Information:

Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed until mid-October

Curbside Pickup click for Appointment 
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Acton Public Library

60 Old Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Tel: 860-395-3184 

Events

The Acton Library provides educational programs for all ages. Our events are free and open to the public. Some programs have age recommendations. Please look at the event calendar to see if you need to register for a seat.

  • Sat, Sep 25, 2021 -- Walking Group at 10:30 AM

    Join Cindy for a 45 min. walk around the neighborhood near the library.  Please wear comfortable shoes. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Sidewalk

  • Mon, Sep 27, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Coffee & Conversation at 3:00 PM

    Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join in a conversation started with conversation cards. Free and open to all. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Tue, Sep 28, 2021 -- Cookbook Club: Cook Like a Pro at 6:30 PM

    Check out a copy of the chosen cookbook book for the month, make a recipe within the cookbook & bring it to the meeting for members to sample.  This is required to attend.   This month's cookbook is Cook Like a Pro: recipes & tips for home cooks by Ina Garten. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Wed, Sep 29, 2021 -- The World in a Coffee Cup at 6:30 PM

    Jozzi & Cyd, of Wild Women Coffee, will present The World in a Coffee Cup: a presentation and tasting focused on coffee origins and preparation.  Informative and entertaining.  Free and open to all. Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Thu, Sep 30, 2021 -- Book a Librarian: Tech Time with Emily at 12:00 PM

    Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time! Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.* Appointments are available on Thursdays between 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  Free and open to all. *Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device. Location: Lobby

  • Fri, Sep 24, 2021 -- YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- Remote at 2:45 PM

    Whats your character? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us. New and returning players are welcome   Location: Grady / Zoom

  • Mon, Sep 27, 2021 -- YA Monthly Mindful Meditations at 4:00 PM

    Join our YA Librarian and experienced facilitator Brian as he guides you through a brief meditation focused on breathing, visualization and stress management Location: Teen Space and ZOOM

  • Tue, Sep 28, 2021 -- YA YALL meeting at 3:30 PM

    We're back to school and ready to make an impact.  Youth Act(i)on library League members help shape our collections and programs.  Can use the library as a springboard to support service goals. Picks the next artists in residence.  Intergenerational Programming: Read to Elders/ Toddlers Tech Support for Adults Recording Histories Crafting and Gaming Sessions    Join us  Location: Teen Space and ZOOM

  • Thu, Sep 30, 2021 -- YA Girls Who Code Meetup at 3:30 PM

    Join our Youth Services duo of Librarians, Emily and Brian, as they host an information and registration session for this years Girls Who Code programs. Grades 3-5 and 6+  Hybrid meeting. ZOOM and In person. Please register to hold your space or to receive the ZOOM link.  Location: Teen Space and ZOOM

  • Fri, Oct 1, 2021 -- YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- Remote at 2:45 PM

    Whats your character? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us. New and returning players are welcome   Location: Grady / Zoom

  • Fri, Sep 24, 2021 -- Rise & Shine Story Time at 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Chloe for a fun interactive Preschool story time with songs, picture books, puppets and more!  Acton Public Library programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines while attending this event.        Location: Library Lawn

  • Mon, Sep 27, 2021 -- Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids at 10:00 AM

    A new craft will be featured every week! No registration required, just stop by the Children's Room. Curbside services available, call the library at 860-395-3184 to schedule a pick-up.  Acton Public Library programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines while attending this event.      Location: Curbside Pick Up

  • Tue, Sep 28, 2021 -- Baby Time at 10:30 AM

    Story time just for babies! Babies from 0 - 24 months are welcome to join Miss Emily for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more.  Acton Public Library programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines while attending this event.      Location: Library Lawn

  • Wed, Sep 29, 2021 -- After School Club at 2:30 PM

    Are you in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade? Looking for something to do after school? Look no further than the library. Children in 3rd – 5th grade are invited to join us every Wednesday starting September 8 thru November 17 for the After School Club. Ask about homework, make a craft and enjoy a tasty snack. Registration required; space is limited.  Acton Public Library programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines while attending this event.      Location: Patio

  • Fri, Oct 1, 2021 -- Rise & Shine Story Time at 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Chloe for a fun interactive Preschool story time with songs, picture books, puppets and more!  Acton Public Library programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines while attending this event.        Location: Library Lawn

Have you tried the Libby app?

Have you tried the Libby app?

Libby by OverDrive for ebooks, audiobooks and magazines!

Libby has a fresh, easy-to-use design that makes it the best app for most digital library users. Here are some features unique to Libby:

  • Simple, step-by-step onboarding the first time you open the app
  • Loans and holds from all your libraries are automatically added to your Shelf, so you can easily find all your books in one place
  • Start reading immediately after you borrow; no need to choose a file format
  • See your at-a-glance progress through each book on your Shelf
  • Navigate easily between your Shelf and your library's catalog
  • Add, remove, and rename cards from all your libraries in one place
  • Use tags to categorize books however you'd like
  • Set preferences to show only the content you're interested in at your library

Want to learn more about the Libby app?  Read about Libby here!


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ReOpening Plans & Updates

ReOpening Plans & Updates

June 14th: We are back to pre-pandemic hours!

Monday-Thursday, 10:00am to 8:00pm

Friday & Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Closed Sunday until mid-October

Starting May 19th:

There's a lot, so please read through...

No appointments for browsing, children's room, or computers. We will be putting most of our furniture back, we ask that you don't move our furniture around. We will continue doing virtual programs, because we have found out that people really like them, but we are also offering some in-person outside programs. We will begin offering in-person programs inside starting in July. Don't forget we also have curbside pickup, and now you can have the whole day you choose to pick your items up. We will continue to have make and take crafts too. Summer reading programs will start and we have some fun family programs in the works, thanks to Goodwin School allowing us to use their field so we can have lots of families! We have one study room that you can book once a day, for two people, that room will have an air purifier in it. We know that masks are not mandated for those fully vaccinated, but we ask that you wear one anyway through the end of the school year to make sure our unvaccinated children patrons are safer. Thank you all for your support and kind letters over this very stressful year. Our staff has gone above and beyond to make sure our patrons were connected and knew we were here for them.


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