Library News: Week of Feb. 19, 2023

Library closed Feb. 20 in observance of President's Day.

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WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open 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. The Nobles County Libraries will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of President's Day.

We currently have positions open including K-12 teachers, school psychologists, speech and language pathologists, paraprofessionals, custodians and food service staff at all ISD 518 facilities.
The organizations hope to create scholarships for high school graduates entering college in an agriculture-related field.
The USDA is working towards offering healthier meals for children at school, by lowering added sugar and sodium to food products.

Youth Programming

Participants are responsible for their own ride to and from the library. Please stop by the library or call (507) 295-5340 to sign up your children

Monday, Feb. 20: Library closed for President’s Day.

Tuesday, Feb. 21: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.


Wednesday, Feb. 22: Story Time (toddlers and preschoolers), 10 to 11 a.m.; Just Gurlz (for girls in grades 5-9) after school until 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 23: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 27: Wii (for grades 5-9), after school until 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 28: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Please visit for all library events.

New at the Library

New books for adults: “Code Name Sapphire” by Pam Jenoff, “Secretly Yours” by Tessa Bailey, “The Last Chance Cowboy” by Jody Hedlund, “The House Guest” by Hank Phillippi Ryan, “Someone Else’s Shoes” by Jojo Moyes, “Looking for Jane” by Heather Marshall and “The Answer to Anxiety” by Joyce Meyer.

“I said you need to taste this kind of apple — it’s nothing like you’ve ever tasted in your life,” Berumen said with a smile.
Attendees will learn more about how to become a licensed family child care provider, receive information on the licensing process and have access to available resources and support.
The annual Pinewood Derby is a tradition of Worthington Christian Reformed Church

New large print books: “Lightning in a Mirror” by Jayne Ann Krentz, and “The Lady Has a Past” by Amanda Quick.

New books for children: “Good Night, Sister” by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, “A Crown for Corina” by Laekan Zea Kemp, “Party Time, Crabby!” by Jonathan Fenske, “Spring Sings for the Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle and “Peach and Plum Rule at School!” by Tim McCanna.


New audiobook: “Someone Else’s Shoes” by Jojo Moyes.

Special events

Feb. 21: 7 p.m., Chad Lewis (virtual event) join us at the library.

Feb. 28: 7 p.m., Brian Freeman (virtual event) join us at the library.

March 8: 5:30 to 7 p.m., “On the Books” with Nobles County Attorney Joseph Sanow

March 22, 6 to 8 p.m., Springo (Bingo)

Winter Reading Program: The Winter Reading Program continues through March 31. Visit either Nobles County library branch to sign up and get your punch card. Read 12 books (or audio/e-books) and bring your punch card back to choose your prize. After you’ve turned in your completed card(s), fill out a raffle ticket for the Grand Prize drawing in one of three categories — men, women and teen. You must be at least 16 years old to participate.

Friends of the Library Book Club: The next meeting is at 6 p.m. Feb. 27, to discuss “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan. All are welcome!

Art Center

The Art Center is located in the basement of the Nobles County Library and is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Closing reception and awards presentation: 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 for the “Scenes from Nobles County” exhibit. Stop by and view the exhibit this week!

Seeking artists: Artists are sought to enter in the annual Area Art Show. This is open to anyone who lives in or within 100 miles of Worthington. Please e-mail the Art Center at or stop in the Art Center to get a form to enter.

Art Club: Anyone interested in joining the Art Club is invited to attend our meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. This month’s theme is “A Country/Nation.” All are welcome to join.

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