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 segments, each with its own activities and prizes. The next segment runs Sept. 1 – Dec. 31, 2013.
How to Participate
- Pick up an Activity Card at any partner location – including all Fort Worth libraries – or download a copy. (Locations and cards will be available Sept. 1.)
- 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 a Worth Reading tote bag. Children under 12 years old will also receive a voucher for admission to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
- Each completed Card (five activities) serves as an entry in the grand-prize drawing, so continue submitting completed Cards at any partner location.
Join one of our lively book discussion groups and share your love of reading with others! (Adult)
Series of story times designed for children with special needs. Hosted in a family friendly environment, participants will enjoy Pre-K stories, crafts and activities while improving their academic and social skills. (All ages)
Enjoy a good story or cutting-edge animation? This movie series features classics and recent releases. (Teen)
Inspired by the Academy Award winning documentary Inocente, participants use moldable masks to create and paint representations of their own faces. (Teen)
Learn the fundamentals of email, Web surfing, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. (Adult)
Join us for our fourth annual Dickens of a Holiday festival featuring Victorian-era themed activities for the whole family! (All Ages)
Families are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy a free feature length movie. (Ages 5 and up)
Will you be the ultimate gamer? Bring your a-game and take on the challengers. Pick your favorite game and enter the winner’s circle. The road to victory begins now. (Teen)
These programs, designed specifically for homeschoolers, include arts, crafts, games, book discussions and special presentations. (Families)
Delight and engage your baby with books and music during this story time designed for infants. Share stories and songs, and move to bouncy rhymes with your child and other families. (Infants under 13 months and care giver; no older sibilings)
The Que Pastas are a funny, interactive family-friendly band that serves up music with a generous helping of fun sauce. They get the audience buzzing like a fly, dancing like a donkey, shaking tambourines and laughing uncontrollably. (All ages)
Scrapbooks are loads of fun and make great gifts. Learn the basics of this popular hobby. Bring photos or just your own creative flair. (All ages)
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)
Spin artworks of your very own. Designing and decorating just got more interesting because with this technique, you never know what the finished piece will look like. (Teen)
Join Teen Scene Reads for book discussions, reading suggestions, theme related activities and a bit of social time. This is a great way to find new books. (Teen)
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)
Introduce your toddler to the alphabet and numbers while building social skills and learning about the world. This interactive program features short stories, finger plays, action rhymes and songs. (Children ages 13 to 24 months and care giver; no other siblings)
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.
- Activity Card - Adult
- Activity Card - Teen
- Activity Card - Youth
- Participant Guidelines
- Adult Programs
- Teen Programs
- Youth and Family Programs
- Movies from Books
You can pick up and return your Activity Cards at these locations.
Check out the monthly & grand prize winners.