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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

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.)

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Going from a slave to the first African American Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi, the life of Bass Reeves is quite remarkable. Celebrate Black History Month with Bad News for Outlaws, historical records and a marshal’s badge craft. (Ages 8 - 12)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Performers Showcase

Performers Showcase

Looking for a special program presenter or a party entertainer? Come observe professionals as they present their acts at the third annual Fort Worth Library Performers Showcase. The
event is free and open to the public. (All Ages)

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)

Recycled Sounds - Teen

Recycled Sounds - Teen

From Billie Holiday to Kanye West, African-Americans have greatly influenced musical history. Celebrate Black History Month by exploring some talented trendsetters. Discover your own musical sound by creating an instrument from recycled materials. (Ages 12 - 17)

Recycled Sounds - Youth

Recycled Sounds - Youth

Celebrate Black History Month by exploring some talented musical trendsetters. Discover your own musical sound by creating an instrument out of recycled materials. (Ages 5 - 12)

Restaurantes, Rumba y Más: A Gringo’s Guide to Latino Fort Worth – Reading and Book Signing

Restaurantes, Rumba y Más: A Gringo’s Guide to Latino Fort Worth – Reading and Book Signing

TCU Professor Peter Szok takes a detour from the well-known eateries and cuts a path on a cultural journey that will leave your stomach and heart hungering for more. With mouthwatering descriptions, he explores the best Latino restaurants and dishes, such as birria, cabrito, buche and pupusas. (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)

Silent We Stood – Reading and Book Signing

Silent We Stood – Reading and Book Signing

Join us for a reading and book signing with author Henry Chappell. His novel, Silent We Stood, recently won a Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, which selected the book as its Best Western Historical Novel of 2014. (Adult)

Stories and Stars

Stories and Stars

Travel with your imagination at the Noble Planetarium. Enjoy an out-of-this-world story time and a child-friendly presentation. (Pre-K and their 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 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)

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)

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)

ZUMBA

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 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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