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About Worth Reading Partners

Fort Worth residents have long recognized the importance of reading, learning and self-improvement. For more than 40 years, the Fort Worth Library has hosted an annual summer reading challenge to support those values. We believe it is now time to expand the program beyond its traditional two months.

Strong readers are essential to the city’s future, and strong readers are created by reading 365 days a year.

Worth Reading (#wr365) brings together libraries, schools, businesses and community organizations in a united effort to provide everyone an opportunity to become a reader and a lifelong learner. We hope you will join us in creating a bright, productive future for Fort Worth and its residents.

Program Goals

  • Establish a culture of reading, lifelong learning and self-improvement.
  • Positively affect literacy, school dropout rates and student achievement.
  • Expand educational and cultural opportunities for people of all ages throughout Fort Worth and Tarrant County.


  • Fort Worth Public Library Foundation
  • Friends of the Fort Worth Library

Community Partners

Become a partner

To learn more about becoming a partner or financial sponsor, contact Michelle Lee.

Watch the highlights from the Worth Reading Partner Kickoff.

Programs Brochure

Last updated: Aug. 31, 2018