The Waltham Public Library Teen Room is a
Youth Empowerment Laboratory
offering resources for entertainment and exploration to teens in 6th-12th grade.


Upcoming Events in the Teen Room


Things you can do. Things you can be part of.

Summer Challenge

July 1-August 31

Graffiti Camp

August 3-5

One School One Story

Gr. 6-12 Summer Reading

Real Talk

Two Mondays a Month @ 6 PM

Girls Who Code

Thursdays @ 4 PM

Journey of Becoming (J.O.B.)

Select Mondays @ 6 PM

Special Events

One-of-a-Kind Experiences


Things you can borrow. Things you can use.


Borrow a selection of books, magazines, video games, audiobooks, comics, and manga in your choice of physical or digital formats.


Check out controllers and games to use in-house with our Playstation 4 and Smart TV. Or go analog and try out our collection of board and card games.


Borrow Chromebooks and laptops. Or create music, graphics, and video on two powerful desktops loaded with Ableton Live and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Creative Tools

Try Ableton Push. Use a MIDI keyboard. Make beats with a Pocket Operator. Invent with littleBits. Drive a Sphero. Design a game with Bloxels.


Things we can help you with. Things we can direct you to.


Need a recommendation? Want to learn something new? Have a problem you need help solving? We can connect you to the support and resources you need.

Homework Help

Get help with schoolwork from librarians daily or get connected with Brandeis student volunteer tutors for one-on-one tutoring.

Job Skills

We can guide you through the search, application, and interview process. Ask to use us as a reference. Take a personality test to explore careers suited to you.


Earn work experience by volunteering. Help with projects. Organize an event. Start and lead a club. Promote the library. Write reviews for our Instagram.

Life Prep

Study and practice for PSAT, ACT, SAT, or AP tests; find colleges and scholarships; and explore careers through Peterson's Testing and Education Center.

Driver's Ed

Want to get your driver's license? Find out how; download the manual; and take a variety of practice tests with our online driver's education resources.

Learn a Language

Learn English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, and many more through fun, interactive lessons on a desktop, phone, or tablet with Mango Languages.

Other Resources

Do research, get legal help, check Consumer Resources, explore your ancestry, download music, and more for free through our online resources.

The Team

We want to hear more about you. But here's a little about us. Stop by. Say hi. Hang out sometime.

Luke Kirkland

Teen Department Head

Luke is from Denver, Colorado and studied liberal arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He's been a musician, a carpenter, a projectionist, and a graphic designer, to name a few. He's a lifelong rap fan, loves the arts, and roots regularly for his hometown Denver Nuggets.

Casey Germann

Teen Assistant

Casey is from Medford, Massachusetts and studied journalism at Boston University. She loves photography, drawing, anime, and running. One of her life goals is to run all of the Abbott World Marathon Majors. Two down, four more to go!

Contact Us

Questions to ask? Suggestions you have? Requests to make? Compliments to give?