Welcome to the Nobles County Library
The Nobles County Library encourages the love of reading and the joy of learning by providing educational, recreational, and instructional services in a safe, friendly, multicultural, community-centered atmosphere, while reaching out to residents of Nobles County and the surrounding region.
“Book Your Winter Getaway”, the annual winter reading program sponsored by the Plum Creek Library System and its member libraries, will begin January 2, and run through March 31, 2016.
The program, open to ages 18 and beyond, is held every year during the winter months, and rewards readers for doing what they love to do - read. Participation is simple: sign up at your local library, and pledge to read at least 12 books during the 3-month long program. Most readers will meet that goal and many will exceed that number. Most Plum Creek Library System libraries offer patrons who complete the challenge an incentive prize. In addition, libraries will be given recognition for various distinctions including the most new participants enrolled in the program and most books read throughout the three-month period.
New Encyclopedias Added
The Friends of the Nobles County Library have donated 7 sets of new encyclopedias to the resources of the Nobles County Library. The sets include these titles: Discovery Encyclopedia, Discovery Science, Building Blocks of Math, Explore the Solar System, Anti-Bullying Basics, People and Places, and Illustrated Atlas. These books can be checked out to all patrons with a valid library card for a period of 3 weeks.
The Purpose of the Friends of Nobles County Library is to make the library more valuable by supporting special programs, projects, events and needs. Any library card holder is invited to join the Friends for their monthly meeting on the second Thursday at 4:30 PM in the conference room of the Nobles County Library.
LearningExpress Library Now Available
Basic Computer Skills Testing Now Available
Adults who are unsure about their basic computer skills now have a way to easily assess what they know, pinpoint what they need to learn and earn a certificate that shows employers what they know.
The Northstar Basic Computer Skills Certificate program, offered through a partnership between the Nobles County Library and Worthington Adult Basic Education, is aimed at helping adults acquire the skills they need in today’s workplace.
Anyone can access the modules and take the tests online at www.digitalliteracyassessment.org. At the end of each test, the user receives a page of results, which lists the skills that have been mastered and the areas that need improvement.
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2016 Friends of the Library Book Club
Consider joining the Friends of the Nobles County Library Book Club. You do not need to be a member of the Friends of the Library to participate. All are welcome
The following is a list of the 2016 meeting dates, books, and discussion leaders.
- January 25 ”Necessary Lies” by Diane Chamberlain.
Paula Stock discussion leader.
- April 25 ”Iron Lake” by Wm Kent Kruger.
Ellen Copperud discussion leader.
- July 25 ”Defending Jacob” by Wm Landy.
Julie Nystrom discussion leader.
- October 24 ”The Complete Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi.
Barb Hogan discussion leader.
All four meetings will be held in the Nobles County Art Center and will begin at 7pm.
Cypress Resume is here!
The Plum Creek Library System has acquired Cypress Resume, an online tool that helps you effortlessly create a professional resume in just a few minutes. Its easy-to-use format assures you won’t spend hours trying to perfect your document—all the hard work is done for you. Simply plug in your basic information (as little or as much as you’d like), and Cypress Resume creates a perfectly formatted document to help you land that dream job.
With Cypress Resume, there is no need to compose anything, ever. Simply type basic information about yourself and leave the difficult task of writing concise, descriptive statements detailing your abilities to the resume builder.
Create a fantastic new resume today. Cypress Resume is available at your local public library or online here.
Nobles County Library patrons now have access to Zinio, a service that allows for unlimited checkouts of your favorite magazines to your smartphone (iOS and Android), iPad, or Kindle through the Zinio app.
Click here to access instructions on how to create an
install the free Zinio app, and start reading!
Click here to access the library's
digital magazine collection page.
Access our eBook collection
Plum Creek eBooks are located here:
Read the eBook How To Guide
for eReaders and Mobile Devices
Kindle eBook Guide
List of Compatible Devices
Instructions for installing the OverDrive app on your Nook
Help for specific devices here
Browse, checkout, and download
an eBook to your Kindle
Browse, checkout, and download
a book to your Sony Reader Wi-Fi
Please note: eBooks CANNOT be downloaded
to public computers in the library.
Nobles County Library Foundation
The Nobles County Library Foundation, established under the Worthington Area Foundation, serves as the recipient for donations that are meant to improve and augment any future library facility. These donations are not meant for brick and mortar spending, but enhancements for the children's library, among many other things.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Nobles County Library Foundation can drop the donation off at the Nobles County Library or mail it directly to the Worthington Area Foundation, P.O. Box 373, Worthington, MN 56187.
Help support your library's
A portion of each sale of digital content or other items, purchased from OverDrive WIN Affiliated Retailers using the “Buy it Now” link from Plum Creek’s ebook website, is credited back to Plum Creek.
The funds Plum Creek earns from the OverDrive WIN Affiliate Program will be a credit for the system to add digital content to its virtual branch. The titles and materials the library selects are at the system's discretion.
Nobles County Library Board Meeting
The Nobles County Library Board will meet on Monday, January 11th at 4 PM in the downstairs conference room of the Library building. The Agenda will be posted at the Nobles County Library and the Adrian Branch Library. The public is welcome to attend the meeting.