Stem-2-Go Stem-2-Go

Stem-2-Go

Looking for fun activities to do at home? This kit will contain some science supplies, a simple experiment and suggested additional experiments to do at home. Stop by the Children’s room, or request curbside pickup. Available while supplies last. Free and open to all. No registration necessary.

DIY Origami DIY Origami

DIY Origami

Pick up a DIY Origami kit with everything you need, and learn to fold paper like a pro. Stop by the Children’s room, or request curbside pickup. Available while supplies last. Free and open to all. No registration necessary.

Grab ‘N Go Craft Grab ‘N Go Craft

  • Fri, May 20, 2022 -- Rise & Shine Story Time at 10:30 AM

    Children ages 2 and up are invited to join Miss Chloe and Miss Emily for a fun interactive Preschool story time with songs, picture books, puppets and more! Please dress accordingly, as this event will be held outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, the program will take place in the large meeting room. 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

  • Sat, May 21, 2022 -- Outreach: Early Childhood Expo (Essex) at 11:00 AM

    Location: Children's Department

  • Mon, May 23, 2022 -- STEM-2-GO at 10:00 AM

    Looking for fun activities to do at home? This kit will contain some science supplies, a simple experiment and suggested additional experiments to do at home. Stop by the Children’s room, or request curbside pickup. Available while supplies last. Free and open to all. No registration necessary. Location: Lobby

  • Tue, May 24, 2022 -- 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. Please dress accordingly, as this event will be held outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, the program will take place in the large meeting room. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.    Location: Patio

  • Thu, May 26, 2022 -- Pizza Garden Kits at 3:00 PM

    Gardens are great, but a garden that grows pizza is even better! In an effort to "grow future Gardeners" Old Saybrook Garden Club and Acton Public Library are offering families Pizza Garden Kits. Registered families will receive a kit that contains the following: 1 Basil plant 1 Oregano plant 1 Tomato plant 1 Bell pepper plant 1 Instructional booklet on planting and care Recipes for pizza and pesto! Registration is required and limited to one per family. Kits may be picked up on Thursday, May 26 from 3 PM - 8 PM. Location: Children's Department

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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Design a Bookmark Contest!

Design a Bookmark Contest!

Use your imagination to design an original bookmark for this year's summer reading program. The theme will be Read Beyond the Beaten Path.
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Libby

eBooks, audiobooks and magazines

Starfall

Teaching children reading and mathematics

Funbrain

Online educational games for kids of all ages