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Welcome to the Worcester Public Library Teen Summer Reading online platform! This year's theme is "Build a Better World." How? Get involved at your library this summer! Read for fun, for school, or to someone else; listen to audiobooks and track your time to the left. 

Plus, you can earn cool stuff by hitting reading goals:
  • Bronze Level (260 minutes): A LED frisbee
  • Silver Level (500 minutes): A 4 GB USB drive 
  • Gold Level (1000 minutes): A Metal Earth model kit
One lucky person who reaches the gold level will also win our Grand Prize,  a creativity kit filled with rad stuff like Lumi photoreactive dyes, sculpey, a Wreck this Journal and more to help you keep creating after summer has ended.

We've got a bunch of great programs for when you're not reading, too - try to deduce your way out of one of our Escape Rooms,  learn about your rights in a Know Your Rights  program from the ACLU, chill out with both tabletop and video games at our Teen Games Guild and FIFA Fridays programs, learn to write your own music in our Lyrics Writing Workshop,  or  even help us shape the future of the library as part of our Teen Advisory Group. 

It all builds towards a great summer at the library! Just log your time to the left, and you'll be on your way towards awesome prizes!


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