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Worth Reading

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

A partnership between the library, Fort Worth ISD 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, 2014.

 

How to Participate

  • Pick up an Activity Card at any partner location – including all Fort Worth libraries – or download a copy.
  • Each time you complete one or more activities, have your card stamped at any partner location. 
  • The first time you complete at least five different activities, take your Card to a partner location to receive a prize. Prizes are awarded until supplies run out. In addition to a certificate of completion:
    • Adults receive a Worth Reading tote bag or button.
    • Teens receive a Teen Scene USB bracelet. 
    • Children under 12 years old receive a pencil and voucher for admission to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. (Children are awarded prizes for each card submitted, not just the first.)
  • Each completed Card (five activities) serves as an entry in the grand-prize drawing, so continue submitting completed Cards at any partner location.

Upcoming Events

Adult Book Clubs

Adult Book Clubs

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

All Aboard: Sensory Story Time

All Aboard: Sensory Story Time

This sensory-rich story time is for all children and especially children with sensory processing disorders. Exploration is encouraged through hands-on play and movement activities, such as bringing books to life with props and music and interacting with carnival-style games. (All ages)

Anime Movies

Anime Movies

Enjoy an action-packed story or cutting-edge animation? This series features exciting movies sure to satisfy your entertainment needs. (Teen)

Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop Series

Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop Series

The Fort Worth Genealogical Society presents classes on how to conduct professional level genealogical research. (Adult)

Block Parties

Block Parties

Come play with blocks in ways that develop science, technology, engineering and math skills. Learn about counting, architecture, gravity, balance, shapes and how to work with others. Activities provide an environment for experimenting and developing critical thinking skills. (No children over 6; all children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Center for Texas Studies at TCU: Community History Workshops

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

Computer Literacy Classes

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

Conversational Spanish in the Workplace

Conversational Spanish in the Workplace

No entiende? No problema! Learn basic Spanish-language skills to help you communicate in the workplace. This class is specifically designed for adults with little-to-no Spanish speaking ability and covers basic grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, commonly used verbs and everyday concepts. (Adult)

Family Movies

Family Movies

Families are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy a free feature length movie. (Ages 5 and up)

Favorite Toy Sleepover at the Library

Favorite Toy Sleepover at the Library

Ever wonder what happens at the library when it’s closed? Join us for a late-afternoon story time, and check in your favorite toy for a sleepover at the library. Your toy will be treated to special activities including reading, crafts and a tour of the library by special guides. (Families)

Fort Worth Genealogical Society Lectures

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)

Game On

Game On

Will you be the ultimate gamer? Bring your a-game and take on the challengers. Choose your favorite game and claim your place in the winner’s circle. The road to victory begins now. (Teen)

Gaming One and All

Gaming One and All

Looking for fellow gamers? Well, look no further. We have board, card and video games. Gaming is fun and improves hand-eye coordination, reading and critical-thinking skills. And, of course, it’s a whole lotta fun. Come make friends offline. (Families)

Genealogy Computer Users Group

Genealogy Computer Users Group

The Fort Worth Genealogical Society presents classes on how to conduct professional level genealogical research. (Adult)

Guitar Orchestra of Fort Worth

Guitar Orchestra of Fort Worth

Come listen to these musicians as they skillfully and passionately pick, pluck and strum their instruments, sharing the timeless beauty of the classical guitar. (All Ages)

Homeschool Activity Days at the Library

Homeschool Activity Days at the Library

These programs, designed specifically for homeschoolers, include arts, crafts, games, book discussions and special presentations. (Families)

Lake Worth: 100 Years of Recreation Exhibit

Lake Worth: 100 Years of Recreation Exhibit

The City of Fort Worth built Lake Worth in 1914 as a destination for recreation and entertainment. The lake and its 100-year history are brought to life through a collection of photographs and historical documents. (All Ages)

Pipdillys

Pipdillys

Laugh, dance and sing yourself silly with the Pipdillys. Two kids trapped in Couch Potato Land are rescued by Super Chef and Vita Girl. This interactive and entertaining program features songs, imagination games, magic and juggling. You’ll learn it’s cool to lead a healthy life! (Ages 5 - 10)

Prime Time Family Reading

Prime Time Family Reading

With the help of a trained instructor, children and their adult caregivers meet weekly to read and discuss award-winning children’s books. The program encourages critical thinking and helps children understand the connections between stories and real-life situations. Taught in English and Spanish. Registration Required. (Ages 6 - 10)

RadioShack: 1929 – 2003 Exhibit

RadioShack: 1929 – 2003 Exhibit

RadioShack has been a technological innovator for more than 90 years. Learn about the company’s history through photographs, corporate documents, scrapbooks and other items of interest. (All Ages)

Raising Children Tool Kit: Single Parent Survival

Raising Children Tool Kit: Single Parent Survival

Learn ways to cope with common single-parent challenges, such as guilt, stress, communication, feelings of loneliness and establishing new relationships. (Adult)

Reading Rodeo(2)

Reading Rodeo(2)

Bring cowboys and cowgirls by the library to hear stories about Texas legends in celebration of the Fort Worth Stock Show. Children will enjoy making their very own stick horse. (Ages 6 - 10)

Robotics Autonomous

Robotics Autonomous

Learn how to assemble a motorized LEGO robot and program it to perform simple tasks. Participants gain basic technology and engineering experience through guided instruction. Registration Required. (Teen)

Shake, Rattle and Read

Shake, Rattle and Read

Special story time series for lively children. If your child has always wanted to be loud in the library, then this is the right place. Explore sounds, movements, stories and rhymes – no shushing aloud! (Ages 2 – 5)

Should I Buy Into a Franchise?

Should I Buy Into a Franchise?

Have you ever considered owning a business? Your first step should be learning about franchises. Additional topics include growth trends and risks versus returns. Because seating is limited, registration is required. (Adult)

Storytelling with Miss Jacqui

Storytelling with Miss Jacqui

Join Miss Jacqui for a fun-filled hour of storytelling and activities based on traditional fables and folktales. People of all ages will enjoy this program; don’t miss the opportunity to hear a professional storyteller. And besides, everyone loves Miss Jacqui. (Families)

Tail Waggin’ Tutors – (Therapy Dogs International)

Tail Waggin’ Tutors – (Therapy Dogs International)

Children who might have difficulty reading, a speech impediment or just need practice reading aloud are invited to read one-on-one to trained dogs for 10 minutes at a time. (Ages 8 – 12)

Teen Robotics

Teen Robotics

Learn how to build a motorized LEGO® robot and program it to perform simple tasks. Acquire basic technology and engineering skills through guided instruction. Registration Required. (Teen)

Texas and The West II

Texas and The West II

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

Worth Reading Fall Chapter: Grand Celebration and Prize Drawing

Worth Reading Fall Chapter: Grand Celebration and Prize Drawing

Join us as we celebrate the conclusion of the 2014 Fall chapter of Worth Reading literacy program with an afternoon of activities, stories and prizes. Check out shows from the Noble Planetarium at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and performances by the Que Pastas. (All Ages)

YWCA 1907 - 2007: Early Leadership in Fort Worth

YWCA 1907 - 2007: Early Leadership in Fort Worth

The YWCA of Fort Worth, chartered in 1907, was the first YWCA in the state of Texas. Its mission is to transform the lives of women, children and families from poverty to independence. poverty to
independence. In conjunction with Women’s History Month, the exhibition illustrates the rich history of the venerable institution through photographs, memorabilia and historical documents. (All Ages)

Zentangle

Zentangle

This new artistic trend provides a way to improve concentration by drawing repetitive lines, marks, circles and shapes. You’ll create beautiful pieces of abstract art using a simple step-by-step process. No drawing experience necessary because the process is the focus. (Teens)

ZUMBA - Family Style!

ZUMBA - Family Style!

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 Location

Partner Locations

You can pick up your Activity Cards at these locations.

You can pick up and return your Activity Cards at these locations.

Prize Drawings

Check out the monthly & grand prize winners.


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