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Children's Room Expansion and Renovation

Children's Room Expansion and Renovation

In a regular year, over a 1/2 million items are borrowed from the Newton Free Library Children's Room. Your love of reading makes us one of the busiest Children's Rooms in the state -- in fact, if the Children's Room were its own library it would be the 14th busiest library building in Massachusetts. 

To create a warm and welcoming space to match the demands of this busy space, we're embarking on a major expansion and renovation to the Children's Room to make this space more functional and inviting for new readers and their families! We look forward to sharing updates as this project unfolds.

This project is made possible by the City of Newton and Newton Free Library Board of Trustees. Our Trustees are actively fundraising to outfit the room with new furniture, shelving and technology. For more information on how to contribute, click here

For more information visit Newton's Building Department's project page, here.

To receive routine email updates about this project or to ask questions,  please email the project at:


Help Make This Renovation Remarkable!

Help children become lifelong learners and readers by supporting the Library's efforts to transform this important space. Our Trustees are actively fundraising to outfit the room with new furniture, shelving and technology. 


Donate Today!


Rebecca Barnehama, Development Director of the Trustees of Newton Free Library, is delighted to speak with you about supporting the Children's Room Renovation project.

She can be reached at 617-796-1407 and/or