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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.

The Zinio Digital Magazine service will be ending on May 31

We will be adding other digital content in the near future.


William Kent KruegerMystery author William Kent Krueger will be giving a presentation:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Minnesota West Community College 1450 College Way, Worthington, MN

For more information, call 507-295-5340

Program is free.

A special thanks to Minnesota West for hosting the program.

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.

LearningExpress Library Now Available

Learning Express Library

Basic Computer Skills Testing Now Available

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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 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 7pm.

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eBooks available now!

Plum Creek eBooks are located here:

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for eReaders and Mobile Devices

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List of Compatible Devices

Instructions for installing the OverDrive app on your Nook
available here.

Help for specific devices here


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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
ebook collection!

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.


Nobles County Library
407 12th St
Worthington, MN 56187
fax 507-372-2982
fax 800-954-7161

Monday & Thursday
8 AM to 8 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday,
& Friday

8 AM to 5 PM
10 AM to 1 PM
Closed June thru August

Clint Wolthuizen
Myra Palmer
Laurie Ebbers
Jackie Van Horsen
Denise Reith
Nancy Flynn
Roxana Castillo

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