Holiday hours: We are closed for school vacation week, and look forward to seeing you when we reopen on Monday April 24th. We are installing new bookcases and moving sections of the junior area. We had hoped to open this Saturday but the bookcases need a little more time to prepare.
Hours of operation :
Tuesdays 1pm – 6pm
Wednesdays 10am – 2pm (Story Time 11am)
Thursdays 1pm – 5pm
Fridays 10am – 1pm (Story Time 11am)
Saturdays 10am – 1pm
1608 Beacon St.
Waban, MA 02468
Chronicle/Beacon Street: Shopping at a Pioneer Farmers’ Market
Waban, and the WLC’s Alice Jacobs, are featured in the Boston Globe, Sunday January 24th!
Watch a four minute excerpt of Alice Jacobs discussing the function of libraries, reopening the WLC, storytime and family game day, the importance of community, volunteer options, and our fabulous patio!
Volunteers: We are entirely staffed by volunteers. Please ask how to join us! We ask for a two hour per week time commitment during which we will train you.
Donations: We are solely supported by donations. We encourage monetary donations so we can continue to provide a home for reading, learning, and community engagement. However, due to the limited space in the library, we are unable to accept book donations. If you have books to donate, please see this link: NFL book donation In addition, our lease with the City of Newton does not permit us to rent or use our premises for any private function.
Patio Brick Sale:
For a limited time only, we are offering a sale on our inscribed bricks. If you buy one 4×8 brick for $100 you get a second brick for only $50. Get together with friends and share the cost! (Two bricks must be purchased at the same time.) The larger 8×8 brick costs $250. All proceeds go to buy books for the Waban Library Center. And check out our outside patio with tables and benches for all to enjoy! All details are on our Giving Page: www.wabanlibrarycenter.org/givingLibrary Cards: Cards are easily obtained with photo identification. Newton residence is not required. Ten books for three weeks, ten cents per day overdue. All overdue fees are used to support the library.
Story time: We offer Story time for young children 2-5 years old, with their accompanying adult, on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 11 am. We have a large selection of children’s books ranging from board books for toddlers to picture books and illustrated non-fiction for elementary school children. Each week our experienced readers select three age appropriate books from our collection of new titles and favorite classics.
Great article in the New York Times November 1st about the popularity of story time!
Read the entire article here: Long Lines for Story Time
Take a book quiz from another NY Times article : Book Quiz
Kids Book Club: The Kids Book Club meets once a month from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm here at the library.This program is a new monthly book club for elementary school kids. An adult should accompany each child, BOTH of whom have read the book and are ready to participate. The book will be aimed at about third grade reading level. Please contact Alison Corkery, Kids Book Club leader at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Family Game Day: One Saturday morning 10:30-12:00 every month. Check the Events tab for this fun, family event.
Waban Book Club: The Waban Book Club meets the last Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am at the library. Please contact Ms. Irene Dhosi, Book Club leader at 617-527- 5916 for information.
Special Events: Author talks, workshops, recitals, concerts – please check our calendar for date and details.
Playaway Audiobooks: We are so excited to share our latest collection – we now have 23 Playaway audiobooks. These are all-in-one books you listen to – it’s the size of a deck of cards and all you need are headphones to start your book. Great for kids, road trips, seniors and everyone!
Compact Discs: Did you know that the WLC has a music collection of compact discs that span the centuries from Bach to Dizzy Gillespie? As a patron of the WLC you can listen to a wide variety of every form of classical music to contemporary and traditional jazz. The collection is particularly rich in piano works by all the greats. The pianists include: Horowitz, Rubinstein, Ohlsson, Ushida, and other virtuosi. Every month we feature works of one composer! Next time you are at the library please look for the Music Collection. You can also take a listen on our stereo with ear buds. Just like our books, you can borrow ten cds at a time for three weeks.