Library News: Week of May 1, 2023

Did you know the Nobles County Library in Worthington has VOX Books for kids?

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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.

Did You Know?

Did you know the Nobles County Library in Worthington has VOX Books for kids? A VOX book is a hardcover book that has an attached audio system. All you have to do is push play to read and listen along with the book!

We currently have: “Pete the Cat’s Groovy Imagination” by Kimberly and James Dean in English, “The Wheels: The Friendship Race” by Inna Nusinsky in Arabic and English, “I Love to Help” by Shelley Admont in Tagalog and English, “Goodnight, My Love!” by Shelley Admont in Tagalog and English, “The Party for Papá Luis” by Diane Gonzales Bertrand in Spanish and English. Come check them out!

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.

Wednesday, May 3: 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, May 4: After-School Program (Grades K-5), until 4:45 p.m.

Monday, May 8: Wii for students in Grades 5-9 after school until 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9: 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: “Things I Wish I Told My Mother” by Susan Patterson and Susan DiLallo with James Patterson, “The Enigma of Garlic” by Alexander McCall Smith, “Everything She Feared” by Rick Mofina, “Breaking New Ground” by Amy Clipston, “Dark Angel” by John Sandford, “My Heart Will Find You” by Jude Deveraux, “Truly Simple” by Kristin Cavallari and “The Fourth Enemy” by Anne Perry.

New large print books for adults: “Wonderdog: The Science of Dogs and Their Unique Friendship with Humans” by Jules Howard, “Pinecraft Refuge” by Lenora Worth, “Her Alaskan Return” by Belle Calhoune, “Downriver South” by Greg Hunt and “The Swedish Art of Aging Exuberantly: Life Wisdom from Someone Who Will (Probably) Die Before You” by Margareta Magnusson.

New audiobooks: “I Will Find You” by Harlan Coben and “Countdown” by James Patterson.

New DVD: “Maybe I Do” with Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey and William H. Macy.


New books for children: “Maisy’s Ambulance” by Lucy Cousins, “B is for Bedtime Bananas” by Carrie Tillotson, “The Loud Librarian” by Jenna Beatrice, “Plátanos Are Love” by Alyssa Reynoso-Morris, “Dogs: A History of Our Best Friends” by Lita Judge.

Special events

May 9: Doug Ohman, a photographer, public speaker and historian will speak from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game: 5:15 to 6:45 p.m., every Monday through May 22. Please call or stop in to register!

Friends of the Library Book Club: 6 p.m., May 22, discussing the book “The Blackout Book Club” by Amy Lynn Green. Please join us in person at the library or on Zoom. All are welcome.

Nobles County Art Center

Now showing: annual Area Art Show. The show will remain open through June 30.

Art Club: Art Club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost to join and all are welcome to join in the fun!

The Art Center is located in the basement of the Nobles County Library. It is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact the Art Center at or (507) 372-8245.

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