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Friday9AM - 5:30PM
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  • June 19, 2017
    Summer Reading Registration

    Registration for 2017 Summer Reading is in full swing! For children entering 5th grade or below, please sign up for the Build a Better World summer […]

  • June 13, 2017
    Abatement and Annex Demolition

    While you cannot visibly see the abatement work currently occurring in the basement of the Richardson, you may have noticed the demolition of the annex through […]

  • June 6, 2017
    Limited Glennon Archives Access During Library Building Project

      Moving the 39th Mass. Regiment Co. K flag Books, manuscripts and artifacts have been moved and stored offsite in climate-controlled storage.  Plans for a new […]

  • May 18, 2017
    Ukulele Workshop

    Wed., July 12 / 1PM at the Woburn Senior Center / 144 School Street A Pop-Up Library Program! Learn how to play a ukulele in 90 minutes, […]

  • May 16, 2017
    Library Building Committee Minutes–05/09/17

    The Woburn Public Library Building Committee will meet again on Tuesday, June 6, at 9 AM (new time) in the Engineering Conference Room.  Below, please find the […]


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  • 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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