The Waban Library Center

A Community Library

1608 Beacon Street Waban, MA 02468
(617) 244-0700


Hours of Operation:
Monday 1-6
Tuesday 1-6
Wednesday 10:00 -1:30
Thursday 1-5
Friday 10-1
Saturday 10-1

We have Story time on Wed and Fri at 11am (see details below) and complimentary coffee on Saturday mornings from our generous neighbor Starbucks.


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Thanks to Newton resident Julia Malakie for filming this impromptu video!


Library 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 Friday mornings at 11 am. We have a large selection of children’s books ranging from board books for toddlers to picture books andstory2 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.story3story1

Buying a Patio Brick: We are building a brick patio!  This is your chance to be recognized as one of our generous supporters.  This is an ongoing project!  All the details are on our Giving Page

Volunteers: We are entirely staffed by volunteers. Please ask how to join us. We ask for a two hour per week time commitment and train you during your shift.

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.

Waban Book Club: The Waban Book Club meets the last Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am here at the library. Please contact Ms. Irene Dhosi, Book Club leader at 617-527- 5916 for information.

Family Game Day: One Saturday morning 10:30-12:00 every month. Check our calendar for this fun, family event.  A testimonial from one of our patrons: “Great fun at game day today for M and friends; I had a fun and relaxing time sipping coffee and browsing.”

Special Events: Author talks, workshops, recitals, concerts – please check our calendar for date and details.