Announcing the Tween Room

Will Harlan | December 8, 2018

Starting in 2019 the Brookline Village Library will have a new space and collection to offer our younger patrons. In early September we hired a Tween Librarian, Abbey Stephens, in order to better serve our middle-school-aged patrons (grades 5-7), and come January we’ll have a separate space and collection just for them. The lower level communal space, known as the Commons, will be reserved for our Tween patrons from 2-6 PM, Monday through Friday. They’ll have access to robust fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novel collections, as well as weekly programming designed just for them. Coming in the spring of 2019 the Coolidge Corner and Putterham Libraries will both have corresponding Tween sections as well.

Over the next few weeks, the Commons will be closed on certain days in order to redecorate with new paint, carpet, and furniture. The Commons will be closed on the following days:

Sunday, December 9 from 1-5 PM
Sunday, December 16 from 1-5 PM
Wednesday, December 19 from 2-9 PM
Thursday, December 20 from 2-9 PM

Any questions about the upcoming tween space can be directed to the Tween Librarian at