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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 Sept. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016.

How to Participate

  • Pick up an Activity Card at any Fort Worth Library location – 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 any Fort Worth Library 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.

Schedule

Adult Book Clubs

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

Amon Carter Museum Tours

Join the museum’s librarian or archivist on a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s research library and archives. (Adult)

Computer Literacy Classes

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

Dickens of a Holiday Festival

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)

Fast Track to Reading Story Time

Take the driver’s seat in this special story time dedicated to reading and racing! Meet us in the Speedway Charities’ Fast Track to Reading area for stories that celebrate sportsmanship, perseverance, technology and teamwork. (Birth - 5)

Fusion: A Collaboration of Artists Embracing Eastern and Western Styles of Art

This exhibit includes a variety of works, including Chinese ink paintings, oil still life, watercolor, portraits, acrylic landscapes and sculptures from a group of senior Chinese-American amateur artists who have studied a western style of art for many years. See how an innately Chinese cultural style keeps appearing in their artworks. (All Ages)

Hibernation, Migration, Adaptation

Bears, birds, insects and even people do it. What is it? Prepare for winter that’s what. Come join us to find out how different living creatures prepare for the colder months. (Ages 6 - 10)

Homeschool Activity Days at the Library

Designed for families, these programs include book discussions, presentations, crafts and games. (Families)

LEGO EV3 Robotics

You can build a robot and bring it to life in this exciting Lego EV3 Robotics class. No experience necessary. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to 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 only)

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Exhibit

A visual expression of the history of Latino American life in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Library Archives participated in the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History* project in Fort Worth through solicitation of donations, as well as loans of records and photographs for the purpose of digitization, to establish the Fort Worth Library’s Latino American Archives. (All Ages)

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)

Proof: Photographs from Four Generations of a Texas Family

For 120 years, a family of Fort Worth photographers has captured vivid scenes across Fort Worth and around the state. Photographer Byrd Williams IV places into context the authorship and intent of photographs taken by the four members of the same family. (Adults)

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)

Storytelling by Miss Jacqui: Gentle Lions

This program has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Become a Partner

Learn more about our partners and how your organization can be a part of Worth Reading.

Program Documents

Programs by Branch

Prize Drawings

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.

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