LIBRARY HOURS
Hours:
Mon–Thurs9:00AM - 9:00PM
Friday & Saturday9:00AM - 5:30PM
SundayClosed
Children's Room
Mon & Tues9:00AM - 8:30PM
Wed–Sat9:00AM - 5:30PM
SundayClosed
LATEST NEWS
  • February 16, 2017
    Phase I of Library Move

    Dear Community Members: On February 21st, we begin phase I of our move, which involves moving most of our Archives and Museum objects to a climate-controlled […]

  • February 13, 2017
    Technology Appy Hour

    Wednesday, February 15, 4 PM – 5:15 PM You’ve probably heard that we’re about to enter the moving phase of the building project.  That means we’re […]

  • February 4, 2017
    Library Building Committee Minutes — 01/10/17

    The Woburn Public Library Building Committee will meet again on Tuesday, February 7, at 10 AM in the Engineering Conference Room.  Below, please find the minutes from our last […]

  • January 24, 2017
    Updated Moving Timeline for Woburn Public Library

    While our renovation/construction delay is not quite as long as the Colosseum’s,  our timeline has been pushed back approximately one month. We will be moving our collections […]

  • January 14, 2017
    Woburn history books on sale

    Glennon Archives staff and volunteers have been busy of late packing up to prepare for our move to a temporary location in February. While in the […]

FEATURED BOOKS

Non Fiction
Fiction
  • Welcome To The Woburn Public Library

    The Woburn Public Library's story is one deeply rooted in history. Designed by architect H. H. Richardson, Woburn Public Library is a national landmark and was built in 1879. With a wide array of archives, physical and digital collections there is truly something for everyone.  Please stop by for a visit!
  • Woburn, a Past Observed – John McElhiney

    John McElhiney’s detailed work documents Woburn’s history from the mid-nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Using in part the library’s rich archives to compile narratives, photographs, and facts, McElhiney presents a comprehensive perspective of Woburn’s past.
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  • Polar Boy – Florence Kennedy

    Written in 1938 by Woburn Public Library’s beloved children’s librarian Florence M. Kennedy, Polar Boy recounts the story of Arklio, a child who grows up in Greenland in an Inuit tribe. Now available in the library for circulation.
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  • The Public Library – Robert Dawson

    In Robert Dawson’s striking homage to public libraries, our very own Woburn Public Library appears twice. From capturing bookmobiles serving patrons in remote areas to ultramodern buildings in urban centers to architectural gems like ours, photographer Dawson documented these institutions over a span of eighteen years. These photographs are accompanied by an array of essays, letters, and poetry written by librarians and notable authors from the past and present. View in Catalog
    Interview with the Author
  • Fleeting Dreams – Joan Fowle Miles

    Through letters, Joan Fowle Miles captures her parents’ courtship during the Great War. These letters between Donald  Adams Fowle, an architect, and Ethel Adelaide Wallace, the interim librarian of the Woburn Public Library during World War I, convey the thoughts, fears, and values of their generation.
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