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  • June 30, 2016
    Library Building Committee Meeting Minutes- June 21, 2016

    The Library Building Committee met on Tuesday, June 21, at 10am in the Engineering Conference Room at City Hall. Probe work has finished on the exterior […]

  • June 30, 2016
    Happy Retirement, Kathy O’Doherty!

    When one chapter ends, another begins. Our Director, Kathleen O’Doherty, retires today after 30 years of exceptional service to our library and our community. From introducing computers […]

  • June 22, 2016
    Summer Reading for Kids and Teens

    Summer Reading is in full swing at Woburn Public Library! Children and teens can register in person or online to track their progress and work toward […]

  • June 9, 2016

    Join us in wishing Director Kathleen O’Doherty well as she begins a new chapter! The Trustees of the Woburn Public Library invite you to an Open […]

  • May 28, 2016
    Dedication of Soldier’s Monument on Woburn Common

    The origins of Memorial Day date back to the end of the Civil War when citizens began commemorating soldiers who died in the war by decorating […]


Non 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

    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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  • by Florence M. Kennedy

    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
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    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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