• Tue, Apr 16, 2024 -- Storytime - April to May at 10:30 AM

    This session will run from April 16 - May 21. Story time for all! Children and a caregiver are welcome to join Miss Emily for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested.  (NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED) Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Thu, Apr 18, 2024 -- Pizza & Pages Book Club at 3:30 PM

    Join Miss Emily every month for pizza and to discuss two of the Nutmeg Book Award Nominees. We will be reading from the Elementary Nominee list which contains books geared towards children reading at a 2nd - 3rd grade reading level.  WHAT WE'RE READING THIS MONTH: Wind Riders: Rescue on Turtle Beach ​​Space is limited and registration is suggested. Copies of the book will be available at the library. Co-Sponsored by Friends of Acton Library   Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Fri, Apr 19, 2024 -- Sing & Stomp - April to May at 10:30 AM

    This session will run from April 19 - May 24.  A song and dance party for children of all ages and their grown up. Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dances and fingerplays. Cool down afterwards with toys and music. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Sat, Apr 20, 2024 -- Earth Day with OS Garden Club at 10:30 AM

      The Old Saybrook Garden Club is hosting an Earth Day Celebration at the Acton Library on Saturday April 20th from 10:30 to 12:30. Families with elementary school age children are welcome to join us .   Activities will include :  Nature Scavenger Hunt Making a Birdhouse Storytime Games Free and open to all. Registration is not required. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Mon, Apr 22, 2024 -- Grab & Go Crafts at 10:00 AM

    Stop by the library each week to pick up one of Miss Rebecca's Grab & Go craft kits. Free and open to all. Available while supplies last. No registration required.  Location: Children's Room

Nutmeg Book Voting News

Nutmeg Book Voting News

It's time to vote for your favorite 2024 Nutmeg Book. Voting for the 2024 Nutmeg Book Awards will run from April 1-30.
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Book Bundles

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