Building Tomorrow

We are excited to announce that we are working on a Library Building Program application for a building grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). We strive towards being the best public library in the world, and the documents below will describe what we are working on to make this happen. The Introduction Letter gives an overview of why we need to renovate our building, the Grant Information Sheet provides an overview of the MBLC grant, and the Strategic Plan is a guide that describes the library’s priorities through 2028.

Introduction Letter
Grant Information Sheet
Find out more about our plans for the Library going forward.
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We want to hear from you! What would you like our new building to be?

Building Tomorrow: FWPL Members ONLY Library Tour!

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 at 1:00

Waltham Room in the Waltham Public Library 

Want to see the WPL’s behind-the-scenes areas? Are you curious about the Penthouse? Have you heard of the Galaxy Room? Have you seen the view from the roof? Become a member of the Friends of the Waltham Public Library this year and gain special, never-before-seen access to all the secret chapters in the WPL building.
We’ll meet in the Waltham Room  before we begin the tour. 

Kids Building Design Challenge

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 2:00—3:30PM

MakerSpace in the Waltham Public Library 

Budding designers? Future engineers? Your new library building needs you! Join us to share your ideas for our new library, create it out of LEGO and share it with the group! Your ideas might become part of the final project application. Ages 12 and under

¡Tu nuevo edificio de biblioteca te necesita! Crea la biblioteca de tus sueños con LEGO. Tus ideas podrían formar parte de la solicitud del proyecto final. 12 años y menos

Building Tomorrow: Community Focus Group

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 2:20—3:20PM

Lecture Hall in the Waltham Public Library 

Join us for a series of focus groups where you can tell us what you’d like to see in a new building! These one-hour facilitated sessions are the perfect way to share everything you’ve hoped for in a new library.  

Building Tomorrow: Waltham Public Library – Past, Present, Future


Waltham Room in the Waltham Public Library 

Join Library Archivist Dana Hamlin for a presentation on the history of the Waltham Public Library. Chair of Library Trustees Alan Humbert and Library Director Kelly Linehan will also be present for an overview of the Building Tomorrow Program project. 

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