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

The following programs are offered by Worthington libraries. Old Worthington Library is at 820 High St.; Northwest Library is at 2280 Hard Road; and Worthington Park Library is 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.

* Ages 4-6 are invited to Northwest Library's Bookworms Book Club. Prior to the next meeting, which will start at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 27, those attending should read Julie Fogliano's And Then It's Spring.

* The library will lead a storytime in the children's area at the Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N. High St. The storytime, which starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, will feature the Maisy costumed character.

* Learn about apps that help to maximize the library's resources during Up and Running. Drop in between 2:30 and 4 p.m., and find out how you can access free books, music, movies, magazines and more. Bring your device as well as applicable cords to Worthington Park Library on Saturday, March 29.

* A Captain Underpants Party is planned for children ages 6-8 at Old Worthington Library at 3 p.m. Monday, March 31.

* During its bookmark contest, the library will turn winning drawings into bookmarks to promote this year's Summer Reading Club. Three entries each will be chosen in the preschool-kindergarten, first through third grade, fourth through sixth grade, middle school and high school categories. Contest rules as well as bookmark templates are now available at all library locations. Children can submit up to three drawings, which must be received by March 31, to be eligible for judging.

* The library's English Conversation Group for new English language learners will meet at Old Worthington Library on Wednesdays throughout the winter and spring. Class meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. through May 14. Library staff will help participants with basic English skills practice pronunciation and talking in English.

* All ages are encouraged to enter Northwest Library's Edible Books Contest, for which edible creations must have a book or literary theme. Registration and set up starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, and voting and viewing will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

* The Shipping News by Annie Proulx will be the topic of the Wednesday, April 2, meeting of Speaking Volumes, an evening book discussion group that meets at Old Worthington Library. A 7:30 p.m. start is scheduled.

* The Get Smart! Book Discussion Group, organized in conjunction with the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, will consider Soup by Jon Gordon. The next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at House of Hearing, 885 High St., Suite 108.