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Worcester Public Library Celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month This September, the Worcester Public Library (WPL) is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind everyone about the valuable resources available with a library card.

Mural Unveiling & Art Workshop The Worcester Public Library (WPL) and Worcester Public Library Foundation (WPLF) invite the public to attend an unveiling of the new mural in the youth and teen area of the Frances Perkins Branch at 470 West Boylston Street, Worcester on Tuesday, July 25 at 4 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Library Vending Machine at Union Station The Worcester Public Library, in partnership with the City of Worcester and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners will be unveiling the public library vending machine at Union Station.

Find Your Voice with Cara Brindisi Worcester Public Library is delighted to announce a special event, Find Your Voice with Cara Brindisi, taking place on Saturday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Worcester Public Library Summer Hours Begin June 21 Effective Wednesday, June 21, the Worcester Public Library’s Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt and Tatnuck Magnet Branches will have updated hours during the 2023 summer vacation.

There’s More to the Story this National Library Week - April 23-29 The Worcester Public Library (WPL) encourages community members to visit the library during National Library Week, April 23-29, to explore all they have to offer.

Worcester Public Library Announces Updates to Branch Hours at the Frances Perkins Branch and Great Brook Valley Branch The Worcester Public Library (WPL) will be updating hours at two of its branches beginning Monday, February 27.

Worcester Public Library Joins More than 60 Massachusetts Libraries to Bring 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group to the Public The Worcester Public Library (WPL) will be joining more than 60 Massachusetts public libraries in sponsoring The Massachusetts Library Collaborative's 50+ Job Seekers Group.

Friends of Worcester Public Library Host Holiday Pop-up Sale Looking for some gifts for the upcoming holiday, or just something special for yourself?

Worcester Public Library Announces Library Card Design Contest Winners The Worcester Public Library (WPL) announces the following winners in the Library Card Design Contest: in the youth category (ages 0-11) the winner is Azaliyah Ortiz with her reader with an umbrella design; in the teen category (ages 12-17) the winner is Elisabet Febo for her manga-style reader design; and in the adult category the winner is K-Fai Steele for her cats reading design.

Worcester Public Library and City Officials Celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week and Honor Friends of WPL The Worcester Public Library (WPL) honored the Friends of the Worcester Public Library with the help of Mayor Joseph M. Petty and Acting City Manager Eric D. Batista on Tuesday, October 18.

Sunday Hours Are Back at the Worcester Public Library at 3 Salem Square Beginning Sunday, Oct. 16 The Worcester Public Library will begin seasonal Sunday hours at the Main Library, 3 Salem Square on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Worcester Public Library Announces Library Card Design Contest The Worcester Public Library (WPL) will be running a library card design contest in honor of National Library Card Sign-up Month, during the month of September.

Worcester Public Library Updated Branch Hours Begin August 29 Effective Monday, August 29, the Worcester Public Library’s Burncoat, Goddard, Great Brook Valley, Roosevelt and Tatnuck Magnet Branches will have updated hours.

Bilingual Poetry Reading for Children and Families at the Worcester Public Library The Worcester Public Library (WPL) will host a “Bilingual Poetry Reading for Children and Families” on Wednesday, August 10 at the Main Library, 3 Salem Square.

Virtual Author Talk Series Now Offered by Worcester Public Library The Worcester Public Library (WPL) now offers a new virtual author talk series connecting our patrons with bestselling contemporary authors.

Worcester Public Library Hosts Technocopia for Free Design Classes Used Tinkercad and Inkscape The Worcester Public Library (WPL) has partnered with Technocopia to bring free design classes to the Main Library to teach patrons how to use the software platforms Tinkercad and Inkscape.

Worcester Public Library Summer Hours Begin June 21 Effective Tuesday, June 21, the Worcester Public Library’s Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt and Tatnuck Magnet Branches will have updated hours during the 2022 summer vacation.

Worcester Public Library Launches Summer Reading June 4 Worcester Public Library’s (WPL) 2022 Summer Reading begins Saturday, June 4.

Worcester Public Library Celebrates National Poetry Month The Worcester Public Library (WPL) will be celebrating National Poetry Month throughout the month of April.

Connect with Your Library this National Library - Week April 3-9 During National Library Week, the Worcester Public Library (WPL) invites all community members to “Connect with Your Library” by visiting one of the seven WPL locations across the city, visiting the website mywpl.org to access virtual services and resources, or attending a visit with the bookmobiles.

Legislators and Library Advocates Show Their Support for the Library and Honor Senator Harriette L. Chandler at the Worcester Public Library The Worcester Public Library (WPL) hosted a Legislative Breakfast on Friday, March 11.

Worcester Public Library Adds Free Streaming Music Service If you have a Worcester Public Library card, you can now stream music on Freegal, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

CW MARS Rolls out New eCard to Help Promote Digital Equity CW MARS recently rolled out an electronic library card (eCard) to allow patrons without a library card fast access to electronic collections.

Worcester Public Library Increases Teen Services at Main Library and Branches The Worcester Public Library (WPL) has increased teen services at the Main Library and six branches in order to help meet the needs of the Worcester Community.

Worcester Public Library and City Officials Celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week and Honor Friends of WPL The Worcester Public Library (WPL) honored the Friends of the Worcester Public Library with the help of Mayor Joseph M. Petty and City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. on Tuesday, October 19.

Worcester Public Library to Unveil Playscape at the Library Project The Worcester Public Library was awarded a federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant for $7,500 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) for their Playscape at the Library project.

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