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

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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.

  • Mon, Jun 21, 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, Jun 22, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Cookbook Club: Using an Air Fryer at 6:30 PM

        The Healthy Vegan Cookbook author, Colin McCullough, will present Using an Air Fryer, through Zoom. One of the newest kitchen appliances, air fryers promise to make fried food healthier by using much less oil than deep-fryers, but is it possible to have crispy fries without all the fat?  In this class, we'll talk about the tips and tricks of using an air fryer to make healthy fries, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of Acton Public Library. Free and open to all. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Wed, Jun 23, 2021 -- Mystery Book Club (on the lawn) at 1:00 PM

    This group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month on the lawn of the library.  This month's title is Bluebird, Bluebird  by Attica Locke.   In case of inclement weather, the group will meet the following week.   Free and open to all.   No registration required. Location: Library Lawn

  • Wed, Jun 23, 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

  • Wed, Jun 23, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Game Night: Incohearent Family at 6:30 PM

    Join Cindy for a game of Incohearent Family.  Everyone reads the front of the card aloud. Whoever decodes the phrase first wins the card.  The first to collect 10 cards wins the game. Free and open to all. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

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:

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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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