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.
Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Performed by Actress Melanie Stringer)
Wednesday, October 12th at 7 PM
at Pioneer Village in the Barn
In this highly interactive program, Mrs. Wilder, also known as Melanie Stringer, relates stories of her real life experiences of life on the prairie in 1896 as told from Laura’s perspective in an unscripted interpretation of Wilder’s experiences. Every Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder program offers a research-based, first-person, interactive history lesson to students and Wilder fans of all ages. Programs feature original research, hands-on artifact displays, period-authentic clothing and much more.
Sponsored by Nobles County Library and Nobles County Historical Society
Mrs. Wilder’s appearances are made possible through the state’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, which dedicates funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.
The Adrian Branch Library is raising funds for a much-needed renovation. On April 19, 2016, the Nobles County Commissioners approved the project. Nobles County will finance the repair and remodeling of the library building itself. The fundraiser is for the furnishings of the library, such as shelves, tables, chairs, computer desks, check-out desk, items for the children’s area, etc.
The goal is to raise $80,000 by the fall of 2016 in order for the project to be completed as soon as possible.
For more information, click here: Adrian Library Project
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.
Learn more | Press release
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 7 pm.
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, September 12th, 2016 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.