Monday, August 13, 2018


The Library Dragons are collecting school supply donations, which can be dropped off at the Adrian Branch Library.  The Dragons will deliver the donations to the Adrian schools after Labor Day.

The following supplies are always needed:

Spiral Notebooks
Pencils (#2 Lead)
Kid-Safe Scissors
Elmer’s Glue Sticks (please make it “Elmer’s” as other glue sticks tend to leak/melt)
Pencil Boxes
Boxes of Tissues (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.) – Lotion Free & Fragrance Free

Something that classrooms seem to run out of all the time are pencils and boxes of tissues (as in, it’s Minnesota, and students are kids, and sniffles are a fact-of-life! J). So many noses, so few tissues!

All donations are greatly appreciated.

Please drop off donations inside the library (please do not put donations in the book drop).

Library Hours:
Mondays 12-7
Tuesdays 12-5
Wednesdays 12-5
Thursdays 12-7
Fridays 12-5

If you do not live in/near Adrian, please feel free to contact your own school district, or local library, to see if they have a school supply donation activity in your area.  Sadly, not all students arrive at school with the necessary supplies.  While teachers and other educators do their best to fill in the gaps, it helps to have others donate, too. 

Right now many businesses have fantastic sales on basic school supplies (spiral notebooks as inexpensive as 17¢ each, boxes of crayons for less than 50¢ each, rulers for 25¢, a package of pencils for 50¢); for less than $2.00 you could help a needy student meet basic school supply needs. 

Thank you for your generosity!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018


On Thursday, July 26, 2018, artist David Newbatt, who lives in Aberdeen, Scotland, was in southwest Minnesota, on a vacation to visit members of his wife’s family.  Under a pre-arrangement set up by Nobles County Library Direct Clint Wolthuizen, Mr. Newbatt was at the Adrian Branch Library to paint a mural in the story time/castle area.  The mural was completed on Friday, July 27, 2018.  The following week, Mr. Newbatt painted another amazing mural, this time at the Nobles County Library in Worthington, in the Teen section.  If you get a chance, stop in to see both murals, as photos do not do the incredible artwork justice.

Below are a few photos taken as the free-style mural was created by Mr. Newbatt.  Enjoy!
(To view as a slideshow, click once on first picture, then use right arrow key to scroll through pictures.)

Monday, July 30, 2018

AN UNEXPECTED TWIST... July 30, 2018

A few weeks ago, the Library Dragons went on a grand adventure with Legolas:

While they were gone, artist David Newbatt painted amazing and fantastical things in the Library story time/castle area, including this cozy fireplace:

Things took a rather disturbing turn, however, when the Dragons returned from their adventure…

(Huh…I was under the impression that this ring had been destroyed…now what?)

Stop by the Library and see the rest of the magical kingdom that Mr. Newbatt created at the Adrian Branch Library!