Worth Reading (#wr365) aims to get everyone in Fort Worth reading, learning and having fun – all year long.

A partnership between the library and other community organizations, Worth Reading expands and enhances the traditional summer reading program, offering activities and programs at locations throughout the Metroplex.

The program is divided into four-month chapters, each with its own activities and prizes. The current chapter runs Sept. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017.

Activity Cards to be available only during the summer chapter. In an effort to emphasize the importance of reading and learning during the summer months, we will offer the 15-square activity cards only during the Summer Chapter of Worth Reading. Please know that we will continue to provide quality story times, programs, activities, classes, and workshops throughout the year, but will focus our participation campaign on the summer months.

Schedule

Adult Book Clubs

Join one of our lively book discussion groups and share your love of reading with others! (Adult)

Adult Classes

The library offers a variety of classes to improve language skills, connect with other Fort Worth residents or study for the GED. (Adults)

Center for Texas Studies at TCU: Community History Workshops

Join us for a series of hands-on public workshops designed to increase the community’s historical awareness and teach participants that every person can contribute to preserving the history and culture of North Texas. (Adult)

Computer Literacy Classes

Learn the fundamentals of email, Web surfing, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. (Adult)

EV3 Robotics

Discover the thrill of building a robot and bringing it to life. Following step-by-step instructions, you can create robots that use motors as well as color, gyro, ultrasonic and touch sensors to complete a variety of tasks. (Ages 10 - 17)

East Meets West

These Chinese-American artists merge Eastern and Western aesthetic tradition into their paintings. The exhibit contains Chinese ink paintings, oil still life, watercolor, portraits, acrylic landscapes and sculptures. (All Ages)

Fast Track to Reading Story Time

Take the driver’s seat in this special story time dedicated to reading and racing! Meet us in the Speedway Charities’ Fast Track to Reading area for stories that celebrate sportsmanship, perseverance, technology and teamwork. (Birth - 5)

Fort Worth Genealogical Society Lectures

This series of educational and enjoyable lectures about genealogy and history is for beginning and experienced researchers for the purpose of promoting interest in exploring family histories. (Adult)

Girls Who Code

The Girls Who Code curriculum is designed for students with a wide range of computer science experience. There will be activities for girls with zero computer science experience all the way up to activities that introduce college-level concepts. -Class is Full-. (Teen)

Holidays Around the World: Stories, Drums, and Holiday Songs

Enjoy hand-picked stories, songs, poems, folktales and memories shared in the unique style of Oba William King, the Poetic Storyteller. There will be some familiar classics and a few new seasonal surprises. You will laugh, sing and remember the joy of the holidays. (Families)

Homeschool Activity Days at the Library

Designed for families, these programs include book discussions, presentations, crafts and games. (Families)

Hour of Code

Explore the basics of coding in a fun and interactive way. Create a simple design, animation, or program from a variety of self-guided activities to start learning about how technology works and how to create software applications. Beginners welcome! (Teens)

Movie Critic

Have you ever thought about how a critic does his/her job? Learn the fundamentals of film criticism and how to begin thinking critically about film. (Teens)

Movies That Matter

Join us for the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission's quarterly film series to raise awareness of human rights issues. (Adult)

Movies that Matter Latino

This quarterly film series celebrates the diversity that exists within the Latino culture. Each event features a film screening, followed by a moderated discussion with local subject matter experts. (Adults)

Native American Heritage Celebration

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, join us for a celebration of Native American culture presented by The Soar Beyond Youth Mentor Organization. Enjoy a presentation of songs and dances along with explanations of their significance while learning about the importance of the drum in Native American life and gain a better insight into Native American culture through this intertribal experience.

Panther Lab - Makerspace

Gather with others to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials at this creative space known as the Panther Lab. From 3D printers, robotics, iMacs to a virtual reality headset and a green screen, this space opens endless possibilities to your imagination. (All Ages)

Tail Waggin’ Tutors – (Therapy Dogs International)

Children are invited to read one-on-one to trained therapy dogs for 10 minutes at a time. This program is designed for children who might have difficulty reading, a speech impediment or just need practice reading aloud. (For readers ages 6 - 16)

Texas and the West III

The West might begin in Fort Worth, but it certainly doesn’t end here. The land from Texas to the Pacific Ocean is home to all kinds of people, wildlife and landscapes. The American West is as richly diverse as it is expansive. This exhibit features local artists’ impressions of the area and its people. (All Ages)

Turkey Wars

They’re ornery, they’re gobbley, and they’re ready to take back Thanksgiving! Help free the Turkeys of Novemberland from the Pilgrims’ frightful feast by learning how to operate and lay siege with DIY catapults and trebuchets.

WWII Citizen Soldiers of North Texas: 1941 - 1945

Thousands of men and women from North Texas traveled to the far corners of the globe to serve their country during WWII. Learn some of these stories of our citizen soldiers while viewing the rare and unique artifacts that accompanied them as they fought for freedom in Europe against the Nazis and in the Pacific against the Japanese. (All Ages)

ZUMBA

What could be more fun than getting in shape while having a dance party? Beginners are welcome; no dancing skills required! (Ages 13 and up)

Become a Partner

Learn more about our partners and how your organization can be a part of Worth Reading.

Program Documents

Programs by Branch

The Fort Worth Library's mission is to welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and recreational materials, and their pursuit of learning and information.