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Hello and welcome to the Worcester Public Library Summer Reading Program! How does it work? Well, we hope you will do lots of reading this summer, and if you keep track of how many minutes you read right here, you can win some great prizes! Read at least 260 minutes to get to our bronze level and the first prize. Read at least 500 minutes and you'll get to our silver level when you'll win a another prize. Reach our gold level by reading at least 1000 minutes this summer, making you a super reader!

We also have tons of programs happening at all of our libraries around town. This year we want to help you Build a Better World, so lots of our programs include fun building activities (like Lego), making buildings (like Fairy Houses) or building community (like learning about kindness and helping others).  We hope you'll come to lots of programs at the library! Come have some fun with us!

Finally, you'll find some great challenges to complete in this program. Just click on the challenge tab once you're registered to find out what to do. The more challenges you complete, the more chances you have to win cool prizes!

So let's get started! Register now, and get ready to start reading!!


2017-09-20 Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- Worcester Public Schools at 12:00 PM

Location: Saxe Room - Main Library


2017-09-20 Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- Business Plan Basics at 1:00 PM

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: why you need to write a business plan, an overview of each section of a business plan, research and writing tips, and resources for help and support. A sample business plan template will be provided to get you started. Presented by Lori Allen of the Center for Women & Enterprise.

Location: Banx Room - Main Library


2017-09-20 Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- Popular Reads Cafe at 3:00 PM

Join avid reader and reference librarian Veronica for spirited discussions of popular fiction and non-fiction books and find out what’s recently been published by your favorite authors!  Special guest and local author Catherine Zebrowski will be featured. Refreshments will be provided. Free and open to all.

Location: Banx Room - Main Library


2017-09-20 Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- Lego Club at 3:00 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

Location: Frances Perkins Branch


2017-09-20 Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arghhhh!!!! at 3:30 PM

Who don't heartly enjoy shoutin' like a scurvy pirate from time to time? Well, speak like a pirate all ye want on SeptembaRRRRRRR 19th because that be Talk Like A Pirate Day! Ye wee lads and lasses be goin' to have a ruckas good time! Enjoy pirate games, pirate stories and a fun pirate craft.

Arghhhhhh me maties, se ya there!

Ages: 8 and under

Location: Children's Room - Main Library