If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?

Well, if you've ever been to Worthington Libraries this time of the year, you'd know that May flowers bring all ages to the library for a pool or beach read or a CD or DVD to enjoy in the car while en route to a vacation spot.

They bring programming, too.

Staff members work hard to plan smart, fun summer programs, and they get it right.

At Worthington Libraries, we're looking forward to summer. With just a sampling of the programs we've scheduled listed below, you'll see why.

Arts programs

This year's summer reading-club theme, "The Artful Summer," means that for the next few months, the library will be your creation station.

Arts-related programs for all ages are planned, including artist-led sessions on sculpting, mural-making and assemblage. Younger children can play with finger paints, use math concepts to create art and even doodle.

Summer concerts

It's almost time for another sensational outdoor concert season in the backyard of Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road. Sponsored by the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries, all performances start at 7 pm. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in the library.

The Back Porch Swing Band will kick off the series June 16, followed by Coverstone's classic and contemporary rock tunes June 30.

Listen, dance and sing along to songs from "The Muppet Show," "Fraggle Rock" and more when the Muppet Mayhem Band takes the stage July 28 to close out the library's summer concert season.

'Release Me'

When Vicky Harrison's 26-year-old son died of a heroin overdose in 2014, the school psychologist and former central Ohio resident decided to write a book to help other families struggling with addiction.

"Release Me" is a collection of her letters to her son, Tyler, written over the course of his 12-year battle with drugs.

Harrison will discuss her book and the issue of addiction at 7 p.m. June 21 at Northwest Library. The program is presented in partnership with Drug Safe Worthington.

Author visit

A presentation by writer Brit Bennett, whose 2016 debut novel, "The Mothers," earned her a spot as one of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 honorees before it was even published, will be the next event in the library's Hear & Now series.

The program will start at 7 p.m. June 27 at the McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., where tickets are now available for $15.

Bennett will answer questions and discuss her New York Times bestseller, which focuses on the tangled destinies of three young people growing up in a tight-knit African American community in southern California.

For a complete list of the summer programs available at the library, go to worthingtonlibraries.org/calendar.

Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.