The Waban Library Center

A Community Library

1608 Beacon Street Waban, MA 02468
(617) 244-0700
wabanlibrary@gmail.com

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Opening Reception Saturday, March 28, 4:00 – 5:30pm. Art Exhibit through April 24th at the Waban Library Center.

Featuring Boston Artists: Mary Russell and Phyllis Forbes Kerr. Enjoy their display of landscapes and portraits.

 

 We will be closed Friday April 3rd and Saturday April 4th in observance of religious holidays.

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

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

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

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 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.

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Check out this video of Story Time!  Come join the fun.

 

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 www.wabanlibrarycenter.org/giving

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.

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.wonderbookclub

Family Game Day: One Saturday morning 10:30-12:00 every month. Check our calendar for this fun, family event.photo 1

A special message from one of our patrons:
Dear Waban Library Volunteers, Thank you for all of the work you do to create a library center for the community. I think these game days are wonderful for families, especially in the winter when everyone is looking for opportunities to get out and see other people. I loved talking with adults and children, seeing other people connecting with each other, and watching the children make new friends as they played games together. I also loved talking about favorite books and seeing your terrific collection of books as I sat and played games with my daughter. What a great morning!  With gratitude, Amy Behrens Jacobs

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