Library News: Week of April 10, 2022 – The Globe

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, has new, temporary hours, from 9 am to 7 pm Monday and Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 am to 1 pm Saturday. The Adrian Branch Library, 214 Maine Ave., Adrian, is open from noon to 6 pm Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 pm Friday and 10 am to 1 pm Saturday.

New Books for Adults: “Summer on the Island” by Brenda Novak, “The Younger Wife” by Sally Hepworth, “Portrait of a Thief” by Grace D. Li, “Crimson Summer” by Heather Graham and “Shadows of Berlin” by David R. Gillham.

New Books for Children: “What is Juneteenth?” by Kirsti Jewel, “The Last Kids on Earth: Quint and Dirk’s Hero Quest” by Max Brallier, “Scout is Not a Band Kid” by Jade Armstrong, “Sparks! Future Purrfect” by Ian Boothby & Nina Matsumoto and “Mr. Wolf’s Class: Snow Day” by Aron Nels Steinke.

Quote: “The great thing about books is there are no commercials.”

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 goes out at the end of the week! Book sales are open to the public, not just library card holders.

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 one reservation every 30 days please)

Science Fiction/Fantasy Monthly Book Club: The next meeting is May 11 in the library’s program room. Call 295-5340 or e-mail nobleslib@co.nobles.mn.us to sign up.

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 pm

  • Monday: Wii U for grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 pm
  • Tuesday: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 pm
  • Wednesday: Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, 10 to 11 am
  • Thursday: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 pm
  • April 18: Wii U for grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 pm
  • April 19: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 pm

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 am until noon at the library. Bring your favorite board game or play one available at the library.

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