Ready for a dose of spring?

Get it on Sunday, March 10, when a trip to the library means getting a jump on the growing season – and learning how to live more sustainably and make your yard more beautiful and better for wildlife.

During the "Think Spring" program, which is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, the whole family is invited to visit with a number of nature-related organizations and do lots more besides.

The event kicks off a number of nature-oriented programs scheduled to coincide with the start of the spring-planting season.

You can find out more about the Worthington Libraries programs, which include sessions led by a master gardener and a work day during which you would be eligible for free plants, shrubs and trees, made available through Green Columbus.

"Think Spring" activities include:

* Under the supervision of Columbus Audubon representatives, children can make simple feeder logs or construct nesting boxes – for bluebirds, swallows and more.

* Members of the Worthington Hills Garden Club will have a limited number of small terrariums for children to plant, as well as easy-to-grow seeds that will provide food for butterflies.

* Want to know which plants will attract birds, pollinators and other wildlife to your yard? Find out from Franklin County Master Gardeners and the National Wildlife Federation.

* Does everyone in your family have cabin fever? Learn more about the nature programs planned by the Friends of Lower Olentangy Watershed and the Sierra Club.

* Find out how to make your home and world more sustainable from representatives from the Columbus GreenSpot program and SWACO.

For a list of the nature-related sessions, go to and at the type of event drop-down menu, select "nature and outdoors."

Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.