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  • November 13, 2017
    Library Building Committee Minutes — 10/03/17

    The Woburn Public Library Building Committee will meet again on Tuesday, November 14 at 9 AM in the Engineering Conference Room.  Below, please find the minutes from […]

  • November 10, 2017
    Steel Rising

    Erection of the steel beams for the addition began on Thursday, November 9. The process will take approximately four (4) weeks to complete. Once the beams […]

  • November 9, 2017
    The Art of Remembering Names

    Thursday, December 7th | 6:30 PM | Hilton Woburn/Boston, 2 Forbes Rd., Woburn. Brought to you by the Woburn Public Library and the Woburn Business Association. […]

  • October 10, 2017
    Welcome Dorrie Karlin, our New Youth Services Librarian!

    We are excited to announce that Dorrie Karlin joins the Woburn Public Library as our new Youth Services Librarian today! Dorrie has worked in the Youth […]

  • October 6, 2017
    Building Project Update: Windows, a Widened Doorway, and a Winding Staircase

        As the foundation for the addition takes root behind the Richardson, our crews from Consigli and their subcontractors are hard at work restoring our […]


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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