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 “Book Your Winter Getaway” Plum Creek Winter Reading Program begins January 1, 2015 and concludes March 31, 2015.
Ask at the front desk for additional details on how you can register for the program and be sure to ask for a sneak peek at some of the prizes you could win. Don’t wait. Start making your reading list today and get ready to “Book Your Winter Getaway”.
Congratulations to fifteen year old Andrew Prekker, Luverne, MN, winner of the 2015 “Book Your Winter Getaway” Winter Reading Program artwork logo contest sponsored by the Plum Creek and Pioneerland Regional Library Systems with monies provided through the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy fund.
This program is 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.
Mark your calendars!
Brian Freeman, Minnesota mystery writer, will be in Worthington on April 2, 2015. More information will be available closer to the date.
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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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, February 9th 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.
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 2015 meeting dates, books, and discussion leaders.
- January 26 - Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult - Mikaela Dierks/Ellen Copperud
- April 27 - The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang - Paula Stock/Kris Besel
- July 27 - Peace Like a River by Leif Enger - Gretchen O'Donnell/Trisha Mikle
- October 26 - Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian - Julie Nystrom/Cheryl Avenel Navara
Great Books Discussion Group
The Great Books discussion group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 7- 9 pm in the Nobles County Art Center (lower level of the Nobles County Library building) at 407 12th Street, Worthington, MN 56187.