We will be CLOSED Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.



Special for  Kids! Come play chess, checkers, Go Fish, Chutes and Ladders and lots more on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 5:00 at the WLC.

We have lots of games, and they are all waiting for you and your friends on early closing Tuesdays.

Special Events in May
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Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday 1-6
Tuesday 1-6
Wednesday 10:00 -1:30
Thursday 1-5
Friday 10-1
Saturday 10-1

Contact Info:
1608 Beacon St.
Waban, MA  02468

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Waban, and the WLC’s Alice Jacobs, are featured in the Boston Globe, Sunday January 24th!

BostonGlobe Article

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. 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 of 2016:
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/givingpatio3Library Cards: Cards are easily obtained with photo identification. Newton residence is not required. Ten books for three weeks, ten cents per day overdue. All ovedue 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 Friday 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

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 alison.corkery@gmail.com for more information.


Family Game Day: One Saturday morning 10:30-12:00 every month. Check the Events tab for this fun, family event.

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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.

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