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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)

Amp It Up

Amp It Up

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. (Ages 6 - 10)

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.)

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)

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)

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)

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)

FWISD Elementary Art Show

FWISD Elementary Art Show

Explore paintings, drawings and sculptures created by elementary-school students. (All Ages)

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)

Hit Like A Girl - Teen

Hit Like A Girl - Teen

Knock Women’s History Month out of the park with amazing female athletes. Featuring a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, a successful racecar driver, and one of the greatest tennis players in history,
this empowering program explores past and present sporting heroines. (Ages 12 - 17)

Hit Like A Girl: Junior Edition

Hit Like A Girl: Junior Edition

Come and celebrate the contributions of exceptional women and their impact on the world of sports. This program highlights past and present female athletes. (Ages 8 - 12)

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)

Movies That Matter

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)

Pinewood Derby Competition!

Pinewood Derby Competition!

This competition features Boy Scouts racing custom wooden cars they’ve built down a sloping track using only gravity for fuel. The Pinewood Derby promotes teamwork, responsibility and creativity. (Families)

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 - 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)

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)

Spring Break Extravaganza

Spring Break Extravaganza

Stop by the Central Library Youth Center and join us for book-based activities, crafts, and fun! (All Ages)

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)

The Effa Manly Story

The Effa Manly Story

Is baseball just for boys? Of course not! Learn about the first woman elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame with She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story and historical records. (Ages 8 - 12)

Women’s History Month: Women of Character, Courage and Commitment

Women’s History Month: Women of Character, Courage and Commitment

Each March, the Fort Worth Library celebrates Women’s History Month by paying tribute to women’s significant accomplishments. (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. 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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