WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open 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 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Libraries will be closed on May 28 and 30 for Memorial Day.
Author visit: Arthur Norby will be at the Nobles County Library Program Room in Worthington at 6:30 p.m. on May 19. Norby’s career began around 40 years ago and he has created over 600 different sculptures, as well as a number of paintings. He is also the author of the seven mysteries of Tom Hall, as well as two autobiographies.
Library Book Club Friends: The next meeting will be May 23 at 6 p.m., to discuss “Go Tell It on the Mountain” by James Baldwin. All are welcome to participate in the journal club discussions. Contact the library to participate.
After-school programs: Register at the library or by calling 295-5340. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the library and must be picked up by 5:00 p.m.
- Monday: Just Gurlz, for girls in grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 p.m.
- Tuesday: after-school program (K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
- Wednesday: Story time for toddlers and preschoolers, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Thursday: after-school program (K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
- May 23: Wii U for students in grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 p.m.
- May 24: after school program (K-5), after school until 4:45 p.m.
- May 25: Story time for toddlers and preschoolers, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- May 26: Last after-school program of the school year for K-5 students, after school until 4:45 p.m.
Summer Reading Program: Summer Reading Programs begin June 14 and continue through early August at the Worthington Library. Please drop by the library or call (507) 295-5340 no later than June 9 to register.
This year’s theme is “Reading Beyond the Box”.
Tuesdays: Summer Reading Program for Teens from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: story time (preschool – kindergarten) from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Summer Reading Program (Grades 1-3) 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Summer Reading Program (Grades 4-5) from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Young people are responsible for finding their own route to and from the library. Participants earn library dollars for reading! For every 60 minutes they read or someone reads to them, they’ll earn a library dollar to spend at the Nobles County Library Store!
Special Youth Events in Worthington
The Beekeeper: Learn about bees, beekeeping and honey harvesting, 1 p.m. June 22, at the Nobles County Library. All ages are welcome.
Toby KID “Be a Bookaneer”: A Library Hacker Adventure Series, 1:30 p.m. June 27, at the Nobles County Library. All ages are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of Nobles County Library.
The Zoo Man, Brent Mielke: Discover the importance of reading and learning while meeting his exotic animals: 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., July 13, Nobles County Library. Sponsored by the Friends of Nobles County Library.
Summer Reading Carnival: 1-3 p.m. August 10, Nobles County Library Lawn. Complete the summer reading program by playing games and buying prizes at the library store.
Special Youth Events at Adrian
Toby KID “Be a Bookaneer”: A Library Pirate Adventure Series, 10:00 a.m. June 27, at the Adrian Government Center, 209 Maine Ave. All ages are welcome.
Music artist Dennis Warner: 1 p.m. on July 23, during Adrian’s Christmas in July, in downtown Adrian.
Summer programs begin June 1. Pre-register at (507) 483-2541 or by email at [email protected]
Storytime will take place from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. every Wednesday in June, July and August. Children are encouraged to listen to stories, sing songs and learn nursery rhymes that spark a love of reading and learning.
Art with McKenzie will be 1-2:15 p.m. Wednesdays, June 1, 15, and 29; July 20; and August 3 and 17. Students will gain creative confidence and have fun as McKenzie shares her talent and passion for art.
Jewelery making with Myra: 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on July 13. Students will learn how to use acrylic paint skins to make jewelry.
Library Entertainment: 1 to 2:15 p.m. June 8 and 22; July 6 and 27; and August 10, 24 and 31. There will be a variety of activities ranging from crafts to bingo and board games
All events are free and open to the public.
Record your reading in your summer diary. Stop by the library to pick up your weekly prizes.