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 Oct. 1–Dec. 31, 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. Each Fort Worth Library location will hold monthly drawings for unique prizes. Grand-prize drawings occur in September, and prizes will be awarded at the annual Celebration.
Which apps will make your life easier and more fun? We’ll take a look at the next big thing in apps. Bring your own device or borrow one of ours. (Ages 13 and up)
Join one of our lively book discussion groups and share your love of reading with others! (Adult)
Interested in learning about American art, but don’t know where to start? Join the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s gallery teachers for an interactive introduction to Stuart Davis (1892–1964). (Teen)
Come play with blocks in ways that develop science, technology, engineering and math skills. Learners will be exposed to basic concepts in architecture, gravity, and balance, while learning shapes and numbers. Collaborative activities provide an environment for experimenting and developing critical thinking skills. (No children over 6; all children must be accompanied by an adult.)
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)
Learn the fundamentals of email, Web surfing, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. (Adult)
Bring the entire family and join the fun with an afternoon of holiday themed programs and entertainment featuring music, crafts, story times and photos with a live reindeer. (All Ages)
Let your inner star shine by acting out the different ways we use water every day. Also, learn how to conserve this precious resource. (Ages 8 - 10)
Photographs, documents, and artifacts illustrate the history of Hazel Vaughn Leigh’s work with the Fort Worth Boys’ Club. (All Ages)
Designed for families, these programs include book discussions, presentations, crafts and games. (Families)
Join us for the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission’s quarterly film series to raise awareness of human rights issues. (Adult)
These collages create a micro-narrative from posters, books and drawings. The landscape features familiar but unrecognizable forms, generating pulp sensations of seduction, unease and climactic tension. The works are a conscious acceptance of colliding images and ideas. (All Ages)
Discover the thrill of building a robot and bringing it to life. By 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. Registration Required. (Ages 13 – 17)
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)
Complete hands-on experiments and learn the basics of circuits during this self-paced program. Participants can create a flying saucer, musical doorbell, AM radio, burglar alarm and hundreds of other technology and engineering projects. Registration Required (Ages 5 - 7)
Is technology hurtful or helpful to little ones? The answers can be varying and complex. Learn about healthy screen time for kids from birth through kindergarten, as well as what apps are best for development and learning. (Families)
Create artwork with your own spin on it. Designing and decorating just got more interesting because you never know what the finished piece will be with this technique. (Teen)
This exhibit features a wide variety of wildlife and still life, plus portraits and abstract pieces of art. The mixed media works include paintings, photographs and sculptures. (All Ages)
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. This activity is intended solely for children ages 5 - 12.
What is there for teens to do in Fort Worth? Come to Teen Time to hang out, unwind, play games, read or have a great time with friends! (Ages 13 - 17)
Become a Partner
Learn more about our partners and how your organization can be a part of Worth Reading.
Programs by Branch
Check out the monthly & grand prize winners.
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.