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  • October 13, 2015
    NaNoWriMo at Woburn Public Library

    Calling all ambitious writers to participate in NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month! During the month of November, put your wordsmithery to the test by attempting a […]

  • September 15, 2015
    Library Building Project Approved by City Council

    We are pleased to report that on Monday, September 14, the City Council voted to approve the bond authorization brought forth by Mayor Galvin for the […]

  • September 11, 2015
    “Mystery” Portrait Acquired

    A large gilt- framed portrait of an unidentified woman, recovered some years ago from a home on Page Place in Woburn, was recently acquired by the […]

  • September 4, 2015
    Chief Charles R. McCauley Helmet Acquired

    The helmet of former Woburn Police Chief Charles R. McCauley was recently acquired from the Woburn Police Department. Chief McCauley was appointed in 1921 and held […]

  • August 26, 2015

    Have you dreamed of a day when notifications of the Library’s events, new initiatives, and other items of interest would come to your inbox in a snazzy […]


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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