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Library News: Week of July 31, 2022

New kits available for check-out.

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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.

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Science Fiction/Fantasy Monthly Book Club: The next meeting is at 5 p.m. Aug. 10, in the library’s Program Room. This month’s topic is hard fantasy: When an author applies logic and rules into creating a Magic System that the world and its characters strictly follow to conduct magical feats. Instead of only focusing on expanding the world through multiple books, they also focus within and dig deeper into why and how things work. Some examples are the Wheel of Time series, Lord of the Rings, The Way of the King or The Dying Earth.

From the Library Director: The Nobles County Library is looking for historical, cultural or personal collections to fill our display case in our entryway. Items will be on display in this locked case for one month. If you would like to show off your collection, please speak to Beth to make arrangements.

Monthly book display: Each month a theme is chosen and displayed out front. We’ve featured books about graduation, Spanish language books and this month features graphic novels. Come and take a look — and watch for next month’s theme!

New Kits for Children: We now have two Magna-Tile Kits and a Baking Kit that have been added to the library collection. These kits help develop social skills, teach math and science concepts while allowing children to explore and create. They are available to place on hold and can be checked out for one week.

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New Books for Children: The library now has five new talking books in English, Spanish, Tagalog and Arabic. Stop by the library and check one out.

Summer Reading Program: This year’s theme is “Read beyond the beaten path.” Earn library dollars for reading. Every 60 minutes you read, or someone reads to you, you will earn one library dollar to spend at the Nobles County Library Store.

Tuesday: 1 to 3 p.m., Teen Summer Reading Program (Grades 6-9), Teen Auction

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Wednesday: 10 to 11 a.m.: Story Time for Preschool and Kindergarten; 1 to 2:30 p.m.: Summer Reading Program for grades 1-3.

Thursday: 1 to 2:30 p.m.: Summer Reading Program for grades 4-5.

Aug. 10: 1 to 3 p.m.: Summer Reading Program Carnival with games and a chance to buy prizes at the Library Store, Nobles County Library lawn. For kids of all ages. Come and play games, win prizes and enjoy some treats.

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Story time: 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. every Wednesday. Listen to stories, sing songs and learn rhymes that spark a love of reading and learning.

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Art with McKenzie will be from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays Aug. 3 and 17. Students will gain creative confidence and have fun as McKenzie shares her talent and passion for art.

Fun at the Library: 1 to 2:15 p.m. Aug. 10, 24 and 31. Crafts, Bingo and board games; free to the public.

Don’t forget to record your reading in your Summer Logs by Aug. 19. A party for those who completed their logs will be Aug. 23.

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