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Friday & Saturday: 10am to 5pm
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Acton Public Library

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


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.

  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021 -- Craft Night: Folded Book Owl at 6:00 PM

    Join Cindy, to create an owl out of a discarded book. Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021 -- Knitting Group at 5:30 PM

    This group meets every Thursday in the library.  Bring your own project to work on while enjoying the company of fellow knitters. Free and open to all. No registration necessary. Location: Friend's Conference Room

  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021 -- A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper at 6:30 PM

    Are you curious about what is involved in being a beekeeper? Come learn about what a beekeeper does from season to season. This presentation will take you through the busy spring season all the way through preparation for winter. We will also take a look at the lifecycle of the honeybee and how a beehive is set up. 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

  • Sat, Oct 23, 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

  • Sat, Oct 23, 2021 -- Medicare & More at 2:00 PM

    Mention the word Medicare and you’re likely to get a confused look in return. The Father/Daughter Team of Lou and Jessica Pelletier will sort through the Parts (A - Hospital; B - Physician and Outpatient Coverage; D - Drug Coverage) and review the pros and cons of Medicare Supplement Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Learn about IRMAA (Income Related Monthly Adjusted Amount), Medicare Savings Programs, a Medical Power of Attorney, and how to protect your assets from nursing homes without having Long-Term Care Insurance. Join us if you are a senior, a child of a senior, or just want to know more. 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

  • Mon, Oct 18, 2021 -- YA Craft: Fairy doors and Puzzle Art at 3:00 PM

    Join us afterschool and unwind with a little art and creativity. Use our supplies and your imagination to make our newest fairy doors into some thing worthy of display. All supplies provided. Free and open to ages 12+  Location: Teen Space or Grady room

  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021 -- YA YALL meeting CRAFT - Sugar Skulls 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, Oct 21, 2021 -- YA Event - Mini Grub Club at 3:00 PM

    MINI GRUB CLUB KICK OFF FALL at ACTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SOMETHING NEW! - Register for the first "MINI" GRUB CLUB. Grub Club, is the popular afterschool cooking club for Middle school Children in Old Saybrook. The "Mini" Grub Club offers 3 sessions. Enrollment is limited to 6 students on a first come basis. The Mini Club will be held Thursdays between 3:00-4:00pm on October 14, 21,and 28. An additional Mini session is in the works for December.  Join in the fun! You will make Smoothies, Breakfast Burritos and Knock your SOX off Snacks. Kathy Cobb, Public Health Nutritionist with her wonderful volunteers will guide the sessions. We will wear masks, practice social distancing and observe proper protocols for kitchen safety.  Please tell us if your child has food allergies. This program provided at no cost by Acton Library and its partners in OS Youth and Family Services and the OS Public Health Nursing board  Location: Thomas Room

  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021 -- YA Game Day : Kahoot trivia at 3:15 PM

    Join us for our regular series of trivia. Can you take the top of the podium? Location: Teen Space and ZOOM

  • Fri, Oct 22, 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

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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