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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 Jan. 1 – April 30, 2015.

 

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 Certificate of Completion and an incentive, for example a voucher for admission to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Participants may submit only one Card per day.
  • 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

6th Annual Puppetry Festival

6th Annual Puppetry Festival

Celebrate the puppetry festival with an array of fun-filled activities, including entertaining shows, workshops and demonstrations. The event is free and open to the public. Bring the entire family! (All ages)

Adult Book Clubs

Adult Book Clubs

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

Are You Smarter Than a Librarian?

Are You Smarter Than a Librarian?

Test your knowledge about all kinds of things during this fast-paced, ten-question trivia contest. Go brain-to-brain against one of Texas Wesleyan’s headiest librarians to win prizes and bragging rights. (Adult)

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.)

Capoeira - Teen

Capoeira - Teen

Combine martial arts and dance with movement and music to get capoeira. Fitness and culture, rhythm and strength all come together in this dynamic activity that builds self-confidence and listening skills. Enjoy being physically active in a culturally diverse setting. (Ages 12 - 17)

Capoeira - Youth

Capoeira - Youth

Combine martial arts and dance with movement and music to get capoeira. Fitness and culture, rhythm and strength all come together in this dynamic activity that builds self-confidence and listening skills. Enjoy being physically active in a culturally diverse setting. (Families)

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)

Cliburn Competition Pianist Steven Lin

Cliburn Competition Pianist Steven Lin

Join us for a free performance by pianist Steven Lin. A charismatic and imaginative musician, he received a Jury Discretionary Award at the 2013 Cliburn Competition. Mr. Lin will play a variety of pieces from the classical repertoire. (All Ages)

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)

Creative Expressions: Bracelets

Creative Expressions: Bracelets

This craft program offers teens an outlet for self-expression. Participants can make bracelets out of both traditional and out-of-the-box materials. It’s all about creativity and making something with no
pressure or expectations. (Ages 12 - 17)

Diagnosing the Web: Five Websites for your Health

Diagnosing the Web: Five Websites for your Health

You’re only five websites away from better health! Join UNT Health Science Center’s Myriam Martinez-Banuelos and learn how to locate reliable information about health topics, drugs and supplements, clinical trials, elderly care and household product safety. (Adult)

El Día de los niños / El día de los libros

El Día de los niños / El día de los libros

Join us in a nationwide celebration to promote literacy for children of all cultures and backgrounds. This program focuses on the importance of books and reading as an integral part of children’s lives.
Enjoy crafts and games focused on award-winning books. (Pre-K - 12)

Family Movies

Family Movies

Families are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy a free feature length movie. Adults must be accompanied by a child. (Ages 5 and up)

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)

Genealogy Computer Users Group

Genealogy Computer Users Group

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

Geocaching Family Day

Geocaching Family Day

Come learn what the buzz is all about! Meet and mingle with geocachers from all over North Texas. Learn the basics, and share your quest stories, geotags, photos and the locations of the area’s best caches, including FWL’s caches. (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)

Keep Calm and Read On: Book Buzz

Keep Calm and Read On: Book Buzz

Attention book lovers! Want to learn about future bestsellers before they become bestsellers? How about a chance to read books before they are available to the public? Robert Haddock from Random House will buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on spring and summer titles. (Adult)

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)

Raising Children Tool Kit: Positive Ways to Deal with Stress and Anger

Raising Children Tool Kit: Positive Ways to Deal with Stress and Anger

Examine the cause, effects and signs of stress in adults and children. Identify ways we unknowingly create stress in our own lives and in our children’s lives. Learn and practice nurturing parenting techniques to help reduce stress in caregivers and children. (Adult)

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)

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 Time at the Fort Worth Library!

Teen Time at the Fort Worth Library!

If you’re looking for a place to hang out, unwind, play games, read or have a great time with friends, visit Teen Scene. (Teen)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Explore the life cycle of a caterpillar, featuring Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Learn how he is born from an egg, begins eating everything in sight, builds a cocoon around himself and
finally emerges as a beautiful butterfly. You can even meet the very hungry caterpillar himself! (Ages 3 - 8)

Who Is That Masked Man? Examining the Social Aspects of Comic Books

Who Is That Masked Man? Examining the Social Aspects of Comic Books

Featuring secret identities, vengeful superheroes and the occasional woman in the refrigerator, comic books can tell us much about ourselves and our society, such as our views on crime, personality and gender roles. A panel of interdisciplinary scholars will discuss comic books and their social meaning. (Adult)

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. 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)

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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