both been working very hard behind the scenes to get ready for their Summer youth programs. Stay tuned to find out what they’ve put together for the youth.

After School programs: Register 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: Just Gurlz, for girls in 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: Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • April 25: Wii U for grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 p.m.
  • April 19: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.

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.

What to read next
MILROY — A long night at the ballpark here Monday produced a pair of parties, and Hadley’s Buttermakers highlighted the early edition.
Should the school charge money for breakfasts, which about 60% of students get, it would generate about $25,000.
Members Only
The July 6 two-vehicle collision resulted in one death and injuries for seven individuals, including driver Sylias Kamm.
Eighteen teachers with the VIBE program, who do not work in District 518 buildings, will need to be put on leave or terminated.