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Landscaping at the Library

 before landscaping

BEFORE: Years of cutbacks in Newton’s budget resulted in the 2008 closing of Waban’s library, hidden for years by overgrown trees and shrubs pictured above.

Waban Library Center Fundraising

 The Waban Library Center is set to Open in September!

The Waban Improvement Society, your neighborhood organization, is thrilled to announce the reopening of the Waban Library Center this coming September! Our vision is to strengthen and expand upon the core mission of our neighborhood library by having it serve as a gateway for lifelong learning and as a hub for intellectual, cultural, social and physical enrichment. The new Waban Library Center will have expanded offerings and hours that better fit the needs and interests of the community. As a non-profit organization, The Waban Improvement Society asks for your support at this pivotal moment in our village life. Our goal is to raise an initial $25,000, which will finance the annual fee to the city for use and maintenance of the building as well as other basic overhead costs. We have raised $5,400 so far. Be a part of this exciting endeavor by making a tax-deductible donation. Make a stand with us and don't let this important piece of our special village slip away!Waban Library
Waban Library Center Yes, count on me/us to support the reopening of the Waban Library Center! (Please keep in mind that your place of employment may offer matching gift contributions)
  • $5,000 - Founder As a Founder of the Waban Library Center, your generosity will be acknowledged on a prominent plaque inside the library's main entrance. You will be asked to be a part of the dedication ceremony where you will be publicly recognized as a Founder of the Waban Library Center.
  • $1,000 - Partner Your generosity will be acknowledged within the Partners' plaque inside the library's main entrance.
  • $500 - Friend Your generosity will be acknowledged within the Friends' plaque inside the library.
  • $250 - Sponsor Your generosity will be acknowledged within the Sponsors' plaque inside the library.
  • $100 - Supporter Your generosity will be acknowledged within the Supporters' plaque inside the library.
  • Other amounts All gifts are greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged appropriately.

Click on the button below to make an on-line donation or for additional information on the Waban Library Center. Let us know how you want to be listed on the plaque in the comments section of the donation form in PayPal.

To send a check, please make checks payable to WIS - Waban Library Center and mail to The Waban Improvement Society, P.O. Box 6, Waban, MA 02468. 

We thank you for your support!


Waban Homes

We are indebted to Susan Abele, Curator of Manuscripts & Photographs at the Newton History Museum for navigating the many documents and knowing "where the bones are buried." In time, we will try to make more pertinent information available online. If you have information and/or pictures of various homes in Waban, please feel free to email them in or call.

Village Information

Elementary Schools


Waban Branch Post Office (02468)

83 Wyman St. (617) 527-7289


Library Information

1608 Beacon Street, Waban, 02468

Volunteer to Staff the Library contact the WIS



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