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.

  • Mon, Aug 2, 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, Aug 3, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Author talk: Dare to be a Green Witch at 6:30 PM

      Ehris Urban & Velya Jancz-Urban, of the Grounded Goodwife, will present through Zoom, a virtual author talk/hands-on workshop combo. They will discuss their second book, Dare to be a Green Witch and teach us to make Spirulina-Ginger-Nettle Lemonade. Free and open to all. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Wed, Aug 4, 2021 -- Wednesday Book Discussion Group at 10:30 AM

    This group meets the first Wednesday of the month in the library. This month's book is Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly. 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, Aug 4, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Writing Group at 4:00 PM

    Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces. Free and open to all ages 18+. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Thu, Aug 5, 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: Grady Room

  • Wed, Aug 4, 2021 -- YA Event: Those Summer Nights - Open Mic Jam and Slams at 6:00 PM

    Join us on the patio for a strum and a song. A poem or rant. Some comedy or read alouds.?  Hosted by YA librarian and percussionist, Brian Story for a sunset Open Mic.  Registration preferred but limited walk ins will be welcome. Ages 12+ welcome though deference will be given to YA participants Sign up today  Location: Patio

  • Fri, Aug 6, 2021 -- YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- Now In person or remote at 3:00 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 Thomas/Zoom

  • Sat, Aug 7, 2021 -- Postponed *YA Event- Outdoor Gardens Build- TBD at 12:00 PM

    Recruiting young adult volunteers for a raised bed garden build . Please contact YA Librarian Brian Story at bstory@actonlibrary.org for details    ** this event has been postponed but we are still seeking interested teen volunteers for a garden project at the library for late summer early autumn.**  Please email Brian with your interest.   Location: Library Lawn

  • Sat, Aug 7, 2021 -- YA Game Day: Drop in TT Game Session at 1:00 PM

    Beat the heat with some cool new-to-you games at the Library. Have you flexed your abilities with The MIND, or defeated 3 of your friends at once in Chickapig? Want to know how to blast your buddies with Elemental Battleship?  Visit with our YA librarian this Saturday . Cant make it in person just yet? ..email Brian at bstory@actonlibrary.org for a link to the YA Discord channels.  Location: Teen Space and ZOOM

  • Wed, Aug 11, 2021 -- YA Event: Those Summer Nights - Open Mic Jam and Slams at 6:00 PM

    Join us on the patio for a strum and a song. A poem or rant. Some comedy or read alouds.?  Hosted by YA librarian and percussionist, Brian Story for a sunset Open Mic.  Registration preferred but limited walk ins will be welcome. Ages 12+ welcome though deference will be given to YA participants Sign up today  Location: Patio

  • Mon, Aug 2, 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.  Location: Curbside Pick Up

  • Tue, Aug 3, 2021 -- ABC Amigos on the Lawn at 10:30 AM

    Hola! Join Miss Aimee for a fun, interactive preschool bilingual story time on the lawn, weather permitting. Sing songs and listen to stories in both English and Spanish. This program is open to all children regardless of Spanish-speaking ability. Registration is required; space is limited. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn. Free & open to all. Location: Library Lawn

  • Thu, Aug 5, 2021 -- Family Night: Over and Under the Pond at 6:00 PM

    Join us for a Family Night on the Lawn with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center for Under and Over the Pond, an educational nature program with live animals.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; SPACE WILL BE LIMITED.  This event will take place on the lawn of the library, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn. Free & open to all. Sorry, no rain date.    Location: Library Lawn

  • Fri, Aug 6, 2021 -- Rise and Shine Story Time on the Lawn at 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time on the lawn, weather permitting.  Registration is required; space is limited. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn. Free & open to all. Location: Library Lawn

  • Mon, Aug 9, 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.  Location: Curbside Pick Up

Summer Reading 2021

Summer Reading 2021

Sign up for Summer Reading 2021!

Register to keep track of reading for Children or Teens!

Children (infants and children through grade 5) can

earn Acton Reading Bucks!

Teens can earn Golden Tickets to use in 

the Golden Ticket Raffle!

For adults, download and print out your card to 

play Book Bingo and win prizes in the raffle!


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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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