Worthington News

Library notes

The following programs are offered by Worthington Libraries. Old Worthington Library is located at 820 High St., Northwest Library is located at 2280 Hard Road and Worthington Park Library is located at 1389 Worthington Centre Drive. Call 614-807-2626.

Old Worthington Library and Worthington Park Library's homework help centers are open from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The Northwest Library center is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Each center has dedicated computers, courtesy printing of homework-related materials and library staff and volunteers to help students with school assignments.

• Early literacy activities based on the stories of Mo Willems are planned for children under age 5 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Old Worthington Library.

• To be eligible to volunteer at the library this summer, teens must be at least 12 years old or entering the seventh grade this fall and attend one orientation session. Upcoming sessions are scheduled from 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Northwest Library; and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Worthington Park Library.

• During the Northwest Library program Fairy House Fun, students in grades K-3 will build fairy houses using twigs, pebbles and other materials. The workshop starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Registration is required, either online at worthingtonlibraries.org/calendar/registration or by calling 614-807-2626.

• A Caterpillars & Butterflies Storytime will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Worthington Park Library.

• Girls in grades 4-6 and their mothers are invited to this month's Mother-Daughter Book Group, which will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Northwest Library. The selected title is Zita the Spacegirl: Far from Home by Ben Hatke.

• People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks will be the topic of the meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, of Northwest Passages, a Northwest Library morning book discussion group.

• Children ages 4-6 are invited to Northwest Library's Bookworms Book Club. Prior to the next meeting, which will start at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, those attending should read Philip C. Stead's A Sick Day for Amos McGee.

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