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Mon–Thurs9:00AM - 9:00PM
Friday9:00AM - 5:30PM
Saturday & SundayClosed
Children's Room
Mon–Tues9:00AM - 8:30PM
Wed–Fri9:00AM - 5:30PM
Saturday & SundayClosed
  • 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 […]

  • August 5, 2015
    250th Anniversary of Woburn, Online Exhibit

    This year we celebrate the 375th Anniversary of Woburn’s settlement in 1640. A new online exhibit The Grand Affair: the Celebration of Woburn’s 250th Anniversary of […]

  • July 30, 2015
    Abbot St. CLOSED today

    Due to construction, Abbott St. is closed today. There is a detour. Parking is available near Library Field.

  • July 20, 2015
    Soundtracks available

    Did you know that many of the theme songs and soundtracks from your favorite TV programs are available on Freegal? Many 2015 Emmy nominees too!

  • July 16, 2015
    Ice Cream Social 2015

    The fifth annual old-fashioned ICE CREAM SOCIAL will take place on the front lawn of the Woburn Public Library on Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 2 – 5 pm.  Please […]


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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

    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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