The Library has new bags!

I know that you are a fan of the large recycled bags that you can buy at many grocery stores, but don’t you wish that they had a better design and were a bit bigger?  Well…The Waltham Public Library is now selling stylish polypropylene grocery bags.  Ours are bigger than what most stores are selling, and they have a fitting at the bottom so that they stay flat. Most importantly, you will be supporting the library & the Friends of the Waltham Public Library when you are out & about with your new bag.

The bags are $2 each and you can buy them at the circulation desks.

Curious George visits the Library

On Thursday, April 23, many happy children got to visit with Curious George in our children’s room. Here is just one of many excited George fans.

Curious George

Earth Day (was yesterday)

Earth Day was yesterday so I’m sure you’re wondering what you can do to make our planet a cleaner one. Well, for one thing, we can all cut down on the number of plastic bags that we use. So, next time you know that you are going to be picking up a bunch of books, CDs, & DVDs at the library, bring your own bag. If you don’t have a small canvas bag for this purpose, the library sells two different styles (so you can support the library and the environment at the same time). If you have a bunch of used plastic bags at home, reuse them. If you don’t plan on reusing them, bring them to the library and drop them off at the Circulation Desk since we will be happy to  reuse them for you.

Those are just a few ideas that you can do with almost no effort. If you want to learn more about what you can do  for the environment, we have many books at the library that you should check out.  Most of them are located on the second floor in aisle 8 (between call numbers 333 & 364).

posted by Todd

Celebrate National Library Week!

Grover Cronin Store

National Library Week is

April 12 – 18,

and we’re celebrating in Waltham all month long.

Join us:

Enter the free drawing for a library gift basket – get a raffle ticket just for checking out library materials or attending a program.

Get free library cards for you and for everyone in your family- All it takes is photo ID, proof of your current address & a few minutes of your time.

Enjoy Books, DVDs, Blu-ray, CDs, magazines, laptops, puppets & museum passes – Most are loaned for free for 3 weeks, with one renewal; Feature films are rented for $1/week

Join the Friends of the Waltham Public Library – Is your membership up to date? For only $5/year ($10 family) you join over 800 supporters who make possible many of the programs and extras that make the difference between a good library and a great one.

Come to one of our free programs – Take a look at our calendar for information on events for all ages.

Make use of our

  • Beautiful building – Relax & read, sit & study, surf the Web
  • Expertise – Ask a question, seek assistance, make a suggestion
  • Wireless service – Bring your own laptop & make yourself comfortable
  • Snack Room – Have bite to eat while you’re here
  • Book Sale – Buy an inexpensive used book & support the Friends
  • Web page – Research, monitor & update your account, search the catalog, email library staff

See the Waltham City Council Resolution submitted by Councillor Robert Logan proclaiming this week National Library Week.