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  • July 10, 2017
    2017 Friends’ Ice Cream Social

    Sunday, July 30 from 2 PM – 5 PM (**rain date 8/6**)                             […]

  • July 6, 2017
    Library Building Committee Minutes–06/06/17

    The Woburn Public Library Building Committee will meet again on Tuesday, July 18*, at 9 AM in the Engineering Conference Room.  Below, please find the minutes from […]

  • June 29, 2017
    Building Project Update 6.29.17

    With each day that passes, our work crews in our beloved Richardson further our mission to return our magnificent library’s main floor to a state that closely matches […]

  • June 19, 2017
    Summer Reading Registration

    Registration for 2017 Summer Reading is in full swing! For children entering 6th 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 […]


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 – 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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