Library News: Week of April 24, 2022 – The Globe

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Library, 407 12th St., Worthington, is open from 9 am to 7 pm Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm 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: “I’ll Be You” by Janelle Brown, “The Perfect Other” by Kyleigh Leddy, “Marrying the Ketchups” by Jennifer Close, “The Good Left Undone” by Adriana Trigiani and “Kingdom of Bones” by James Rollins

New Books for Children: “A New Day” by Brad Meltzer, “Hello, Puddle!” by Anita Sanchez, “Why Not You?” by Clara and Russell Wilson, “Goodnight Great Outdoors” by Lucas Alberg and “Kick Push” by Frank Morrison

New DVD’s: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, “Chesapeake Shores” (Season 5) and “The Tiger Rising”

New Audiobooks: “The Investigator” by John Sandford

Quote: Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures anyone can have.” Lloyd Alexander

Spring Book Sale: Our Spring Book Sale is this week, during regular business hours on the main level of the library. 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 at 6 pm May 11 in the library’s program room. March’s topic was Gravitational Manipulation and April’s topic was Your Favorite Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. We’ll discuss how each of our books connected to these themes and what we liked/disliked about the books at the next meeting. Call 295-5340 or e-mail 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
  • May 2: Just Gurlz, for girls in grades 5-9, after school until 4:45 pm
  • May 3: After-School Program (grades K-5), after school until 4:45 pm

Screen-Free Saturdays: The Adrian Branch library hosts Screen-Free Saturdays. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to come play games from 10:30 am until noon at the library. Bring your favorite board game or play one available at the library. Screen Free Saturdays continue through May 21.

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