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, 2018.

Schedule

Adult Book Clubs

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

Adult Classes

The library offers a variety of classes to improve language skills, connect with other Fort Worth residents or study for the GED. (Adults)

Computer Literacy Classes

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

Early Tarrant County History (1840 - 1900)

Tarrant County has a rich and significant history and this exhibit provides an overview of the early history of the county developed by members of the Tarrant County Historical Commission through a grant from the Fash Foundation. The goal of the exhibit is to encourage efforts to preserve that heritage. (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)

Homeschool Activity Days at the Library

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

Locked in the Library: Zombie Apocalypse

You discover that Dr. Johnson has plans to unleash a deadly airborne virus that would turn anyone who comes into contact with it into a zombie. However, you also learn that the doctor has created an antidote that can reverse the symptoms. He plans to save it for himself. You have 45 minutes to find the antidote and save the world. (Families, Teens)

Meditation Workshop

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple, natural yet powerful meditation system which through regular practice engenders a profound inner transformation that leads to peace, balance and well-being. (Adults)

Mobile Cat

As an extension of the Panther Lab at the Northwest Branch, we have introduced our new Mobile Cat makerspace carts to several branches throughout Fort Worth. They are designed for grades K - 12 but are available to anyone interested in exploring science, technology, engineering, and math. Stop by a branch and visit a Mobile Cat to use a 3D printer or to experiment with a robotics or electronics kit. (All Ages)

Panther Lab

Gather with others to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials at the Panther Lab makerspace. From 3D printers and robotics to iMacs and a green screen, this space opens endless possibilities to your imagination. The lab is designed for grades K - 12 but is available to anyone interested in exploring science, technology, engineering and math. Classes and studio times may vary. (All Ages)

Preschool STEAM Story Time

Join us for a STEAM story time that playfully introduces and explores concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Audiences will enjoy a wide variety of books and hands-on experiences that engage children’s natural curiosity and support their success in school. (Ages 3 - 5)

Remember Me!

Learn about the impact of World War I on the City of Fort Worth and the people who were part of that transformation. (Various Ages)

Rochelle Rabouin’s The Adventures of Jingle Jyngel

Jingle Jyngel is a on a mission to let everyone know how helpful and useful bells are. Join her on this interactive adventure where she learns about her bell cousins that live all across the USA. (Ages 6 - 12)

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)

Yarn Lab: Handmade Gifts and Art

Create a handmade masterpiece out of yarn using a variety of tools and methods including weaving, crochet, and crafting. This make-and-take experience will allow creative expression for beginners and those with more experience. (Ages 6 - 12)

Yoga for Littles

This five-week program provides a gentle introduction into yoga for preschoolers and parents. You'll learn simple poses, breathing techniques and calming skills. Combined with early literacy activities, this class can be taken in individual class sessions or for the entire series. (Birth - 5)

Become a Partner

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

Program Documents

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.