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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.

  • Thu, Aug 11, 2022 -- 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

  • Thu, Aug 11, 2022 -- 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, Aug 11, 2022 -- Books on Tap Book Club at 6:00 PM

      Join Lisa, Acton Library's Head of Circulation, to discuss Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman. This group will meet at Myrcene Ale Co. Free and open to all ages 21+.   Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Myrcene Ale

  • Tue, Aug 16, 2022 -- Craft Night: Rope Wreath at 6:00 PM

    Join Cindy to create a 12 inch rope wreath.  All materials provided. Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Wed, Aug 17, 2022 -- Downloading eBooks at 2:00 PM

    Discover the world of eBooks in this hands-on introductory class. Learn all about the different eBook services Acton Public Library has to offer.  Please bring an eReader and active library card with you to class. Free and open to all. Space is limited and registration is required.   Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Thu, Aug 11, 2022 -- YA Game Day: In House Game Day at 3:00 PM

    YA Game DAY:  Open Game Day 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Join us this afternoon for some new and favorite tabletop games Free and open to all Ages 12-18 Please register for details. Info:, 860-395-3184, Location: Teen Space

  • Fri, Aug 12, 2022 -- YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- Now In person or remote at 2:45 PM

    Dungeons and Dragons - Join us each week for continuing adventures of long running homebrew campaign New/Returning players welcome. Registration is suggested as space in the party is limited. Register at for details and links Location: Thomas Room

  • Tue, Aug 16, 2022 -- POSTPONED: YA YALL Drop-In Sessions- Games/ Crafts/ Fun at 11:00 AM

    “Y.A.L.L.� Drop -In sessions for the Summer: Tuesdays with Mr Story   Join us in new or classic, tabletop, video or card games  Hang out with us and Craft, Color or Chill.  Drop- in and Hang out ** Patrons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult while in the library** Location: Teen Space

  • Thu, Aug 18, 2022 -- YA Game Day : Kahoot trivia at 3:15 PM

    YA Game DAY: KAHOOT Teen Trivia 3:15 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Join us for online Kahoot style trivia via ZOOM @ Acton Public Library/ ZOOM. Free and open to all Ages 12-18 Please register for details. Info:, 860-395-3184, Location: Friend's Conference Room and ZOOM

  • Fri, Aug 19, 2022 -- YA Event: Summer's End Fortnite Tourney OneupGames. at 1:30 PM

    Join us with our partners OneUp Games to celebrate Summer's End with a Fortnite Tourney Seeking Players to compete against all challengers.  The first 14 to register will play in person at Acton and be live streamed as you compete head to head with up to 100 virtual opponents Free and open to registrants age 12+ or 10+ (with Adult) .   Email YA Librarian Brian Story for details    Location: Thomas Grady Room

New Logo

The Acton Public Library has a new logo! For a few years we have been discussing creating a new logo for the library that symbolizes our place in the community. We want to be a friendly and welcoming place for the whole community. Our previous logo was a bit outdated and hard to format as it was only an image and not a formattable, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file. We kept with the yellow and blue colors of Old Saybrook and if you look you might be able to see the beacon at the center of the P. We hope this becomes a recognizable symbol of a welcoming and fun place, and a Beacon to Ideas.

Beacon Definition: 1. a lighthouse or other signal for guidance. 2. a source of light or inspiration.

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